Bespoke contemporary stained glass windows designed and made by Grace Ayson
A stained glass window is more than architectural decoration or piece of artwork — it transforms a space. Its power comes from its ability to change light and the emotional resonance of a room or place. Windows created for people’s homes can be deeply personal and every window I make is unique to the person who has commissioned it and the setting it is made for.
As well as the commissions I have undertaken for homes, I have restored windows in many listed and ecclesiastical buildings, and have made windows of my own design for St. Peter’s Church in Bridge and St. Mary the Virgin Church in Little Houghton.
Having a background in both contemporary fine art and historical conservation, I am equally at home making windows based on my own designs or creating windows that are in keeping with the historical setting or style of architecture. I use the highest quality materials and mouth-blown glass to give my work depth and texture. Each piece of glass is individually selected for the design, before layers of paint, stain and enamel are applied. By the end of the process, each piece of glass may have multiple layers applied, and may have been kiln fired up to five times. I also use the technique of acid etching to achieve colour variations in the glass and depth that would not otherwise be possible.
If you would like to discuss a possible commission, please contact me here.
You can read testimonials from people who have commissioned me here.
You can read about the process of commissioning a window here.