About Tom Denny
Thomas Denny was born in London in 1956, and studied painting at Edinburgh College of Art in the 1970s.
For some years afterwards he worked principally as a painter, with one man shows at Bernard Jacobson Gallery, New York, in 1986, at Frith Street Gallery, London, in 1989, and at Six Chapel Row Contemporary Art, Bath, in 1999.
From 1984, however, he was beginning to develop possibilities in stained glass; a notable early commission was for a series of windows, eventually ten, at St Christopher’s Church, Warden Hill, Cheltenham. Currently, he is involved in making windows for Leicester Cathedral [to commemorate the re-interment of King Richard 111], St Peter’s, Wallsend [a church already full of remarkable stained glass from early 20th century Ireland], Gloucester Cathedral [to celebrate Gerald Finzi, and adjacent to Denny’s 2014 Ivor Gurney stained glass] and St John’s Church, Tralee, County Kerry, a window exploring themes of reconciliation.
All of these places have their own character, beauty and meaning, and it is essential for a stained glass artist to make work that is sensitive in its relationship with its context. Over these past thirty years, Thomas Denny has had the daunting and glorious responsibility of designing and making stained glass for some forty extraordinary buildings, including Hereford Cathedral and St Peter’s Church, Martley; Durham Cathedral and Sunderland Minster; Tewkesbury Abbey and Malvern Priory; All Saints Church, Woodford and All Saints Church, Bolton Percy.
It is to be hoped that these windows both honour their settings and are rewarding in their own right for those who encounter them.
Stained Glass Commissions
2015 St Paul’s, Shurdington, Gloucestershire
2014 Gloucester Cathedral (Ivor Gurney windows)
2014 Private Commission, Cheltenham
2014 Private commission, Teddington
2013 St Paul’s, Shurdington, Gloucestershire
2013 St James, Stanstead Abbots, Herts
2013 All Saints, Woodford, Wilts
2012 St Catherine’s College Cambridge
2012 St Edburga’s, Leigh, Worcs
2011 St Hedda’s, Egton Bridge, Yorkshire
2011 St Michael’s, Abenhall, Glos
2009-10 Durham Cathedral
2009 St Mary’s, Temple Guiting
2008 St Peter’s, Ipsley Worcestershire
2007 St Margaret, Millington, Yorkshire
2006-7 Hereford Cathedral (two windows for the Audley Chapel)
2006 The Queen Mother’s memorial garden, Edinburgh (grotto)
2006 Sunderland Minster (three windows)
2005 Whitburn parish church, County Durham
2004 St Helen and All Saints, Wykeham, Yorkshire
2003 Malvern Priory, Worcestershire (two windows)
2002 Tewkesbury Abbey, Glos. (two windows)
2000-02 Emmanuel Church, Bridlington, Yorkshire (a chapel full of windows)
2001 St Peter, Hinton St Mary, Dorset (four panels)
2001 St Peter’s, Stutton, Suffolk
2000 St Mary, Tarrant Hinton, Dorset
2000 All Saints, Bolton Percy, Yorkshire
1999 St Peter, Martley, Worcestershire
1997 St Osmund, Tarlton, Glos. (four windows)
1997 Bridport Hospital chapel, Dorset
1996 St James, Milton Clevedon, Somerset
1995 St Peter, Upper Slaughter, Glos.
1994 St Andrew, Nuthurst, Susssex
1985-95 St Christopher, Warden Hill, Cheltenham (ten windows)
1993 St John, Slimbridge, Glos.
1993 St Michael, Eastington, Stonehouse, Glousestershire (two windows with Richard Webb)
1992 Gloucester Cathedral (a chapel of three windows)
1991 St Ambrose, Leyland, Lancs
1991 St Mary, Powerstock, Dorset
1989 St John, Accrington, Lancs.
1988 Diosesan Museum, Regensburg, Germany
1988 St Michael, Thurmaston Leics. (two panels and one window)
1986 St Gabriel, Hanley Swan, Worcs.
1983 Church of Scotland Kirk, Killearn, Stirlingshire