John Reyntiens trained in Fine and Decorative Arts at City and Guilds of London, and then worked with Ray King in Philadelphia, Cedar Prest in Australia, and Graham Jones in London, before setting up his own studio in 1996. In the last 26 years John has lead projects in a range of public and private buildings from the restoration of glass in Windsor Castle following the fire to numerous new church windows, and the Diamond Jubilee window for Her Majesty the Queen in Westminster Hall. Between 2018 and 2022 Reyntiens Glass Studio were responsible for restoring all the glass in Elizabeth Tower, culminating in the new clock faces for Big Ben unveiled in 2022. John brings a passion for glass in all its various forms and a forensic eye for detail to every project he undertakes, whatever the scale, pushing the boundaries of traditional stained glass and
John credits this mixture of art, craft and adventure to his unusual upbringing in Burleighfield House, the arts centre founded by his parents Anne Bruce and Patrick Reyntiens: ‘Between the ages of eight and twelve I was lucky enough to spent a lot of time hanging around with my father’s students, many of whom have become big names in the glass and art industries: Stuart Reed, Doreen Balabanoff, Ray King, Danny Lane, Paul Housberg, and Leifur Breidfjord, and meeting people such as Dale Chihuly, Billy Morris, Richard de Marco, Ludwig Schaffrath, and Narcissus Quagliata; a bunch of inspirational people who framed my journey. I bring that energy and excitement to my practice and enjoy working with a dynamic and talented team of craftspeople and technicians who allow me to realise diverse projects for clients of all types.
With a strong grounding in traditional craftsmen’s techniques, John is in his third decade of challenging preconceptions of how glass can be used, experimenting with new technologies as they evolve to produce continually innovative work. This has been common to both his commission, exhibition and teaching work as well as time spent translating other artists’ work in glass.
2022 St John's Church, Kensal Green. Platinum Jubilee commemorative windows.
2020-21 Residential, London. 3 metre curved double glazed dome with sandblasted design.
2020 Residential, London. Two curved glass domes, one stained glass and one sandblasted.
2016 12 Lines of Light, Deauville, Normandy, France. Window Art Piece.
2016 Sculptor Kevin Francis Gray’s Studio, London. Window Art Piece
2016 The Sam Wanamaker Theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe, London. Stained Glass Panels
2015 15 Lines of Light, London, Residential entrance panel.
2015 Residential, London, Inspire Grid 12 Wall Art Piece.
2014 St Peter's Church, Farmington, Gloucestershire. Michael Mann Memorial Window.
2014 St. Paul’s Church, Mill Hill, The Middlesex Regiment Memorial Window.
2014 Flags of Ilminster, Somerset.
2013 Queens’ College, Cambridge. Backlit glass art features in the entrance.
2013 Pelham Olive, London. Family heraldic shield.
2012 St. Paul’s Church, Mill Hill, The Freedom Window & The Jubilee Window.
2012 Eilean Donan Castle, Scotland, Centenary Window.
2011-12 Westminster Hall, Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee gift from the Houses of Parliament.
2010-11 UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital, Lexington, Kentucky, USA, Chapel Windows.
2011 Corinthia Hotel, Whitehall Place, London, Spa reception bevels.
2009 St. Michael’s Church, South Petherton, Somerset.
2008 Corrigan’s, Grosvenor House Hotel, Mayfair, London, interior gilding.
2008 Robert Maxted, Little Venice, London, Glazed entrance.
2007 Clerkenwell House Restaurant, London, LED lit glass panels.
2007 Oadby Gartree High School, Leicester, main façade.
2007 St. Mary’s Church, Ilminster, Somerset.
2006 Bushloe High School, Leicester.
2004 London Contemporary Art, Royal Caribbean, Cruise Ship.
2002 Meteorite wall pieces, Gilded, slumped & stained sculptural works.
2001 Coventry Visitor Centre, Steel and glass mobile.
2000 Birmingham City Museum and Art Gallery, Millennium Window.
2000 London Contemporary Art, Royal Caribbean, Cruise Ship.
1999 Versace Haute Couture, Glass Beads for Winter Collection.
1998 Jesus College, Cambridge, Heraldic Window.
1997 Windsor Castle, St. George’s Hall, Octagon Room, Stuart Room.
Conservation and Restoration:
2021 St Marylebone Parish Church, London. Stained glass window restoration. (ongoing)
2018-21 Elizabeth Tower, Houses of Parliament, Clock Dial Restoration.
2020-21 Houses of Parliament, Speakers residence. Bomb film application.
