I enjoy passing on my skills and helping others learn the art and craft of stained glass. Throughout the year I run a variety of workshops for all abilities, from taster sessions to painting and staining techniques. I give talks to groups on any aspect of stained glass, from design and manufacture to the history of the medium. I am happy to conduct guided tours of churches to help foster appreciation and understanding of our stained glass heritage.
The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the way I work, and currently I can safely only accommodate a maximum of two students per class. Please contact me indicating your requirements. I can run courses on any day of the week to suit.
Half day taster session £60 suitable for total beginners. No experience necessary – just bring enthusiasm! You will make your own simple A5 size hanging light catcher to take home. Choose colours and textures from an array of pre-cut pieces of glass, learn how to assemble them in a soldered lead frame. Learn how to cement and polish your piece. Time: 4hours (10am-2pm or 12pm-4pm) Why not complete your day with a walk and picnic in the glorious local countryside – there are lots of accessible walks close by.
Full day beginner’s course £120 No creative experience necessary – lets have some fun! I will show you the basics of good design and you will make your own A4 size hanging panel that you will be proud to take home. Includes the basics of glass design, choosing, using and cutting glass, lead frame construction, soldering, cementing, polishing. Includes online support, tuition and materials. (10am to 4.30pm)
Full day introduction to learning to paint on glass £120 Suitable for those who have already completed a beginners course and know the basics of working with glass. You will learn Health and Safety, types of enamels and how they work, mixing and storing paint, using different tools, having fun with techniques. You can bring your own glass, or choose some from the studio (included in price). Your painted pieces will be kiln fired overnight, for collection from the next day, or posted back to you.
Hire of workshop and kiln with or without tuition at reasonable half/full day rates – please contact me to discuss.
No refreshments will be given due to the current Covid situation, please bring your own. A leaflet will be provided prior to attendance outlining the procedures that need to be followed to ensure everyones safety and enjoyment on the day.