Leaded Glass Taster Day



Hello, and thanks 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 professional stained glass studio in beautiful rural Leicestershire.

This is a fun and friendly 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 to help each student make their chosen design, which they can take it home at the end of the course.

Please note, this course is NOT suitable if you are pregnant or breast feeding.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

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.

A list of accommodation in the village is available on request, including, hotel, b&b, airbnb and camping options.


Derek Hunt at Limelight Studios Ltd


Crown House, 25 Main Street
25 Main Street
LE16 8DT

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hen dos
  • Intermediate level
  • Parking provided
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers


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

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In-person course
Ben Cliff - - #35417

The leaded glass taster day was extremely enjoyable and informative. Derek is a very good teacher and gave very clear advice, enabling us all to make very rewarding pieces over the course of the day. Definitely a worthwhile experience.

Response from Limelight Studios Ltd:

Hi Ben
Thank you so much for your review and very pleased you enjoyed the course. Good luck with your stained glass adventures !
Best wishes, Derek

In-person course
Ian Neale - - #23983

I would highly recommend it, a brilliant two days.

In-person course
Jackie Andrews - - #23982

Had a fabulous weekend course, wonderful setting, great company, Derek is a fabulous teacher, very patient, clear and helpful. Would definitely do it again strongly recommend.

In-person course
Wendy Andrews - - #23981

What an amazing weekend. Thank you, Derek. You are an incredible artist and your passion for what you do is inspiring. I learnt so much this weekend and with your teaching and guidance, have made my own piece of stained glass. Great studio, great company and great hospitality. :-)

In-person course
Martin Dare - - #20841

Having been interested in this craft for a while it was an absolute pleasure to take part in this weekend course. Derek and his family were very welcoming and made us all feel special whilst putting any fears to rest. The course was well structured with excellent tuition alongside time to develop our own skills in this ancient craft. Derek has a wealth of experience in this field and his professional approach along with his passion for this art was infectious. The workshop, resources and equipment are superb and the results were very pleasing. On a personal level I now feel I have the knowledge and confidence to tackle new projects and would thoroughly recommend this course for those who have an interest in lead windows.

Response from Limelight Studios Ltd:

Hi Martin
So glad to hear you enjoyed the weekend course. It was a pleasure to share with you and it’s great you now feel able to tackle your own projects. Keep in touch, and best wishes, Derek

In-person course
Sue Horrigan - - #20456

Great way to learn how to make stained glass windows in a beautiful studio setting. Very enjoyable and I would recommend this taster course to everyone thinking of learning this beautiful craft skill.

Response from Limelight Studios Ltd:

Hi Sue, very pleased to hear you enjoyed the course. Hope to see you again soon. Derek

In-person course
Janine Greenberg - - #19724

Derek is an excellent tutor. The course was very thorough , covering all the essentials to make my own leaded window. I felt supported and confident with Dereks guidance, to realise my ideas.

Response from Limelight Studios Ltd:

Hi Janine, it was a real pleasure working with you and I'm very pleased you gained some valuable insight into this fascinating craft.

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