Tim Cunliffe is a London based artist who has been designing and making stained glass for over thirty years.
His work unites the ancient tradition of medieval stained glass with a fresh contemporary approach often focusing on animal imagery.
He draws inspiration from the energy of animals and their depiction in ancient and medieval cultures.
After training as a sculptor at Canterbury College of art, he studied stained glass at Central Saint Martin’s School of Art in London where he was awarded the Stained Glass Fellowship.
Throughout his career Tim has carried out many commissions in glass and taken part in numerous exhibitions both in the UK and internationally. He has exhibited as a member of the contemporary glass artists’ group New London Glass since 2001.
His sculptural work includes cast bronze reliefs and unique fine art pieces in glass that he combines with other materials such as wood and metal. The British Museum acquired one of his bronze art medals in 2002.
In 2018 he was commissioned to create a stained glass panel to illustrate the front cover of the UK based magazine, Shortlist.
Tim is committed to passing on the tradition of stained glass and lectures in various colleges besides offering private courses.
His many commissions for private and public interiors includes windows for Bethnal Green Hospital in London, the chapel of the Wintershall estate near Guildford, and investment banker Sir Simon Robey.
He works with homeowners, architects, interior designers, and project managers and strives to push the technical and expressive qualities of stained glass. He states. ‘’I enjoy the process of responding to a client’s specific requirements and aim to create striking designs that exploit the luminosity of coloured glass and compliment and enrich any interior be it a home or workspace.’’