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Stained glass beginners workshop, Cardiff, Wales

Glas By Design Stained Glass

About the Course

Come and learn the popular art of stained glass in our relaxed Studio Gallery in Penarth.

We have worked hard to ensure social distancing is in place and our studio is Covid Secure. Each student has their own airy screened work area which will keep you safe so you can have a thoroughly enjoyable day with us.

One day workshops are kept to a maximum of 4 people and will allow you to learn the complete process of stained glass.

You will learn about the different tools and to cut glass safely. Once you have cut your project, you will then learn to use copper foil, solder and patina. By the end of the day, you will be very proud of what you have achieved in one day.

Projects are 30cms x 21cms and you will take home either in a wooden block as an upstand.

Please wear workshop appropriate clothing including enclosed footwear (no sandals or open toes).

We can provide you with details of our C-19 risk assessment upon request.

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

This day course will include all tools and materials.


Angelina Hall & Cathy O'Doherty at Glass By Design
1 Station Approach
Penarth, Cardiff
Vale of Glamorgan
CF64 3EE
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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hen dos
  • Intermediate level
  • Mothers Day
  • Public transport
  • Seniors
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • UK Holiday
  • Wheelchair users

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1 day (9:15am to 5:00pm)

Next available date

16th January 2021

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In-person course
- - #30016

I’ve been on a couple of glass workshops with the Glass by Design team and they have always been excellent. I had been booked to attend a fused glass workshop with Cathy in March, the weekend after the lockdown began, and so it had to be postponed. However, I have just attended the workshop at the beginning of July as they have worked hard to build out individual booths in which you can work, separate from the other attendees and the tutor, whilst still getting excellent practical advice from knowledgeable tutors such as Cathy on fused glass (and Angelina on Stained Glass). They have put in place much to ensure that you and their safety is maintained at all times. Already thinking about when I should book another day. Thank you Cathy, I had a great day, as expected.

Response from Glass By Design:

So glad you enjoyed your time with us and felt safe and secure in our newly designed teaching area. You made such a lovely free standing curve and coaster!

In-person course
- - #29459

Busy, but well structured day. Good communication, with the right amount of demonstration and opportunity to work on your own project, with instruction provided when required. This not only guaranteed success, but provided a real sense of achievement. I was very pleased with the end result and will probably return for more learning. All in all, a good mix of instruction and opportunity to be creative in a very pleasant environment.

In-person course
- - #29351

Cathy is a great teacher. Four of us went for a birthday treat, had a great time and a nice lunch and walked away with some nifty things we made ourselves. Lovely way to spend a Saturday with friends - highly recommend. :)

In-person course
- - #28515

Learnt a great deal will be booking again soon for the stained glass course.

In-person course
- - #28524

Really enjoyed my morning learning the basics of fused glass. I'm looking forward to picking up the piece I made - and already have some ideas to use for another, longer course.

In-person course
- - #27489

Excellent quality course - both facilities and instructor who is knowledgeable, a good communicator and actually does the craft professionally. Recommend heartily!

Response from Glass By Design:

Thank so much. Hope your family was impressed with your panel!

In-person course
- - #27483

A wonderful experience: totally exhausting - it's years since I had to concentrate so hard for a whole day! Brilliant (and patient) teacher in Angelina. The best bit was coming home with something I would be pleased to put on display.

Response from Glass By Design:

Thank so much for your review. Stained glass is quite an intense day, but worth it when you see what you can achieve in just a few hours. Your panel was beautiful and I hope it will give you much joy to know you made this. Show it off with pride!

In-person course
- - #26446

Couldn't be happier with what I made and took home from this workshop, it's an absolutely beautiful piece. And I was taught with class, skill and patience and even given a nice lunch!

Response from Glass By Design:

So glad you enjoyed yourself. You were a lovely group to teach, so thank you for your review. Hope we will see you again.

In-person course
- - #24699

Superb day. Well thought out with enough learning and excellent experience. Not rushed and well supported throughout. I recommend highly.
Thank you to you both.

In-person course
- - #24694

A wonderful day, brilliant course, would highly recommend.

In-person course
- - #24249

I booked the fused glass workshop as a birthday treat for my son and mother in law. We are all different ages and this was the most enjoyable day for us all. Cathy is informative, patient and very inspirational. Its thoroughly absorbing and the most wonderful way to spend a day. The workshop is small but has everything you require to be as creative as possible. My son had the most challenging design idea but with Cathy's expertise and patience he has the most incredible piece of glass artwork very unique to him.

