Course Provider: Field Studies Council, Flatford Mill
Telephone: 01206 297110
Flatford Mill Field Centre
Course Length: 3 days
5 star rating, 4 reviewers.
2017 course dates:
Friday 25 August - Sunday 27 August
Friday 17 November - Sunday 19 November
This 3 day course is for anyone who wishes to learn or find out more about the craft of Tiffany-style stained glass.
This practical, hands-on course is an introduction for beginners and will also welcome improvers who might appreciate the opportunity to expand their knowledge and develop their technique and creative ideas within a small group, under the supervision of an experienced tutor.
Materials and methods will be introduced and skills taught to enable students to take home at least one finished piece of work. By the end of the weekend you should be able to select a simple design and make a stained glass panel. You will learn to use copper foil and do some basic decorative soldering.
Please note that the teaching element of this course will start before dinner on the Friday.
This method relies on the use of self-adhesive copper foil to edge each piece of glass. When soldered, the pieces of glass are joined together giving a fine line which allows for the construction of delicate objects, including lampshades, clocks, mirrors, jewel boxes, terrariums etc. Detailed design can take inspiration from the natural or built environment.
By the end of the weekend you should be able to
-Select a simple design and make a stained glass panel
-Be fully conversant with health and safety procedures whilst working with glass
-Cut glass in a confident manner and use a grinder to shape the glass
-Use copper foil and do some basic decorative soldering
-Finish your own unique piece of work
The course is designed with beginners and near beginners in mind. You can have the choice of one of three main patterns as your project. The tutor will provide all the materials needed to cover the tuition in glass cutting (as much as you need!) and then for the manufacture and completion of your finished piece.
Sharon McMullin studied architectural stained glass in Swansea and has over 20 years experience working in glass studios throughout the UK. She has worked on commissions for secular and ecclesiastical buildings in the Middle East, USA and UK and has had her glass exhibited in Wales, London and Suffolk.
Sharon has been teaching stained glass for several years and also works from her studio in Suffolk producing work to commission and doing repairs.
What's included in the price?
Tools and equipment are provided and a large selection of glass can be bought from the tutor as required. You should be prepared for expenditure of around £30-£40 depending on the size of the panel.
The fee also includes accommodation in your own room. Please enquire about the fees for shared room occupancy as well as non-residential rates (tuition only).
Up to 9 hours of tuition a day
Tea and coffee making facilities available throughout the day
Use of resources including library, workrooms, studios and the Centre grounds
If you would like accommodation, full board accommodation includes a cooked breakfast, picnic lunch, home made cakes and an evening meal.
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This craft course provider has been awarded Gold status for receiving 10 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.
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