Making a stained glass leaded panel



This is a one day workshop in traditional stained glass work but can be adapted to provide challenge to intermediate makers too.

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.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

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.


Caryl Hallett at Caryl Hallett Stained Glass

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The Workhouse
Spa Lane
North Yorkshire

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Intermediate level
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Wheelchair users


1 day (10:00am to 5:00pm)

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Jack - - #38479

Fantastic course, could not recommend enough, great day, nice small class so got to work at our own pace and not rush. Great range of designs and glasses to choose from. Really nice finished product as well, would happily come back and make another one

Response from Caryl Hallett Stained Glass:

Thank you so much for your review Jack. So glad you had a great day.,Your panel is so tasteful and I hope it got hone safely! Caryl

Jane Rollason - - #37096

As an ex teacher and textile artist I can really confirm that this is an excellent course for anyone to take.
Caryl’s work is outstanding , added to that she has ability to pass on her knowledge in easy stages , making all her students feel confident in the stained glass window process .
Carly is also very aware when someone needs extra help, a well run workshop and great fun too.
Lovely light lunch and copious cups of coffee and tea available if required .
Good working space and all the equipment that you may need

Response from Caryl Hallett Stained Glass:

Thank you Jane for this great review- very much appreciated. Glad to hear that you had an enjoyable time. Caryl

Hayley Mepham - - #36534

This was the best course I’ve ever been on.
Caryl was a fantastic teacher and helped me out with kindness and care.
The skills she has to allow us to go home with a made piece is amazing.
100% I would go again.
I enjoyed every minute of it 🥰

Response from Caryl Hallett Stained Glass:

Hi Hayley. Thank you so much for this great review! The piece you made was fab. Hope to see you again one day. Caryl x

Rosie - - #36231

Such a good 1 day course. Really informative and great fun. I learnt so much and was so pleased with the variety of decorations I was able to make. Caryl is a great teacher.

Response from Caryl Hallett Stained Glass:

Thank you Rosie. That’s very kind of you. I’m so pleased to hear that you are happy with your lovely decorations. Caryl

Louise Johnson - - #35645

Having attended a couple of workshops for this skill, I was feeling very unskilled. I have learned more from Caryl in her one day course than I did from the others put together. Caryl shared her tips and methods openly and addressed all of the worries I had. A thoroughly enjoyable day during which I was able to produce a panel I feel very proud of. I would heartily recommend to anybody, beginner or not, as Caryl tailors to your own needs. Get booking!

Response from Caryl Hallett Stained Glass:

Thank you so much for your great feedback Louise- very much appreciated. Good luck with your future glass projects! Caryl x

Marje Callister - - #34848

I’ve just had a lovely day! Caryl is a very clever lady and an excellent teacher. As a stained glass beginner, I needed lots of help and Caryl was there with suggestions and assistance when necessary. I was very pleased with my creation and my family think I’m a genius! Thank you Caryl!

Response from Caryl Hallett Stained Glass:

So pleased to hear that you had a wonderful day, especially as you've had to wait many months for this birthday treat. Thank you for your kind feedback. Caryl

Lisa O'Keeffe - - #34498

Great day with Caryl. She was so patient and made the experience so much fun. We all came away with some beautiful stained glass pieces we had made and learned so much. A thoroughly enjoyable day, great teacher and a lovely lunch made for an experience I would recommend to anyone.

Mike Asher - - #34416

Brilliant. Fantastic day. Caryl Hallett is extremely talented and a very good teacher. I was with three other students who were fun to be with and made the day more enjoyable.
Would recommend this class to anyone.
Thanks Caryl.

joanne robinson - - #34220

Had a fantastic day yesterday making a stained glass flower. Caryl was amazing at giving clear instructions and a lovely lunch. would definitely recommend this course for all abilities. Great fun.
thanks Caryl, Kay, Heather and Ann

Anne Boulton - - #34196

I have just returned from Caryls stained glass course for beginners and I am still buzzing ! 🐝
She is the most patient skilled teacher and everyone came away from the day feeling they had achieved something great.
Thoroughly recommend this class whatever level you are at
I am definitely going to try and return for another one
Thank you Caryl !! 😊

Neil - - #34130

Nice small group, The pace of the tuition was just right. Caryl’s knowledge and skill made for a great day would recommend to anyone who would like to try glasswork.

Sharon Agar - - #32493

The course did not run it is to be rescheduled in June.

Stasia Jackson - - #29741

I have attended two of Caryl's courses - Making Christmas decorations and Creating a leaded panel.
Both courses far exceeded my expectations. Caryl is not only an amazing artist but an inspirational, patient and considerate teacher.
Her courses are meticulously planned so that participants feel success at every stage.
Caryl gives just the right amount of support to give you the confidence to try things out and feel a sense of personal achievement.
Each course produces something of a high quality that is personal to the maker. My Christmas robin and star will be brought out every yea,r and my panel has taken pride of place in my home.
I would highly recommended both courses to anyone thinking of trying something different and enjoyable.
Oh, and an extra bonus, the lunch is lovely, and tea and biscuits plentiful.

Response from Caryl Hallett Stained Glass:

Thank you Stasia. Very kind of you to take the time and effort to post this. Caryl x

coleen.paver - - #29589

I had a brilliant day with Carly on her stained glass workshop, very well organised, Carly was very helpful, a great fun day.

Response from Caryl Hallett Stained Glass:

Thank you Coleen- good to hear you has a successful day. Caryl x

Nikki Bruce - - #28615

My first experience of stained glasswork today and I loved it. Caryl is a great teacher with boundless patience and positivity. I was relieved to have a range of templates to choose from but others, more experienced, came with their own design ideas. Caryl was happy to accommodate everyone’s needs. Nice small group of four hence lots of one to one support. The day flew by and I am delighted with my panel (despite the dodgy soldering- possibly the hardest part!). Lunch was delicious too, and tea and coffee on tap. Would love to return and I recommend wholeheartedly.

Carrie G - - #26477

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!)

Philippa Gallagher - - #25948

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!

Sarah MacCallum - - #25326

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.

Philippa Mitchell - - #24833

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!

Janet Dyer - - #23368

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.

Mary Lister - - #22274

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!

Charlotte - - #20044

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.
Thank you!

Helen Mullen - - #20032

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!

Mary Furnice - - #18996

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😊

Brian Robinson - - #17708

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.
Regards Brian

Liz Rose - - #15431

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!.

Alex - - #14378

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.


lynn chapman - - #14331

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.

Gillian Herrity - - #12443

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?

Paul Maudsley - - #12434

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 !

Cheryl Kindness - - #9622

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.

Cathryn Smith - - #8892

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.

Hannah - - #8792

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.

Mary Newbegin - - #8698

What a fantastic day

Wendy Bird - - #8326

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.

Ann - - #7564

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.

Sam - - #7505

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.

Neil Young - - #6190

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.

Jacquie Keelan - - #6180

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.

Catherine Bourke - - #4887

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.

Christine Wilde - - #4804

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.

Louise Hartley - - #4791

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

Judith Benbow - - #4785

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!

Ruth Ker - - #4777

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.

Maggie Dalton - - #4774

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!

Izzy Bee - - #4772

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.

Anne - - #4771

Small group, friendly workshop with excellent tuition to learn this fascinating skill of stained glass

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