In line with COVID-19 guidelines, workshops have been scaled back and courses will run with two participants per session. There will be a plentiful supply of gloves, masks and hand sanitiser, and all tools and surfaces will be cleaned before and after each workshop and wiped down with antibacterial spray. Please bear in mind that the studio is attached to my family home and other family members may make use of the kitchen, though one bathroom will be allocated just for guests. Please only book if you are comfortable with these arrangements.
You can choose one of two techniques for your workshop – the copper foil technique is recommended for beginners. Feel free to get in touch to learn more – you can decide which course you’d like to do on the day.
Introduction to Copper Foil Technique
This course is designed for complete beginners but can also be adapted for those who already have some experience in this field.
Made famous by Tiffany with their lampshades, the copper foil technique is particularly suited to smaller, more detailed work (eg. suncatchers) or 3D pieces. During the morning we cover the basics of how to cut and shape glass, how to apply and work with copper foil and solder, and how to design patterns for stained glass.
After learning the basics we go on to design and then create unique individual stained glass panels to take home at the end of the day.
Introduction to Leaded Technique
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.
Lunch 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.
Whilst we strive to be totally inclusive, the Stonefield Glass studio is attached to our family home and we are unable to accommodate some wheelchairs. Please get in touch to discuss your specific requirements.
Please note that courses will only run if both places are filled. If your booking is the only one for a date then I will contact you to arrange a date change or a full refund.