Marbellous Lamp

Combining art
and artisan

Welcome to Orchid Stained Glass, the home of beautiful, original works of glass.

Artist Linda Banks combines traditional techniques, strong designs and glorious coloured glasses to create truly individual pieces, including lighting, mirrors, leaded windows, wall panels, free-standing panels, terrariums, decorated vases, tableware and jewellery.

At her studio near Woking in Surrey she uses methods including ‘Tiffany’ copper foil, lead came work and fused glass, married with beautiful stained glass, to create bespoke, handmade heirloom commissions and gifts to treasure.

From the gallery

A selection of recently completed pieces. Click each image to read how it came about. See all works


Green Marbellous Lamp

Green Marbellous Lamp

Deco Mirror

Deco Mirror

Steampunk Lamp

Steampunk Lamp

Marbellous Lamp


Please vote for me!

The 2015 Selected Awards, run by the fabulous Craft&Design magazine, are open for voting. If you like my work, please take a moment to vote for me. If I reach the final it will be judged by Andy McConnell – the wonderful glass expert of Antiques Roadshow fame – who is purported to own 30,000 glass items!  Just click the link and then scroll to the bottom of the page to find the vote button. If you haven’t registered before, it is a quick and easy process and they won’t spam you with anything!

Selected Maker 2015

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A quick thank you!

20th December 2014

Leaf uplighter

17th September 2013

Upcoming Events

My forthcoming events, exhibitions and demonstrations.

    AppArt Exhibition

    Saturday 4th April, 2015 to Saturday 18th April 10:00am to 4:00pm
    Prior's Field School
    Priorsfield Rd, Godalming, Surrey GU7 2RH, United Kingdom
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    Living Crafts

    Thursday 7th May, 2015 to Sunday 10th May 10:00am to 5:00pm
    Hatfield House

    Hatfield - View Details

    Open Studios

    Saturday 13th June, 2015 8:00am to 5:00pm
    Orchid Stained Glass Studios
    17 Holyoake Crescent
    Horsell - View Details


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Green Marbellous Lamp

I am absolutely thrilled with my own 'Marbellous' lamp shade. Linda recreated her original idea, adapting it to match my colour scheme. It makes a unique, artistic and welcoming light in my hallway. It has made many of my visitors quite envious!

RB, Surrey


Now the mirror is up on the wall we can truly appreciate how lovely it is. The colours are lovely and the design is just what I asked for, the protruding stamens just finish it off beautifully. Thank you so much, we will treasure it forever.

TB, West End, Surrey


Blessings for your professional, artistic and open-minded approach to creating our stunning centrepiece between our kitchen and bathroom

BT, Ockham, Surrey

Craft & Design Selected Maker Finalist 2013
Emerging Designer-Makers
Craft & Design Selected Maker Finalist 2014
Surrey Artists Open Studios