About meWelcome to Hollybank Studio!
My name is Lesley Atkinson and I work from my studio, Hollybank, in Newbury, Berkshire, making traditional leaded stained glass windows.
I offer a bespoke, ‘made-to-measure’ service, with each design being unique to the owner. I like to engage with my customers and develop my designs to reflect something about them – often their interests and passions, or perhaps their favourite colours or the type of house they live in.
For example, I made a Welsh dragon window for a patriotic Welsh customer, two fish windows for a keen angler and a front door panel inspired by Clarice Cliff for a 1930s house. I’ve also recently been asked to make a ballerina window for someone who runs a ballet school.
Like many artists, I am especially inspired by the beauty of nature and also the ‘wow’ effect that combining certain colours together can have.
I hope you will enjoy browsing the images on the gallery page.