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


1 day (flexible times to suit)

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts



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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Wheelchair users
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Parking provided
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Vitreus Art at Bell Plantation, Watling Street, Towcester, Northamptonshire, NN12 6GX