Make a Stained Glass Mirror, 1 day taster with Eden Stained Glass a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Ullswater and The Lake District



About the workshop: Material Charges £25 An opportunity to dip your toe into and try this intensive one day Stained Glass taster day with LIzzie making a beautiful leaded stained glass mirror. Lizzie will have some pre-prepared designs ready for you and there will be a lovely choice of coloured glass for you to choose from. At this stage she will explain the various considerations of creating a stained glass panel. You will also have a go at cutting some of the glass yourself and learn safe cutting techniques, before then carefully leading up the mirror according to the design. To complete your piece you will then finish by soldering everything together and finally cleaning and polishing using demonstrated techniques. You will leave with your own bespoke stained glass mirrored panel. Glass is an ancient art of using colour and light to create atmosphere and to depict images and stories. Traditionally, stained glass windows tend to be associated with cathedrals, churches and country houses, but these days it is also used in homes for decoration and there are many ways to manipulate glass to provide colour, texture and pattern. The course involves working with coloured, clear and textured glass; learning how to handle and cut it safely and to 'lead up' a small (approximately 200mm or 8" square) panel. No experience is needed, this course is suitable for all abilities. This is an informal workshop with a small number of participants and there will be demonstrations and practical help throughout. Please note that lead and lead solder will be used. These are toxic substances both to handle and to breathe in the solder fumes. Pregnant women are advised not to handle lead or breathe in fumes. A health and safety briefing will be a part of the course and the use of safety equipment which is provided e.g. safety goggles while glass cutting, will be required. Please do not wear open toed sandals to this class. Eden Stained Glass was established in 2017 after relocating from York to Cumbria. The studio primarily takes on conservation, repair and new design projects, and occasionally assists other artists to create works in stained glass. The studio prepares condition reports and recommendations for custodians of historic glazing - ranging from Cathedrals to Cottages. Lizzy is a stained glass advisor for the Carlisle and the Leeds Dioceses, reviewing and commenting on casework. With first-hand experience of coming through a varied patchwork of training schemes at the start of the last recession, Lizzy is particularly passionate about providing sustainable training and employment terms for the next generation of craftspeople. She is Trustee for the William Morris Craft Fellowship Trust, and has also recently joined the SPAB’s Education and Training Committee. Alongside work, she is proud steward to an excellent daughter, enigmatic cat and incorrigible whippet.

What's included in the price?

Welcome drinks : fresh coffee & home made biscuits, a lovely 2 course Aga lunch served in our farmhouse kitchen or outside in the Greystoke Cycle Cafe Tea Garden as soon as it's warm enough. To finish off the day, a freshly made Cream Tea (including Aga-baked scones, cream and jam). Materials are charged at £18 payable to the tutor on the day Our days are considered special treats; many come back time and time again and often combine it with a short break to the Lake District. We have been hosting and organising 'Quirky Workshops' since 2005 from our friendly family run Cycle Cafe Tea Garden on the northern fringes of the Lake District. All our tutors are carefully hand selected experts and professionals and many considered as leading nationally in their field.


1 day (9:30am to 4:30pm)

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts


Situated in a tranquil location on the fringes of the Lake District, we have been hosting a Quirky range of workshops since 2005. We are now proud to offer over 140 Arts, Craft and Heritage Skills Workshops each year, led by an incredible and talented range of local and national tutors, all experts in their field. We have two teaching studios, the 'Squirrel Barn' and the newly renovated, spacious and airy 'Swallow Barn', the latter of which, at 60m2 was very popular in the months post Covid, allowing 2m distancing, hand washing and two staircases. We have several garden teaching spaces too. Lunch (included) can be taken outside on the Tea Lawn in warmer months and teas/coffee with Aga home-baking is served at your desk. Our days are considered real treats.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Romantic
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Intermediate level
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Accommodation offered
  • Weekends
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Greystoke Craft Garden, Greystoke, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0UT