The Studio

Studio The studio in the coastal town of Deal, Kent undertakes the design and manufacture of new commissions, the conservation and restoration of historic stained glass in ecclesiastical buildings, historic secular buildings and private collections. John Corley Stained Glass Studio was established in 1978 following John’s studies at Canterbury School of Art and training at the newly established stained glass studio at Canterbury Cathedral.

Due to our expertise and experience throughout the past thirty-five years and our on-going improvement and development programme the studio has worked throughout the U.K. and abroad. Clients include the National Trust, English Heritage, The Crown Estate, The Churches Conservation Trust, The Council for the Care of Churches, Church of England and Roman Catholic Diocese, Museums and Private Collections.

The studio offers a complete service from small domestic repairs to major projects. John and his team of experienced craftsmen and women undertake all work within the studio at Deal and on site. Our team deals with each project from the initial report, recording, and removal from site, studio conservation and reinstatement. All work undertaken is fully documented and recorded for future reference.

We ensure clients including Church Parish Council Fabric Committees, Diocesan Architects and private clients are kept fully informed and advised on all stages of work on the glass in our care. As projects progress, we welcome clients and Architects to visit our studio to view the work in progress. Our team is keen to show their care and enthusiasm and showcase their skills to the visitors often resulting in invitations to dedication services or an unveiling at the completion of a project!

We provide detailed Condition Reports for Architects, Museums and private collections where advice and expertise is required for the care of glass of all historic periods.

Mouthblown crown bullion & streaky blown antique glass bowl.

Studio – Mouth blown glass pieces.

As part of our open studio philosophy we exhibit, display and sell autonomous glass pieces produced at the studio and made to our designs by skilled craftsmen. Mouth-blown glass pieces of object d’art can be found at the studio by respected contemporary English glass designers. Click here to view our Objet D’Art Gallery.

Conservation and restoration projects undertaken at the studio are executed to the highest standards as set out by the international Corpus Vitrearum Medii Aevi (CVMA) and the Church Buildings Council.

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