John Reyntiens is a second-generation glass artist whose experience is reflected in the depth and subtlety of his design work. For nearly twenty years John has enjoyed working with a range of user groups, architects, and clients including Her Majesty the Queen and Versace, to produce unique solutions to meet each project’s specific requirements.
Glass has been prized for centuries for its durable and luminous colour and its unique ability to transform space through painting with light. Traditional stained glass techniques have evolved from those used in Medieval Europe, and many are still important today. However, in the last twenty years, technologies such as silk-screen and lamination have opened up a broader marketplace for architectural glass, facilitating exciting new and cost-effective possibilities for the medium.
Having trained in fine and decorative arts, John follows his father, Patrick Reyntiens, in working in a painterly fine art tradition. Employing a combination of established techniques and new technologies, John’s art embraces the best of tradition and innovation. Working in his own studio, Reyntiens Glass Studio, John takes a flexible approach to architectural and stained glass. Hand-blown antique glass, acid etching, kiln-forming, staining, painting and gilding are used to achieve unique pieces of artwork.
Working on anything from small scale projects to art glass on a large public scale in hospitals, museums, schools, churches, hotels and office buildings, John welcomes enquiries from anyone interested in exploring how glass can enhance their environment.