Stained glass copper foiling beginner's taster workshop

Louise made this beautiful butterfly suncatcher in half a day


Half-day copper foiling stained glass beginners class for up to 4 people - 3d Butterfly Suncatcher or Plant Stake

Learn the basics of foiling stained glass in just half a day!

"Another fabulous opportunity to learn new skills and techniques from the VERY knowledgeable Mike & Jenny "- Sue H

This is a basic half-day taster workshop intended to give you a feel for the copper foiling method of stained glass; if you enjoy this class we suggest you consider a full one-day workshop to gain deeper skills and make a more challenging piece.

We start out by learning some basic glass cutting techniques using the same tools we use ourselves.You'll then cut the coloured glass for your butterfly and move on to grinding the edges smooth. Once ready, you'll apply the copper foil, and solder the wings together.

After the antennae and hanging loops or plant stake are added, your butterfly is ready to enjoy at home, suspended from fishing line.

At each stage we'll show you the tools, materials and skills you'll need to complete your butterfly project.

- Scoring and breaking glass, using oil-cutter, grozing pliers and cut runner
- Preparing the glass for soldering using the grinder, copper foil and crimping tool
- Soldering using a high-power soldering iron and fluxes
- Adding loops or plant stake and antennae made from copper wire

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 and glass
Use of tools and protective gear
Refreshments during the workshop
Maximum class size 5 people
Your piece to take home
Class runs from 2pm to (approx) 5-30pm at our Northants studio near Towcester


Mike Caddy or Jenny Timms at Vitreus Art

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Vitreus Art at Bell Plantation
Watling Street
NN12 6GX

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Wheelchair users


3½ hours (2:00pm to 5:30pm)

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