Have you ever wondered how stained glass is made? This workshop will provide you with an introduction to the design and making of decorative stained glass panel's. Focusing on the practical aspects of a project using traditional techniques which have changed little in over a thousand years.
Each course will be limited to eight people to allow each applicant more personal hands on tuition. Art knowledge is not necessary. Just desire and enthusiasm to learn this very old craft.
Individually designed workshops can be provided for community groups, schools, adult education etc.
The workshop costs £45
Time of workshop 10am - 5pm
This includes the provision of all tools and materials as required. Tea/Coffee/ light refreshments.
Workshop venue and dates change monthly. Details of venue and dates are advertised in advance.
To book a workshop in your area or more information
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or Telephone the studio ~ 01642 577865
The photos and text below explain a typical workshop schedule, and the process of making a hand made stained glass panel
The chosen design is drawn to scale
The drawing is known as the cartoon
Individual glass pieces are hand cut carefully to match the shapes of the cartoon
All the glass segments are leaded together and soldered at each joint
Leaded light cement is brushed between the glass and lead. this process weather proofs and strengthens the panel
Whiting powder is loosely brushed over the panel. this helps to dry the oily cement and eventually to clean the glass.
Once dry the panel is polished clean using stiff and soft brushes, and finally the lead cames are coated with black graphite grate polish