One day Copper Foil workshop for beginners



This is a beginners class in which you will learn the basics of copper foil technique and go home with your own stained glass sun-catcher you made yourself!

The workshop includes basic instruction on how to design and structure your piece, create a pattern and template, cut glass, use a diamond grinder, apply and burnish copper foil, assemble and solder the pieces together and add a hook to properly hang your completed piece.

You may bring your own design for a sun-catcher or I will help you choose from existing templates or create your own based on your skill level and the sake of time and stability of your piece.

You will also get to select from a large selection of glass of all colours to make your Christmas decorative piece, which many consider the best part of the experience.

Copper foil is a great introduction to the art of stained glass, and in attending this workshop you will also learn about the more advanced technique of traditional leaded glass, the differences between the two techniques, and the advantages and disadvantages to each.

Proper safety precautions will be taught alongside each step and personal protective equipment (PPE) will be provided along with all materials.No previous stained glass experience is necessary.
A maximum of 1 participants per workshop.
Please note:
We are unable to accept a booking If pregnant due to health and safety.
Full Covid-19 current guidelines adhered to.
We have a no smoking policy onsite.

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 equipment and a generous abundance of materials provided to use during the course. You will be provided a glass piece or a selection of small pieces (about 6-7 pieces) to work from. You will be able to finish your project within 6 hours during a one day workshop and will be able to take your panel with you.
All materials and tools are included in the cost. Gloves and goggles and apron are provided. Tea and coffee are provided at any time during the day.
Please bring a packed lunch.
Fresh bottled water available
Please arrive by 9:55 am for a 10.00 am start.


Ruth Mullan at Ruth Mullan Stained Glass Artist


33 Saxby Road
Burgess Hill
West Sussex
RH15 8UL

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Intermediate level
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Suitable for beginners


6 hours (10:00am to 4:00pm)

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Helen Blizzard - - #34577

what a fab day! I have really enjoyed this course and would recommend to anyone . Ruth is lovely, very patient and a good listener.

Response from Ruth Mullan Stained Glass Artist:

Thank you so much Helen. It was a pleasure to meet and teach you today and to share my knowledge with you in the craft of copper foiling. I hope you were pleased with what you made and that you are proud of your achievements.

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