Jane Littlefield LSDC

Glass Making & Stained Glass

About Jane
Jane makes stained glass art works that have multi layered, painted images. She is inspired by the nature, history and folklore of her home in the Peak District. The glass is hand painted using traditional glass paints, often using many layers and textures that are fired in the kiln. Jane is a member of the 'British Society of Master Glass Painters' and the 'Contemporary Glass Society'.
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Back in the 80’s Jane studied Fine Art at Ravenbourne College of Art. Always interested in design and making, she has been working with stained glass since 2004. She now specialises in traditional glass painting to create small panels and architectural commissions.

Jane uses vitreous paint, silver stain and enamel to paint on glass which is leaded up into panels in the traditional way. Each piece of glass is painted and fired three or four times building up layers and textures on the glass.

Using age old traditional techniques, she has developed her own contemporary style of working, which is deeply influenced by medieval stained glass, its history and imagery as well as the landscape of the Peak District. An area rich in folklore and tradition, such as well dressing, garlands, giants and stone circles, the Peaks and Dales provides ongoing inspiration for Jane’s narrative.

Stained glass and glass painting are heritage crafts which are in danger of being lost, Jane is very committed to passing on these skills by running regular workshops.

She is also working with Hull Minster in their lottery funded public engagement, focusing on heritage and stained glass and has been running workshops, open days, demonstrations and talks at the Minster.

She sells her work (mainly through her Instagram account @Janelittlefieldglass) and through galleries in the UK and USA.

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  • 1983-86 BA Hons Fine Art 1983-86 Ravensbourne College of Art and Design
  • 1982-3 Art Foundation Course 1982-83 West Surrey College of Art and Design

Professional Courses

  • March 2023 James Cockerill (Halt Glass) - Silk Screen Printing on Glass
  • Sept 2017 Mark Angus- Master class 'Expressive Glass Painting' at Bild Werk Frauenau, Germany
  • March 2014 Carrie Iverson & Jeremy Scidmore at Northlands Creative Glass - Masterclass
  • Sept 2012 Susan Stinsmuhler-Amend at Northlands Creative Glass – Masterclass
  • June 2012 Mark Hearld Collage workshop
  • Sept 2011 Cappy Thompson at Northlands Creative Glass - Masterclass
  • 2011 Steve Royston Brown at Glass Zoo Printing on Glass - 2 day course
  • 2007 Anne Smyth. Glass forming and painting - 2 day course
  • 2004 Ely Cathedral Stained Glass Museum - 2 day glass painting course
  • 2002 Stained Glass Course - Derbyshire County Council - continuing education


  • Orcas Paley, Seattle USA
  • Number Four Gallery, St Abbs Head
  • Hay Makers Gallery,Hay-on-Wye
  • Gallery Salt, Beverly
  • Old Chapel Gallery, Leominster

Recent Exhibitions

  • Sept 2023 Autumn Exhibition, Old Chapel Gallery, Leominster
  • Aug 2023 Contemporary Glass Society Exhibition, Buckenham Gallery, Southwold, Suffolk
  • Sept 2022 Wirksworth Art Festival
  • Aug - Oct 22 Harley Open Exhibition – Wellbeck Estate
  • Aug - Oct 22 Late Summer Exhibition, Hay Makers Gallery, Hay-on-Wye
  • July -Sept 22 Atellier by the Sea Open Exhibition, Brighton
  • Aug 21- Dec 22 British Society of Master Glass Painters Centenary Exhibition
  • Nov 2020 'Window', Orcas Paley, Seattle USA

Professional Associations

  • British Society of Master Glass Painters
  • Contemporary Glass Society
  • Member of the Society of Designer Craftsmen
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