Founder Stephen Bowman’s father, Stewart Bowman, originally trained at Clayton & Bell, an apprentice to Michael Farrar-Bell. Clayton & Bell being one of the top English Stained Glass workshops of the 19th century, ensured a first class apprenticeship for Stewart.
Stewart and Michael worked for years in collaboration. Locally, their most important project was St Mary’s Church of their home village, Haddenham. Designed by Michael and painted by Stewart, the 13th century church is a focal point of the village.
In 1989, Stephen founded Bowman’s Stained Glass, a year later joined by his father Stewart. The Bowmans’ creations and restorations can be found across the UK.
Bowman’s Stained Glass has been responsible for many beautiful works. Locally at St Joseph’s Catholic Church in Thame and a Millennium window, complete with windmill at All Saints Church in Brill, with hundreds more across the UK.
The Bowmans secured many contracts with English Heritage and Clancy Developments renovating many historic houses including, Breakspear House at Harefield. Bowman’s has been hugely successful with many more contracts and restoration work, a painstaking and highly skilled process with stunning results.
Keeping with the family tradition Stephen’s son Kieron has recently joined the business, an apprentice as his father and Grandfather were before him. The Bowmans’ proudly display their designs produced by the family at their workshop, Fleet Marston Farm, where visitors are welcome to view these pieces.