Workshops

The workshops listed here are an opportunity for you to learn a fresh skill in relaxed and supportive atmosphere with a maximum of six students in he Introduction to Stained Glass Workshops. Giving  you the chance to be creative in a new way with plenty of one to one time. Some more advanced workshops have maximum numbers of three or four students.

You will learn traditional techniques associated with stained glass work. No previous artistic background or experience is required as there are plenty of patterns, ideas and resources to choose from. Please note each new student needs to undertake the Introduction to Stained Glass Workshop to begin this addictive craft. Exceptions to this are: Christmas Tree Decoration Workshops where beginners are very welcome. The dates, times and cost of each workshop can be found on the Calendar. The fee includes use of tools on the day and all materials. Gift Vouchers are available to purchase. Please contact Marilyn by email: stainedglassworkshop@hotmail.com

If the workshop you are interested that is full or the date has already passed I will be happy to add your name to the waiting list and will put on another class if there are sufficient people. There is no limit to the number of times you can undertake any of the workshops to practice your skills. You will need to bring a packed lunch but tea/coffee/cold drinks are provided. For health and safety reasons this particular craft is not suited to pregnant women and nursing mothers. Images shown are of students work from previous workshops.

To Book a Workshop

If you would like to book on any of the above workshops please initially complete the web page enquiry form with your name, address and telephone number and the dates you would prefer. I will then send further details and confirm your booking by post upon receipt of your cheque or bank transfer. Please remember numbers are limited. If workshops have been completed for this year or are full please email your interest and I will make sure I contact you when the next classes are set up. The venue is: Awbridge Village Hall, Nr Romsey SO51 0HG. Plenty of free parking. If you need any further information please email or give me a call on 01794 342428. I look forward to working with you.

Stained Glass Workshop Cancellation Policy

Please note: your fee is non-refundable should you cancel or withdraw from the class for any reason, this is due to the low number of students enrolled, otherwise the class becomes unviable. No transfers to other one day classes or weekend workshops can be made within 14 days of the class date. If I have to cancel for any reason your fee will be returned promptly.

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One day introductory workshops are open to complete beginners and/or returners to the craft. This is the entry point into the fascinating and addictive world of stained glass. By the end of the day you will have created a beautiful stained glass light catcher to hang in a sunlit window. During the day you will learn how to cut glass competently and safely, grind glass, copper foil, solder and finish your project ready to take home. Maximum six students per class. You can then increase your skills by joining workshops listed below.

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Selecting your colour palette for your chosen season whether it be the Spring, Summer or Autumn. Cutting your glass pieces, copper foiling and soldering your tree and adding heat resistant “found” objects to personalise it or use some of my glass beads.  The trees are in a range of colours, the Winter tree boasts beautiful clear iridescent glasses, blues, purples and whites, whereas the Summer tree is in a range of various shades of green and the Autumn tree can be created in beautiful reds, oranges, yellows and browns This workshop is for those students who have undertaken the basic Introduction to Stained Glass Workshop above and have their cutting skills. Maximum three students. Workshop held in my home studio on a weekday.

Introduce some colour into your autumn or spring garden and create this stunning Sunflower in yellow, orange and red glasses or a Moonflower in blues, whites and purples. Both the flowers have a handmade kiln fused glass centre in a choice of colour-ways for you to select from. This workshop is for those students who have undertaken the basic Introduction to Stained Glass Workshop and have their cutting skills. Maximum six students per class.

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Create a fabulous hexagonal Terrarium Planter for your herbs to sit on a sunny window cill. This terrarium will have the added decoration of a butterfly, created on the day using wire, bead and beautiful iridescent glass. Open to those students who have undertaken the Introduction to Stained Glass Workshop. Maximum six students.

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Create this beautiful Butterfly Hoop using sparkling iridescent and textured wispy colours.  The butterflies and flower are set into a heavy duty copper wire that you have shaped and prepared during this one day workshop.  The flower is embellished with beads and wire of your choosing. The hoop be hung on the wall or in a sunlit window.  It may be hung outside in a sheltered position from spring through to autumn.

Open to those students who wish to further explore the use of the copper foil technique and who have participated in the Introduction to Stained Glass Workshop.

Numbers are limited to six.

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An introduction to Traditional Lead Work, this day gives you the opportunity to begin your understanding of the basic skills required to build your own leaded panel. Making your own small traditional leaded panel (approx A4 size), a choice of pre-drawn designs will be available on the day using 9-11 pieces of glass. You will revisit your cutting skills, cut your chosen glass, lead, solder, cement and finish your panel. An intensive day but well worth it! This workshop is for those students who have undertaken the basic Introduction to Stained Glass Workshop above and have their cutting skills. Maximum four students per class.

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Intermediate Lead Workshops are always popular and usually run twice a year with a maximum of four students per class. The time is divided into a three hour design session to enable you to have an understanding of how a drawing for leaded panel is prepared. A full, busy and engaging weekend follows where you will increase your stained glass skills in traditional lead work. Using different widths of lead, mixing the cement and generally what to do and what not to do! Using your choice of beautiful coloured glass you will create and take home a stained glass panel approximately A3 size using 21 pieces of glass. Open to those students who have undertaken a one day Introductory Traditional Leaded Panel Workshop and have their cutting skills. Maximum four students per class.


By the end of the workshop you will have created a unique table to WOW your friends and enjoy your G&T on. I would suggest an absolute maximum of 35 pieces. No foiling, soldering or leading involved. You will however, be making templates to use on opaque glasses and I will have a splendid choice of glasses for you to choose from. Table dimensions are: Height of table: 610mm (24″) Dia of table top: 460mm (18″). Open to those students who have undertaken a one day Introduction to Leadwork and have their cutting skills. Maximum four students per class.

Private workshops are available for the Introduction to Stained Glass and the Introduction to Leadwork in my

home studio on a weekday.  These workshops are for up to two people. Tea/coffee is supplied but you will need a

packed lunch.  Please wear sturdy closed toed shoes and bring an apron. Please wear loose comfortable clothes. To book

a workshop please just email me with your choice of workshop and at least three potential weekday dates that suit you.

 

The Introduction to Stained Glass runs from 10.00am -4.00pm.  During this workshop you will have the opportunity to

create your own light catcher from the patterns available. Activities include: cutting glass, grinding glass, copper foiling and

soldering to finish. The total workshop fee is £265.00  for the day for up to two students which includes all materials.

 

   

 

The Introduction to Leadwork runs from 9.30am-4.30pm.  During this workshop you will be creating a  small sample

leaded panel, approximately A4 size, using traditional techniques. You will be cutting glass, grinding any edges that

require tidying, setting up your board for leading, leading and soldering your piece.  You will also be cementing your panel

to make it sturdy and weatherproof.  You will be required to scrub the panel later in the evening so set aside 15 minutes

to do this.  The total workshop fee is £355.00  for the day for up to two students which includes all materials.  This workshop

is open to those students who have undertaken the Introduction to Stained Glass with me as it relies on previous knowledge.

 

 

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