Course Start DatesSaturday 22nd February 2020
About the Course
This one day workshop in traditional stained glass work. You will learn the basic skills needed to create your own small panel- cutting and shaping glass, attaching lead came, soldering etc. At the end of the day you will have made a unique piece of your own stained glass to take home (see images). There is a selection of tried and tested patterns in the studio to choose from and you will get plenty of support in a small group of no more than 4 students.
Please visit my website for details of various dates throughout the year.
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What's included in the price?
All tools and materials are included in the cost and there is also a light lunch, snacks and hot drinks throughout the day.
I've just come back buzzing from a great workshop with Caryl, learning to make Christmas tree decorations. I'm not a 'crafty' person at all (neither practical or dextrous) but I love coloured glass and the workshop day was given to me as a gift. So I was in some trepidation, wondering whether I would be able to make anything at all, never mind something half decent. I wasn't the only one with self-doubt! So our small group got on well and we had a lovely day together. Caryl was an excellent teacher and guided us through everything, step by step. I ended up making 3 stars that I'll be proud to hang on our Christmas tree - a lovely reminder of a great day. (And a really excellent substantial lunch too - plus masses of hot drinks and nice biscuits!)
Carrie G - - #26477
I can highly recommend Caryl's stained glass window course, a very relaxing and absorbing day, learning a new skill and coming home with a piece of artwork.
The group was small and informal which contributed to this excellent day, we all received individual tuition from Caryl who was patient, supportive and passionate about stained glass windowing. A perfect gift for someone or just enjoy treating yourself!
Philippa Gallagher - - #25948
Had a wonderful day making a stained glass panel with Caryl. This was my second workshop ( I tried copper foiling a couple of months ago) and I was not disappointed. The group was small and Caryl is an excellent teacher, introducing the techniques clearly but then letting us work as independently as we wished offering encouragement and support when needed, and providing all the tools and a huge selection of glass. It was a full day, cutting the glass in the morning then leading in the afternoon, with an excellent lunch and plenty of tea and coffee to keep us going. Everyone goes home with a piece they can be proud of. I would wholeheartedly recommend a workshop with Caryl.
Sarah MacCallum - - #25326
What a fantastic workshop! I learned so many new skills and, with Caryl’s expert tuition and patient guidance, I created something really nice to take home.
Lovely lunch provided, which Caryl kindly made vegan for me.
Highly recommended. I’ll certainly be doing another of Caryl’s courses!
Philippa Mitchell - - #24833
I was one of 6 people on the one day glass panel workshop.
Caryl took us step by step through each stage, demonstrating and guiding us.
We all had the relevent tools and equipment that enabled us to move at our own pace. Lots of beautiful glass to choose from.
Caryl was wonderful and I wouldn't hesitate to go back to any of her workshops.
Janet Dyer - - #23368
We’d booked this course as a group of friends for a good day out together and it was fab. We were all absolutely new to stained glass work but Caryl is a great teacher, giving us just the right amount of instruction and support to produce our own piece of stained glass at the end of the day. It was fun and relaxing and we had a lovely lunch thrown in too. Couldn’t have been better!
Mary Lister - - #22274
We had a great time on Sunday making our stained glass leaded panel. Caryl was friendly and patient and an excellent teacher. She made the day relaxed but also ensured that we were able to all produce a lovely panel by the end of the day - the time flew! There were plenty of templates to choose from and Caryl helped to ensure that the glass we chose would look good together....for those who are more creative there was the option to create your own design. I would definitely recommend this course and would love to go back to do another of her courses.
Charlotte - - #20044
I had a wonderful day learning how to make a stained glass panel with Caryl. She is knowledgable and patient and provided us with clear and careful teaching to enable everyone in the small group to make and take home a beautiful leaded stained glass panel. The selection of coloured glass to choose from was excellent. Great lunch too! A very enjoyable course, thanks so much!
