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, Steve 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 (healthcare settings)

St Thomas' Hospital, London

Withybush Hospital, Haverfordwest

Plus many private clients, world-wide

Selected Exhibitions

Art in Action, Oxfordshire 2016

Surface Design Show, London 2014

Grand Designs, London 2013, 2006, 2005

Tenby Museum & Art Gallery, solo show, 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

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