In-person course
in Burgess Hill

One Day Copper Foil Workshop For Beginners with Ruth Mullan



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 time allowing. You will also get to select from a large selection of coloured glass to make you 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 2 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.

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.


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

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts


I am a stained glass artist working from my garden studio in Sussex. My work is mainly commission based. I graduated from Eastbourne College of Art and Design with a Society of Industrial Artists and Designers (S.I.A.D.) Diploma in Graphic Design. I worked for several years in advertising agencies based in Lewes and Brighton. For a time I worked as freelance designer. When my children were young I took evening classes in stained glass over a 3 year period under the professional guidance of experienced glass maker Keith Nickels and continue to work with him over years.


33 Saxby Road, , Burgess Hill, West Sussex, RH15 8UL

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Intermediate level
  • UK Holiday
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Christmas
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Fairs, festivals & exhibitions
  • Public transport
  • Easter
  • Weekends
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Father's Day
  • Long term / weekly / monthly
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Mother's Day
  • Parking provided
  • Romantic
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