I am a stained glass conservator, consultant and artisan with more than twenty years experience in the field. During my career I have worked with museums, cathedral studios, and private studios in Europe and the United States and am well versed in conservation practices, techniques and ethics. I have been fortunate to be able to actively participate in all aspects of both the fabrication of new installations and the conservation of historic stained glass windows from the 12th through the 21st centuries. This has given me insight into the structure and techniques of stained glass of all eras and a broad foundation of expert, in-depth knowledge from which to draw in solving the unique issues and problems that arise when working with my clients' windows.
In addition to the facility and understanding I have received from my years of hands-on work on stained glass, I continually seek to expand my skills and expertise. To this end, in 2012, I earned my Masters Degree in Stained Glass Conservation and Heritage Management from the University of York in the United Kingdom. In addition, I continually strive to remain up-to-date with the emerging techniques and practices in all areas of art conservation through participation in professional conferences and colloquia, staying current with literature on stained glass and other fields and exchanging information with my many professional contacts in the Unites States and abroad.
In everything I do, the technical and intuitive knowledge of the medium, materials and techniques of stained glass, generated by years of hands-on practice, are underpinned by a broad understanding of conservation ethics, architecture, historic preservation, past-practice, current best-practice, and creative problem solving gained through education, exchange and research.