2018-21 Houses of Parliament, Elizabeth Tower Diamond leaded window restoration.
2020 Queen Mary University London, Charterhouse Square. Leaded window restoration.
2016-18 House of Lords, State Officers Court. Stained glass window restoration.
2016 Holy Trinity Brompton, Stained glass window restoration.
2015 House of Lords, Her Majesty’s Robing Room. External glass cleaning and crack gluing.
2014 House of Lords, Her Majesty’s Robing Room. Glass cleaning and crack gluing.
2013 Commonwealth Institute (The Design Museum), Keith New panels restoration.
2013 Westminster Hall, The North Window refurbishment.
2013 Gilling Castle, The Great Chamber Room, Fairfax & Rocliffe Coat of Arms restoration.
1997 Windsor Castle, St. George’s Hall, Octagon Room, Stuart Room.
2021 Claridge's Hotel, London. Painter's Bar Art Piece, Annie Morris design.
2021 Claridge's Hotel, London. Staircase Skylight, Major British Artist's design.
2015 St Mary’s Church Hambledon, Lord Hambledon memorial, Patrick Reyntiens design.
2009 Harperbury Hospital, Radlett, Herts. Kirsty Brooks design.
2009 St George’s Church, Taunton, Great West Window, Patrick Reyntiens design.
2008 Kate Maestri, Hospital Chapel Windows, Kate Maestri design.
2006-7 Ampleforth Abbey, Six memorial chapel windows, Patrick Reyntiens design.
2006 Frances Bardsley School, Romford, Anniversary Window, Patrick Reyntiens design.
2005 Proto Studios Ltd, Etching & laminating, Martin Donlin design.
2004 Ampleforth Abbey, Two windows, Patrick Reyntiens design.
2004 St. Alban’s Church, Romford, East windows, Patrick Reyntiens design.
2003 St. Mary’s Church, Stoke St. Mary, Somerset, Patrick Reyntiens design.
2003 Ampleforth Abbey, Twenty-seven windows, Patrick Reyntiens design.
2002 St. Alban’s Church, Romford, Baptistery window, Patrick Reyntiens design.
2001 ‘George’ Mark Birley, internal backlit picture window, Patrick Reyntiens design.
2000 398 Bomb Squadron Memorial Window, Anstey, Herts, Patrick Reyntiens design.
1998 Jesus College, Cambridge, Quincentenary Library window, Graham Jones design.
1995 Henry Moore Memorial Window, Much Hadham, Herts, Patrick Reyntiens design.
1995 Westminster Abbey, Poets’ Corner Windows, assistant, Graham Jones design
2014 Chelsea Arts Club, London.
2005-7 100% Design, London.
2005 Grand Designs, London.
2004 100% Design, London.
2004 Evolving Light, MONA (Museum of Neon Art), Los Angeles.
2002 Affordable Art Fair, London.
2001-2 The Glassworks, London.
1996 Derix Glass Gallery, Wiesbaden, Germany.
2011 Release of film ‘From Coventry to Cochem, the Art of Patrick Reyntiens’
2010-11 350 Patrick Reyntiens panels in connection with documentary film project:
‘From Coventry to Cochem, the Art of Patrick Reyntiens’
Teaching , Lectures and Workshops:
2022 Speaker, American Glass Guild Conference, Corning, USA. (Upcoming)
2021 Judge Stevens Competition, Worshipful company of Glaziers, London.
2019 Natioanl Trust Building Surveyors Talk, London.
2018 Worshipful Company of Glaziers Talk, London.
2016 Ely Stained Glass Museum London Lecture, Art Workers’ Guild.
2016 Lecture, Inaugural International Glass Conference, Lamberts, Germany.
2015 Judge Stevens Competition, Worshipful Company of Glaziers, London.
2014 Judge Stevens Competition, Worshipful Company of Glaziers, London.
2012 Judge Stevens Competition, Worshipful Company of Glaziers, London.
2011 Judge Stevens Competition, Worshipful Company of Glaziers, London.
2011 Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle, USA (teacher)
2010 Studio Workshops, Reyntiens Glass Studio.
2010 Judge Stevens Competition, Worshipful Company of Glaziers, London.
2007 Richmond Adult Community College, Gilding on Glass.
2007 Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle, USA (teacher)
2006 Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle, USA (student)
2006 GAS conference demonstration, St Louis, USA.
2005 Artbeat: Allen and Overy sponsored workshops for Bethnal Green Technology College.
2004 Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle, USA (teacher)
2002 Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle, USA (teaching assistant)
2000 Birmingham City Museum and Art Gallery, workshops for Millennium Window.