I am a stained glass maker based in Sheffield. I restore and repair leaded glass windows and doors and take on commissions in lead and copper foil.
I have been working in the craft for over 30 years. It started as an evening class whilst studying for an Architecture degree on the south coast. I didn't become an architect, but I did qualify as a teacher and worked in secondary school for over 10 years, before my long-standing hobby took over. Since 2012 I have worked at my home studio under the guise of Billigoat Designs.
I offer stained glass tuition. I mostly now teach at Martin McAssey Glass studio, located at the Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, at the Derbyshire Eco Centre near Cromford and at Zantium Studios near Wirksworth in the Derbyshire Dales.
Billigoat Designs works are to be found around Yorkshire and Derbyshire, as well as Stoke on Trent, Aberdeen, Birmingham, London, Guildford, Bristol, Hull, Wells, Leeds, Brighton, Lincoln and The Netherlands. Some of my pieces have even found their way to the US and New Zealand.