Mastery in technique allied to conservation awareness.
Training is central to our practice, we constantly train apprentices. Our aim is to establish parity in esteem between academic and vocational training. We believe that good craft and design skills, allied to an understanding of architectural context are the essential foundation for a career in stained glass conservation and new design
Stained Glass – Art, Craft and Conservation by Steve Clare
The constantly evolving medium of stained glass, which combines form and function in a unique and beautiful way, has produced breathtaking works across the centuries. This book gives a personal viewpoint on the historical development of the art form, and is also a technical manual, describing the tools and techniques involved in the craft of stained glass. Stephen Clare describes the complex considerations involved in successfully carrying out the design and conservation of stained glass, in the process outlining a personal philosophy gained over thirty years of involvement with consummate professionals in the discipline. The author particularly considers the creative process of the production of stained glass and the sometimes uneasy relationship between art and craft.