Response from Glass By Design:

The work produced by yourselves was unique & diverse! The 'trainer' was challenging as an interpretation in glass but the results are amazing. Well done all. See you soon

In-person course
- - #24197

I’ve had such a wonderful day today with you both and have thoroughly enjoyed myself! You were so welcoming and accommodating. You shared your wealth of knowledge and expertise and were able to help me gain (or begin to gain should I say...) the skills and techniques of stained glass and glass fusing. I will definitely be booking onto more of your courses in the near future! Thanks again for a brilliant day!

Response from Glass By Design:

The taster day you were on with 2 techniques in 1 day is a really great way to introduce you stained & fused glass. We look forward to you coming back!

In-person course
- - #24131

What a fabulous day I had on Saturday doing this course. Angelina was first class with her tuition and guidance at each step.
I thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of it and the day flew by. And the bonus is you come away with a lovely piece of stain glass to keep.

Response from Glass By Design:

Very pleased you enjoyed the day and got so much out of it. Hope we see you again.

In-person course
- - #24121

What a fantastic day! Angelina made everything interesting, fun – and safe. Each process was thoroughly explained and demonstrated. I learnt so much and the bonus was a colourful glass panel, that I had created with her guidance, to take away and display at home. It has already been much admired! I would thoroughly recommend this course to anyone. Thank you Angelina.

Response from Glass By Design:

So glad you had such a good time with us. Hope we see you again.

In-person course
- - #23607


I really enjoyed the glass cutting course. We learnt lots of good techniques and I feel confident to try them out at home. The time went so quickly. I will look out for the Stained Glass course, as I want to try that as well. I would recommend this course to anyone who wants to work with glass. The work on display was an inspiration and very beautiful.


Response from Glass By Design:

So glad you had a good time and now have confidence with your cutting. Looking forward to seeing you again soon.

In-person course
- - #23576

Highly enjoyable couple of hours learning glass cutting techniques with great advise and enthusiasm. Would definitely recommend this course. Made welcome and encouraged to have a go. Lovely inspiring surroundings and great recommendation for lunch across the road.

Response from Glass By Design:

Very glad you enjoyed your time with us. Now you are cutting so well, just keep practising!

In-person course
- - #23155

Stained glass course, with Angelina.
We were made to feel very welcome, a relaxed atmosphere. Detailed instructions on cutting glass safely and then on to the practical, rather daunting but with the help of Angelina it wasn’t a problem.
Lunch was included which we had a the Fox Deli across the road, excellent.
At the end of day one we had a stained glass work of art, day two an hour to clean and polish.
A great course now I feel happy to have a go at home, Glass by Design also supply the glass and lead for you to create and complete your own stain glass designs.

In-person course
- - #22610

It was a really enjoyable day. The instructor was extremely patient and helpful throughout sharing ideas and providing advice. Lunch was included which was lovely and by the end of the day we took home our own panels. I’m now looking at doing the fused glass day too

In-person course
- - #22356

I started as a complete novice and took home an A4 stained glass panel that has pride of place in my kitchen window.
Angelina was really patient and helpful throughout the whole day.
Everything we needed was supplied, including lunch.
A great course that I thoroughly enjoyed.
Thank you Glass by Design.

Response from Glass By Design:

Thanks so much. You made a lovely panel and very glad it is in pride of place. Hope to see you again soon.

In-person course
- - #22139

I took my two children to Glass by Design to make a glass coaster. They had a great time constructing the design of the coaster under Kathy’s careful guidance. She was very supportive and patient. Nothing was too much trouble. The session flew by and both children (11 and 10 years old) said that they had both thoroughly enjoyed the class. They were even more pleased to see the finished product a week later, and both coasters look very professional. Would certainly recommend this experience, and only wished I had booked myself on the course at the same time!

Response from Glass By Design:

So glad that everyone enjoyed themselves. They made such lovely creative projects.

In-person course
- - #22129

My brother and I took our mum on this course for her 60th birthday, hoping to make some memories as well as some keepsakes. The day did not disappoint! The classes are very intimate (max 3-4 people), so you get lots of one-to-one guidance. Cathy helped each of us take an idea and make it happen, and we each came away with something totally different, and that we felt really proud of. The team at Glass By Design are all lovely, too. I can't recommend this course highly enough

Response from Glass By Design:

Thank you for such a lovely review. So glad it all arrived safely! Hope to see you again soon

In-person course
- - #22072

Had a wonderful time here and thoroughly enjoyed the course. I made a floral piece that catches the light every day in my kitchen. There were only two of us which meant we had almost one to one teaching. Plenty of instruction and information was given. We had a lovely lunch and plenty of coffee. I went back to collect our pieces about a week later after firing and I was really impressed how good it was!! It’s currently on my Pinterest page and has been repinned lots of times.
My husband bought this course for me as a gift and was so impressed he bought me another for our wedding anniversary.
I had a fab day and would recommend to anyone. Thanks girls.

