Rosalind Grimshaw

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Rosalind Grimshaw FMGP is a stained glass artist living in Clifton, Bristol looking towards the Clifton Suspension Bridge. Grimshaw has had Parkinson's disease from her early 30s.

Personal life[edit]

Julian of Norwich, portrayed on a stained glass window by Rosalind Grimshaw at St Augustine's Church, Scaynes Hill, West Sussex

Grimshaw, nee Neuberger, was born in 1945 and brought up in London. She married John Grimshaw in Africa. Then they settled down in Clifton, Bristol, in a commune-style five-story Georgian town-house. After having their fourth child, John told her he had quit his full-time job to found Cyclebag (now Sustrans), a cycling charity.

In 1983, Grimshaw discovered she had Parkinson's disease. This has not daunted her, with results as the large windows in the refectory in Chester Cathedral.

Stained Glass[edit]

Grimshaw trained in the stained glass studio of Joseph Bell and Son in Bristol, founded in the Victorian Gothic Revival. Her art attracted a lot of interest.[1]

Her Parkinsons was getting worse, so the family opened a workshop inside her house.[2] Her masterpiece though was winning the completion to design the Six Days of Creation in the refectory in Chester Cathedral.[3] There was a book about it.[4][5]

Grimshaw is now mainly doing fused-glass work.[6]


  1. ^ "The Stained Glass Museum - Catalogue ELYGM:L2007.4". Retrieved 2019-04-18.
  2. ^ "ART Magazine - Winter 2012". Issuu. Retrieved 2019-04-18.
  3. ^ Jardine, Cassandra (2003-07-01). "My triumph over the tremors". ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 2019-09-16.
  4. ^ Six Days: The Story of the Making of the Chester Cathedral Creation Window, Aug 2003, ISBN 978-1901970333
  5. ^ "BBC - Radio 4 - Woman's Hour -Stained Glass Windows". Retrieved 2019-04-18.
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