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Copper foiled glass intro at Blue Kite Stained Glass


About the Course

Courses are not running currently, they will resume once COVID guidelines allow more than two households to meet under the same roof.

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

! 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.

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Everything to make your panel is provided, including all materials, and 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
6 The Ivies
Manningford Bruce
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Suitable for

  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers

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

Next available date

1st November 2020


In-person course
- - #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!

In-person course
- - #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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