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Introduction to Tiffany stained glass (1 day) in Sheffield, South Yorkshire


About the Course

Tutor: Martin McAssey or Kate Billington.

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.
• Finishing.

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).

Please note:

• 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.

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?

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.


Martin McAssey at Martin McAssey Glass
The Learning Centre, Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet
Abbeydale Road South
South Yorkshire
S7 2QW
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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hen dos
  • Limited mobility
  • Public transport
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users

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7 hours (10:00am to 5:00pm)

Next available date

13th February 2021


In-person course
- - #31270

We had the most interesting and enjoyable day. Kate was a wonderful and patient teacher. We’ll definitely back!

In-person course
- - #30924

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 ;-)

In-person course
- - #30923

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!!

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