Mark Thompson, A.O.C.A


12 Devil Lake Road, RR 2 Westport ON K0G-1X0
Studio: (613) 273-9329 / Cell: (613) 483-0314
email :


English, French

Academic Background

Received A.O.C.A. (Associate of the Ontario College of Art and Design) in 1985, specialized in painting and sound sculpture; placed first in 1981 scholarship show and received 1981 Liberal Arts Book Award for Musicology.

Professional Stained Glass Experience

Nov. ’13 to Sept ’15

Undertook Phase 1 & 2 (of 3) of the conservation of the stained glass windows in the House of Commons.

Aug. ‘92 to Oct ‘13

Established my own business 1992 to undertake the design, manufacture, conservation and restoration of stained glass windows. A significant ongoing multi year project was the comprehensive conservation/restoration of the extensive collection of English and German stained glasswork at St. Mary’s Cathedral (circa 1850) in Kingston, Ontario that culminated in 2010. The scope of work included analysis of deficiencies through extensive cataloguing; proposal of corrective measures in accordance with C/SGAA guidelines to supervising engineers; construction of a fully functional glass studio on site (as per the European model); execution of restoration solutions including: glass painting, paint consolidation, plating, edge gluing, copper wire-foil repair, stone reglet, wood and metal removal and re- installation, reconfiguring support structures, re-leading with low and high antimony cames, reconciling ill fitting panels to openings through accurate templating, cleaning, re-cementing, repairs to frames, thorough documenting of all repairs and institution of a long term maintenance plan using now established in-house facility. Since then I have undertaken many restoration projects all over Ontario (see ensuing list) including work on the Library of Parliament in 2005 where my company was subcontracted by Eve Guinan Design to install the large lower tier windows (into stone reglets). In 2012 we were given an award from the Kingston Heritage Foundation for work undertaken at the old Masonic Lodge. During this time I also undertook several large-scale architectural glass commissions (see ensuing list)

Jan. '91 to Aug. '92

Artist in Residence/Visual Arts Instructor at the Cornelius Arts Centre (an arts resource centre within the North York Board of Education). Duties included preparation of course outlines for various age groups and media, teaching in a classroom setting and collaborating with teachers on specific projects.

May '82 to Jan. '91

Began working as an apprentice at Solarium Stained Glass ( where I worked during the summers and on weekends during the rest of the year to put myself through school at the Ontario College of Art and Design. Upon graduating I became in-house designer/studio manager. Responsibilities included: all facets of design from proposals and conceptual scale renderings to full size shop drawings and related orthographic drawings; all studio artwork and surface treatments including: glass painting, etching, etc.; studio liaison with clients, architects and contractors on Ecclesiastic, Corporate, Commercial, Residential and Restoration projects; management of 8 person studio production and resources; issuing of quotes and invoices and overseeing of apprentices. During my 10-year employment with Solariun I gained a thorough grounding in all facets of traditional glasswork and I still do occasional design work for them.


St John’s, Gananoque, ON
Church of the Good Thief, Kingston, ON
Ontario Heritage Foundation, Toronto, ON
Brockville Museum, Brockville ON
Crossroads United, Kingston, ON
Trinity United, Harrowsmith, ON
Christchurch, Gananoque, ON
St Andrews, Perth, ON
St Christopher’s, Toronto, ON
CFB Kingston Base Chapel, Kingston, ON
St Francis Frankford, ON
Kingston City Hall, Kingston, ON
Queen’s University, Kingston, ON
Queen’s Chapel at Tyendinaga, ON
St Patrick’s, Railton, ON
Perth Rd United, Perth Road Village, ON
Zion Lutheran, Pembroke, ON
Mt. St. Patrick, Calabogie, ON
Holy Name, Kingston Mills, ON
St Andrew’s, Amhearst Island, ON
St James Anglican, Kingston, ON
St Barnabas, Seely’s Bay, ON
House of Commons, Ottawa, ON

Wilton Women’s Institute, Wilton, ON
St Francis Xavier, Brockville, ON
George Brown House, Toronto ON
Queen St United, Kingston, ON
Chalmers United, Kingston, ON
St Paul’s Anglican, Sydenham, ON
St John’s, Perth, ON
Knox Presbyterian, Perth, ON
Our Mother of Sorrows, Kingston, ON
Bridge Street United, Belleville, ON
Sacred Heart, Batawa, ON
Library of Parliament, Ottawa, ON
Harrowsmith United, Harrowsmith, ON
Heathfield Sisters of Providence, Kingston, ON
St Linus, Bath, ON
St Mark’s, Barriefield, ON
Kingston Train Station, Kingston, ON
Holy Name, Kemptville, ON
Religious Hospitalers of St Joseph, Amhearstview, ON
Masonic Lodge, Kingston, ON
St Columbanus, Elgin, ON
Perth Rd United, Perth Rd Village, ON


St Christopher’s Church, Toronto, ON
Mary Ward Chapel, Toronto, ON
St James the Less, Eganville, ON
St Mark’s Church, Kingston, ON

Pan Chancho Bakery, Kingston, ON
Providence Palliative Care Chapel, Kingston, ON
Eglise Ste Marie, Orleans, ON
National Trust Headquarters (now Scotiabank), Toronto, ON