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Beginners’ stained glass, one day course, Llandeilo, Wales

Duration: One day

Price: £125

Run by: Simon Howard
at Simon Howard Glass

17 Alan Road
SA19 6HU

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About the Course

This one-day course is an introduction to the mediaeval craft of making leaded glass panels.
Over the course of the day we will look at designing a panel, selecting and cutting glass, ‘leading up’, soldering and cementing. You can choose to bring your own design or select one from the many pattern books I have here.

We will start the day with a cuppa and a chat and begin looking at our designs. We will then produce our full-size working drawing called a ‘cutline’. You will learn how to cut glass and then I will let you loose on my glass racks! Choosing from a wide variety of colours and textures will make your panels really special.
After elevenses we will aim to cut the majority of our glass ready for ‘leading up’ after lunch.

We will have lunch between 1pm and 2pm. Please feel free to bring your lunch with you or enjoy Llandeilo’s many wonderful coffee shops and eateries.

After lunch I show you how to bend and cut the lead strips (called ‘came’); we will lead our glass together and finally, solder the joints. Before you go I will instruct you in the final cementing. I will offer the chance to purchase a stand for each of the panels or we will fix hooks to each panel in order that they can be hung.

Your day will start at 9am and finish between 5 and 6pm.

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided throughout the day. There is a toilet and washroom on-site.

No previous experience of working with glass, lead and soldering irons is necessary; my stained glass course is suitable for beginners and improvers alike.

All materials, and the use of tools and safety equipment are included in the price.

To allow you the very best tuition these classes will consist of a maximum of 4 people. Groups of friends are highly encouraged to take part. Enquiries for larger groups are welcome.

Payment is required upon booking. You will then be sent all the information you need to attend.

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

What's included in the price?

All materials, and the use of tools and safety equipment are included in the price.
Free parking for the day.
Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided throughout the day.
There is a toilet and washroom on-site.

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Outstanding value for money. Simon was knowledgeable, supportive and very generous with his time, going well beyond the finish time to allow our very adventurous first projects to be finished. Simon has a good manner about him. The location is good with sufficient workshop space for the four people on the course to work easily.
Great experience, and I would go again and recommend it to anyone wanting to give lead glass work a go. Simon will be positive and encouraging even with the most reserved learner.

- - #22180

Fantastic day, knowledgeable and patient tutor

- - #22012

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Course Start Dates

Saturday 1st June 2019
Saturday 8th June 2019
Saturday 29th June 2019
Saturday 6th July 2019
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