Alun Adams

Alun Adams glass‌Research Interests:

Stained glass in ‘Nonconformist’ places of worship in Wales.

Alun is currently working with the Royal Commission for Ancient and Historical Monuments, Aberystwyth to produce a gazetteer/ database of Stained Glass in Wales.

Publications

2010    Joint editor of ‘A Vision Fulfilled: The History of Celtic Studios’

2005    Transactions of the Port Talbot Historical Society, ‘Restoration of Heraldic Stained Glass at Margam’

2000    Transactions of the Port Talbot Historical Society, ‘Stained and Painted Glass at Margam’.

Presentations

2004 – 2011    Lectures on Stained Glass and Restoration to:

Friends of Margam Abbey;

Radyr Historical Society;

National Arts Collection Fund;

National Trust (South West)  

Museum of Welsh Life, St. Fagan’s

Parish of Aberavon

Morriston Towns Women’s Guild

Society of Glass Technology

University of Sheffield

‘Imaging the Bible in Wales’ (Aberystwyth)

Church in Wales (Llandaff)

Various local history, church, and W.I. groups.

Consultancy

  • Director, ‘Scene & Word’ (Jonah Jones Trust)
  • Consultant on medieval stained glass to Museum of Welsh Life St. Fagan’s.
  • Stained glass consultant to the Church in Wales, Cathedrals &Churches Commission.
  • Stained glass adviser to Diocese of Saint Davids.

Industrial

Alun is an Architectural Glass Centre Co-ordinator responsible for consultancy, organising workshops/Summer Schools, running internal ‘shop’ for specialist tools and materials, undertaking repairs/restorations of commercial commissions, and commissioning new design/fabrication projects, supervision of glass technicians.

Membership of professional bodies

British Society of Master Glass Painters