Rod Friend

Stained Glass Artist

Cosmos Window

Commissioned for a rooflight over a school staircase.

2025mm x 915mm
Small Islamic Panel Window III
Small Islamic Panel III

One of a number of experimental panels using Islamic geometry (violet and gold).

760mm x 380mm
Divine Touch window
Divine Touch


This roundel is about healing and was made as an exhibition panel in 1982. It shows a divine being touching the auric field of a human. It is made mostly of French blue-flashed, mouth-blown glass, extensively etched.

The Feeding of the Five Thousand

The second window for St Andrew's, Fuengirola, depicting Andrew's part in the 'Feeding of the Five Thousand'. Installed October 2010

Small Islamic Panel Window II
Small Islamic Panel II

An experiment using lead as the linear pathways of Islamic patterning (violet, gold and white).

560mm x 405mm

Stained Glass Art

Featured Work

New windows for the parish church of Santa Ana, Alozaina, Malaga

Santa AnaThe St Anne window shows the Saint with her daughter Mary as a girl of about 11, flanked by white lilies.Photo by Alice Friend.
SantiagoThe Santiago window shows the Saint as a pilgrim walking not the Camino in northern Spain but a country road outside Alozaina, with the village clearly recognizable over his...
Tree Angel
Tree AngelThis piece was commissioned and made in 1986 for the house of a healer in the UK. Its purpose is to show the presence of Being in all of nature. The central area is painted on a...
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Stained Glass Courses

Upcoming Courses

Glass Mosaic Course

Date: TBC

Venue: TBC

Price: €60

This course is run for a minimum of 6 people and a maximum of 14. Each participant will complete the Course with a panel of finished, grouted glass mosaic that they themselves have designed and made.

This is a simple technique of selecting and bonding fragments of coloured glass to a sheet...

Glass Painting Course

Date: TBC

Venue: TBC

Price: €450

This course teaches glass painting using medieval techniques to paint, stain and fire mouth-blown glass, plus acid-etching and working with lead, designing and developing ideas.

Each student leaves with a leaded panel that he or she has made to his or her own original design.


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Current Commissions

Current commissions include a glass mosaic project in Islamic geometry for Tanzania and four painted windows for a Retreat Centre in UK. Pictures of these will appear here on installation

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