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Stained Glass Beginners Workshop

Duration: 1 day

Price: £109

Run by: David Lilly
at David J Lilly - Making Beauty Manifest

Drum Barn, Applesham Farm
Coobes Road
West Sussex
BN15 0RP

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About the Course

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 calling 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 call David to discuss your preferred date.

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If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

The course fee includes use of tools and all the materials needed to complete your panel.


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 dem’ 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 5.30pm, but extends through to when each student finishes their project – and you get to go home with what you made!

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Course Start Dates

Saturday 31st August 2019

  • Disabled access
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Suitable for stag and hen dos
  • Teen friendly