dave-workingWork of any size and complexity can be undertaken, based on an original design from either myself or the client. Location is not an issue, as I have worked for clients both locally (Derbyshire, Yorkshire and Cheshire) and nationally across the UK.

A complete service is provided from conception through to completion, and I aim to involve you fully in the design process. Above all, I am aiming for customer delight!

Site Visit

The commissioning process begins with a site visit as it gives me a sense of the ambient light, and helps in choosing glass which would be suitable for the location. It is an opportunity for you to look at my portfolio in more detail and to discuss your ideas and expectations. Once we have exchanged ideas about design style, colours and themes, I would be able to provide you with an accurate estimate of timescale and how much the panel will cost. Different styles have different levels of complexity, which in turn affects the price. The site visit also allows us to agree on delivery and installation options.

Autumn abstract

Window insert, 2015

This small window was commissioned as a gift, and depicts the colours and shapes of an Autumn treescape

Red Clematis

Picture window, 2013

The brief for this window was to create a design featuring a climbing clematis which obscured the outside view of a garage wall. A mixture of translucent and transparent glasses were used to achieve the desired effect

Tree Frog

Free-hanging panel, 2015

This design was created for a client whose French farmhouse was visited annually by these striking creatures

Cheviot Hills

Feature window, 2015

This window was created in response to the client's desire to create a picture window in their new extension. The brief here was to portray the unique shapes and seasonal colours of this Northumbrian landscape. Each panel is encapsulated to achieve the thermal qualities needed in a large window

Mother and Child

Exhibition panel, 2011

This design is based on an original commission depicting scenes from the Life of Jesus. The design was changed to enhance it and make it more universal in portraying the relationship between mother and child.

A Deep-cut Water Course

Interior screen panel, 2016

This window was created as the final part of a kitchen refurbishment. It provides a focal point between the two rooms and is based on elements from the local landscape which were most significant for the client 

Clematis Abstract

Oriel window, 2016

This window was created on the theme of one of the clients favourite flowers, the Cote D"Azur clematis

Dark Peak

Dark Peak

Front door panels, 2016

This brief for this window was to create a set of panels which provided a striking entrance for the client's newly-opened Bed and Breakfast accommodation. The theme is based on well known landmarks in the Dark Peak: Frogatt Edge, Win Hill and Lose Hill


Exhibition panel, 2008

This panel was created for the 40cm2 Exhibition curated by the British Society of Master Glass Painters. The sole brief was to create a panel 40cm x 40cm in size, and the design was inspired by a highly magnified view of a peacock feather. 'A hidden world within'

Dark Peak

Bathroom feature window, 2013

The brief here was to create a small panel which stylized the local Dark Peak landscape.


Mezzanine entrance window, 2006

Created as an abstract to highlight the beauty of mouth blown glass

Autumnal landscape abstract

Sidelight windows, 2015

This pair of panels was created  to frame a new entrance to the living room. The client wanted an abstract design which strongly featured autumnal colours and the leaf shapes of local trees and wild flowers

Autumnal landscape abstract

Sidelight windows, 2015

This pair of panels was commissioned together with another set for the living room. The brief here was to create an abstract design which featured abstract representations of local wildlife which lay hidden within the overall abstract design. The panels were made entirely of English Antique Glass


Archtop window, 2015

The brief for this window was to create a stylised view of Landybower Reservoir and Crook Hill in the Derbyshire Peak District. A mixture of mouthblown and rolled glasses were used to create the window and the four panels were encapsulated  to improve the thermal efficiency of this large sash window.


Front door lancet panel, 2015

The brief here was simply to create a panel which featured bluebells and a bee, and still allowed a view of the garden beyond

Grace's Window

Celebration window, 2015

This window was commissioned to celebrate the life of one of the pupils at White Waltham C of E Academy. It was a privilege to create this window, and the children at the school contributed their memories in the form of some great pencil sketches. The overall theme was very positive, inspired by the hymn "All Things Bright and Beautiful" and the magical Blue Morpho butterfly.


