Jon Callan, an independent glass artist, established his Dorchester based studio in 1981 after training in traditional glass painting, heraldry & contemporary glass design at the Architectural Glass department at Swansea college of Art. Since then the studio has built up an extensive client base, including the Church, architects, surveyors, builders, commercial organisations and private individuals.


Stained Glass Projects

The Etc

Tie Bars and Ferramenta - We supply purpose made tie bars for individual windows in stainless steel or Phosphor bronze. We also undertake the tipping and repair of existing bars. Ventalation panel , St Edmunds art centre Salisbury Tower stair case. Made from perforated lead sheet.

Frames - In galvanised or stainless steel, purpose made for individual locations, complete with handles, stays and back plates. Where security is a consideration locks can be fitted if necessary. In addition we can repair or refurbish original frames. We also supply traditional timber frames.

Masonry & Guards - We can arrange for the supply of new masonry or the restoration and conservation of the existing. We supply and fit guards in stainless steel, powder coated or satin finish. These are fitted within the framework of the main lights and tracery panels, maintaining the overall appearance of the window, while preserving the glass from damage by vandals or accidental breakage.

Works in Progress

Spare studio time is presently being used to develop ideas regarding traditional themes.

The current drawings involve work from note book to cartoon using the subject of La Pieta.

Recent Projects

Recent projects include a private memorial window for Portsmouth Cathedral and a Design for Helen's Window.

We have also been restoring a window within Salisbury Council offices, remaking and servicing frames and leaded lights at chapel court, Hampton Court Palace, London, for the royal palaces. The redundant Church at Long Critchel, Dorset (in the care of Friends of Friendless Churches) needed a repair to one of it's stained glass windows, damaged by a tree in 1987 and now restored in 2012.

East window at St Francis of Assisi Church, Littlemoor Weymouth Dorset, size approximately 5m x 7.5m.

Portsmouth Cathedral

An on going project of new memorial windows in the towers at the west front of the cathedral.