Ramoyle Glass Studio
Edinburgh, Glasgow, Scotland Stained Glass Design and Repair
Alan Robinson is the designer/maker behind Ramoyle Glass, which produces unique contemporary and traditional Stained Glass of the highest craftmanship. Alan is a visual artist and designer who originally trained in fine art. He has specialised in Stained Glass since 2005.
Two new websites have been launched which will take forward the work of Ramoyle Glass Studio, in twin locations at Glasgow and Edinburgh. The Glasgow studio will be known as Glasgow Stained Glass, with the website address glasgow-stainedglass.com and the Edinburgh site will be Edinburgh Stained Glass with the corresponding website edinburghstainedglass.com. Both studios will be run by Alan Robinson and will continue and develop the high quality of design and service provided as Ramoyle Glass Studio.
New EDINBURGH STUDIO launched!
From 1st April, Ramoyle Glass Studio will have a second Studio, serving the East of Scotland. The Studio is part of the St. Margaret's House building, operated by Edinburgh Palette. Alan will be designing and making Stained Glass there and hopefully hosting workshops in the future.
This exciting new development means that clients from the Edinburgh area can now be assured of a professional service on their doorstep. Alan will be able to visit you at your home or premises to discuss a project. As always, design proposals and estimate are provided without obligation.
Please contact Alan if you wish to visit the studio, or would like me to visit you.
Edinburgh Stained Glass
2.26 St. Margaret's House
151 London Road
Edinburgh EH7 6AE
Click on this link to view a video filmed in the studio: https://vimeo.com/147309803
The video was kindly produced by Summerhall TV
First Stage Restoration work completed at St. Columba's, Glasgow. A set of 8 reproduction leaded door panels was created, based on existing door panels in the Church. These panels were fitted to the two sets of entrance doors. A further door panel was repaired. This work has begun the task of returning the Church to its former glory, following vanadalism some time ago. The next stage involves restoring three sets of trefoil windows which were badly damaged.
This Stained Glass window was designed, made and fitted by Ramoyle Glass Studio for Queen Victoria School, Dunblane. The window commemorates the Centenary of the school chapel. The blue areas are made of two layers of glass, giving a beautiful rich blend of tones. The top area is clear glass with traditional silver stain applied, giving a characterful golden wash of colour. The inscription has been etched onto the glass. The window glows with colour in the muted context of the Chapel, creating a dramatic focus as one enters the Chapel.
This Glasgow door panel was recently fitted. I made use of a restored 19th century stained glass panel to form the centre of the window. The surrounding glass was carefully selected to continue the period feel of the panel - providing an 'original' look to a new panel. This testionial was kindly sent,
"I cannot believe how beautiful it is and how much it looks as though it is exactly were it should be - as though it has been in the house for ever. It is just as you would have wanted it picks up the colours as the close lights up. The amber round the side bouncing of the light green is wonderful. The very old centre reigns supreme. The front door no longer looks like a student's flat, but a home."
Installation of restored window in W. Glasgow now completed. The stained glass panels were removed and the wooden frame replaced with a newly made one. Over the course of two weeks, the leaded panels were dismantled, repaired, and rebuilt. Previous botched repairs were put right.
For the top panels, two reproduction painted pieces were created. Before and after pictures of the top panels, shows the dramatic improvement in appearance from the restoration work.
The re-building and cementing results in the glass being cleaned - you can see how bright the window now looks. The window was moved from the second floor, to the first floor half-landing. It is now visible from the hallway and creates a spectacular entrance to the house.
Top Panel before restoration work.
Top Panels after restoration work.
A recently installed door panel for a cottage in Luss, beside Loch Lomond. This is an internal door, linking the living room to the kitchen. The client wanted to create privacy, whilst letting light through and creating a visual statement. They came up with the idea for the design, which fitted the contemporary/with character decorative scheme.
This newly installed window was designed for a customer in Glasgow. It is fitted over a double glazed window in a hallway - providing privacy and creating a stunning feature in the entrance. The size is 500mm x 1250mm; it features an unusual handmade glass by Lamberts in the 'leaves'. The design was informed by images from the Barbara Hepworth exhibition and a ceramic vase.
This painted glass panel is a reproduction, made to fill a blank window inside a Glasgow flat. The flat contains an almost complete set of original painted glass panels - this was made to the same design as the originals, dating from c.1880. Great care was taken to match the colours. It required 5 separate paintings and firings to complete. The size is 575 x 725mm.
This Stained Glass panel is one of two made for Culross Palace, Fife. The design is based on the original 17th century wood panelling inside the Palace. The panels are fitted into an oak building in the gardens at the rear of the Palace.
Commissions are carried out throughout Scotland, including a recent series of reproduction doorways in Aberdeen. Ramoyle Glass provides a complete range of services including design, making and fitting.
I work closely with the customer to produce their ideal design, whether it is in traditional, or more contemporary styles.
Repair and Restoration of traditional Stained Glass is my speciality. I can carry out the removal, repair and re-fitting of your window. Secondary protective glazing can be fitted. If a panel is missing, I can create new and reproduction glass panels, using traditional techniques such as sand etching, acid etching and painted, enameled and silver stained glass. A complete service to ensure the protection and enhancement of your original stained glass.
Please visit the Gallery Page to see more examples of my work.
Glasgow Stained Glass, Studio 10 WASPS, 77 Hanson Street, Glasgow G31 2HF
The company is registered in Dunblane, where the original workshop is still based.
Edinburgh Stained Glass, Studio 2.26 St. Margaret's House 151 London Road, Edinburgh EH7 6AE
Tillyvere, Ramoyle, Dunblane FK15 0BA
Tel: 07784 188 392