Leo Amery was born in London and discovered the art of stained glass in San Francisco, California when he was 18 years old. He studied stained glass at Central School of Art and Design under Tony Attenborough, whilst completing a degree in english litterature at Oxford University.He worked in his first studio at Rotherhithe London in 1978.
In 1982 after 2 1/2 years travelling in Africa, Australia and SE Asia, he opened a studio in Kilburn, London. During this time, he studied drawing and painting with the artist Michael Chaitow at Camden Arts Centre and started teaching stained glass for ILEA, in Wandsworth, London. Leo also worked occasionally for the London Repository of Stained Glass, restoring stained glass windows, including the library windows of the American School in London.
In 1990, Leo Amery moved to the countryside in SW France where he, now, lives and works with his wife Claudine.
Leo works to commission, for exhibitions, runs stained glass courses and does a small amount of restoration work. Leo has a small gallery space open to the public during the summer, or by appointment the rest of the year.
When not in his studio, Leo is most likely to be found in his vegetable garden.
Leo is an active member of SEMA (Société d’Ecouragement
aux Métiers d’Art) and the Route des Métiers d’Art
du Lot (46 – F).
Leo is also a member of ONPMV (Organisation Nationale Professionnelle des Maîtres Verriers), of Ateliers d'Art de France, of Centre International du Vitrail and the Worshipfull Company of Glaziers and Painters of Glass , U.K.