Stained Glass - Flowers (2 days) in the Peak District



Design and make a collection of decorative flower stems using the copper foil (Tiffany) technique.   This course is perfect for beginners or improvers. You will learn how to cut, shape and join glass to create your own bunch of delicate blooms. Templates will be provided or you may wish to develop your own simple designs. The finished stems can be assembled in a number of different ways for display. Develop basic skills and gain confidence with glass. No previous experience required. “I am delighted and amazed at what I achieved. I was a little apprehensive to work with glass but Kate instantly put me at my ease and I learned so much.” Tutors: Kate Billington / Lin Fletcher Kate started working with stained glass whilst studying for her Architecture Degree in Brighton. She subsequently trained to teach Design & Technology at secondary level and gained 14 years’ experience in that role. In 2011 she set up her own stained glass studio in Sheffield. As ‘Billigoat Designs’ she now takes on private commissions and restoration work. Kate delights in teaching and passing on her passion for the craft to others. Lin has been working with glass for over 20 years. She specialises in both lead and copper foil techniques; making, teaching and restoring. Along with a team of craftspeople, her most recent prestigious project has been the restoration of the windows at Manchester Town Hall - all 587 of them! She is passionate about stained glass and loves creating pieces she hopes will be cherished for decades. Health & Safety This workshop involves the handling and soldering of metals (specifically lead, tin and copper). It also requires the use of sharp materials, hot tools and chemicals. Protective goggles, gloves and dust masks will be provided. Whilst every effort is made to keep the studio environment safe and well ventilated, if you are pregnant or suffer from asthma or dermatitis, for your own assurance, we recommend you seek medical advice before booking this course. Start time: Join us from 9.30am for tea/coffee and introductions. Tuition starts at 10.00am End time: Tuition finishes around 5.00pm There is an hour for lunch and breaks whenever you wish. • Purpose built studio in beautiful Peak District setting • Relaxed, creative atmosphere • 4 - 6 students per workshop • Open to both beginners and those with experience • Good fresh food, homemade cakes • Accommodation on site and nearby if required • Private groups welcome (minimum 4 people) For further information or any questions please select the 'Ask a Question' button to be put in touch with the course organiser. 1-day, 3-day and 5-day classes also available.

What's included in the price?

Fee includes professional tuition, lunch and refreshments - an additional materials fee applies. Materials fee: £15 - £20 per person. This covers the glass, copper foil, solder and consumables. A tasty light lunch is included in the course fee. Please let us know of any special dietary requirements. Tea, coffee and biscuits are available all day to help yourself and there will be home-made cake mid afternoon. Accommodation available at extra charge: 'Godfrey Hole Cottage' - On site. 2 bedrooms. Sleeps 3 'The Counting House' - Georgian town house in Wirksworth, 1 mile away. 1 bedroom. Sleeps 2


2 days

Cancellation policy

Strict - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 8 weeks before the course starts



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  • Christmas
  • Parking provided
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  • Accommodation offered
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Zantium Studios, Godfrey Hole House, Near Hopton, Wirksworth, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 4DF