I am delighted to announce that the window I designed for Canterbury Cathedral has been installed. In 2012 I entered a competition to design a window for the cloisters of the cathedral to honour the Garfield Weston Foundation – a charitable trust and generous supporters of the cathedral.
My design ‘Gathering’ is inspired by the image of a wheat field in a gentle summer breeze and incorporates beautiful autumnal colour including oranges, golden yellows, pink and peach tones. The imagery of wheat is intended to honour the heritage of the Garfield Weston Foundation who have been very generous supporters of Canterbury Cathedral and to whom the window is dedicated. It also refers to the original purpose of the cathedral cloisters and is a theme which has a profound spiritual significance in christianity.
I was very pleased to hear that my design had been selected from a strong field of applicants. The glass was made in the cathedral glass studio by Grace Ayson who interpreted my design beautifully. The window was officially unveiled and dedicated at a lovely ceremony on Monday 2nd June. As the cathedral is such a historic and important building all new additions to it have to be considered extremely carefully. I am immensely proud to have contributed something to this wonderful building which will adorn the cathedral cloisters for centuries to come.