Lead came has been used to create stained glass windows for centuries and the techniques and materials involved have barely changed over time. It is particularly suited to creating large panels and windows, beautiful examples of which we can see in churches and cathedrals around the world.
This workshop is suitable for complete beginners. During the day we cover the basics of cutting and shaping glass, designing and creating patterns for stained glass and the techniques involved in using lead came, solder and lead light cement. During the day each participant will design and make a unique piece of leaded stained glass to take away with them.
The workshops take place in either Hundred House (LD1 5RY) or Brecon town centre – you can see the location for a course when you select a date above, and exact directions will be provided on booking. Both venues have ample parking, are spacious and airy and allow for social distancing and Covid safe practice. They are also wheelchair friendly and have disabled toilet access. Please feel free to get in touch to discuss your specific requirements.
The Introduction to Stained Glass Workshops run from 9am until around 5pm but we sometimes run over rather than rush the pieces.
Snacks and refreshments are provided on all courses, as are all materials and equipment. Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements or allergies.
Please wear closed toe shoes for safety reasons.
Unfortunately pregnant women are advised against working with stained glass as the lead can harm a developing foetus.
Please note that courses will only run with a minimum of two participants. If your booking is the only one for a date then I will contact you to arrange a date change or a full refund.