Tutor: Martin McAssey or Kate Billington.
Martin and Kate professionally qualified teachers 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 recommended that pregnant women do not attend.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
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.
7 hours (10:00am to 5:00pm)
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Kate is a patient and kind teacher. There was a lot to do in one day but she got me through it.
I will definitely come back for another course, I'm hooked.
A hugely enjoyable day - thank you. Kate was very patient, knowledgeable with clear instruction and help when needed. The pace of the day was perfect and finished with a nice piece to take home!
This is the second course I attended with Kate within two weeks because the first one (leaded glass technique) was so good!
The Tiffany glass course is just as good and Kate was a great teacher again; she gave excellent instruction and answered any questions we had about the technique and materials.
Kate is a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic teacher with time for everyone. I really enjoyed the class. Highly recommend!
We had the most interesting and enjoyable day. Kate was a wonderful and patient teacher. We’ll definitely back!
My mum-in-law and I attended the introduction to Tiffany stained glass day. We had a superb time.
It's hard work (I'm not good at craft) but very rewarding. Kate was a great instructor, fun, very patient, and helped me out quite a lot. I would love to go back and try it again sometime. Sorry Kate ;-)
I attended the Tiffany course with my husband as a birthday present. We both had an amazing and highly memorable day. We’d never done anything like this before but were absorbed from the minute the day began. We actually produced some not too shabby pieces of art which hang proudly in our house. Just the ticket to take our minds off other more challenging aspects of life at the moment. We thoroughly recommend you try it!!