New home page!

This website has a new front page... but the other pages are still all the same while I update the rest of the site to the new design. The Images, Research and Work tabs above link back into the old site, while the links and items below will provide more up-to-date information and images.

Photography and Design

Contact me to commission photography, or for the design of books, leaflets and interpretative material..

Stained Glass Research

Links for research concerning stained glass in churches in Wales..

Saints' Cults in Wales

A four-year research project editing medieval Welsh texts regarding saints in Wales.

Detail of woodwork at Hafod.
Stained glass at Llanwenllwyfo.
Scene from the Life of St Winifrede, at Holywell.

Sulien Books

art and craft, ancient and modern

News and events

New book on the stained glass at Llanwenllwyfo now available!

Lectures for November

I will be heading to Shrewsbury on the 17 November, where I will be speaking about David Evans and the early Gothic Revival at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery. This will be part of the accompanying programme of events organised to coincide with the Margaret Rope exhibition. The following week, I will be giving a talk in Bangor for the North West Wales Art Fund at Storiel, Bangor on the 22 November 2016. David Evans will get a mention there too, since he made the figures for the east window of the cathedral in 1840 and 1843. For those far from Bangor, I wrote about this commission in a blog post last year.


Two Exhibitions

Curious Travellers: Movement, Landscape, Art

Oriel Sycharth, Wrexham: 10 October – 16 December 2016

Resurgence: Diverse Manners Arts Group

Riverfront Art Gallery: 3 – 29 October 2016

I am participating in two group exhibitions, which have both opened in October. Both shows include new work based on the rood screen at the Church of All Saints, Gresford. I also spoke about the church at an event at Oriel Sycharth, with the poet Philip Gross, on 22 October, organised as part of the Curious Travellers project. The project is researching Romantic-period accounts of journeys into Wales, and I have also been contributing occasional posts for the Curious Travellers website.


Recent events

Society for Glass Technology Conference


8 September 2016

I participated in this year's History and Heritage section of the SGT Centenerary conference.

The paper considered the ways in which some of the most influential modernist stained glass artists have been influenced by medieval stained glass and sculpture. The medievalism of Victorian Gothic Revival stained glass has been well appreciated, but a continuing fascination with stained glass of an earlier medieval period by artists such as John Piper, Lawrence Lee and Wilhelmina Geddes has created competing medievalisms that have coloured our appreciation of much nineteenth- and early twentieth-century stained glass.


Scene/Unseen Exhibition

Allotment Gallery, Greenbelt Festival

29 August 2016

I brought a small selection of work to the festival for a temporary show, which included images based on the panels from the screen at Llananno as well as photographs of stained glass windows from churches in Wales.


Research Projects

I have been based at the University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies since 1999. For a brief summary of the projects that I have been involved in at the Centre, see my staff page.