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Rachel Phillips

Rachel Phillips has been a practicing architectural glass artist and lecturer at the Faculty of Art and Design at UWTSD since graduating in 2000.

Rachel Phillips artsRachel has designed and made many glass commissions for private, public and ecclesiastical buildings in this time, including World Heritage Sites and has extensive experience of working in collaboration with other artists, studios and professional bodies such as CADW, Gwalia, Family Housing Association Wales and Diocesan Advisory Committees.

Rachel specializes in the practice and teaching of glass painting and is interested in the application of traditional stained glass techniques and materials in a contemporary context. She is also interested in the nature of creative collaboration and its impact on the development of stained and architectural glass work.

Rachel is currently developing an innovative stained glass studio-based training approach in collaboration with industry partners. 

Email: rachel.phillips@uwtsd.ac.uk


Dylan Thomas International Glass and Poetry Awards 2014, 07/2014 - 11/2014. Touring Exhibition: National Waterfront Museum, Swansea - Y Senedd (Welsh Assembly Building), Cardiff - Ely Stained Glass Museum, Ely. http://rachelphillipsglass.com/2014/06/13/dylan-thomas-glass-and-poetry-competition


Guest Editorial, The Journal of Stained Glass Vol. XXXVIII 2014. Pub 08/2015. Publisher: British Society of Master Glass Painters. ISBN 13 978 0 9568762 4 9.

Conference Presentations, National

Phillips, R, Dr Walsh, I, Ryan C, 2014., The Future of Stained Glass Education, The British Society of Master Glass Painters Bi-Annual Conference, Glaziers Hall, London.

Phillips R, Burkl L, Dr Walsh I, Griffiths,M., 2012, Swansea's Best Kept Secret,  The British Society of Master Glass Painters Autumn Lecture, The Art Workers Guild, London

Conference Presentations, International 

Phillips, R and Norris, L., 2013, Capturing the Castle: A Collaboration. American Glass Guild Annual Conference, St Augustine, Florida, USA. *Paper written by R Phillips in collaboration with L Norris, and presented by L Norris.

Phillips, R., 2009, Trusting the Light: The Stained Glass of Evie Hone, American Glass Guild Annual Conference, Buffalo, USA


Welsh Saints, St Benedict's Church, Clydach, Swansea. 07/2015. Four new windows on the theme of four Welsh Saints: St Non, Dewi Sant (St David), St Gwenffrewi (St Winifred) and St Telio. http://rachelphillipsglass.com/2015/07/04/welsh-saints

Shelter of the Trees /Cysgod y Coed, in collaboration with Linda Norris. Crymych, Carmarthenshire. 07/2014. Linda Norris and Rachel were commissioned by The Family Housing Association (Wales) to make a sandblasted glass screen for the restaurant and lounge at the new ‘Homes for Life’  Bro Preseli development in Crymych, Pembrokeshire. http://rachelphillipsglass.com/gallery/public-commissions/shelter-of-the-trees-family-housing-association

The Sun by Day, Moon by Night, Private Residence, London. 07/2014. Autonomous glass piece exploring the combination of contemporary and traditional techniques. http://rachelphillipsglass.com/gallery/one-off-glass-pieces-2/by-day-the-sun-by-night-the-moon

Resurrection Garden, St Mary's Church, Wythall, Birmingham. 07/2014. Large, 3-light stained glass window made for a contemporary church/school building. Designed by artist with imagery and ideas from school workshops to combine traditional and contemporary practice with an innovative glazing method. Installed by the AGC (Architectural Glass Centre). Details at: http://rachelphillipsglass.com/gallery/church-windows-2/resurrection-garden-st-marys-church-wythall-birmingham