Steve Robinson MSDC
Glass Making & Stained Glass
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.
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
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
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
BA Hons Glass - University of Wolverhampton, 1998
Art Foundation - Shrewsbury College of Art