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Coat of arms unveiled by The Lord Mayor of London

25th May 2017

Mel was delighted to be asked by The Worshipful Company of Painter Stainers, to create in traditional stained glass the coat of arms of the Lord Mayor of London Andrew Parmley.

The window is installed in the Great Hall at Painters Hall in London, where it was unveiled by the Lord Mayor on 25th May 2017 at The Barnett Dinner celebrations.

New Window for Durham Cathedral

August 2016

Mel Howse has been commissioned to design and make a new window for Durham Cathedral. The stained glass which is expected to be installed in 2018, is in memory of Sara Pilkington who was a student at Durham University. It is intended that the art will reach out spiritually to all those who visit the Cathedral, and celebrate the link between the Cathedral and the University.

The San Fransisco Globe - Artist Uses Her Creative Flair To Transform A Cast Iron Bathtub

October 2015

Mel's Art Bath from 2009 is picked up across the pond in an article in the San Fransisco Globe. Click visit below to go to the site

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The Vortex Font features in QEST Magazine

Spring 2014

The new Vortex Font features in The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust Magazine. Mel Howse (glass and enamel artist) and Hannah Grifiths (mosaic artist) have created a stir at St Cuthbert's Church in Portsmouth with their craft installation.Mel and made a remarkable baptismal font in red enamel and spun steel, entitled The Vortex Font.

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Mel to speak at the 2014 American Glass Guild

May 2014

Mel is confirmed as a speaker at the 2014 conference in Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania, USA. The conference takes place between 26-30 June 2014. The keynote speaker is to be Narcissus Quagliata

QEST's first Award for Excellence

June 2013

Mel received QEST's first Award for Excellence in 2013, in recognition of her creative expansion of traditional craft skills into contemporary practice. Item picked up in local press.

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etc Magazine - A Touch of Glass

April 2013

Various pieces of enameled works are featured in the Chichester Observer's supplement *etc Magazine*

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Letting in the Light of Faith

June 2012

Mel's work features in the Church Times magazine June 2012. Brighton St Pauls, Lancing Memorial Windows to Bishop Trevor Husdleston and the Grace & Compassion Chapel, St Mary's House all feature.

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The V&A with QEST. Mel to participate in debating panel at the V&A Museum

September 2012

Art, Craft & Design - Cross-overs and boundaries in the 21st CenturyPart of London Design Festival 2012.Join six eminent speakers from the three sectors of art, craft, and design as they discuss the evolving nature of craft and how shifting allegiances and cross-overs have lead it to defy categorisation. Chaired by Glenn Adamson the speakers are Sir Nicholas Goodison, Tanya Harrod, Tracey Rowledge, Sir Christopher Frayling and artist Mel Howse.

Freeman Mel Howse featured in The Pheonix

December 2011

Mel's recent works are featured in the Worshipful Company of Painter-Stainers' magazine The Pheonix. Mel's livery company magazine includes in their current issue, her Christian Aid commission and a new screen for the Worshipful Company of Butchers

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New Book by Mel Howse


Mel Howse has produced a book chronicling the creation of the J Sainsbury's facade. Please get in touch to get a copy.

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Mel featured in Sunday Telegraph supplement

December 2011

Mel's work with QEST features in the December 2011 Sunday Telegraph supplement Get Up and Go

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Lastest commissions featured in Church Times

April 2011

Michael Winterbottom interviews Architectural and stained glass artist Mel Howse, including Christian Aid Poverty Over sculpture and nationwide tour, Hurstpierpoint College Chapel north transept window, Arundel St Nicholas' new doors and the Grace & Compassion Benedictine Chapel collection of new works

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Christian Aid 'Poverty Over'

January 2011

Christian Aid 'Poverty Over' sculpture launched at Southwark Cathedral, London

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New North Transept Winsow for Hurstpierpoint College Chapel

November 2010

Hurstpierpoint College Chapel. New north transept window in kiln formed and enamelled glass. Dedicated by Bishop Lyndsay

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The Grace & Compassion Benedictines

August 2010

A complete body of new artwork for The Grace & Compassion Benedictines now installed, comprising 14 Stations of the Cross, 6 West Windows, a Reredos and a Glass Altar

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Sussex Heritage Awards 2010

July 2010

Sussex Heritage Awards 2010 - Carved Glass Doors for Arundel St Nicholas

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New font for Seaford St Leonards

June 2010

Mel has just successfully completed a new first in ecclesiastical commissions; a new enamelled steel font for St Leonard's Church in Seaford, East Sussex. A new piece combining beautifully turned lacquered Ash, polished acrylic and enamelled steel.

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Tangmere's American Hero

Sometime 2009

Tangmere's American Hero - Sussex Life

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Church Building article

May 2009

Church Building article May/June 2009

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Sussex Heritage Award 2009


Angmering St Margarets wins Highly Commended in the 2009 Awards, with the Lee Evans Partnership and Mel Howse .

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Art Bath to show at the General Trading Company London

December 2009

Art Bath to show at the General Trading Company, London on 4-5 November 2009

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RIBA Downland Prize 2009

Sept 2009

RIBA Downland Prize 2009 - Joint Community Winner for Angmering St Margarets

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All baths are white, right?

July 2009

All baths are white, right? Not any more! Visit Youtube to watch the movie.

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Angmering St Margaret's double Art Glass facade

March 2009

Angmering St Margaret's double Art Glass facade dedicated by the Bishop of Lewes

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2008 - 2009

Equivalents - Mel's new enamelled steel columns

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Cathedral of Commerce

October 2008

Sainsbury's Cathedral of Commerce - Art Glass commission opens to public October 2008

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Mel's windows at Angmering feature in Church Buildings Magazine

March 2008

Church Building article March/April 2008

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Archbishop Desmond Tutu visits Lancing College

May 2007

Tuesday 22nd May 2007 was a unique day in Lancing's history, as Archbishop Desmond Tutu visited the college to dedicate a new window in the chapel to the memory of his friend Father Trevor Huddleston, CR, OL. It is a day that will be remembered

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NADFAS Review Spring 2006

March 2006

Mel's work at Lancing College reviewed in the Spring 2006 edition of NADFAS Review

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The Huddleston window at Lancing College Chapel is front cover of Chichester Observer Magazine

Summer 2007

Mel's recent work at Lancing College Chapel features in local press

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