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Location: Yorkshire & The Humber
Settings: Art collections, Places of worship
Techniques: Acid etching, Painting / staining
Specialisms: Exhibition work, New commissions


Since graduating from the University of Sunderland with a 1st class hons degree in architectural glass and art & design, Alan has progressively gained a favorable reputation as an ecclesiastical glass artist. His work can be found in many parish churches in Yorkshire, the North East and further afield in Northumberland, Anglesey, Manchester and London.

He also produces work for private spaces and exhibitions which gives him the opportunity to experiment and create new ways of using traditional techniques, which involves acid etching, painting, enamelling, silver staining, kiln formed glass and leading.

What comes across in his work is a sense of movement and depth. The rich textural quality to the glass surface is the consequence of observing surface detail and patterns found in nature and the natural erosion of manmade structures and objects. The North Yorkshire coast and moors where he lives and works are a constant source of inspiration.


Cecilia 2008
St Johns Church, Kirk Merrington. Acid etched, painted, stained and leaded glass. 1.8m x 0.6m
Different Skies 2013
Exhibition panel. Acid etched, painted, stained and leaded glass. Diameter 0.7m
Hope 2016
Manchester Cathedral. Acid etched, painted, stained and leaded glass. 3.5m x 3m
Wires 2013
Exhibition panel. Acid etched, painted, stained and leaded glass. 0.5m x 0.5m
Marriage Window 2009
St Peter’s Church, Elwick, Hartlepool. Acid etched, painted, stained and leaded glass. 3m x 1.2m
Ruth’s Window 2007
St Mary’s Church, Richmond. Acid etched, painted, stained and leaded glass. 4.2m x 2m