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My research explores the work of Chester-based, 20th century stained glass artist Trena Cox (1895-1980)

My interest in her work developed from seeing her beautiful windows in the south-west corner of the Cloister of Chester Cathedral.


Sensitively drawn faces are combined with vibrant colour and a wealth of pattern. Her landscapes teem with life - birds perch in trees, butterflies hover around tiny flowers and fish leap out of rivers. It is these details that bring vitality and character to her designs. 

Trena Cox began her career in 1924 and continued to work very successfully as a stained glass artist until 1972. Her work can be found at over 66 locations throughout Cheshire, Lancashire and North Wales, with a small number at other locations further afield.

Since mid-2021, I have compiled a complete photographic record of her work and map of locations.

View my photographs of her stained glass here

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