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

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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.

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Commissions

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.

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STAINED GLASS COURSES


Introductory Stained Glass Course

Dates for 2019

Friday 12th – Sunday 14th April – only 1 place remaining

Friday 20th – Sunday 22nd 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.

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SHOWS & EXHIBITIONS


 Next show:

RHS Chatsworth Flower Show 2019

Wednesday 5th – Sunday 9th June 2019, 10am – 6.30pm
Chatsworth
Bakewell
Derbyshire
DE45 1PP
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TESTIMONIALS

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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 C, 2017

We found Dave very easy to work with. During our initial conversation we soon realised that we had similar ideas about stained glass, and that he was very sympathetic to what we were trying to achieve. We were delighted with his initial design which reflected exactly what we had in mind. Inevitably, we asked for some changes, but he incorporated these creatively and without fuss. The end product is as beautiful as we dared hope, and gives us daily pleasure..

Chris & Roger M, 2018

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 S, 2016