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Stained glass copperfoiling - beginners course - Witney, Oxfordshire

Duration: 7 hrs

Price: £190

Run by: Ros
at Art of Glass Studio Ltd

Home Studio in Dovehouse Close
OX29 4EY

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About the Course

This course in on a one to one or two basis and as required.

During this 6 hour course you will learn the basics of copper foiling stained glass. You will be shown how to score and break glass, design aspects and then we will discuss what you are going to make and your glass choices. Due to the course overrunning in the past, you will make a suncatcher, small panel that has no more than 10 pieces in it (7 hr courses).

Copperfoiling (£190 7 hrs)
This usually entails, learning to score and break glass sheet, design aspects of stained glass, cutting pieces of coloured sheet glass to the shapes required in your pattern (cartoon), grind the edges (if required) to make them smooth, cover each piece of coloured glass with copper foil and burnish it. Assemble and then solder the pieces together using lead solder. Clean the panel and then polish.
You should be able to make a small panel or mirror in the time permitted, provided your design does not include too many pieces and of course how well you get on with cutting glass. If this proves difficult I will obviously help you. If you use my own designs then provided you get on well with scoring and cutting, you should be able to complete these in the time allocated.
I have found most of my students enjoy making something they really want and I am very happy to help them make it. Copperfoiling is very time consuming and beginners do not realise that you have to learn to cut proficiently to do complicated patterns, also if cuttings skills are not quite there, all pieces will need to be ground on a glass grinder, then cleaned, copperfoiled, assembled and then soldered both sides. However, if you do struggle I am there to assist you complete your project.

The Course will begin at 9.30 - 5.30 with half hour for lunch if required. You can bring a packed lunch or there are public houses and cafes in the village.

Refreshments will be served throughout the day.

A non-refundable deposit of 50% will be required on booking to hold your place. If you have to cancel your course due to an emergency, please do contact me to discuss.
If a deposit is not received into my business account within 5 days of booking, and you have not been in touch, i will remove your name from the course.

A deposit received on the day of the course, with no contact by yourself, will not guarantee you a place! Please do not expect to turn up on the day and attend a course!

Please contact me with a dates you can attend and I will get back to you to confirm when I am available.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

All materials and tools are included in the price of this course.

The course will begin at 9.30 - 5.30pm.

You can bring a packed lunch, but there are some good places to eat in the Village.

Refreshments will be served throughout the day. .

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The workshop was a gift from my brother. We both attended and made our own individual pieces. He designed his own holly leaf wreath and I designed a square mirror.
We gave Ros a rough idea in advance what we've like to create and the colours and she had these colours available to view when deciding on final piece.
Ros was both patient and supportive with us both, and offered assistance without taking over our work. Our session over ran, this did not bother us as we were just eager to finish our pieces and take them home to show them off.
My hobbies are craft based. This was so much different but lovely to learn a new skill. I'd like to return one day maybe once I have my own house to create a unique piece.
I would highly recommend Ros, she has all the time in the world to support you from beginning to end. A long but thoroughly enjoyable day. Thank you

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Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.

  • Accessible by public transport
  • Suitable for beginners

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