Articles in the Worshipful Company of Glaziers’ magazine

In the summer edition of The Glazier, the magazine of the Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Painters of Glass there were no less than three articles about the work of John and Patrick Reyntiens.

a sneek peek at the article in the Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Glass Painters' newsletter, by Richard Blausten

A page of the article in the Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Glass Painters’ newsletter, by Richard Blausten

We all know Patrick Reyntiens’ work from the big commissions he has fulfilled on his own and, earlier in his career, with John Piper, but many people are not familiar with his more intimate and personal work on single panels that have come out of his own love for Greek Mythology and the metaphors for life of drama and music. This publication is packed with vibrant photographs of both artists work, and if you want a souvenir copy of the magazine for yourself, you can download it from the Worshipful Company of Glaziers website.

The introduction to the ‘Zest’ of Patrick’s work was written by Richard Blausten the editor of the magazine, who interviewed Patrick at length for the article. It includes both technical, historical and biographical details that can only be garnered from an in-depth conversation with an artist.  But Patrick is not backward in coming forward, and the second article in the sequence, is by Patrick Reyntiens himself, in which he argues that there is a strong place for stained glass in contemporary buildings.


The final article in the series is the first, of what I suspect may come to be many, articles about the work of Patrick’s youngest son, John Reyntiens, whose window at the Houses of Parliament for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee gift was unveiled in April 2012.

Following in his father’s footsteps John has carved out his own niche for contemporary design, but also shows the depths of his versatility in glass through the more traditional work he can deliver when called upon.

Launch of Patrick’s Catalog compiled by Libby Horner

On Saturday 23rd of November 2013  the catalog of all works by Patrick Reyntiens that has recently been compiled by Libby Horner will be launched at the Goldmark Gallery in Uppingham, Rutland.


This publication, that has been produced by Sansom publishing is the first time that all the works made by Patrick Reyntiens, the Living Master of Stained Glass in the United Kingdom, has ever been put together to present a comprehensive overview in a single authoritative work. This work has been done by Libby Horner who, whilst making a film commissioned by John Reyntiens on Patrick’s work, in 2010 (From Coventry to Cochem) took the trouble to document each site she visited. Since then she has continued to add to her research, including wherever possible top quality photographs and images of the works she has documented. She has also added critical information concerning the works and their making that she came across in the course of her research. Thus producing a first class seminal work on the artist.

“There will be a re-discovery of Reyntiens as an artist of considerable stature in his own right”

Sir  Roy Strong

Michael Goldmark of the Goldmark Gallery has generously offered to host the launch of the book at his gallery, where there will be a reception with a talk by Libby Horner on the writing of the book.

This will take place on Saturday 23rd November from 10:30am til 5:30pm.

Here is a small taste of the contents of the catalogue.