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

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Curve in Sunlight
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Leaf cascade
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Autumn abstract
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Perle D’Azur Abstract
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Abstract Flow
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St John’s Primary School
Private commission
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Upcoming shows
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Music Room Window

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.

The glass I use is specially chosen to suit the location and ambient light, and as a result the shade and quality of each piece changes with both the weather and the time of day.

Panels are especially designed in full partnership with clients, and have also 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 above all 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 2018

Friday 27th – Sunday 29th April – 3 places remaining

Friday 21st – Sunday 23rd September – Course full

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.



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I commissioned Dave to create two panels for our inner front door. Our Edwardian house would have had decorative glass, which unfortunately had been removed in the past.
I did not want to reconstruct the past, but create a new piece of art which would reflect my taste and compliment the house.
After some thought and research, I produced a sketch of my idea, which I discussed with Dave. He suggested types of glass and colours, and seemed to understand what I wanted to achieve. When he emailed his design I was very pleased with his interpretation of my drawing. He caught the flow, colour, mood and lightness I wanted.
Now every time I descend the stairs or walk from the kitchen to the living room I smile, as I am bathed in wonderful colours and light. Even when it is dark outside the design and colour are a joy

Claire Chable, 2017

Dear Dave, I would like to thank you for our amazing stained glass window. You captured exactly the design and colours we wanted for the round window in our bedroom….. it just brings the room to Life! It was great working with you to create the design of the Perle D’Azure Clematis , a nod to our Horticultural Nursery as we are now retired. Thanks also for coming to fit the window. It is truly inspirational and unique to us!

Sylvia and Tony Slater, 2016

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