The Master Glazier is a Thames Waterman Cutter which was commissioned by the then registered Charity, The Glaziers Cutter Trust, now part of the Glaziers’ Foundation. It was launched in 1997.
The Charitable purpose of the Trust was, and still is, to provide an opportunity for disadvantaged young people in East and South London to learn to row. The craft is now housed at and used by the Ahoy Centre in Deptford for the same charitable purpose. The Shipmates of the Centre who use our Cutter maintain them and work towards an NVQ. The cutter also represents the Company in rowing races and on ceremonial occasions on the River Thames. It was in Her Majesty The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Pageant on the River Thames in 2012.
The Master Glazier was one of the first such craft provided by a Livery Company but there are now some 20 similar craft sponsored by the Livery Movement. Ever since its first outing in May 1997 the cutter has been rowed by a loyal and devoted all female crew.
Queens 90th Birthday Flotilla
The Master Glazier took part in the Queens 90th Birthday Flotilla on Saturday 11 June along with Gloriana, little ships and more.