Geoffrey Robinson Honorary Fellow

Glass Making & Stained Glass

About Geoffrey
Geoffrey's work is beautifully described in Martin Crampin's major work "Stained Glass from Welsh Churches (Y Lolfa Cyf, 5 Jun. 2014) where he says Geoffrey Robinson has a 'distinctive modernist-figurative style found in numerous windows for churches in South Wales', amongst other locations, and 'his colourful Biblical figures are designed with a dynamic use of leading and only a little painted detail'.
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Listed below are the 12 highlights of some of Geoffrey's work but this represents only a fraction of his total output of the 150 stained glass windows he has created. His work also involves large quantities of repairs, restoration and plain glazing. His practice has also included making windows designed by fellow artists, such as Eric Fraser, Tom Denny and Peter Blake's 'Alice through the Looking Glass' series of windows.

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Education & Employment

1935 Born Bristol

1949-53 Clifton College

1953-54 Royal West of England College of Art

1954-56 Apprenticed to stained glass studio of JE Nuttgens, Pigotts Hill, North Dean, High Wycombe, Bucks

1956-59 Employed at Joseph Bell & Son stained glass studio, 68 Park Street, Bristol

1959-96 In sole charge at Joseph Bell & on

1996 Retired but worked from home for a further 10 years


1961 Elected Associate f the British Society of Master Glass Painters (AMGP)

1984 Elected Member of the Society of Designer Craftsmen (MSDC)

1995 Elected Fellow of the BSMGP (FMGP)

2013 Awards a Honorary Fellowship of the Society of Designer Craftsmen

Career Highlights as a Stained Glass Artist

1964 First window in cast slab glass and Epoxy resign, 5-light South window, St Andrew's Hawkcliffe, Bristol

1967 5-light East window, St Peter's, Filton, Bristol

1968 All 10 windows, RC Chapel, RAF Lyneham, Wiltshire

1970 3-light West window, St Mary's Berrow, Somerset

1971 3-light East window, Parkway Methodist Church, Bristol

1981 3-light East window, SS Peter, Paul & John, Llarntrissant, Monmouthshire

1982 3-light East window, St Mary', Llanfair Cilgood, Monmouthshire

1985 Circular West window, Church of the Good Shepherd, Par, Cornwall

1993 Centre light restoration, Cluniac Plain Glazing, Chapter House, Bristol Cathedral

1997 Single-light South Chancel window, St Andrew's Catford, London (desigbned by the late Martin Travers

2006 Last public commission, 2-light North Transept window, Sacred Heart RC, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol

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