Open Doors Edinburgh
Open Doors 2016
The artists, designers and charities based in St Margaret’s House will welcome the public in a special weekend event on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 October 10.00am - 5.00pm. Find out more info and download the programme at: www.edinburghpalette.co.uk
There will be workshops, drawing classes, collaborative projects running between the various studios, a pop-up shop and a pop-up café serving coffee and snacks. Artists and creative businesses are the lifeblood of this former office block, which today offers exhibition, studio and project spaces to the community.
Come and discover the breadth of activity and hive of creative energy going on at St Margaret’s.
Parking spaces will be available and the centre is located on a main bus route and has disabled access.
Stained Glass Expertise in Edinburgh, Glasgow and throughout Scotland
Alan Robinson Glass, produces unique contemporary and traditional Stained Glass to the highest craftmanship. Alan is a visual artist and designer with a Degree in Fine Art.
Alan Robinson Glass specialises in designing and making dramatic, original stained glass. We work closely with clients throughout Scotland to achieve their vision and reflect their design choices. We have considerable experience and expertise in repairing, restoring or reproducing, historic stained glass windows.
Ramoyle Glass Studio was established in Dunblane in 2005, moving to Glasgow in 2009. A new studio was opened in St. Margaret's House, Edinburgh in 2016. Ramoyle Glass Studio is now known as Alan Robinson Glass.
Over the past 11 years, clients have included Historic Scotland (Culross Palace), Queen Victoria School Dunblane, Camphill Blairdrummond, and numerous churches, businesses and private residences.
Most recently, Alan Robinson completed a commission to design and make six large stained glass panels for Gleaneagles Hotel, where the bar was undergoing refurbishment designed by David Collins Studio, a leading international design studio.
Gleneagles Hotel Commission
We take pride in our close working relationship with our customers and provide a start to finish service, alongside a problem-solving approach to whatever challenges each commission brings.
Interview at Glasgow Studio 2016
Just completed repair of an elaborate leaded window at a home near Falkirk. About 20 broken pieces were replaced in-situ. The pictured panel was badly damaged with a silcone glued patch! At the customer's request, I removed the rusted metal frame and re-built the leaded panel with a re-instated border. The panel was then re-fitted without the metal frame. As the fitting was directly into stonework, exact sizing was critical.
This Stained Glass window was designed, made and fitted by Alan Robinson Glass 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.
A window 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 a Barbara Hepworth exhibition and a ceramic vase.