We are very happy to welcome stained glass artist Karl Percival here to teach at Creative with Nature. Karl has been a professional stained glass artist for over 30 years and his unique skill set has led to him to work on a number of nationally important pieces over the years. He has his own studio in Hebden Bridge.
This 2-day course is designed to give you a taster of all the basic skills and techniques you need to make your own copper foil, stained glass piece.
In this course you will be learning the “Copper Foil Stained Glass” technique.
Stained glass has been used for thousands of years, beginning with the ancient Romans and Egyptians, who produced small objects made from coloured glass. Stained glass windows in Britain can be traced back to the 7th century where they were widely used in churches to enhance their beauty and inform the viewer through narrative or symbolism. Today it is used in many different contexts from large public works to peoples homes.
Over the 2 days we will cover;
• Stained Glass Design principles and designing your own template, choosing glass and colours
• Scoring and breaking glass in straight lines and curves
• Cutting glass to templates, sanding and grinding glass
• Copper foiling – wrapping, crimping and burnishing
• Soldering – Tacking, Tinning and Beading
• Patina, Polishing and Framing
At the end of the course you will take home your uniquely designed piece of stained glass art.
This course is suitable for beginners or and intermediates wishing to gain more experience/ improve their skills. All tools and materials included.
Please Note; This workshop necessitates the use of sharp objects, hot tools, grinding machinery and hazardous substances. We will always endeavour to minimise risks of injury by providing safe equipment and following good practice procedures, but due to risks involved we do not recommend you attend if you are pregnant or have significant blood clotting or respiratory disorders.
Please wear old clothes and sturdy closed toed shoes.
Please bring an apron.
Please Note: This course is very similar to that with a review naming a different Creative With Nature teacher.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
All materials and use of tools.
At the moment we are asking you to bring your own drinks and lunch/snacks - there are local shops and cafes if you wish to visit them.
2 days (10:00am to 4:30pm)
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2 days (10:00am to 4:30pm)
Had a great time on the course. Has no experience at all and managed to create a piece I’m really proud of. Excelling teaching style from Karl, really let’s you get on and give it a go. Would recommend this to anyone
Response from Creative with Nature:Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review! i'll tell karl he'll be really happy with your feedback.
A thoroughly enjoyable day trying a new craft. Clear information and instructions. Very relaxed atmosphere and setting. Sandra was lovely, enthusiastic and helpful. I was so pleased with the result am already looking at the 2 day courses.
Response from Creative with Nature:hi jan, thanks so much for the review: ) i'll let sandra know she'll be very happy.
I’m a big fan of Victorian stained glass and I’ve always wanted to learn how it’s created. This course, run by Laura Barnes at Joe Gregory’s willow workshop, showed us how to create a small piece, step by step and take the piece home. I loved it.
Response from Creative with Nature:thanks so much for the the review and glad you enjoyed the day. joe. xx
An informative, hands on course, brilliantly led by Laura. Learned plenty of skills cutting glass, using lead and soldering. Was great to come home with two stained glass pieces to remind us of a great weekend!
Response from Creative with Nature:thanks for the review adrienne. really glad you enjoyed the weekend. joe. xx
Really informative and fun time with teacher Laura at todmorden. Never thought I could learn and master so much in just a weekend. It has instilled a need in me to continue and master the process even more now , with more adventurous projects .
Met some lovely likeminded people on the course as well . Recommended!
Response from Creative with Nature:That's great paul. thanks for taking the time to leave a review and glad you enjoyed the weekend. Joe. xx
A totally new craft for me and I loved it! Laura is an excellent teacher. I was quite nervous working with glass, but Laura was really patient and after a while of practicing with cheap clear glass I felt much more confident working on my final piece. A most enjoyable weekend, I was really impressed with my results.
Response from Creative with Nature:thanks for the feedback. xx