"Glass as unique as you"
Renasissance Stained Glass
t: +61 2 9958 3140
Unit 18, 51 Leighton Pl, Hornsby, 2077, Sydney, Australia

Principal Stainted Glass Artist and co-owner

Sean Hardingham

One of the finest international stained glass artists of his generation Sean began his career at the tender age of 16 being apprenticed to Sunrise Stained Glass in Portsmouth, England. His training incorporated the full spectrum of glass art techniques and applications from its building (or trade) elements to art and design studying at three specialty colleges to obtain his qualification.

Having cut his teeth on some of southern England's most reknown cathedrals Sean’s career has known no limits. Sean's historical work is extensive from restoration of medieval panels to period perfect repreductions for homes and public buildings. His contemporary commissions are vast incorporating representations of people's pets to stained glass interpretations of Picasso's work.

He has been professionally engaged for over 22 years completing more than 10,000 commissions. Sean is committed to to the highest standards of execution of every stage in a panels creation. There are so many stages in the creation of a panel, no matter how simple the design, and attention to each of these is critical to achieving the finest quality work, both aesthetically and structurally.

Sean is the founding co-owner of Renaissance Stained Glass and has complete control of the artistic direction of the studio personally overseeing all work from design to installation.  A vast majority of the design is personally undertaken by Sean.

Over the past two decades Sean has become extremely adept at working with clients to make their visions a stunning reality. Few stained glass artists in the world have reached the standard of craftsmanship that Sean has achieved. It is truely inspiring to watch Sean work. Such levels of expertise in any such craft takes years of high quality training and focused practice. It is to these exemplary standards that all artists working in our studio strive.

Below is a small sample of projects Sean has undertaken in public buildings. It is neither possible nor appropriate to list any of the extensive private commissions Sean has undertaken, either in the UK or Australia though many images are available in our archieves and are slowly being added to this site.

Areas of responsibility:

Design & manufacture (stained glass & jewellery), installation, product quality control, team development & training (craft skills), Stained Glass sales & quotations. A a co-owner Sean also has a directorial role in strategic business planning.

In the UK

  • Chichester Cathedral, West Sussex
  • Winchester Cathedral, Hampshire
  • All Saints Church, Portsmouth Hampshire
  • All Saints Church, Isle of Wight
  • Saint Paul's Church, Sarisbury Green Hampshire
  • Saint Mary's Hospital Chapel, Portsmouth Hampshire
  • The Wight Mouse Pub, Isle of Wight
  • The Oak Tree Pub, Portsmouth Hampshire
  • Langtrees Pub, Portsmouth Hampshire
  • The Wheatsheaf Pub, Portsmouth Hampshire
  • King's Theatre, Portsmouth Hampshire
  • White Horse Pub, Chichester West Sussex

In Australia

  • Our Lady of Consolation, Rooty Hill
  • Waxie O'Connors, Gold Coast
  • Wesley College, University of Sydney
  • Saint Andrew's College, University of Sydney
  • Canadian Consulate, Sydney
  • Scotts College Chapel
  • Cranbrook School Chapel
  • Colombian Hotel, Sydney
  • Angel Hotel, Sydney
  • Liverpool Hospital Chapel
  • Wolli Creek Nunery
  • Saint Saviours Church Redfern
  • Hunter Baillie Memorial Church, Annandale
  • Sydney Grammar School
  • Soho Bar, Sydney
  • St David's Presbyterian Church, Strathfeild

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