Born into a well-known building family at Newton St Loe, Somerset, John Yeo was educated at Kingswood School, Bath. He went on to study at Bulmershe College, Reading graduating with a B.Ed (Hons). An academic and teaching career followed in several West Country and American schools and universities. Coming from a practical building background, John first became involved with glass in the early 1990s. He studied with Paul San Casciani in Oxford and Laura & John Gilroy in Bristol and within a couple of years was teaching the subject at Strode College, Street, Somerset. The formation of the business followed in 1998. In 2005 John Yeo Limited was established, of which John Yeo Stained Glass is a trading name. In the past few years John has worked extensively with several respected stained glass artists including Roy Coomber, Patrick Costeloe and Michael Larsen.