stained glass artist

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Location: Eastern
Settings: Places of worship
Techniques: Acid etching, Painting / staining
Specialisms: New commissions


Benjamin Finn is a stained glass artist living in Essex and he has a studio in the 12th-century church of Wickham Bishops. He has specialised in figurative work, mainly for churches, but has also made decorative and abstract work and has pieces in private collections.

Benjamin originally studied Marine Biology at undergraduate level and subsequently undertook a post-graduate diploma in stained glass at Central School of Art. He was awarded the Caroline Swash Fellowship and remained there for a extra year both studying and assisting the teaching.

His output is extremely varied as a result of the wide range of commission briefs he has been offered. His work is noted for the fine painting techniques and his use of many different types of lettering, along with a strongly individual colour sense. Benjamin has work in many churches among which are the Millennium Window in The Gary Weston Library at Southwark Cathedral and The Archdeaconry of Harlow Seal in Chelmsford Cathedral.



stained glass window
Christ, Evangelists, St John the Baptist, St Christopher 2004
All Saint’s Church, Broughton, Cambridgeshire. Glass paint, acid etching, silver stain. 3m x 2.5m.
stained glass window
The People of God 2008
St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Notting Hill, London. Glass paint, plating, acid etching, enamel. Diameter 2m
St Peter and Pentecost 2003
St Peter’s Church, Aldwincle, Northants. Glass paint, acid etching, silver stain, plating. 2.5m x 2m
stained glass window
St Martha and St Mary 2010
The church of St Peter and St Paul, St Osyth, Essex. Glass paint, silver stain. 3m x 2m
stained glass window
Christ in Glory 1998
St Nicholas’ Church, South Ockendon, Essex. Glass and glass paint. 1.5m x 0.6m
stained glass window
Archdeaconry of Harlow Seal 1999
Chelmsford Cathedral, Essex. Glass paint, silver stain, acid etching, dichroic glass. 500mm x 300mm