Stained Glass Artists well worth looking up
You will find listed here the websites of some amazing glass artists around the world. By no means exhaustive, nor in any particular order, these are artists whose work I hold in high esteem. Many of these artists do work in other media or other methods of manipulating glass but essentially they are stained glass practitioners.
Deborah Cocks not actually a 'stained glass artist' at all but a superb glass painter, making 3 dimensional objects
Marc Grunseit Originally a medical practitioner, Marc established Lights of Fantasy in Charing Cross, Waverley quite some years ago. He then developed a specialty in intricately detailed fused and kiln formed glass sculpture, sometimes installed as architectural elements. His most recent studio in Alexandria has now closed and while the website is still up Marc Grunseit retired from glass making in 2016.
Frans Kat Adelaide Artistic Glass; very creative exploration of design ideas engaging with many different techniques in glass decoration. Frans' European heritage is evident in the sophisticated work he makes.
Paddy Robinson Finglinna Studios; Paddy has just installed a new set of altar windows in St Bedes Catholic Church at Pyrmont
Jean Orval This site is very interesting from a historical point of view. Jean Orval arr. in Australia from Holland 1953. He died in Hamilton in 1987, after completing many stained glass commissions throughout Victoria. Jean's son Noel is building this website as a tribute
Klaus Zimmer Migrating to Australia from Germany in 1952, Klaus died in 2007. He was an outstanding artist, constantly exploring techniques and expanding the vocabulary of the medium. Zimmer's final commission was a cycle of 78 windows for the new Parramatta Cathedral, Sydney, completed in 2003
Joseph Cavalieri I met Joseph during his residency at Sydney College of the Arts in 2010; lovely guy and very talented glass painter. His illuminated boxes are a clever solution to an inherent problem in displaying the autonomous glass panel; his irreverent humour is a joy
Linda Lichtman Linda takes a very painterly approach to contemporary glass making, often dispensing with lead altogether
Ellen Mandelbaum "I work in glass and paint with color and light." Beautiful abstract work
Richard Millard possibly the most highly regarded glass painter in the USA today, Dick Millard died 26th Feb 2011. There is a tribute article published in the Winter 2011 issue of Stained Glass Quarterly
Peter McGrain Mcgrain's work sits within the school of graphic illustration. Beautifully detailed, intensely coloured and and expertly modelled
Judith Schaechter I find Schaechter's imagery very inspiring and completely original. Her technique is masterful and her imagery brutally poetic.
Sarah Hall Studio "By forging art with a source of energy, we create a powerful image about how we can live in this world
- it enables us to dream about who we can be in this world and how we articulate our stories"
Lutz Haufschild "Collaboration is the way to achieve the most meaningful solutions"
L'Artisan Du Vitrail The personal website of Pascal Rieu, a phenomenally talented glass painter who asserts he has only embraced the medium of stained glass in the past couple of years! I discovered Pascal's work via the IGGA- Internationl Guild of Glass Artists Facebook page
Jochem Poensgen Poensgen sees his work as being an integral part of the architecture in which they reside. His stated priority is to make windows you can live with, not windows to look at
Ludwig Schaffrath 1923-2011; Schaffrath has had an enormous influence on contemporary stained glass around the world. He visited Australia in 1981. I was awed by his presentation when I attended a public lecture sponsored by Ausglass that year. Ludwig Schaffrath died of a stroke in Feb 2011; while I was building my website Ludwig passed on his desire, via his daughter, for me to use the above image to represent German contemporary stained glass.
Johannes Schreiter one of the most important and prolific stained glass artists in Germany, spearheading the rebirth of the medium as a contemporary artform
Brian Clarke Brian Clarke has done much to challenge the preconceptions of stained glass as only a medieaval religious art
Jonathan Cooke Jonathan is an extraordinarily talented traditional glass painter who has worked on some very prestigious restoration projects. His small treatise titled Time and Temperature, published in 2013 is a definitive analysis of the mechanics of glass painting
Amber Hiscott uncompromisingly contemporary work approaching watercolour in effect
Andrew Moor AMA is a specialist art consultancy, focusing entirely on architectural glass art
Leifur Breidfjord I was fortunate to assist Leifer in an Architectural Glass workshop at the Ausglass Conference, Sydney College of the Arts, 1997; a charming and eloquent man and a brilliant artist with some amazingly monumental works to his credit. His personal iconography is both dramatic and unique, often exploring Nordic myth and legend
Ursula Knoblauch visited my studio in May 2014. She has an Aunt living in Sydney, who looked up my website and they came over the day before Ursula was due to fly out. Visit her website: she has such a tidy studio. (mine could best be described as ordered chaos). We met up again in 2016 and I will be visiting her in Switzerland in October 2017!