Stairwell window, 2015

The brief for this window was to create an abstract which incorporated 'hidden' references which were meaningful to the client. The window also needed to afford a degree of privacy without cutting out the light, hence the use of some heavily textured glass

Stringed Abstract

Stairwell window, 2015

This was a window created for a very musical family whose members included a stringed instrument maker and two talented fiddle players. The brief for the window was to create an abstract which contained the essential elements of both fiddle and mandolin. Made entirely of mouthblown glass.

Thistle Abstract

Bathroom window, 2014

This pair of panels was created to provide some privacy for a client's bathroom. The design was based on the fretwork in a favourite chair


Abstract Flow

Transom window, 2013

One of my favourites. This window was commissioned by the client with no other purpose other than to celebrate the beauty of light shining through coloured glass


Oriel window, 2010

This large panel was created to provide a striking feature above the main entrance to the client's house. It celebrates the beauty of the curves and colours found in nature

Fruit Tree

Oriel window restoration, 2014

This window is one of two classic period porthole windows which have been fully restored. They had been badly damaged as a result of corrosion of the original cast iron frame, and are now fitted within a hardwood replacement


Hallway sidelight window, 2014

This abstract window was commissioned to replace some very plain obscured glass in the client's hallway. The overall decor of the space was very contemporary, hence the abstract flowing design

Cader Idris

Bedroom window, 2013

This window was commissioned to make a feature of an internal window in a bedroom. The landscape represents Cader Idris in Wales, a favourite location of the clients who were both keen walkers.

Cheadle Landscape

Fanlight window, 2013

This window was commissioned as a birthday gift and the brief was to create a stylized representation of one of the client's favourite local landscapes. 


Prayer Room Window, 2013

These windows were installed in the new Prayer Room at the Northern General Hospital in Sheffield. They were commissioned following a relocation of the original space, and the brief was to create a window that would encouage peaceful contemplation and calm for all users of the room. The idea is based on a nearby Peak District landscape and the idea of the circle of life. To encourage meditation the window contains images of life in all elements; salmon in the water, birds in the sky and the grasses of the local landscape. They are not immediately obvious to the eye, they are more revealed on closer examination.

Cat Gazing at Fly

Sidelight window, 2006

Semi-abstract front porch window created for cat lovers!

Victorian Twist

Door panels

Paired door panels with floral design based on a family woodcarving


Feature window, 2011

This panel contrasts cooler colours on the left side of the design with warmer ones on the right. As it was an internal window the opening was backlit to ensure the colours shone through.

Abstract Landscape

Oriel window, 2009

This abstract landscape window was commissioned to make the most of a circular window above the entrance to the client's house

Abstract Tryptich

Free-standing panel, 2010

This set of three hanging panels was commissioned to make a feature of an archtop cove in the client's living room. The abstract design was created to link in with other stained glass panels in the same house


Hallway feature window, 2010

The brief for this window was to create an abstract geometric design which formed a centrepiece for the hallway, and provided different interest at different times.

Hope & Rebirth

School reception window, 2009

Window commissioned by St Wilfrid's Catholic Primary School, Sheffield. Using appealing shapes and colours I've tried to create a window that is vibrant and full of life, much like the children at the school. The sun and the dove with olive branch are symbols of hope and rebirth. The red pattern represents new life with the circular area corresponding to the light or source of all things


Feature window, 2012

Made with a mixture of glasses, the brief here was to produce a window with a classical Pre-Raphaelite style to suit the surrounding decor.


Music room window, 2010

This window depicts the theme of the four seasons, combined with a spiral fortuitously suggesting the scroll of a double bass (an instrument played by both clients)


Stairwell window, 2009

A purely abstract panel created to make a feature of the stairwell window in the client's newly-renovated home


Stairwell window, 2008

Abstract stairwell window created to complement a previous commission, and enhance a window looking into the client's conservatory.

