Artist in Residence

Our Artist in Residence Edgar Phillips was born in London in 1970. He attended Solihull School, Bournville Art college and studied Architectural Glass at Wrexham. He gained a seven-year apprenticeship at John Hardman Studios, training in all aspects of stained glass design, manufacture and restoration. He specialises in new commissions of stained glass, sculpture and lighting, where possible incorporating rescued and restored antique glass. His glass and sculptures adorn buildings across the globe – from churches to the homes of Hollywood royalty. In 2012, he created his first pair of wings, inspired by his own remarkable story of triumph over adversity. The wings have gone on to bring hope and joy to many hundreds of thousands – from monks to TV stars to visitors at Glastonbury, one of the world’s largest festivals. Two pairs of his wing sculptures are installed in the grounds of the Bishop’s Palace where he works from his studio.

One-to-one and two person workshops

Edgar offers a range of one-to-one and two person stained glass workshops which you can book via e-mail at: [email protected]

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Inclusivity Days

Edgar believes strongly in the therapeutic and healing potential of art and creativity and considers this beneficial for all. Often people who are financially compromised or living with physical or mental health issues or living with a learning disability struggle to access the same experiences as others. To acknowledge this imbalance Edgar has a limited number of free places throughout the year. One to One only (carers welcome).

To access an Inclusivity Day with Edgar please email [email protected]

Donate a day

Would you like to sponsor a full or partial inclusivity day?  Help someone receive the many therapeutic benefits of a day of art with Edgar for £265.  For more information please e-mail [email protected]