Helen Mullen - - #20032
I have just had a wonderful day on Caryl's stained glass panel workshop. Caryl is an excellent tutor, not only highly skilled in glass work, but highly skilled in passing those skills on in the course of a relaxed, inspiring, creative & wonderfully productive day. During this she also provided regular refreshment & a delicious lunch. The day was worth every penny & was a 5* experience I very much hope to have again😊
Mary Furnice - - #18996
This introduction course run by Caryl at Harrogate is excellent , the morning session starts with trading in glass cutting followed by selection of a design for a small panel and cutting and selection of glass for the panel. Amazing variety of glass to choose from and wonderful pieces around the room to inspire you. Lunch was provided with a lovely selection of soup salad sandwiches wraps and cakes Caryl is a great host and trainer coffee and tea available throughout the day whenever required. The afternoon session moves on to the lead cutting and framing and soldering culminating in the finished panel to take home. Wonderful course , inspiring instructor, I would recommend this course 100% to anyone. Caryl is an amazingly talented artist and her glass work is beautiful.
Thanks for a great day Caryl thoroughly enjoyed it.
Brian Robinson - - #17708
I found the stained glass work shop to be a wonderful experience. The day was split into two halves, the morning was learning about the design and the cutting glass to fit it, the afternoon was the lead work and soldering your glass piece together.
With only four others on the course, I found Caryl had plenty of time for all of us, our individual needs and one to one interactions weren't rushed at all.
The lunch provided was very tasty and all dietry needs were catered for.
The overall experience is highly recommended!. Thank you Caryl!.
Liz Rose - - #15431
I attended the one day beginners course in stained glass panel making at the weekend. I had such a wonderful day. The group was small which was excellent. The workshop was just full of beautiful stained glass art which was just wonderful to look at. I am so pleased with the outcome of my panel and would love to do another course. Thank you so much for a great day.
P.s, the lunch was great.
Alex - - #14378
My friend and I really enjoyed a creative day with very good teaching. Small friendly group atmosphere, very good lunch, we both came away with good stained glass panels and a sense of achievement. Would thoroughly recommend.
lynn chapman - - #14331
A wonderful surprise gift from my daughter, which couldn't have been better.
Having always said that I would love to do glasswork I actually got the chance to step into this fabulous Aladdin's cave of glass art and ,have a go.
Caryl was a fabulous tutor, so patient and alert to the different skill levels of our small group, giving plenty of support if needed. It was inspirational to see her cutting complex shapes in a piece of glass as if it were butter.
The materials and tools were excellent , with a wide choice of glass colours and finishes available to create your own heirloom.
A fabulous day with a chance to chat, over a great lunch and come home having learned new skills, with a masterpiece, what more could you want?
Gillian Herrity - - #12443
Just returned from this fantastic course. Had a brilliant day, thoroughly enjoyed making a small stained glass piece. Caryl was very helpful and patient with the class. Would recommend this day course for anyone interested in creative glass design. Many thanks Caryl !
Paul Maudsley - - #12434
Caryl is a patient, kind and generous teacher. I thoroughly enjoyed my day with her and produced a slightly wobbly but lovely stained glass light catcher. Will be looking to visit her again to learn more and improve my technique very soon.
Cheryl Kindness - - #9622
Had a great day with Caryl and 3 other stained glass novices. Only 4 of us meant that Caryl could spend lots of time helping us through the processes. We had quite a bit of practise time on plain glass before moving onto the real thing. I've never done anything like that before, but I really enjoyed it and felt supported right through to the end. Lunch was good (veggie and meat) and lots of teas/coffees throughout the day. I'd definitely recommend it and would like to do another one.
Cathryn Smith - - #8892
I had such a lovely time doing Caryl's stained glass course. She structured the day so well and there were only 4 of us so she was able to give us all plenty of attention. We all came away with a beautiful piece of leaded stained glass (around a mirror in a frame in our case) which was entirely achievable in the time we had. We were able to do our own designs, choosing the colours and types of glass we used and there were plenty of her own creations to see if we needed inspiration.
We were very well fed at lunch time (veggie and meaty) and throughout the day we were offered frequent teas and coffee with a snack in the morning.
Altogether it exceeded my expectations and I would highly recommend it.
