Linda Banks

Stained Glass Artist & Designer

I was first introduced to the delights of working with glass during my BA (hons) degree in Art and English at the University of Surrey. I use both traditional copper foil and leading techniques to create unique stained glass windows, as well as bespoke artworks for the home, including wall art, freestanding panels, mirrors, lamps, fun glass sculptures, framed pictures, jewellery and decorated vases.

I love the changing effect of light on coloured glasses, which gives all the artworks made from this beautiful medium added life and interest. As well as using glass, I often add details like glass marbles and wire to bring new textures, personality and uniqueness to my designs.

My stained glass business, Orchid Stained Glass, was established in 2013. The name orchid was chosen because it evokes the values behind my company, which produces exquisite, enduring works of art that take time to grow, but which will be cherished for a lifetime.

I love to make commissioned pieces and have lots of stories about different stained glass pieces I have made on my website. These include everything from peacock windows to bespoke lamps to sculptures featuring sharks, sewing machines or canal boats. Please get in touch if you’ve got an idea in mind.

I am also a member of the Contemporary Glass Society and Solent Crafters’ Network.

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01329 830172


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    My upcoming events

    AppArt Art & Sculpture Exhibition

    4th - 19th April 2020

    Prior's Field School, Priorsfield Road, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 2RH

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    Upcoming events with the Guild

    Hampshire Open Studios

    28th - 31st August 2020

    The Paterson Centre, Church Road , Swanmore, Southampton SO32 2PA

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    Stansted Park Garden Show

    4th - 6th September 2020

    Stansted Park, Rowlands Castle, Hampshire PO9 6DX

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    Southampton University Art, Craft and Gift Fayre

    29th November 2020

    Staff Club, Building 38/40, Highfield Campus, University of Southampton, Hampshire SO17 1BJ

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