Tom Denny

centre window inspired by Psalm 148 and St John 20 vs 24-29

Dates: b.1956

Gender: Male

Nationality: British

Thomas Denny is a leading British stained glass artist. He studied at Edinburgh College of Art and now lives in Gloucestershire. His work can be seen in around 30 British churches and cathedrals. Most recently he completed a window depicting the transfiguration for Durham cathedral. Read more…

Other artworks in churches by this artist:

Windows in Hereford Cathedral, Malvern Priory, St Peter's Martley, Tewkesbury Abbey.

Biography:

Thomas Denny is a leading British stained glass artist. He studied at Edinburgh College of Art and now lives in Gloucestershire. His work can be seen in around 30 British churches and cathedrals. Most recently he completed a window depicting the transfiguration for Durham cathedral.

 His windows are noted for the distinctive way in which light and colour move across the surface. He achieves this remarkable effect by acid etching and silver staining each small piece of glass, which results in very subtle colour distinctions. In a recent interview Denny explained that “beauty in its own right” determines his use of colour, rather than any symbolic significance. Likewise his detailed depiction of natural objects such as in his Bolton Percy window, are simply “nature expressing the glory of God, or perhaps the ‘insideness’ of God in creation.” (1)

(1)    Ann Wroe- Intelligent Life Magazine Autumn 2010

http://www.moreintelligentlife.co.uk/content/arts/ann-wroe/alive-and-glowing

Official website: http://www.thomasdenny.co.uk