Introduction to copper foiling workshop

Made by student during one day workshop


The copper foiling technique, developed in the Tiffany Studios in the 1890s, is ideal for decorative panels, sun catchers and mirrors as well as lampshades and other dimensional work. Copper tape and solder are used to create a seam joining the pieces of glass.

In this introductory workshop learn how to make a decorative sun-catcher using the copper-foiling technique. You will learn to cut glass safely and competently, grind glass, copper foil and how to solder, using a variety of coloured and textured glass.

At the end of the workshop you will produced a small decorative sun-catcher to take home.
Workshop is limited to 4 people, allowing plenty of time with the tutor.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

All materials and tools are included, along with beverages and biscuits.


Sharon Campbell at Manchester Stained Glass

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Hope Mill
113 Pollard Street
Ancoats, Manchester
Greater Manchester
M4 7JA

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Suitable for beginners
  • UK Holiday


1 day (10:00am to 4:00pm)

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Sian Pritchard - - #27065

I was very excited for this workshop and I was not disappointed. Sharon was incredibly helpful and it was a well structured day. I left feeling confident to try it at home.

Copper Foiling One Day Workshop - - #27024

I had an amazing day at the Copper Foiling workshop. It was Christmas themed so we made some wonderful glass Christmas decorations. Sharon was a brilliant teacher and the space is just perfect for the small class size. Thank you Sharon!

Susan Edwards - - #26500

I booked this course for myself and friends as a suprise birthday present for one of us. Sharon was great, made us feel at home in her lovely studio. Supplied plenty of tea and biscuits and great relaxed tuition to help us make our stained glass creations. We loved it and will be going back. Thanks again Sharon we all had a great day.

Response from Manchester Stained Glass:

Thank you Susan for your lovely review, it was really fun to have you all in the studio, especially as it was a surprise birthday present.
You all would be most welcome back.
Thank you Sharon :)

Fiona - - #25132

A really lovely course - warm, friendly and welcoming! Nice relaxed pace but packed with advice, useful info and guidance, Sharon is very supportive and knowledgable. I really liked the format of the day, starting with safety advice and a practice piece, before being able to be creative and make your own piece or use a myriad of design ideas. Very good value for money and a rewarding day, will definitely be visiting again! Thank you!

Response from Manchester Stained Glass:

Thank you Fiona, a lovely review, I'm very glad you found the studio friendly and welcoming and yet with enough support and advice to be able to have a go at home. You would be very welcome back. Sharon :)

Barry - - #25035

This is the second course I have taken with the same tutor. So I came to this with a working knowledge of stained glass. But still it was engaging and informative. It started with the basics and at by the end of the session we had completed a nice little sun catcher. It wasn’t prescriptive so we have the option to make something we designed ourselves. It was a great course with a great tutor.

Response from Manchester Stained Glass:

Thank you Barry for such a nice review. I am very glad that you did find it engaging and informative, on top of the stained glass skills you had already learnt.
It was great to have you on the workshop
Sharon :)

chris - - #24395

Sharon, is very knowledgeable and helpful. The studio has a lovely warming atmosphere. Thanks for your help, I enjoyed meeting you.

Response from Manchester Stained Glass:

Hi Chris,

Thank you so much for your review, I am very glad you enjoyed the being in the studio and found the course helpful.
It was great to meet you too. Sharon :)

Marian Abdilla - - #23752

This is second course that I attended with Sharon, and it was also planned out in logical way. It was limited to 4 places (all of Sharon’s course are limited to 4 places) so that the students could progress at their own pace, giving them the confidence to complete their final piece. Sharon was always on hand to offer help, support and advice [as well as tea, coffee and biscuits). The structure of the course was well balanced, with a mixture of different age groups.
Sharon promotes a friendly and relaxed environment and I would highly recommended this course and the stained glass course which I also attended.

Response from Manchester Stained Glass:

Hi Marian, it was lovely to have you back on another workshop. Thank you for leaving such good review. I am so glad you have enjoyed both workshops with me and wish you lots of fun creating with glass at home. Sharon :)

Lindsey Clark - - #23665

I have always loved stained glass and had seen this workshop online...finally treated myself and booked. I am so glad i did! Sharon is fantastic and today was so enjoyable with her teaching us all the skills we needed to make a wonderful stained glass sun catcher. I am so proud of my creation. I wouldnt hesitate to book again!

Response from Manchester Stained Glass:

Thank you so much for your lovely review. I'm very glad you enjoyed the workshop, and hope you suncatcher is proudly hanging up for all to see. Thank you for coming onto the workshop :) Sharon

Pippa Hunter - - #23663

Amazing day well worth the money and time spent creating something unique and super special with skills I will use for future projects. Sharon was extremely helpful and friendly and the day was great. 5 stars *****

Response from Manchester Stained Glass:

Thank you so much for your kind words Pippa, very glad you enjoyed the workshop. It was a very lovely original piece you made using the painted glass. I wish you much luck with your future projects :) Sharon

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