A creative workshop designing and making traditional stained glass. Work on a specific project or just come to learn and experiment with glass. You will learn how to cut class using a cutline template; use lead to assemble the pieces together, solder the panel and cement to finish. Students will be able to create their own design for a panel or choose from a number of prepared designs.
You will begin with some practice in cutting on plain glass before starting on your chosen design. There will be a selection of coloured glass available for the group to share and you will be shown how to cut shapes to fit your cutting template. Coloured glass will be mounted to the easel to monitor progress before the panel is assembled with lead. Finally the piece will be soldered and cemented to weatherproof. You will have to do the final cleaning at home.
There will be group demonstrations of skills and individual guidance and help throughout the course. This is a physically demanding course which does require good manual dexterity.
This course is to be held at the Oldham Hall in Church St, Great Missenden (approx 8 minute walk from The Abbey). There is limited car parking at The Oldham Hall but students are free to leave their cars at The Abbey should they wish.
Morning and afternoon refreshments are provided at the Oldham Hall as part of the course fee. Lunch each day will be provided at Missenden Abbey as part of the course fee for all students (including non-residents); please advise us of any dietary requirements you may have when you place your booking.
The residential option includes accommodation and all meals at Missenden Abbey from Monday lunch until Wednesday lunch.
Please bring with you
A piece of plain window glass. This is used as an easel. The coloured glass pieces are stuck to it with plasticine.
A piece of 1.2cm thick chipboar. This is used as a working board.
Two battens of wood approx.1.2cm x 2.5cm. These are fitted along two sides of the chipboard when the panel is assembled
A small hammer
A small amount of plasticine and some rubber gloves
Closed toe shoes must be worn.
Chipboard and plain glass sizes:
Over three days you can expect to make a small practice piece and a panel which is approx. A3 in size. Your plain glass and chipboard need to measure approx. 40cm x 50cm. Whatever size panel you make – your board needs to be 5cm larger on all sizes to allow space for the glazing battens
The following items can be purchased from your tutor
Materials are not included in your course fee. Materials will be provided by the tutor and students will be charged according to the size and number of panels they make. An A3 size panel will cost £45.00. If you make a larger panel or several smaller pieces you will be charged accordingly. There is a £5 charge for the use of specialist tools, equipment and consumables.
If you need specific colours and want to buy your own glass, please contact the tutor prior to the course and she will provide details about local suppliers.
Suitable for all levels, including beginners. As we are working with lead, this course is NOT suitable for anyone who is pregnant or nursing.
Church Street, Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire HP16 0AZ
I have been designing and making stained glass for over twenty five years and my windows can be found in churches in Kent, Sussex, Oxfordshire, Suffolk and London as well as in smaller private spaces. I trained in both textile and stained glass design before spending time working in industry and finally setting up my own studio. I love the challenge of working with traditional materials and interpreting them in a contemporary fashion. My time is divided between working on private commissions, teaching and taking part in exhibitions and fairs. With a keen eye for detail and a sense of fun, I enjoy helping students of all ability levels to realise their ideas in glass and produce a brilliant piece of work!