Response from Glass By Design:

Thanks so much for leaving this and very glad your piece gives you so much joy. Hope you will come again soon.

In-person course
- - #21958

Thoroughly enjoyed a half day fused glass course. Went with a friend and there were only the two of us on the course and we got very friendly, helpful tuition from Cathy. We learnt about fused glass and each made a lovely suncatcher and picture. We are not very "arty" but are really pleased with our results. Will definitely be coming back. Would highly recommend this course....and there are some great things to buy in the shop too!

Response from Glass By Design:

Very well done, your pieces looked great. Hope we see you again soon.

In-person course
- - #21933

I have attended an all day taster with two friends when we made stained glass Christmas decorations and fused glass window hanger. I really enjoyed it, Angelina and Cathy are so knowledgeable and helpful, a very relaxed day and all pleased with what we made. I have since taken my daughter to a fused glass course and again we both loved it. I'll be back to do something else soon.

Response from Glass By Design:

Thanks so much and very glad you all enjoyed yourselves. Hope we see you again soon.

In-person course
- - #21939

Our 8 year old daughter is now completely captivated with glass fusion having spent 2 amazing mornings with Cathy learning this specialist craft.
With clear expert instruction from Cathy and 2 hours of concentration a beautiful horse and an elephant were created, using tweezers to dexterously place fine glass rods and twinkling stones onto a glass base. Each piece is unique and very much treasured- a magical morning.

Response from Glass By Design:

It is always rewarding teaching children as they are so creative. Hope to see you again soon.

In-person course
- - #21899

I've been to two sessions I loved it so much. You can fully immerse yourself in the process but get as much help as you want and need to. The range of glass is fab and picking up the finished piece is a real thrill

Response from Glass By Design:

Thanks so much. Glad you have enjoyed your time with us and hope we shall see you again soon.

In-person course
- - #21900

I did a day long taster course with Glass by Design, making a stained glass panel and 2 fused coasters, and loved every minute of it! The instructors were knowledgeable, friendly and helpful, and the pace of the course was just right to complete both projects without being rushed. I'll definitely come back for more courses in the future!

Response from Glass By Design:

Thank you, the taster day is great to show the difference between the two techniques, and to take home two very different glass projects. Hope to see you again soon.

In-person course
- - #21878

I have done the sea scape full day course and a full day taster with Glass by Design. Angelina and Cathy are very professional and knowledgeable which makes them brilliant teachers. Angelina was very helpful when I had to be difficult and make a more complicated design with my sea scape. I would highly recommend their courses as you will come away fully understanding the process and have a new skill. You will also get a lovely completed item to show off when you have visitors.

Response from Glass By Design:

Thanks so much. Hope we see you all again soon.

In-person course
- - #21867

An absolutely brilliant day, learnt so much and achieved a piece of work far beyond my expectations. Thoroughly enjoyable, excellent easy teaching style, can't praise the event enough. Well worth every penny as treat for yourself or a present.

Response from Glass By Design:

Many thanks. So pleased you had such a good day with us.

In-person course
- - #21865

I received a course as a gift and was delighted when I attended. As a novice I was given clear and helpful instructions and ended up with quite an advanced piece of fused glass...a curved underwater screen with shoals of fish and seaweed! I would highly recommend this course, and as numbers are small the teaching is excellent,

Response from Glass By Design:

Thanks so much for your kind words. Glad you enjoyed your time with us so much.

In-person course
- - #21876

My friends and I decided to have a go at making a stained glass seascape panel at Glass by Design. None of us had any experience and were a little apprehensive about learning new skills. Angelina was a brilliant teacher, patient, understanding and with such expertise. We all thoroughly enjoyed the day and finished with a beautiful panel of stained glass which we now proudly display in our homes. We would thoroughly recommend the courses at Glass by Design.

Response from Glass By Design:

Thanks so much. Your panels were beautiful and I am so glad you had such a great time.

In-person course
- - #21849

I had an amazing day with Cathy. The small class size meant that I had lots of one to one instruction and advice from her. She was able to tailor the day to me as a beginner whilst supporting others on the course who had some prior knowledge. I was able to design and make a dish and 2 coasters. I have had countless comments about them as they are so unique. This is a fun activity for individuals or groups of friends.

Response from Glass By Design:

Many thanks for this. So glad you enjoyed your day with us.

In-person course
- - #21845

This one day course is a great introduction to working with stained glass. It was hard work but very rewarding and lots of fun.
I was amazed at how lovely all the finished pieces were at the end of the day.

