Having studied architectural stained glass in Swansea, Danielle Hopkinson first established The Stained Glass Studio in 1993 and opened the doors of the studios on Stoke Bridge in 1997 when she was joined by her partner, Ian Davies. The couple manufacture, restore and install architectural stained glass for customers near and far.
Danielle: "Wanting to offer a unique service, we’ve had the opportunity to work on some amazing projects over the years from church restorations and traditional stained glass to contemporary private commissions. We’ve got many, many local customers but we’ve also worked with people in France, Portugal and Luxembourg - what I love about our business is that every day, every customer and every project is a different and exciting challenge!
As well as the restoration and creation of stained glass, Danielle also creates fused glass sculptures with kiln fired paintwork, they are all set into english hardwoods: “Inspiration is drawn from my surroundings and experiences, mixed with a bit of story telling.”
Danielle and Ian have also enjoyed helping schools and other organisations over the last 25 years by working with them to create milestone pieces of stained glass that can be treasured for years to come. They also offer beginners workshops and glass fusing classes from their sister business, Stoke Bridge Workshops next door, passing on their skills and experience to many people from near and far over the years.
Danielle Hopkinson studied architectural stained glass at Swansea College of Art and is the artistic member of the partnership. Danielle designs, plans and paints each of the projects, as well as being involved in the production
Ian Davies works with Danielle on the operational side of the studio and manages the restoration projects as well as undertaking all the installation.