This 1-day workshop is led by award-winning glass artist and teacher, Gigha Klinkenborg. She will teach you how to cut glass accurately, and refine your pieces using the glass grinders. You will learn foiling and soldering techniques to create a stunning 3D stained glass suncatcher.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
All workshops are all-inclusive. All glass, tools and materials, and safety equipment will be provided.
Refreshments & Lunch
Assorted teas/coffees, biscuits throughout the day
Lunch: Delicious baked potatoes with any combination(s) of ham, cheese, and baked beans plus a fresh selection of salads and dressings, and yummy cake bites for afters.
All you need to bring is your creativity :-)
7 hours (9:30am to 4:30pm)
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We booked a private day for the three of us, a middle aged couple and Mum (82). None of us had ever worked with glass before.
Gigha welcomed us with hot drinks and cookies, which were on offer throughout the day. And a jacket potato with salad lunch provided.
We started with learning to cut glass in straight and curved lines which we all practiced extensively, before deciding what we’d like to make.
We all decided to make different things as there was so much inspiration in the studio.
Because it was a private session Gigha was very happy to accommodate this.
There was lots of glass choices in both colour and texture.
Once we had cut the glass we learned to remove sharp edges with the grinder and fixed copper tape around all edges. This was followed by applying flux and soldering the pieces together.
I’m delighted to say that we all left with a lovely piece of artwork that we are proud to display in our home. One gothic inspired mirror, one light Catcher cube and one flat soaring bird light catcher. All very different, but fabulous memories of the day.
If we are in the area again we will be booking another session with Gigha who is an excellent teacher and artist.