Cheltenham artisan Chandler Coleman, Cathedral Stained Glass Studio, highlighted for his restorative work

Cheltenham’s Cathedral Stained Glass Studio was recently highlighted in an article by the Keystone Gazette.

The studio designs, fabricates and restores leaded glass windows and is located at 202 Franklin Avenue.

Chandler Coleman, the studio’s head designer, was hired by the Woodmere Art Museum in Chestnut Hill to restore two ornamental D’Ascenzo home windows and by Bernard Goldberg Fine Arts in New York to revive a $1.2 million window before it went up for sale.

“It was in terrible shape, and now it’s amazing, a treasure. Chandler’s work is done with love and taste and elegance. He’s a master,” Goldberg said.

Coleman, who grew up in Germantown, recounted his youth’s exposure to Kenneth Crocker, a famous stained-glass designer who was educated in England. 

“I wanted to see how it was done,” he said. “He did mosaics, watercolors, oils, and stained glass. He was a real artist. I’ve probably done 10 to 15 D’Ascenzo windows, mostly from churches. His windows tend to be more intricate, with intricate cuts and lots of angles.”

“Chandler was one of the kids from the neighborhood who would come into the shop,” Crocker, now 88 years old, said. “But Chandler wanted to learn. He learned just by watching me.”

For more on Coleman and Cathedral Stained Glass Studio, you can visit his Facebook page. For the Keystone Gazette’s full article, you can click here.

Photo credit: Keystone Gazette