About the Course
Tutor: Martin McAssey.
Martin is a professionally qualified teacher with many years’ experience of teaching stained glass classes.
This is a one day Tiffany stained glass workshop based in Martin's studio at the learning centre at Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet in Sheffield. This workshop is for beginners as well as the more advanced student; the workshop is run with a maximum of ten students ensuring that each student receives individual attention. Each student has use of a workbench with all the tools and equipment they will need while taking part in the workshop. All patterns and materials such as glass and solder are supplied by Martin at no extra cost.
What will I make on the workshop?
You will have the opportunity to make a Tiffany stained glass window hanging. You will have the choice of a number of different patterns to choose from (see examples above), each window hanging measures 17cm x 17cm or 20cm x 12cm approximately.
What will I learn on the workshop?
You will learn all the basic skills needed to make a Tiffany stained glass window hanging such as:
• Scoring and breaking glass to fit a pattern.
• Selecting suitable glass.
• Grinding glass.
• How to apply copper foil tape to glass.
• Soldering (tacking / tinning and beading).
• Attaching support rings.
• Applying patinas.
Is Lunch provided?
No, lunch is not available in Martin's studio. It is recommended that you bring your own lunch, please
note that the learning centre cafe is closed on Friday and Saturday. Teas and coffees are available through the day and a selection of cakes will be served at lunchtime.
Day and time?
Workshops are run on a Saturday or Sunday (start time 10am finish time 5pm).
• It is recommended that you bring reading glasses for close work.
• It is recommended that you wear sensible shoes (no open toed shoes) when attending the workshop.
• It is also recommended that you wear old clothes.
• This course involves working with lead, for safety reasons it is recommends that pregnant women do not attend.
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 such as glass, lead and solder are provided by Martin at no extra cost.
Lunch is not available in Martin's studio, it is recommended that you bring your own lunch. Please note that the learning centre cafe is closed on Friday, teas and coffees are available through the day and a selection of cakes will be served at lunchtime.
Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.
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