Our People | Recclesia Stained Glass
Recclesia

Our staff of conservators, consultants, craftsmen and women are the heart of our company. As a team, we all have a shared love of conservation alongside the qualifications and experience to underpin our natural enthusiasm.

We are forward-thinking, creative and innovative in our approach to conservation, whilst at the same time abiding by a finely tuned conservation policy based on national and international research, guidelines and standards for best practice.

Main Image: Sarah Woodhall at Lady Lever Art Gallery South Dome

Jamie Moore

  • Managing Director
  • MSc Historic Building Conservation
  • BA (Hons) History
  • NVQ Level 6 Conservation Site Management

Jamie has been involved in the conservation of historic glass since 1998 and founded Recclesia in 2009. He grew up immersed in the conservation world thanks to his father Geoff Moore, who is a very experienced stone conservation specialist.

Alongside his practical experience Jamie has broad technical and academic knowledge, having completed a BA in History, an MSc in Building Conservation and an NVQ Level 6 in Conservation Site Management. He has a solid understanding of conservation theory and practice and has demonstrable experience applying this to the delivery of complex stained glass projects.

Stephen Evans

  • Contracts Manager
  • NEBOSH Level 3
  • NVQ Level 3 Glass Processing
  • SMSTS

Stephen has been with Recclesia since 2011. Initially joining us as a specialist stained glass craftsman, he quickly became a key member of our team. In 2015 he was promoted to the position of Contracts Manager, carrying out many of our specialist surveys of historic stained glass, producing schedules of works and project cost estimates.

Stephen is qualified to NVQ Level 3 in glass processing, holds an IOSH NEBOSH qualification and has recently undertaken CPD training in surveying with RICS.

Lee Bilson

  • Consultant
  • BArch
  • MSt Building History (Cantab)
  • FRSA

Lee joined the team in 2016, taking up the role of Heritage Consultant, having previously provided conservation expertise on a wide range of building conservation projects across the UK and Europe.

Having obtained his BArch from Glasgow School of Art and his MSt in Building History at Cambridge, Lee has developed his fervent passion for the historic built environment, and has gained a thorough understanding of how best to care for it from his many years working in the sector; from managing the conservation of the Sovereign’s Entrance Gates at the Palace of Westminster and The Temperate Glasshouse at Kew Gardens, to acting as a specialist consultant for The HMS Victory Trust.

He also provided his expertise as part of a European Commission FP7 research project, which aimed to develop innovative and environmental friendly materials to assist in the protection of immovable Cultural Heritage assets.

Michael Batters

  • Senior Foreman & Metalwork Conservator

Michael has been working with metal for over thirty years and is one of the most creative members of the Recclesia team. Following a career in specialist fabrication work, he moved into the conservation of architectural metalwork almost twenty years ago and has been with Recclesia since its inception.

In his role as Senior Foreman, Michael takes a lead on many of the company's more complicated special projects, as well as overseeing the removal and reinstatement of all major stained glass conservation projects.

Katherine Walton

  • Senior Stained Glass Conservator
  • MA Glass

Katherine has been providing stained glass expertise for Recclesia since completing her MA in Glass in 2004, and has continually developed her expert knowledge in the field.

As a conservator of glass, Katherine has been instrumental in the success of some very complex stained glass conservation projects and has worked miracles with seriously damaged historic glass thanks to her technical knowledge and her creative approach to advanced glass conservation work.

Katherine has recently completed the Chemistry for Conservators course run by IAP and regularly delivers specialist glass training courses in Liverpool.

Elizabeth Sinkova

  • Stained Glass Artist & Designer
  • BA (Hons) Architectural Glass

Elizabeth joined Recclesia in 2016 as a specialist stained glass artist and designer, with a background in architectural and stained glass painting and conservation.

Having obtained a first in Architectural Glass from Swansea and Glass Painting from The Glass Making School in the Czech Republic, she joined after a 40 week work placement awarded by The Worshipful Company of Glaziers And Painters of Glass. This gave her the opportunity to work at a number of prestigious glass studios with the UK and Germany, including Reyntiens Glass Studio, Canterbury Cathedral, and Salisbury Cathedral.

Matthew Batters

  • Metalwork Specialist

Matthew works alongside his father Mike Batters, and has been trained in traditional black-smithing techniques. He has taken an increasingly prominent role with Recclesia Stained Glass, and has become a key member of the stained glass installation team, having worked on some of our most complex glass projects.

Neil Doherty

  • Stained Glass Conservator

Neil has forty years of experience working with stained glass and has been working with Recclesia Stained Glass since its inception.

Neil takes the lead on studio-based lead-work, both in respect of exacting conservation and repair work, and the structural composition of new lead-work for commissioned glass.

Kate Ladyman

  • Stained Glass Conservator
  • HND Architectural Glass

Kate has thirty years of experience working with historic stained glass and takes the lead on the rebuilding of stained glass into new leadwork following its conservation and repair, as well as the design and redesign of lead nets for old and new windows alike.

Kate has a keen eye for detail and has been responsible for many of the studio's flagship commissions and projects involving the reclamation and relocation of stained glass.

Quentin Davies

  • Project Manager
  • SMSTS

Quentin joined Recclesia in 2017 and has overseen a number of key projects including our work at Newcastle City Pool and Northumberland Baths in Newcastle, and work at the Old Curzon Street Station in Birmingham.

Prior to joining Recclesia, Quentin oversaw works on site at the Temperate House at Kew Gardens, as well as numerous other large-scale historic metalwork and glazing projects.

Darren Hughes

  • Metal Conservator

Darren has been working as a metals conservation specialist for decades, having worked on some of the UKs most important heritage sites and projects, from the Palace of Westminster to the award winning Temperate House restoration project at Kew.

His technical ability, coupled with his dedicated approach to his work ensures his input on any project is considered, sensitive, and grounded in his extensive experience on heritage projects. There is little about a glasshouse structure that he doesn’t know.

Franco Rotolo

  • Metal Conservator

Franco is an experienced metal and glass house conservator, with abilities ranging from forging replacement repousse sections for historic railings, to repatinating bronze statuary, and sensitively restoring historic metal glasshouses.

Over the years he has worked across the country for clients including the National Trust and English Heritage, working on statuary at Blenhiem Place and Osbourne House, the award winning Temperate House restoration at Kew Gardens, and similarly the RIBA nominated Swiss Gardens Grotto Fernery in Bedfordshire.