Stained Glass Beginners Workshop



The beginners workshop is designed for everyone who has no knowledge or skill of stained glass but who wants to try their hand. There are a maximum of six places on each course and they usually run one Saturday every month from September through to May. Book early to avoid disappointment, or you may prefer to start by contacting David to find out about suitability and available places. If you are a group of between four and six we can run a beginners workshop especially for you, again please contact David to discuss your preferred date. Please get in touch for more details.

What's included in the price?

The course fee includes use of tools and all the materials needed to complete your panel. Itinerary The day starts at 10.00am with a brief chat and look through some glass samples followed by a demonstration on how to cut glass. Students are then given a glass-cutter and scrap glass to practice with. Once students are accurately cutting glass, following the basic shapes, they are given a range of designs to choose from for their project. At this time the ease of each design will be discussed along with the choice of glass from the many different ones available. Students will then have the rest of the morning to cut the glass for their project. As the day progresses we tend to stop around 1.30pm for lunch. There are two pubs and other places to eat 10 minutes down the road in Steyning, or you can bring food to eat in at the studio. In warm weather you can sit outside and enjoy the view across the Adur valley. After lunch we demonstrate how to assemble the cut glass and students then put their project together with lead cames. This is followed by a demo on soldering the panels together at the joints, which the students then do to finish their panel. The day normally concludes between 4.30pm and 5.00pm, but extends through to when each student finishes their project – and you get to go home with what you made!


6 hours (10:00am to 5:00pm)

Cancellation policy

Non-refundable - Refunds are not available



David J Lilly

with Craft Courses since 2017

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Over the years I’ve turned my hand to wood, card, plastic and eventually spent 12 years as stained glass arrtist. In about 2005 when my eye turned to the style of my childhood, mid-century modern, those big concrete and glass forms that so many people love to hate but I have become intruiged by and in love with. My jewellery making began with me playing around with fold-forming copper, then somewhere along Brutalism raised its head and I found my muse.

Suitable for

  • Teenagers
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Stag dos
  • Intermediate level
  • Weekends
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hen dos
  • Suitable for beginners
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