Martin Farrant - Ark Stained Glass
Hi my name is Martin, the owner of Ark Stained Glass, which is based in Stoke Bruerne, Northamptonshire, near the towns of Northampton, Towcester and Milton Keynes. My studio/shop is in the old stables at the mouth of the Blisworth Tunnel, Stoke Bruerne. I take my inspiration from, and make many sales to, people living and holidaying on the Grand Union canal, which is right outside the studio doors!
I have been working with stained glass for many years, having had studios in Devon, Wales, and all the way over in Nashville Tennessee!
I make new and restore items to sell online shortly and in the studio/shop, as well as restore old pieces of stained glass, and accept commissions for new bespoke panels windows and try to realise any other stained glass ideas people may have.
Stained glass can be so much more than the undeniably beautiful leaded light glass we see in church windows. I create and restore Tiffany style lampshades, terrariums, clocks, mirrors, suncatchers, tea-light holders, fire screens, window panels light houses, pictures of animals, pendants, and more. I think that the only limit is our imagination!
If you would like to talk to me about making or repairing something in stained glass, please contact me. No matter if it's something small, or a large and complicated commission, I would love to talk it through with you and see what we can do to create a beautiful and unique piece of art.
If you are over this way, please pop in along to my studio in Stoke Bruerne - there are many lovely items available as gifts for someone special - or even just for yourself!