We are running courses throughout the year, our studio is based in the heart of the Billingshurst, West Sussex. What you will learn. On the one day decorative lead light course. Learn how to draw / design and cut glass, then assemble your decorative glass panel. Enjoy the rewarding craft and make some art glass you will cherish for years to come. Each course will be one on one tutoring with David Batchelor. An introduction to the craft of making a stained glass panel. The decorative leadlight or stained glass window you make will be up to approx 30 cm x 30 cm. If you require another size please request in advance for example a window to be made for a location within your home. You will start by drawing up a full size working drawing called a cut line, choose from a selection of our standard patterns or come with your own design ideas, or we can design on the day. You will learn how to cut glass with the aid of the cut line full instructions and support will be given so you gain a greater understanding of types of glass and different cutting techniques required for your project. I will then teach the art of leading the panel together and soldering to complete the finished panel. With the final window complete, the process of weather proofing and adding additional strength begins, with the use of lead light cement, this process can be messy so old clothes are advised then the window will be left to dry overnight and cleaned and polished a day later. The stained glass course will include a project of your choice to be taken away with you upon completion. If you require any particular colours for your project please contact us 2 weeks before the course start date.
What's included in the price?
All tools and materials will be provided by us and are included in the course price. We advice you not wear your best clothes, and expect to get dirty as some stages of this craft require getting messy Tea, coffee and biscuits are included. Please bring your lunch. If you have any other questions, please get in touch. Thank you.
8 hours (flexible times to suit)
Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts
- Suitable for beginners