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Tom Vowden

Stained Glass Conservation, Repair and Design


Tom creates bespoke stained glass and leaded light windows to commission and is a trained stained glass conservator.  He received a QEST Scholarship in 2013, allowing him to complete a Masters in Stained Glass Conservation and Heritage Management at the University of York.  Tom developed his craft further as an apprentice working on the conservation of the Great East Window of York Minster, the largest expanse of Medieval stained glass in the UK.  

Tom has worked for a number of established glass studios, undertaking conservation work at some of Britain's most iconic historic buildings, including; Trinity College, Oxford; Westminster Cathedral and the Palace of Westminster.  In 2018 he established Coruscate Stained Glass and continues to specialise in conservation as well as to create heritage or contemporary inspired stained glass design works.  

Grandey's Place Craft Week 20-27th November 2021
Tom is offering one day lantern making courses, to book your place please click HERE

Craft Spotlight

Stained Glass Conservation and Restoration

Tom has experience working with stained glass from the Medieval Period, through to the Modern-Day. He is passionate about preserving the historic craft for future generations to enjoy. From the initial condition report, through to a full and sympathetic restoration, Tom undertakes projects at all scales, working strictly in accordance with CVMA Guidelines.

Stained Glass Design and Commission

Create a new work of Stained Glass Art. Tom works closely with each client to understand their needs and requirements, offering advice and a variety of stylistic options to choose from. He selects and cuts each piece of glass to transform the feel of any space through the careful manipulation of light.

Traditional Leaded Lights

Most commonly found in domestic settings and largely dating from the Victorian and Edwardian Eras, many are in a state of disrepair, or have been removed entirely. Tom is able to repair existing leaded lights or produce designs that are in keeping with the period and character of your property.

Heritage Inspired Design

Stained glass has progressed through an array of stylistic movements throughout its thousand year history. Tom uses traditional techniques inspired by the rich history of stained glass in his own work.

Stained Glass Courses

Are you interested in learning the historic craft of stained glass for yourself? Tom runs short courses covering all you need to know to make your own stained glass window and take home your own handmade panel to enjoy for years to come. No experience is required and there are plenty of beautifully coloured sheets of glass to choose from to personalise your work.

Stained Glass Light Boxes

Bring a piece of illuminated artwork into your own home. Tom creates small works of stained glass and traditional leaded lights fixed within a frame, back lit and ready to be hung on your wall. Choose a design, theme or even a colour scheme and have a bespoke piece of art made that can be taken wherever you go, or even send as a unique gift.

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