Response from Glass By Design:

Many thanks - Yes, it is a pretty intensive day as the process can be a challenge. You all did really well and produced beautiful work.

In-person course
- - #21830

I was given the course as a Christmas Present. After some discussion with Angelina I upgraded my course so I could make a design of my choosing - the extra cost was well worth it. The day and a half 1-2-1 tuition I had was absolutely brilliant. Angelina is expert, patient and a fantastic teacher. I was completely absorbed the whole time I was there. Nothing else in my life even entered the room, which is rare. And now I have a gorgeous bespoke piece of stained glass, beautifully framed and on display in my home. And now I also have the tools and glass to make some some more...

Response from Glass By Design:

Many thanks. Your panel was great, and I am so glad that you got so much out of the 1 to 1 session.

In-person course
- - #21829

I had a great experience on the glass fusion course. The tutor, Cathy was very good & informative. The studio was clean & light with great workspaces. The lunch was fab. I did the course with my sister, who lives away so it was nice to spend time together & do something creative. We are both art trained but you did not need previous experience. I can fully recommend the courses at Glass by Design. Angelina & Cathy are very kind & helpful. I am looking forward to doing a Stained Glass course next.

Response from Glass By Design:

Many thanks indeed. Hope we see you again soon.

In-person course
- - #21828

I recently attended the half day fused glass course and it was thoroughly enjoyable and totally absorbing. The class sizes are small so you feel like you can ask questions and get the most out of the class in a relaxed and friendly environment. Kathy was clear with her instructions and supportive with your ideas, helping you bring them from thought to action. I can’t wait to sign up for another course

Response from Glass By Design:

So glad you had a good time. Hope we see you again soon.

In-person course
- - #21795

Had a fabulous day on the one day stained glass workshop for beginners with Angelina. She has so much patience and really made the day very enjoyable. I was amazed that I achieved so much in one day. The lunch at Foxy's Deli was also great. I will certainly do another course there soon.

Response from Glass By Design:

Many thanks. It is always lovely to see how proud everyone is when they finish the day.

In-person course
- - #21793

I attended a course run by Kathy .
The day exceeded all my expectations. I have previously been on a course where my finished project cracked in the kiln so I had my fingers crossed this wouldn’t happen again.
I’m not the best when it comes to finding inspiration, Kathy was patient and knowledgeable enabling me to design something I’m very proud of. The finished dish sits on my dressing table; I look at it everyday and think, I made that!

Response from Glass By Design:

Many thanks. Glad you are justly proud of what you made.

In-person course
- - #21790

Had a thoroughly enjoyable day. Angelina made the day fun, but also made sure that we all went home with a piece of work to be proud of. I'd highly recommend trying ones of the courses. I'm looking forward to trying another course in the near future.

Response from Glass By Design:

Thanks so much. So glad you enjoyed your day with us.

In-person course
- - #21816

I attended the half day Glass Fusion Workshop run by Kathy. My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed it and the time just flew by as we were so absorbed. It was interesting learning how to use the glass and Kathy was superb with both her teaching and her guidance as to what would work and what would not.

Response from Glass By Design:

Many thanks - Hope you are very proud of what you made.

In-person course
- - #21803

I am interested in crafts and wanted to try something different. The half day glass fusing was just what I needed. Lots of information and guidance with something worthwhile to take home afterwards.
I will be going back for more.

Response from Glass By Design:

Thanks so much - Hope to see you again soon.

In-person course
- - #21800

I was given a one day stained glass workshop voucher as a birthday present. It was a wonderful day learning a new skill with lunch thrown in as a bonus. I felt a great sense of achievement taking my finished piece home at the end of the day! Thoroughly recommend!

Response from Glass By Design:

Thanks so much - A Birthday gift you will never forget!

In-person course
- - #21794

My husband bought me a one day glass fusion course as a birthday present. I thoroughly enjoyed the day and made two items to bring home with me. They have been much admired and when I look at them they are a lovely reminder of a day well spent. It is a small and intimate workshop where you are given as much support as you need. I can highly recommend.

Response from Glass By Design:

Many thanks indeed. I can think of nothing better than making your own present! A Birthday you will never forget!

In-person course
- - #21792

I had a wonderful day with Angelina learning how to make a fuse glass dish. Her tuition was excellent and I was delighted with my finished piece when I picked it up a few days later. Hoping to book another course at Glass by Design later in the year.

Response from Glass By Design:

Thanks so much. Glad you enjoyed your time with us.

In-person course
- - #21789

Thoroughly enjoyable session. It was so satisfying the take home my beautiful completed piece of glass work. Brilliant tuition

Response from Glass By Design:

Many thanks, so glad you enjoyed yourself.

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