Beverly Bryon

US-born, Beverly Bryon’s early education was in Long Island, New York, England, and Seattle, Washington. Studied Fine Art at College of Marin, San Francisco, moving back to England in 1970 to study painting. Specialised in photography, at Byam Shaw School of Drawing and Painting. London. Honours Diploma in Fine Art. Exhibited photographs widely in Britain. Achieved special recognition: Arts Council of Great Britain acquisition of images for its collection.

Progressed from photography to stained glass. Formed Skylight Stained Glass Design partnership, producing terrariums for UK and overseas markets. Founded Prisms Glass Design in 1987.

Created large, atmospheric, paintings and environmental pieces. Fascinated by the effects created by light and its influence on the surroundings. Attracted to the subtlety of colours and the style of the glass; produces works of abstract and stylised linear design. Essentially, her work maximises the effects of the diffraction of light, in harmony with the environment.

Designs and produces windows, screens, lighting, mirrors, doors and panels using traditional lead and ‘Tiffany’ copper-foil techniques, combined with hand-blown and machine-antiqued glass, acid-etching, sandblasting and carving, painting, and silver-staining, as well as fused, slumped and bonded glass. Commissions come from interior designers and architects, Public Art bodies, as well as private individuals. Especially enjoys involving clients in the design process.
Beverly Bryon

Curriculum Vitae

Name: Beverly Bryon
Born: Greenwich, Connecticut, USA
Address: Prisms Glass Design, Beverly Bryon, Unit 31 Kingsgate Workshops, 110-116 Kingsgate Road, London, NW6 2JG
Tel/Fax: +44 (0)20 7624 3240

Commissions from interior designers, architects and private clients

CGS Creative Glass Society, University of the Arts Alumni Association

1968-69: Fine Art at College of Marin, San Francisco, USA
1971-75: Fine Art at Byam Shaw School of Art, London

1985: ‘Your Heritage of Stained Glass’, with Paul San Casciani, AMPG, Oxford
1989: ‘Art of Glass Painting’, with Paul San Casciani, AMPG, Oxford
1991: Glass Etching, organised by Vitrotech, Bath
1995: Glass Fusing
1998: Glass Fusing Intermediate
2003: Kiln-formed Glass, organised by Creative Glass, Kent
2004: Kiln-formed Glass, with Max Jacquard & Angela Thwaites, Kent
2007: Imagery with Powders, organised by Creative Glass, Kent
2016: Screen printing with powders – Warm Glass

1976: ‘New Photographers’, Box Room Gallery, London
1976: ‘Images of Women’, Moon Cow Gallery, London
1977: ‘Singular Realities’, Arts Council touring exhibition, launched at Side Gallery, Newcastle
1978: ‘New Stained Glass’, Sentre Arts, Stratford-upon-Avon
1987 & 88: 4th & 5th Direct Design Shows, London
1990 & 92: Art in Action, Waterperry House, Oxford
1991: Kingsgate Mixed Media Show, Swiss Cottage Library, London
1994: Chelsea Crafts Show, London
1996: Syndicated Arts Gallery, London
1996: New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, Surrey
1999: New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, Surrey (May – June)
2003: Invited to exhibit at Glass Processing & Technology, NEC Birmingham
2003-04: Proposed design selected for Westonbirt International Festival of Gardens
2003-04: Glass design for The Salvation Army Garden, Chelsea Flower Show 2004

Publications / Television
1988: ‘Glass for a Beautiful Home’, Merehurst Press
1988: Ideal Home, December Issue
1988: Best Magazine, August issue
1989: Ideal Home, October issue
1994: Homes and Gardens, October issue
1995: Ideas & Inspirations, APL Publishers
1998: Stained Glass – Design Source Book, New Hollander Publishers
1998 & 99: Period Homes, April & October issues
1999: ‘Where to Get the Look’, Barbara Chandler (Evening Standard Guide)
1999: ‘Glass expert’ featured on ‘Fantasy Rooms’, Bazal Productions (screened on BBC2, November 1999 & June 2000)
2000: ‘The Little Black Book of Interiors’, Design4Living
2007: RIBA Interiors Specialist Sector Review

Education/ Residencies/ Demonstrating/ Public Arts Projects
1994-96: Teaching adults with learning difficulties, City & Islington College, London
1997: Artist in Residence, Challcot School, London (working with boys with behavioural problems). Financed by Camden Council
1998: Artist in Residence (Mosaics), St. Mary’s C of E School, London
1999-2001: Public Arts project for Berkeley Homes and Tower Hamlets Council
2000: Demonstrating at the Victoria & Albert Museum – Art Nouveau exhibition
2003: Demonstrating at the Victoria & Albert Museum – Arts & religious festivities – Epiphany
2005: Demonstrating at the Victoria & Albert Museum – Contemporary Glass in Architecture
2005-2007: Public Arts commission for Newnham College Cambridge
2007: Jerusalem Space windows for Hackney Free & Parochial CE School. Blessed by the Bishop of London, April 2007
2010–2012: The Spirit of Saint Louis – Moscow
2014: Collaboration – ‘The Meditating Brain’
2016: Teaching Mosaics, Abbey Community Centre
2017: Teaching Drawing, Abbey Community Centre