Hannah - - #8792
What a fantastic day
Mary Newbegin - - #8698
Had a fantastic day on this course. Caryl is a very good patient teacher. We came away with a fantastic stained glass piece. Her studios are amazing, will go back again. It was well worth the travel from Oldham to attend. Would recommend Caryl to anyone looking to try their hand, at stained glass.
Wendy Bird - - #8326
Great day making a stained glass panel. Excellent tuition from Caryl in a small group. Lovely lunch. Wide range of designs and glass to choose from.
Ann - - #7564
I have just spent a wonderful day with my partner on Caryl's stained glass class. The whole course was well set out and was wonderfully delivered by Caryl, who was extremely knowledgeable, and helpful. The groups are small, which means that Caryl has plenty of time to assist people. A busy, fun, but relaxing day. Lunch was wonderful and at the end we all had a wonderful stained glass panel to take home with us. I would highly recommend this course. I am looking forward to joining Caryl for another of her courses soon.
Sam - - #7505
I've just attended the Making a Stained Glass Leaded Panel workshop with Caryl. The course was very interesting and Caryl was extremely supportive on the day, helping with aspects of the design and construction of my leaded panel, giving lots of tips and insight and also being very understanding of my allergies by providing all the safety equipment I could need, making my day very comfortable. I would highly recommend Caryl's courses, she is a talented and passionate artist which is evident through the enjoyable course she delivers and the lovely glass panel you can take home at the end of the day after a bit of work yourself.
Neil Young - - #6190
I've just completed a one day introduction to stained glass, making a lovely panel. As a complete beginner, this course was an excellent introduction to stained glass lead work. Caryl's easy going manner and friendly approach makes the day especially enjoyable. She is very knowledgeable and supportive, ensuring that you are not only learning and developing new skills,but also able to explore your own design ideas and apply these ideas to the process.
I would thoroughly recommend a course with Caryl and will definitely be coming back for more!
Thank you Caryl for your patience today - I had a fabulous time.
Jacquie Keelan - - #6180
Just finished a course with Caryl, completing 2 stained glass panels. This was such a great experience - Caryl was very supportive, hugely knowledgable, friendly, and helpful throughout. It was amazing to leave with my first completed stained glass panels - it feels like I have started along a new path... Lunch was very tasty too!
Many thanks, Caryl.
Catherine Bourke - - #4887
I've been to several of Caryl's classes. Each time learning different techniques. I've loved every minute. As the classes are small, each student gets one to one help from Caryl, and I'm looking forward to more classes this year.
Christine Wilde - - #4804
I attended the landscape class over 2 days . We really enjoyed the creative time spent on the pieces and learning all the processes involved in the making of stained glass. Caryl was very helpfull and patient and the 2 days were well structured and very informative. We all came away with lovely pieces that we will treasure for years to come .
Louise Hartley - - #4791
I attended Caryl's course, along with two friends, to make Christmas decorations. As complete beginners it was quite amazing to come away with three very respectable pieces, of which we felt very proud. Caryl was so encouraging, with gems of ideas & advice, & her preparation for the day was impeccable, with all the necessary equipment to hand. We also enjoyed a deliciously healthy lunch!
Judith Benbow - - #4785
I had a lovely day; doing something completely different, chatting, busy.... And came away with a beautiful panel. We were a very small group so Caryl had plenty of time to give to help each of us as and when we needed.
Ruth Ker - - #4777
As a real beginner to stained glass work I found this course most enjoyable. Caryl's style is really relaxed and her guidance is clear and supportive. She helps you every step of the way and you end up with a beautiful glass panel to take home. The choice of glass was plentiful and all equipment top notch. You get a great lunch too!
Maggie Dalton - - #4774
I really enjoyed Caryl's course. The range of glass and equipment available for us to complete our project was excellent and we were given a good selection of patterns to choose from. Caryl was knowledgeable, patient and she helped us to achieve the aim of the day - a lovely traditional glass panel to take home. Lunch was excellent, too.
Izzy Bee - - #4772
Small group, friendly workshop with excellent tuition to learn this fascinating skill of stained glass
Anne - - #4771
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