Stained glass column lamp - 3 day course

A stylish Rose design made by student Clare


Learn the basics of foiling stained glass and make a stylish lamp in just three days!

This is a three day course - the dates shown are the first day of the course.

"Brilliant, totally enjoyable and easy to follow instruction " - Ann

This course is suitable for beginners, those who've done leaded or foiled stained glass (new skills!); those who've done foiling and want to learn about creating 3d stained glass.

This introduction to the foiling method of stained glass construction (also called the Tiffany method) will give you a good grounding in the essential skills.
You'll get lots of hands-on experience with the tools we use, plus tips, tricks and a little history about this contemporary form of stained glass and you'll make a lamp to be proud of!

Our classes are suitable for anyone over 16, although we do advise that anyone with a medical condition that limits their hand strength or control contact us before booking to discuss.

With a maximum of 3 students on the lamp-making course you can be sure of plenty of attention and guidance throughout the class.

Making your own stained glass lamp requires a number of specialist techniques, making this class suitable for those who've tried stained glass before.

Three-day copper foiling stained glass lamp workshop - limited to 3 people.

After a short health & safety discussion, we'll start by refreshing your glass cutting skills.
Once comfortable with scoring and breaking the glass, you'll work on your own mini project - introducing you to the basic techniques and tools you'll need for your lamp project.

Choosing your column lamp design...
Students may choose from four starter designs, and a range of coloured glass to work with.

Your lamp will have 3 or 4 sides, and be similar in design and size to lamps we sell in the gallery for around £230). The workshop cost includes the LED lamp to finish off your lamp - a complete package that's sure to make you want to continue to develop your stained glass skills!

Making a lamp - stretch yourself!
This workshop offers a number of further challenges compared with our original beginners foiling class, making this class of interest to those who've already done some stained glass.

You'll learn about cutting opal glass using a lightbox, tools and tips to aid precision grinding (to ensure your lamp pieces all fit properly).

You'll also discover the use of soldering jigs (essential for 3d objects) and how to assemble the sides in to a robust structure. Finally, you'll find out how to solder a spider into your lamp and how to mount the LED lamp inside.
You'll finish off your lamp with an optional black patina to enhance to look of your lamp.

Our longer courses and one day classes are suitable for anyone over 18, although we do advise that anyone with a medical condition that limits their hand strength or control, or their ability to stand for periods of time contact us before booking to discuss.

Due to the use of lead this workshop is not suitable for expectant mothers.

With a maximum of 5 students you can be sure of plenty of attention and guidance throughout the class.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

The course cost includes:
All materials, choice of starter designs and coloured glass
Lamp hardware and long-lasting LED lamp
Use of tools, jigs and protective gear
Lunch and Refreshments throughout on each day of the weekend course
Maximum class size 3 people
PDF Info pack emailed after the class with information on getting started, where to buy glass and tools, and reminders on techniques
Eligibility for our Project Day Programme
Your lamp to take home and enjoy!


Mike Caddy or Jenny Timms at Vitreus Art

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Vitreus Art at Bell Plantation
Watling Street
NN12 6GX

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Intermediate level
  • Limited mobility
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Wheelchair users


3 days (10:00am to 5:00pm)

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