Stained Glass Lantern for Beginners Copper Foiling Workshop



Make your own foiled stained glass lantern in just one day! "Excellent experience - left feeling inspired to do more! Thank You." - Roberta This one-day class will introduce you to the basics of the foiling method of stained glass (sometimes called the Tiffany method) and you'll make your own coloured 28cm high lantern to take home! One-day copper foiling stained glass beginners lantern class for up to 5 people. The class begins with a demonstration of how we score and break glass, discussing common issues and a review of the tools you'll use. You'll then practise cutting and breaking glass, following the pattern for your chosen lantern design. Once comfortable with scoring and breaking the glass, we'll ask you to choose your project design and the coloured glass you'll use; you'll then cut the coloured glass for 3 panels for the lantern. In the afternoon you'll finish cutting the coloured glass and then use the grinder to ensure the pieces fit. Then it's time to foil and solder your three lantern panels , ready for fitting in the lantern itself. If time allows, you may opt to darken the solder using patina for a more traditional appearance. Your lantern is suitable for use with a block candle, a tealight or battery-operated nightlight. 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 workshop is not suitable for expectant mothers.

What's included in the price?

The course cost of £165 (inc VAT) includes: - All materials, choice of starter designs, your lantern and glass - Use of tools and protective gear - Refreshments during the day and lunch included - Maximum class size 5 people - Info pack to keep with information on getting started, where to buy glass and tools, plus reminders on techniques - emailed as PDF - Your lantern to take home - Eligibility for our Project Day Programme - Class runs from 10am to (approx) 6-30pm at our Northants studio near Towcester


1 day

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
  • Limited mobility
  • Father's Day
  • Parking provided
  • Mother's Day
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Romantic
  • Christmas
  • Easter
  • Public transport
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Sadly not - due to the nature of the materials our classes are for adults only.

With all one-day and longer stained glass classes we include an info pack with details of the tools you've used and suppliers plus reminders of techniques used. This isn't included in half-day classes.
We'll be delighted to help you decided what's needed.

For fusing classes we're happy to advise on tools, materials and kilns on request.

Materials are included in all beginners classes - fusing and stained glass.
Please bring reading glasses if you use them, and sturdy fully enclosed shoes (no sandals).
Aprons, googles and gloves are provided where needed.

Because you will be using lead and solder containing lead on stained glass classes.
Lead is known to pose a higher risk to babies than to adults.

We welcome participating friends or partners.
Sadly there isn't room at most classes for non-participating friends or partners.

Of course!
Fused glass will need to be collected after firing - we will contact you when ready.

This depends on which class you're planning to book.
For stained glass classes - it will be difficult to complete the class if you have severe arthritis or similar.

For fused glass classes - we suggest you choose a class which doesn't involve glass cutting - feel free to contact us to discuss.

If the class you're planning to book is described as 'for beginners' then yes!
Some of our classes are for improvers - these are described as such in the listing.

We have GF and Vegan biscuits in stock normally.
We will bring in non-dairy milk if advised in advance.

Lunches, where included, are provided by the Bell Cafe nearby which caters for intolerances, vegetarians and vegans.

Yes - plenty!

Yes, with level access via a ramp and accessible toilet.


Vitreus Art at Bell Plantation, Watling Street, Towcester, Northamptonshire, NN12 6GX