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Stained Glass Copperfoiling Beginner's Course - Witney, Oxfordshire

Stained Glass Copperfoiling Beginner's Course - Witney, Oxfordshire

Address:
6 Swan Street
Eynsham
Witney
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX29 4HU

Course Length: 6 hours

Price: £150

5 star rating, 2 reviewers.

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

Description:

This is a 6 hour course to learn the basics of copperfoiling stained glass. You will be shown how to cut glass, design a small panel and make it in the time permitted, although experience is showing that if you want to design and make a panel of your choice, then the course often runs over 1-2 hours. If you want to be able to go home on time, then use the patterns I provide which can be made in the allotted time.

Copperfoiling usually entails, cutting pieces of coloured sheet glass to the shapes required in your pattern (cartoon). You will then grind the edges to make them smooth, cover each piece of coloured glass with copper foil and burnish it. You will place the pieces on your pattern and pin them so they are held in place. You will then have to 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 your ideal project is large, but you really want to make it, then please forward me what you'd like to make and I will work out how much time it will probably take and the additional costs. I do not mind doing a two day course for this purpose, but obviously the course fee will be more too! 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 beginner's 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 - 4.30 with half hour for lunch if required. You can bring a packed lunch or there are public houses or cafes very close to the studio.

1 day £150/2 days £300

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.

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 - 4.30pm There is a local pub, The Lamb at Crawley, that will offer a discount to person(s) attending this course.

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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