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Conservation

All work is carried out to the highest standard by Tom Vowden MA, a qualified Stained Glass Conservator with experience working on a range of high profile stained glass conservation projects.

 

Tom has worked on some of the finest glass in the country including:

  • York Minster Cathedral - the Great East Window

  • Trinity College, Oxford

  • Harrow School

  • Palace of Westminster - including the Norman Porch, Royal Gallery, House of Lords Cloakroom, State Officers Court and Westminster Hall Lantern

  • Westminster Cathedral

  • Tate Britain - fabrication of leaded lights designed by Turner Prize winning artist Richard Wright

  • Sir John Soane's Museum, London

Beginning as an apprentice at York Glaziers Trust - the oldest specialist stained glass conservation studio in Britain - Tom honed his craft alongside master conservators whilst helping to preserve York Minster's Great East Window for future generations. Since then Tom has conserved stained glass in churches across London and the South East including: St. Saviours Church, Battersea; St. Marks Chapel, Fulham Broadway; St. Antony's Church, Edgware; Holy Trinity Church, Brompton and All Saints Church, Snodland, Kent.

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Services

  • Conservation and restoration of historic stained glass in any condition and on projects of any scale;

  • Consultation, including full condition reports, recommendations for treatment and assessments of historical significance;

  • Conservation work in strict adherence to guidelines issued by the Institute of Conservation in conjunction with the CVMA;

  • Safeguarding of stained glass within its architectural setting, using techniques that prevent further deterioration.

Please get in touch via our Contact page to request a free consultation and to find out more about the conservation solutions we offer.