Jamal Rafay

Jamal Rafay biography

Jamal is a freelance artist and maker of stained glass. He worked at John Hardman Studio (est. 1838), where he designed, restored and conserved stained glass windows for several historical buildings, modern architecture, private companies, and domestic clients. At Hardman, he explored (Pugin's) theory and (Hardman's) practice of Gothic Revival stained glass. Through stained glass restoration, he has mastered multiple glass painting styles and techniques used in Medieval, Arts & Crafts, Pre-Raphaelites and Gothic Revival stained glass.

With over 20 years of arts practice, he has established himself as a freelance artist and educator. He produces hand-painted stained glass for a variety of global clients from his own little studio 'StainedGlassic' (est. 2011) in Birmingham. www.stainedglassic.com

Jamal has a Master of Fine Arts in Arts Practice and Education from Birmingham City University, and a Master of Fine Arts in illustration/Graphic Design from the Institute of Art and Design, Lahore.