Introduction to Making Leaded Stained Glass
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About the Course
Hello, and thank you for your interest in taking one of my weekend classes on how to make a traditional leaded glass window. I hold regular classes throughout the year from my purpose built studios in beautiful rural Leicestershire.
What is the course?
An Introduction to Leaded Glass designing & making.
Limelight Studios Ltd, Crown House, Main Street, Medbourne, Leicestershire LE16 8DT
About the course.
This is a relaxed and fun introduction to learning all the skills you will need to design and make your very own A4 size coloured leaded window 21 x 29cm. Students can choose from a selection of designs, learn how to create a full size design on paper, how to identify and choose the different types of glass available, how to cut the glass to shape, how to prepare a window to be leaded together, how to work with lead and solder, how to use a soldering iron, and how to weather proof the final panel. There will be lots of advice and demonstrations to help each student make their panel by the end of the weekend.
Please note, this course is NOT suitable if you are pregnant or breast feeding
About your tutor
Derek Hunt has been running his own professional stained glass studio since 1985 and has a wealth of knowledge and experience on all aspects of stained glass. He graduated in 1984 from Edinburgh Art School with a degree in stained glass and since then has been designing and making new stained glass for public buildings, private homes and churches across the UK and beyond. He is a Fellow of the British Society of Master Glass Painters and an accredited stained glass conservator, regularly working with museums and Heritage bodies to conserve historically important stained glass. In addition, Derek runs specialist master classes for young glass professionals who wish to develop their skills in design, glass painting and conservation work.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
All materials and use of studio tools and equipment. Each student will make their own panel to take home. Coffee/Tea and biscuits will be provided. Please bring a packed lunch, or you can buy freshly made sandwiches, fruit, or hot soup from our village shop 10 metres from the studio.
Maximum of 4 students to ensure personal attention. Students must be 16 years and over.
A list of accommodation in the village and surrounding areas is available on request, including, hotel, b&b and camping options.