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Alun Adams

Research Interests:

Alun Adams glass

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.


  • 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’.


  • 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.


  • 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.


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