1-DAY Stained Glass Workshops - Copper Foil - Lunch Included.

Duration: 1 day

Price: £40

Run by: Gigha Klinkenborg
at Stained Glass Workshops


Umberleigh Village Hall
EX37 9AD

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About the Course

Enjoy a relaxed, fun and informal day making stained glass sun-catchers, funky tea light holders or mobiles using the Tiffany foiling method.
​You will be carefully taken through all the processes, helping you to develop the skills of glass cutting, grinding, foiling and soldering.
Each student will go home with some wonderful and individual pieces that they have created that day. Suitable for beginners and those with some experience.

I offer two very different types of stained glass workshop:
Tiffany Style/Copper Foil method
This refers to stained glass work in the style of Louis Comfort Tiffany where each piece of glass is  wrapped in copper foil before being soldered together. This method is generally used for making gifts and smaller pieces such as sun-catchers.

Traditional Lead - Panels or Stained Glass Windows 
In these classes we use the centuries old method which has hardly changed since the 12th century. A panel or window consists of pieces of coloured glass held together strips of lead came which is then soldered at the joins and finally cemented to create a weatherproof window.

2018 Workshops
Saturday 3rd February - Suncatchers & Valentine Hearts (£40)
Saturday 10th March - Beautiful Bunting & Magical Mobiles (£40)
Saturday 31st March - Stunning Sun-catchers (£40)
Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th April - 2-day Lead Panels (£150)
Saturday 19th May - Funky Tea-Light Holders (£40)
Saturday 9th June - Stunning Sun-catchers (£40)
Saturday 14th July - Magical Mobiles (£40)
Saturday 18th August Funky Tea-Light Holders (£40)
Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th September - 2-day Lead Panels (£150)

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

All glass, tools and materials and safety equipment will be provided, together with tea/coffee etc. and a light lunch.
Special dietary requirements can be catered for. Please specify in advance

Want to review this course?

I’ve now done a few of Gigha’s workshops and can say that each one has been great fun. I’ve learnt a lot and started off as a complete novice. Gigha is very patient and an easy going tutor. She is there if you need one to one help but for those who have been before she lets you go and do your own thing. A very well organised workshop, lunch, coffee and sweet treats are very nice as well!

- - #12116

I went to one of the Christmas workshops and what an amazing, fun and creative day it was. Highly recommended. It’s no worry if you have no clue, Gigha takes you through the processes step by step making it so easy to produce something beautiful. I am really proud of what I created and even my husband said they were good, and it takes a lot to get a comment from him usually.

- - #12107

Really loved this course. Very friendly & relaxed atmosphere. Gigha is an excellent teacher & was on hand all the time to help if needed. I was really happy with what I managed to create on the day & have already booked my next course. Thank you Gigha, can't wait for the next one! Would highly recommend for everyone.

- - #12105

I was a complete novice to working with glass and I loved every minute. Learning about cutting glass, foiling, soldering and creating a gorgeous piece to take home. Gigha is friendly and so knowledgeable. Great teacher and lovely relaxed atmosphere. Looking forward to the next one. 100% recommended.

- - #12063

I had a wonderful day, learnt so much and gained some new skills. Excellent that there was support there when needed after the first demo. Got on with stuff and guidance and every important step of the way. Then left to it. I could have stayed a lot longer and made much much more. Will most definitely be booking another one. Thank you Gigha

- - #12058

My friend and I had a ball. A thoroughly enjoyable day. We came home with several excellent Xmas Decorations. Gigha was exceeding good. Her demonstrations were clear and she was happy to demonstrate again or to help out, but left you alone to get on with it. I can thoroughly recommend to anyone like me who isn't particularly crafty or to people who have a greater knowledge. The equipment and resources were plentiful. On top of that we had an excellent simple lunch with Jacket Potatoes and Salad and a few nibbles with plenty of tea and coffee and biscuits available at all times. I shall book another course shortly. Thank you very much. Marylyn

- - #11850

Totally recommend this course. I'm not great at craft work, but Gigha is a patient, wonderful teacher encouraging you to be ambitious and creative and do as much as you can yourself but stepping in when things look like they need rescuing! Lovely to be able to produce the whole thing from initial drawing (taking inspiration from all the beautiful things Gigha has made) to final touches with a bit of help! Came home with a beautiful tea light holder. Thanks Gigha x

- - #11279

Such a well taught class. Very clear demonstrations and instructions as we went along. Extremely wide range of mayon offer to use and to top it all a filling freshly cooked lunch. Can't wait to attend again

- - #10088

Very well organised with lots of materials available to use. Each step was clearly demonstrated and if you were still uncertain Gihga helped you through. Gihga clearly explained how to use the equipment safely and kept a watchful eye on us without interfering. It was a lovely day - every one pitched in and the lunch was very good. You don't have to be an expert, just relax and have fun.

- - #9540

This day course was an absolute joy. I gave this course to my mum for her 70th birthday and we both enjoyed it immensely. Gigha was an excellent teacher and very patient and we came away with beautiful pieces tealight holders. We will be back

- - #9522

I am so happy to leave a review for you Ghia. I went to one of your Christmas workshops in Bideford last year and just had the best day ever. I would never have believed I could make three angels and a decorated tree to hang on my own Christmas tree. I look forward to taking another class so I can increase my collection of angels.

- - #9466

I did a bunting and mobile course and it was amazing and I’m now completely hooked.

Gigha was a great teacher and was so patient and made everything anyone wanted to do possible. She showed us all the different techniques well but was more than happy to go over them again on a more one-to-one basis if needed.

I was so happy with what I produced on the day and that was all down to Gigha.

I would really highly recommend any of her classes and I really look forward to doing another course in the future.

- - #9442

Had a lovely day doing the bunting and mobile course,the day went so fast.
Gigha is an excellent teacher and explained and demonstrated the different
techniques very well.Would thoroughly recommend the course. Look forward to attending
another course very soon.
Kay Carroll

- - #9420

I attended the 'Funky Tea Light Holder' in March. Thoroughly enjoyed the day, lovely relaxed atmosphere with good instruction. Great start to learning more about this glass craft, and came away with a fairly acceptable tea light holder. Look forward to attending another one in the future.

- - #8751

We thoroughly enjoyed the day, the company and the lovely lunch. It was excellent value. I can't tell you how pleased I was with my lightcatcher which now has pride of place in the lounge window. We'll be back. Sarah & Debbie

- - #8646

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Course Start Dates

Saturday 3rd February 2018
Saturday 10th March 2018
Saturday 19th May 2018
Saturday 9th June 2018
Saturday 14th July 2018
Saturday 18th August 2018

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