Tallow Chandlers' Hall, London
City of London
I was honoured to be commissioned in 2022 by The Worshipful Company of Tallow Chandlers to create a window for their livery hall in the City of London, in honour of the Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee.
The Worshipful Company of Tallow Chandlers has its origins around 700 years ago, with a group of craftsmen working together to support the tallow candle trade. The Tallow Chandlers Company has had a hall at Dowgate Hill in London since 1476, the present hall was completed in 1677 and has an ornate and decorative interior.
Very sadly HM Queen died while I was making this piece.
The jubilee window was installed in Spring 2023 and focuses on the heraldry of the Royal Arms. The work became a very poignant reminder of the 70 years of light that the monarch shone upon Britain.
The detailed window design is realised in handblown glass and uses traditional stained glass techniques, including acid etching and fired shading paintwork. The flux I used for soldering the joints was tallow!