This day course gives you the opportunity to explore this traditional craft. During the day you will make a 20cm square stained glass panel.
This is a practical course where you learn the basic construction processes of cutting glass, putting a panel together with lead, soldering, cementing and finishing.
There will be a choice of simple, non-representational designs and packs of glass provided by the tutor. All the other materials and tools you will need to create your panel are also provided. Due to time constraints, students will not be able to design their own patterns.
This is an example of one of the templates:
If you would like to discuss the course content further you may contact the tutor direct by email: [email protected] You can see examples of Carole’s work on her website: www.itsablast.co.uk
If you require accommodation before or after the course, please contact us and we’ll try to help.
Refreshments are included, but please bring lunch with you.
Tutor: Carole GrayCarole Gray is a designer maker, specialising in decorative and contemporary architectural stained glass. She mainly works to commission, producing windows, doors and other pieces for private and commercial clients.
Before You Attend
What to Bring
- An apron or coverall - you should not have open shoes or bare legs.
- Rubber gloves (washing up gloves are ideal).
- A face mask to wear when cementing and cleaning your panel.
Please note that most of the day is spent standing up.
Health and Safety
- You must not wear open shoes or have bare legs (even if the weather is warm).
- Do not wear loose clothing or dangly jewellery as it may get caught in machinery.
- Long hair must be tied back.
- Please note that you will not be able to work in the studio unless supervised by the tutor.
- The studio will not be accessible during the lunch break.
If you are pregnant or breast feeding you should consult your GP before enrolling on this course as working with solder (lead/tin) can be harmful to the developing baby.