Cedar Prest - Glasswork Artist


Born 1940 Melbourne, Australia , works from studio in Aldinga.

After completing a B.A. Dip.ED. at Melbourne University 1961 and drawing at the National Gallery Art school at night she taught then completed a Post Diploma in Stained Glass at Hornsey Coll.London.1966. Work experience in the studios which made Coventry Cathedral's windows, Patrick Reyntiens and Laurence Lee followed. In 1975 she received an important Australia Council grant to study the contemporary Architectural glass masters in Germany, Schaffrath, Schreiter, Poensgen Buschulte ,Meisterman and Katzgrau

This experience translated into the worlds first community glass project at Parks Community Centre in 1979-80. Then others in the Riverland, Alice Springs, Tumby Bay, Whyalla and Kalamunda. This work then broadened into Art and Health or Art Therapy with voluntary work in the Pain clinic at Memorial Hospital 1994, with Birthing midwives from Queen Victoria Hospital 2000, and at the Hospice at Daw Park Repatriation Hospital. 2004-5 The next move was to study Art as meditation with the assistance of a Churchill Fellowship in 2002/3 at the University of Creation Spirituality in Oakland and to become a Labyrinth Facilitator at Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, 2002 with a follow up workshop in Chartres in 2004

There has been a consistent history of working as Artist in schools to make windows Yirrara 1985, Pedare 1998, Pembroke 1999, Loretto 2000 and Tanunda 2001 and recently labyrinths at Northfield Primary 2004 and Loretto college 2007.

Most of my working life has involved architectural commissions from churches, public places, private homes and exhibition work has never been a priority. Since turning 65 I am only making quality glass because of arthritis and doing more creative labyrinth work


Elected to British Society of Master Glass Painters 1966 (The original Medieval Guild)

Foundation and Life Member of Crafts Council,S.A.

Chair of Crafts Board, Australia Council 1980-3

Board Member of Arts Council of S.A. 1984-87


Order of Australia Medal 1987 for services to Stained Glass and youth.

Chancellors Medal, Flinders University 1994.

Churchill Fellow 2002-3

Public Collections include

Queensland Art Gallery

Art Gallery of S.A.

Meat Market Collection,Vic.

Crafts Council Of S.A. Collection

University of Adelaide Collection

Sapporo Museum Japan

Group Exhibitions
2008 Womens 10th International Glass Workshop Liverpool Cathedral 3rd June and Chartres Centre International du Vitrail, 3 October - July 2009
2007 "Stained a current glimpse" at the national Art Glass gallery in Wagga Wagga Art Gallery
2006 Womens 9th International Glass Workshop "Spirit Journeys" at Glass Artists Gallery Sydney
2005 Solo at Aldinga Community Library
2003 December exhibition High street Gallery, Willunga
2002 Adelaide Festival exhibition at Guerilla Art, St. Peters. Solo show 2002 Women’s 7th International Glass workshop exhibition Lane Gallery, Auckland NZ
2000 New works exhibition, Kensington Gallery, Adelaide
1999 Australian spirituality, Festival Exhibition, Adelaide
1998 The Fleurieu Biennale, McLaren Vale, S.A.
1998 Then and Now- Mark 2, Meat Market, Melbourne Collection
1998 She, Womens Art, Public and Personal, Box Factory Adelaide.SA
1997 Womens International Glass Workshop at Park tower Gallery Shinjuku Tokyo
1994 Jam Factory 21 Birthday Exhibition
Contact Details

Cedar Prest
9 Maslin Cres,
South Australia

ph. 040 361 8938