Copper foiled glass intro at Blue Kite Stained Glass

Students with their finished pieces on copper foil course


Learn the basic skills of copper-foiled glass in a day (10 am-5 pm) and leave with your 15cm square panel to keep. Maximum three people.

Not suitable for children or pregnant women!

The course is taught in a small dedicated stained glass studio, all the tools and materials are provided to learn the basic skills of copper-foiled glass so that by the end you will have created a small panel from a template to keep. You will learn something of the history of the technique, and Iain will be on hand throughout to help you. As well as your panel, you will leave with hand-outs providing information should you want to continue this wonderful hobby.

Copper-foiling (or Tiffany technique) is an alternative to leading which allows for more intricate designs, with finer joins between glass pieces. It also allows for varied 3d shapes such as lampshades. However, it isn’t weatherproof and hence isn’t used in front doors and exterior windows. If you'd eventually like to make more detailed smaller pieces, or maybe 3d objects, choose this course.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Everything to make your panel is provided, including all materials, and the use of tools. Just bring a packed lunch, an apron or clothes you don't mind getting messy, and your enthusiasm!


Iain Gutteridge at Blue Kite Stained Glass

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6 The Ivies
Manningford Bruce

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers


1 day (10:00am to 5:00pm)

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Fran Edney - - #38875

Really excellent course. Ian was very welcoming and made you feel at ease from the outset. He answered the numerous questions that I had and made us all feel that we could achieve our designs. I would recommend this to anyone wanting to dip their toes into copperfoiling in a comfortable relaxed setting.

Response from Blue Kite Stained Glass:

Thanks Fran - glad you enjoyed it, excellent work yesterday!

Shellie - - #37422

Spent a brilliant day learning to copper foil with Iain. He's a talented craftsman that really knows his history of the art. He's very patient and calm in his approach, a natural teacher, making it easy and fun to learn. I was really happy with my first attempt that I brought home with me as part of the course, and I hope to take it up as an ongoing hobby. Really enjoyable, you won't regret it!

Response from Blue Kite Stained Glass:

Hi Shellie, thank you - once you're set up, if you have any questions feel free to ask.

Garry Humphreys - - #35540

Very much enjoyed the day. Learn't all the basic skills required to produce a piece of work that at least my wife was impressed with. I am now starting to acquire the equipment needed to continue. Many thanks Iain.

Response from Blue Kite Stained Glass:

Thanks Garry, glad you enjoyed it - keep up the good work!

Sarah - - #35405

Iain is a wonderful teacher. I thoroughly enjoyed the day and learnt loads. I would highly recommend anyone wishing to how to copper foil do the course.

Response from Blue Kite Stained Glass:

Thanks Sarah, glad you had a good time.

Peter Mason - - #35400

This was a superb introduction to copper foiling, and the small group size (only 3) meant that Iain had plenty of time to give to each of us in our stumbles towards making something to take away. He showed endless patience, professionalism and enthusiasm which contributed to a very memorable day - thank you very much!

Response from Blue Kite Stained Glass:

Thank you - glad you enjoyed it!

John Keay - - #23052

The tutor was very knowledgeable and it was a pleasure to watch and listen to his demonstrations.
It was good value for money and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it.

Response from Blue Kite Stained Glass:

Thanks John, you're a natural - expect your record will stand for some time!

Sue - - #8624

Spent a fascinating day at Blue Kite stained glass learning this skill..Very enjoyable Day ..super studio and peaceful surroundings Ian was an excellent patient teacher..i would definately reccomend this course..Sue.

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