Oak Abstract

Oriel window

This circular panel was commissioned to make a feature of an existing window overlooking the client's hallway. The brief was to feature the seasonal changes of the oak tree

Oak Abstract

Front door panel, 2006

A stylised panel based on the theme of the white magnolia flower

Cornish Abstract

Feature window, 2007

The brief for this window was to create a panel which included an abstract reference to the Mên-an-Tol standing stones near Morven in Cornwall

Y Ddraig Goch

Interior door panel, 2008

Interior door panel depicting 'Y Ddraig Goch', the Welsh Dragon


Practice panel, 2006

This small free-hanging panel was created as an exercise in traditional painting, staining and enamelling techniques


Free-hanging practice panel, 2005

Hanging panel depicting the Nativity. Painted from the original 19th Century French cartoon, personal project undertaken at the Hardman Studio, Birmingham

The Owl...

Sidelight window, 2012

An abstract panel based on a natural theme with owl. This window forms one of a matching pair of hallway entrance windows

And the Kingfisher

Sidelight window, 2012

An abstract panel based on a natural theme with kingfisher. This window forms one of a matching pair of hallway entrance windows

Abstract Landscape

Feature window, 2011

This design is a stylized view of a garden in Mayfield, Derbyshire, incorporating all the elements that were particularly significant to the clients (including the inclusion of a painted honey bee).

Carsington Water

Feature window, 2003

This window depicts Carsington Water in Derbyshire, and was commissioned by the client as a centrepiece for their new extension

Calder Valley

Feature windows, 2003

These two panels depict the Calder Valley and Stoodley Pike in West Yorkshire, and were commissioned by the client as a four seasons window.

Acorn Abstract

Front door panel, 2006

This front door panel was designed in a traditional style with a contemporary twist, and is based on the theme of the oak tree

Bradford Dale

Feature window, 2005

A stylised landscape based on Bradford Dale, near Youlgrave, Derbyshire. It has since been re-framed and moved to the owners's new house

High Peak Abstract

Feature window, 2006

An abstract window panel based on elements of the High Peak landscape


Exhibition panel, 2004

This panel was created for the 30cm2 Exhibition curated by the British Society of Master Glass Painters. The sole brief was to create a panel 30cm x 30cm in size, and the design was inspired by a visit to Haddon House and seeing the exquisite quarried windows of the Long Gallery for the first time

Watery Abstract

Front door panel, 2007

This panel was commissioned by the client to enhance the light coming into the hallway.

Hide 'n' Seek

Exhibition panel, 2012

This panel was created for the Games 2012 Exhibition curated by the British Society of Master Glass Painters at the University of Swansea in Wales. The sole brief was to create a panel whose design was based on the theme of games. I used the opportunity to try out new techniques with glass painting

Wedding Celebration

Transom window panel, 2007

An abstract transom window whose design is based on that of the clients' wedding rings

Bamford Edge

Feature window, 2012

The brief here was to create a window which obscured the view both ways and depicted the Autumnal colours of Bamford Edge in the Peak District.

St John's C of E School, Blackpool

Architectural commission, 2009

This window was designed in partnership with global award winning architects Aedas, and dedicated in December 2009. The design was based on the winning entry from a competition held by children at the school, and is based on the idea of an inspirational journey towards understanding and the light. This corresponds to the journey of the children through the School and later life. The bright circle near the top forms the heart of the window and represents the dwelling place of God, and the three smaller circles the three aspects of the Trinity.  I’ve chosen colours which are warm and inviting, and should complement the neutral colours of the new building surrounding it. The bright shining star also contains the image of the Cross which I have tried to make visible without it being too bold a feature in the window.

St John's C of E School, Blackpool

Architectural commission, 2009

Another view of the whole window as seen from outside at dusk

St Nicholas' C of E School, Blackpool

Architectural commission, 2010

The idea for this window came about after the School was extended and a new hall built in March 2009. The 1m x 5m window was unveiled at a Dedication Ceremony held on 16th September 2011, which was attended by the whole School including former teachers and pupils. The stories and teachings of Jesus play a very important part in the lives of the children at the School so the window was designed around five significant events in His life. From bottom to top the panels depict the Nativity, Jesus talking with Children, the Crucifixion, the Resurrection and the topmost panel symbolizes the Light and a candle flame which is one of the motifs of the School.

When designing this window I wanted to express these events in a way that was both accessible, meaningful and uplifting to the children. So with the Nativity panel, for example, I also wanted to convey the power of the relationship between a mother and child. by having each facing the other in a moment of tenderness.

