Andrew set up his business in 1980, and has worked on Cathedrals, Minsters, parish churches and country houses. Although a large part of his work can be seen in ecclesiastical buildings, he also enjoys working in secular situations, including private houses.
He has worked over the years with many historic conservation groups, including English Heritage, National Trust, council for the care of Churches & Devon historic Churches trust, as well as a number of private clients.
His conservation work is on the principle of minimum intervention where possible, conserving and caring for glass, and restoring only where the situation of glass that is completely lost due to vandal & storm damage.
Andrew works closely with Architects and DAC’s ( Diocese Advisory Committees) particularly in Devon, where he is recommended frequently to carry out work.
Andrew is committed to carry out work on the principle of being able to see that glass is cared for, and passed on the next generations to enjoy. And that the original intention of the purpose of the glass, is conserved and renewed for the next century. Wether it involves complete conservation, and re-leading of glass, to isothermal protection, or stainless steel window mesh protection. What ever the situation Andrew will advise the best possible solution for the work in question.
Andrew is an Associate member of the British society of master glass painters, and is also a member of the Devon Historic Group.
Studio workshops are set next to his own private dwelling, offering high security at all times, from the glazing selection studio to the lead- glazing studio. keeping a good range of mouth blow English antique glass, with some old stock of Hartleywood and Sunderland glass as well as St Just and Lamberts glass.
Andrew is an ordained self supporting Priest, and works on the principles laid down by St Benedict, that to work with your hands is to praise God at all times.