Dave Griffin is a stained glass artist based in the Peak District in Derbyshire. He works throughout the UK

Abstract, Commissions
Perle D’Azur Abstract
Commissions, Landscape
Abstract Flow
Abstract Window
Cheviot Hills
Dark Peak
Abstract, Commissions, Glass painting
Architectural, Commissions
St John’s Primary School
Private commission
Abstract, Commissions
Upcoming shows
Own collection, practice panel.
Commissions, Glass painting
Painted Maiden
Commissions, Glass painting, Landscape
Archtop Window
Abstract, Commissions
Abstract, Commissions
Music Room Window
Commissions, Glass painting
Games 2012

Services provided

About me

This website gives you an introduction to my work as a designer and maker of original commissioned window and door panels which are made using traditional techniques and materials.

Glass is chosen to suit the location and ambient light, so the shade and quality of each piece changes with both the weather and the time of day.

Panels are designed in full partnership with clients, and have been exhibited nationally.


Stained glass commissions are undertaken both locally and nationally. Commissioning a stained glass panel allows you to acquire a unique piece of art which is an expression of your ideas.

A complete service is provided from conception through to completion, and I aim to involve you fully in the design process.

My inspiration comes from the beauty of shapes and forms found in nature.


Introductory Stained Glass Course


Dates for 2016

September 23rd – 25th:
Course full, please email me if you would like to be placed on the reserve list or contact list for next year

Dates for 2017

Friday 28th – Sunday 30th April
Friday 22nd – Sunday 24th September

This 3 day long-weekend course will provide you with an introduction to the design and making of decorative stained glass panels.

It will focus on the practical aspects of design, glass cutting and soldering with a view to completing your own small project using traditional leading techniques.

The cost for the three days is £405; this includes the provision of all tools and materials required, plus fresh tea and coffee.



2016 dates on Shows page, including events in the South

Craft In Focus at RHS Garden Hyde Hall

Friday 26th – Monday 29th August 2016, 10am – 5pm
RHS Garden Hyde Hall
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We asked Dave to design two front door panels and transom above, to give our bed and breakfast an impressive look. He did not disappoint . Dave worked with us on ideas to reflect our love of the Peak District with stylised glass work bringing out great colours and textures resulting in a fantastic piece of art. Dave kept in touch all the way through the process and is obviously a very skilled craftsman. Thank you very much..

Maggie and Brent Storey, 2016

What an exciting experience, commissioning Dave Griffin to produce a piece of stained glass for a small window in some renovation works in France. Dave was inspirational with his original design, based on some of my photographs of our local tree frogs.His advice on which colours and glass types to use added greatly to the overall design. The finished panel is absolutely wonderful and so well executed.

Fran Challis, 2015

Our Cheviot windows are beautiful, changing in depth of colour and hue depending upon the time of day and the weather outside. We are delighted with your attention to detail, the variety of textures and the way you have combined the different types of glass has given an excellent result. We really enjoy looking at the view in, rather than through our window.

Louise Ward-Gittos, 2015

I met Dave at a Craft and Artisan Fair in Buxton in late 2013. I was blown away by his designs and decided there and then that I must have one of his glass panels in my home. Following an extremely interesting consultation/design/creation process my transom window was fitted on May 10th 2014. To say that I’m extremely pleased with it is a massive understatement! What I particularly like is the fact that my window is uniquely mine – and Dave’s of course – as no-one else will have anything quite like it.

Sue Haywood, 2014