Matt Nickels Bio, Age, Family, Wife, Kids, The Repair Shop, Stained Glass, YGT

Matt Nickels Biography

Matt Nickels is a Stained glass expert and television personality. He appears on BBC One The Repair Shop as a stained glass expert and is also a conservator and glazier at The York Glaziers Trust.

Matt Nickels Age

He was born on January 3, 1982 in Brighton East Sussex.

Matt Nickels Education

He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Manchester in 2006. He later joined the University of York’s graduating with an MA in Stained Glass Conservation.

Matt Nickels Family

Nickels has managed to keep his family from the public but he has said that he got his passion of glazing and glass stain from his father as he is also a glass stain expert.

Matt Nickels Wife

His marital status is unknown as he keeps his personal life private.

Matt Nickels Stained Glass

Matt is a stained glass expert. He has over a decade of experience working and running his family-owned glazing business. He has worked on major projects such as the glazing of the Houses of Parliament.

Matt Nickels The York Glaziers Trust

Nickels is a glazier and conservator at The York Glaziers Trust. He joined the trust in 2019. YGT is the oldest and largest specialist stained glass conservation studio in Britain, and one of the largest in Europe. It is a charitable trust dedicated to the care and conservation of historic stained glass in York Minster and throughout the UK, and is a centre of excellence for conservation, innovation, research, and training.

The Trust undertakes conservation projects on behalf of owners and custodians of stained glass of all periods, in historic and modern buildings, from great cathedrals to the smallest of parish churches, in museums and art galleries, and in private collections.

Matt Nickels The Repair Shop

Matt is one of the experts on BBC One’s show The Repair Shop alongside the likes of Jay Blades, Will Kirk and Suzie Fletcher, since 2018. He appears as their specialist stained glass craftsman.

One of his most amazing works was when he was tasked with reassembling two badly damaged windows from a Victorian variety theatre. The windows were rescued by one of the actors shortly before the theatre was demolished in 1969, and passed on to his wife before he died. Widow Anne was left speechless when Matt managed to restore the windows to their former glory, giving her a fond reminder of her husband and his passion for the theatre.

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