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Location: South East
Settings: Homes, Places of worship, Public buildings
Techniques: Acid etching, Painting / staining
Specialisms: Conservation, New commissions, Restoration & repairs

John’s introduction to the glory of stained glass began whilst visiting Canterbury Cathedral during his time studying Fine Art at Canterbury College of Art in the early 1970s. Following his graduation he joined Canterbury Cathedral Studios as a Graduate Conservation Assistant under the direction of Frederick Cole FMGP. For a number of years he trained in all aspects of conservation, design, manufacture and installation of stained glass and assisted with Madeline Caviness’ research for ‘The Windows of Christ Church Cathedral Canterbury’ (1981).

John is an ICON accredited conservator/restorer (ACR) who has undertaken projects across the U.K. and abroad. Throughout his career he has worked with the National Trust, English Heritage, The Crown Estate, The Churches Conservation Trust, The Council for the Care of Churches, Church of England and Roman Catholic Diocese, Museums and Private Collections.

John’s vibrant colour palette and painterly manner are key aspects of his work. Bold colouration, abstract forms and dynamic delineations underpin his new commissions. Alongside stained glass, John is an abstract artist who takes inspiration from the natural world, with particular stimulus developing from around his home in the South East.

Life and Growth Window 2007
St Nicholas Church, Ash, Kent. Acid etched, painted, stained and leaded glass. 2.2m x 1.7m
Jesus Teaching (detail) 2004
St Saviour’s Church, Abbots Langley, Hertfordshire. Painted, stained and leaded glass. 2.5m x 4.3m
Millenium Window 2000
St Margaret’s Church, Bethersden. Painted and leaded glass. 3m x 1.8m
Restoration of the King George IV Coat of Arms Window 2001
Rolls Chapel, Maughan Library. Chancery Lane, London. Acid etched, painted, enamelled, stained and leaded glass. 2.4m x 3.2m
Restoration of the Florence Nightingale Window 2017
Discovered in store in Guy’s Hospital and now in the Florence Nightingale Museum, London. Painted, stained and leaded glass. 0.8m x 2.2m
Conservation of Nicols Window (detail) 2012
Hotel Café Royal, Piccadilly. Acid etched, painted, stained and leaded glass. 2m x 5m