Barley Studio was founded by Keith Barley MBE ACR in 1973 and has been at the forefront of developing techniques for the preservation of ancient glass since then. Our aim is to maintain the highest standards of artistry and craftsmanship in stained glass conservation and creation.

An individually tailored approach is taken to every project, whether developing conservation strategies for historic glass, creating striking new designs to commission or producing period style plain glazing appropriate to the architectural surroundings.  All work is carried out in-house by our multi-skilled team.

We undertake projects on glass of all periods, from the medieval to the present day, and of all sizes, from small domestic repairs and installations to major cathedral works.

Conservation of historic stained glass windows in cathedrals, churches and historic houses.

Barley Studio conserves historic stained glass windows in cathedrals, churches and historic houses.  Major projects include the 16th-century Herkenrode windows at Lichfield Cathedral, the unique original medieval scheme at St Mary’s Church, Fairford (recognised by the National Award for Conservation 1998), and the remarkable collections at Longleat and Blickling. Read more...

Design and creation of new stained glass windows
Design and creation

Major commissions of new stained glass windows can be seen in St Mary’s Church, Sheffield (supported by the Arts Council), Beverley Minster (supported by the Friends of Beverley Minster) and Worksop Priory (supported by the Friends of Friendless Churches). Read more...

Design and installation of 'isothermal' environmental protective glazing systems

Examples of ‘isothermal’ environmental protective glazing systems designed by Barley Studio can be seen in York Minster, Durham Cathedral, Southwell Minster, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and the Museum of Fine Art, Boston. Read more...

Supply and installation of period style plain glazing
plain glazing

Barley Studio supply and install period style plain glazing appropriate to historic architecture, for clients including Historic Royal Palaces (Hampton Court), the National Trust (Beningbrough Hall) and independent architects. Read more...

Design and production of associated metalwork
associated metalwork

Barley Studio design and produce metalwork associated with stained glass, from wire guards and bronze frames to replica historic casements and copper sculpture complementing new stained glass windows. Read more...

Consultancy and advisory work
Consultancy and advisory work

Barley Studio undertakes consultancy and advisory work, both around the UK (for example at Lichfield and Ely Cathedrals and at Selby Abbey) and in major international conservation projects at the Siena Duomo in Italy, The Cloisters at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and St Patrick's Cathedral, New York.  We also carry out quinquennial and other inspections, from individual windows to full glazing schemes. Please contact us for further information.