Bryn Young stained glass and leaded light window artisan offers bespoke new commissions and restoration for genuine stained glass & leaded light windows.
In the beginning
At the age of 15, during school summer holiday work experience in 1978, local glass company "Monmouthshire Glass", kindly gave me an insight of creative glass design. I still remember the fascination and thrill, discovering ancient techniques, passed through generations, which could produce beautiful coloured glass windows, that designed and made correctly, could last for hundreds of years to come.
My final year in school could not pass quick enough, I had been offered an apprenticeship as 'leaded light maker' at 'Monmouthshire Glass' in Newport, the desire to master an ancient craft, something that I become so passionate for drove me through the next 5 years.
The year was 1984, aged 21 and having finish my apprenticeship, still wanting to further advance in every aspect of stained glass and leaded light windows, decided then to venture out on my own.