Steve Robinson MSDC

Glass Making & Stained Glass

About Steve
Steve works in kiln-formed glass, and specialises in the use of enamels to create vibrant colours and tactile textures. His love of the coast and marine life is evident in many of the forms he creates. From sculptural pieces to large architectural features, he can work in a variety of scales.
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Steve Robinson graduated in Glass from the University of Wolverhampton in 1998. From his studio in Totnes, Devon, he designs and produces glasswork for homes, hotels, hospitals and commercial spaces.

He has for many years been supplying glass splashbacks to John Lewis, with an exclusive collection of designs.

Unmistakable is Steve Robinson’s use of slumping to achieve sculptural forms such as his shell-form bowls. This technique can be incorporated into splashback designs, resulting in his characteristic three-dimensional relief within the pattern, which is achieved by slumping the panel over hand-formed moulds.

The techniques in Steve Robinson’s work are not widely used. He is one of a limited number of glass artists in the UK to apply enamel powder to glass, rather than working with pre-coloured glass.

The use of the very fine powders enables him to create unique shading and rich textures and patterns, which cannot be achieved by any other method, making his work instantly recognisable.

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Awards

Winner Craft & Design Magazine Glass Prize 2010

Finalist Craft & Design Magazine Glass Prize 2013

Finalist Craft & Design Magazine Glass Prize 2015

Finalist FX Design Awards 2015

Finalist BIDA Awards 2004

Client Examples

John Lewis plc

Hilton Hotel, Reading

PA Consulting, Cambridge

Kraft Foods, Cheltenham

Apollo Medical (various healthcare settings)

St Thomas' Hospital, London

Withybush Hospital, Haverfordwest

Plus many private clients, world-wide

Selected Exhibitions

Flavel Arts Centre, Devon - solo exhibition - 2021

National Trust at Cotehele, Cornwall - 2019

Devon Guild of Craftsmen, MAKE exhibition - 2019

Contemporary Craft Festival, Bovey Tracey - 2019

Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Associate Members Spotlight exhibition - 2019

Art in Action, Oxfordshire - 2016

Surface Design Show, London - 2014

Grand Designs, London - 2013, 2006, 2005

Tenby Museum & Art Gallery - solo exhibition, Pembrokeshire - 2010

International Festival of Glass, Stourbridge - 2006

British Embassy Helsinki, Finland - 2005

British Craft Trade Fair, Harrogate - 2006 and 2005

National Glass Centre, Sunderland - 2005

Decorex, London - 2005

100% Design, London - 2011, 2004 and 2003

Education

BA Hons Glass - University of Wolverhampton, 1998

Art Foundation - Shrewsbury College of Art

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