Celebration window

Oriel window, 2012

This abstract design was commissioned to celebrate the life of a family member, and the brief was to create a design that was both beautiful in itself but which also had hidden meaning for the family

Red Poppy

Front Door Panel

This small front door panel was designed simply to reflect the beauty of the poppy flower


Oriel window, 2009

This abstract window was created with vibrant colours and plenty of movement, along with considerable contribution from the clients, both of whom are artists in their own right

Ashford in the Water

Light box panel, 2005

Landscape panel based on the Sheepwash Bridge, Ashford in the Water, Derbyshire


Music room panel, 2003

This brief for this window was to create an inspirational window for the client who is an accomplished violinist. I wanted to express the power of the sound that is created when the bow strikes the string


Oriel window

This window was commissioned by the client as a celebration of the life of a family member. They wanted the stairwell window to be both beautiful and practical in terms of letting as much light as possible into the space


Front Door Artwork 2016

This window was commissioned by the client as a celebration of the fritillary butterfly and the snakes head fritillary flower. Different species of fritillary butterfly were painted to scale both with each other and with the flower. This window involved extensive painting and enamelling to achieve the desired colours

Qamariya Abstract

Pool room window 2016

This window was commissioned by the client to bring coloured light into a swimming pool room and have it reflected on the surface of the water. They wanted the panel to feature the peacock feather 'eye' in the style of Yemeni Qamariya windows so I added a contemporary twist by having the pattern repeat itself in the form of a 'sunrise'

Autumn Abstract

Hallway window 2016

This internal window was commissioned by the client to add a feature to the end of a long hallway he surface of the water. They wanted the panel to combine both the geometric (the Frank Lloyd Wright Coonley Playhouse windows) and the organic (an oak tree silhouette worked into the design so as not to disrupt the overall geometric pattern of lines and circles)

Leaf Cascade

Hallway window 2017

This front door panel was commissioned by the client to create a contemporary piece of art to complement the hallway of their Edwardian house. The artwork was an interpretation of the client's own design, the goal being to preserve the flow, colour, mood and lightness of her original sketch. The transom window above was reglazed in clear restoration glass in keeping with the Edwardian period


Stairwell archtop window 2017

This stairwell window was commissioned by the client to replace the original Crittall window with a contemporary piece of art. The artwork was an interpretation of the client's own design, the goal being to create a vibrant sunburst that would bring both warmth and light into the home.

His examples of a stylized view of Calder Valley depicting the four seasons were perfect and we were thrilled with the finished results. The imaginative blend of gloriously coloured and textured glass highlights the forms and shapes of fields, tress, moorland and sky.

Sue Dennis

My husband requested for his 65th birthday a commissioned stained glass window of a favourite local view. We had seen Dave’s amazing work at the Buxton Dome’s “Peak District Artisan” Exhibition and consequently asked him to design a window pane for us for above our front door.Dave worked with us on the design using two of our photographs which he managed to combined to make the piece really spectacular and unusual. Having agreed with the design and the specific glass colours the resulting window pane is beautiful, especially as his attention to detail is second to none. We would recommend Dave to anyone wanting a bespoke piece of art work.

Joan and Pete Hudson. Cheadle, Staffordshire


As a guide, the cost for window and door panels is calculated on the basis of their size, and the price range quoted will take into account the complexity of the design and the types of glass used to construct the panel.

As peoples needs are very diverse, the budget in turn can help determine which design styles are possible.


I will then produce a scaled design which is well-researched, and can be altered until you are completely satisfied.

These sketches are finished on the computer and are designed to give you an accurate impression of what the final panel will look like.


Once the final design has been approved I recommend a visit to the workshop so the you can look at the glass which has been chosen and make any necessary changes. It is also a way of getting an insight into the making process. Work ranges from small, free-hanging pieces to door panels and pieces designed to fit new or existing windows of any size.

Restoration and repair of existing panels can also be carried out, please contact me for more information.

On sunny mornings, our walls are warmed with speckles of coloured light, as the jewel-like studs set into the picture refract the sun’s rays.

Anne Osbourne