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

Duration: 1 day 10am - 5pm

Price: £91

Run by: Martin McAssey
at Martin McAssey Glass


The Learning Centre, Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet
Abbeydale Road South
South Yorkshire
S7 2QW

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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 traditional 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 traditional 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 traditional lead stained glass window hanging such as:

• Scoring and breaking glass to fit a pattern.
• Selecting suitable glass.
• Glass grinding.
• Lead cutting.
• Soldering.
• Attaching support rings.
• Finishing.

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 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.

Want to review this course?

Kate is a fantastic teacher . Everything was clearly explained and she gave us plenty of encouragement and help if required. Really pleased with what we achieved in such a short time. Would love to do a longer course but I live too far away :(

- - #18262

A really good day out, I had fancied a go at lead work for a long time and this came as a birthday present. There was a nice mix of people who all got on well and Kate was very patient with us and showed us clearly what to do.
It was a full day and worth every penny (even though I didn't pay for it!) and I would thoroughly recommend it. I can see it could become quite addictive and a good stress reliever as you do have to concentrate as cutting glass with sharp instruments.

- - #17791

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the day. Kate was great. She demonstrated everything superbly and was on hand to assist as and when required. Lovely to be able to come away with a coupe of stained glass samples illustrating what we had learnt. Highly recommended and will be checking the other courses out.

- - #17755

I had an amazing day, learnt so much, and thoroughly enjoyed myself, thankyou :)

- - #17726

brilliant day

Kate was excellent learnt so much in such a short time. She clear and her instructions were easy to follow.

Would absolutely recommend it to others, indeed i already have.

Thanks so much (really proud of my stain. glass


- - #17712

A brilliant day and course. Martin is a wonderful teacher , explains everything really well and is on hand to offer advice and help when you need it. I love my traditional stained glass piece that I completed during the day.
Highly recommend this course

- - #15239

Brilliant! We learnt lots of new things, Martin demonstrated everything really well and was very patient. We all came away with a beautiful piece of stained glass. A great day. Thank you

- - #15236

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Course Start Dates

Saturday 26th January 2019
Saturday 23rd March 2019
Saturday 15th June 2019
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Disabled access
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Suitable for stag and hen dos

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