Stained Glass - Copper Foiling / Tiffany for Beginners
Our one-day introduction to the foiling method of stained glass construction (sometimes called the Tiffany method) will give you a grounding in the fundamental techniques with plenty of hands-on experience with the tools we use, and lots of tips, tricks and a little history of modern stained glass. One-day copper foiling stained glass beginners class for up to 5 people We start out by looking at the basic processes and tools we'll be using: 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 We'll take you through a demonstration of how we score and break glass, grind it in prepararation for assembly, apply the copper foil, and then solder the panel on both sides. You'll then practise cutting and breaking glass! Once comfortable with scoring and breaking the glass, we'll ask you to choose your project design and the coloured glass you'll use. When we're all ready for a break, we'll have lunch from the nearby cafe. In the afternoon,you'll finish your project piece which you'll complete in time to take home! We'll provide you with a choice of 5 pretty designs (similar to ones we sell for £50) and a selection of coloured glass to work with. Our 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 course 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.
What's included in the price?
All materials, choice of starter designs and glass Use of tools and protective gear Refreshments during the day and lunch from the Bell Cafe Maximum class size 4 people Info pack to keep with information on getting started, where to buy glass and tools, plus reminders on techniques - emailed as PDF Your piece to take home Eligibility for our Project Day Programme Class runs from10am to (approx) 6-30pm at our Northants studio near Towcester
Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts
- Wheelchair users
- Parking provided
- Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
- Corporate days out & team building
- Suitable for beginners
Sadly not - due to the nature of the materials our classes are for adults only.
With all one-day and longer stained glass classes we include an info pack with details of the tools you've used and suppliers plus reminders of techniques used. This isn't included in half-day classes.
We'll be delighted to help you decided what's needed.
For fusing classes we're happy to advise on tools, materials and kilns on request.
Materials are included in all beginners classes - fusing and stained glass.
Please bring reading glasses if you use them, and sturdy fully enclosed shoes (no sandals).
Aprons, googles and gloves are provided where needed.
Because you will be using lead and solder containing lead on stained glass classes.
Lead is known to pose a higher risk to babies than to adults.
We welcome participating friends or partners.
Sadly there isn't room at most classes for non-participating friends or partners.
Fused glass will need to be collected after firing - we will contact you when ready.
This depends on which class you're planning to book.
For stained glass classes - it will be difficult to complete the class if you have severe arthritis or similar.
For fused glass classes - we suggest you choose a class which doesn't involve glass cutting - feel free to contact us to discuss.
If the class you're planning to book is described as 'for beginners' then yes!
Some of our classes are for improvers - these are described as such in the listing.
We have GF and Vegan biscuits in stock normally.
We will bring in non-dairy milk if advised in advance.
Lunches, where included, are provided by the Bell Cafe nearby which caters for intolerances, vegetarians and vegans.
Yes - plenty!
Yes, with level access via a ramp and accessible toilet.