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Location: South East
Settings: Places of worship, Public buildings
Techniques: Acid etching, Enamelling, Engraving / sandblasting, Painting / staining
Specialisms: New commissions
Additional: Lectures

Martin Donlin is an award-winning architectural glass artist born in Hockley, Essex to Irish immigrant parents. Martin completed an art foundation course in Rochester, Kent and studied Architectural Stained Glass in Swansea, South Wales from 1984 to 1987. Martin creates both large- and small-scale glass artworks in sacred and secular buildings, and his commissions have ranged from busy substantial public buildings to small spaces for prayer and reflection.

The majority of the projects Martin produces are intended to work on a variety of levels, with bold images for impact and small intricate details to be seen close up. His intention is to create artworks that are welcoming and accessible and do not alienate visitors or locals, but have a sensitivity and relevance to their environment. They are a direct response to the architecture, function of the space, people and surroundings.

Martin lives and works in Brighton, on the south coast of England. Recent projects include large-scale glass schemes in the UK, Europe and the USA. The work is comprised of a large range of materials and techniques encompassing windows, screens, light boxes and suspended glass hangings.

The Indiana Windows 2009
New Indianapolis Airport, Indiana, USA. Antique stained glass, acid etched and hand painted. 500m sq
Dance of the 9 Muses 2013
Coleridge College Cambridge. Screen printed and hand painted enamelled glass with acid-etching. 2.4m x 8.5m
River of Life 2018
Hennepin County Medical Centre, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. Hand painted ceramic enamel on toughened laminated glass, suspended on stainless steel cables. 14m x 4m
Metamorphosis 2014
Raleigh Durham Airport, North Carolina USA. Hand painted ceramic enamel on tempered laminated glass. 7.5m x 15m
Vesica Piscis 2011
Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Waterlooville. Antique stained glass. 30m sq
Frankfurt Pentecostal Church 2005
Frankfurt, Germany. Stained glass bonded to toughened glass. 2.6m x 2m