“Ayson should also be applauded not only for her incredible skill but also for her ability to take an ancient craft and make it work successfully for a modern setting.”
- The judges of BOAT International’s Artistry and Craft Awards, 2024
"I had the privilege of seeing this stained-glass window as it was being made during a visit to the Stained-Glass Studios. The design and the extraordinary skill of the artist, Grace Ayson, has produced a beautifully detailed window which is both a wonderful tribute to Tom and a blessing and encouragement to others.”
- The Most Reverand Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury
"It was a close collaborative venture between us. I didn’t want it to be a case of handing over a design. It was a process. Grace went with it, developed it, but I feel it looks like my work. The window is a very physical thing. A lot of layers of glass coalesce to make one image. It’s the glass equivalent of a very painterly painting."
- Hughie O'Donoghue RA, 2021
"The extraordinary way the glass colours enter the painting and play and dance with it. It’s wonderful having such a vibrant changing presence in my house."
- Polly Thompson, 2020
"We were very fortunate to have Grace design and install a 80cm x 50cm stained glass panel in our 17th century home. Her artwork elegantly incorporates local landmarks such as the North Foreland lighthouse, Beach Huts and White Cliffs as well as the flora and fauna that beautifully capture the essence of Broadstairs in the 21st century. The panel itself was made of handmade glass, which Grace subsequently etched and painted. Beautiful!"
- Rohan Thuraisingham, 2022
"Such a talented artist. Grace took and ran with our ideas for a bespoke front door panel, involving us in her design process with clear communications. She then came and fitted personally. Couldn't be happier with the result!"
- Graham Sutton, 2023
"Grace made and installed a beautiful stained glass window for us. Rich, vibrant colours. Expertly designed. We will treasure it."
- Karen Smith, 2022
“Our greatest thanks should go to Grace, our wonderful artist, who was absolutely instrumental in realizing our vision”
- Michael Stewart
"Grace's work cannot be faulted. From first discussion to final execution, it was a magical experience. And the magic remains every time we look at the window."
- Marla Madison and Peter Purton
“We are absolutely delighted with the incredibly beautiful stained glass windows Grace has just created and installed for us. Grace visited our home a few months ago and felt inspired to bring a touch of our garden into our kitchen - the perfect solution to our previously vague ideas. The whole process has been so easy and enjoyable for us, we’re now trying to find another window to enhance”
- John Miles, 2024