Stained glass one day course: for two people



I am offering one day stained glass making courses in my workshop, a lovely light, bright space in Portslade.

You will notice that there is a calendar but I would advise that you message me before you book online.

I have been making mirrors and working with glass since 1991 and thought it would be fun to offer one to one tuition to anyone who likes the idea of learning the basics of the Tiffany copper foil technique. You will learn the skills needed to make a small mirror, or stained glass panel, or a sun-catcher to hang in your window or whatever your imagination dictates.

Copper foiling entails cutting pieces of glass to the desired size and shape. These are then foiled and soldered together. All very straightforward but is more time consuming that you think! So, in order to satisfactorily finish your design in the time allowed, a maximum of ten pieces of glass is recommended per design and your finished piece, if a mirror or a panel, will be approx 12" x 6". If you have a specific project in mind I am happy to discuss this with you. Depending on the size this could mean an adjustment to the course price and possibly more than one day.
Have a look at my pics, and this will give you an idea of what you can aim for.

As this is a one on one course I will be guiding you at all times to ensure you are happy with everything you are doing.

Your course will start at 10am and finish at 4.30pm with a half hour lunch break. If we need to stay on a bit longer in order for you to finish your design, then that’s fine. These times are flexible though, within reason.

I only allow the use of one soldering iron at a time, for safety reasons. This means that with two students, sometimes the amount of glass used for your individual piece may have to be reduced, so that you are both able to complete your masterpieces in the allotted time!

There is onsite parking and I am also on a main bus route and am close to Portslade station.

I would advise, to be absolutely on the safe side, that maybe this course is not suitable for pregnant women.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Included in the price are all materials and tea/coffee/biscuits.
You can either bring a packed lunch or grab something at one of the shops/cafes in the area. And there will be tea, coffee and biscuits available at all times.


Emma Edelston at Emma Edelston

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Eastend, Lower Ground Floor
48 Wellington Road
East Sussex
BN41 1DT

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Public transport
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers


1 day (10:00am to 4:30pm)

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Sally Hansen - - #39752

Great Day . Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves with Emma who was fun and made us relax right from the start of the session. Would recommend to anyone 5* +

Karran - - #37912

Absolutely brilliant day.
Emma was extremely patient and an excellent tutor, guiding us through the techniques and making sure we had a completed piece that we were happy with to take home. She is a lovely person and I would highly recommend this course.

Miranda - - #37381

Emma’s one day stained glass workshop for 2 is an absolute treat! My teenage daughter and I had a wonderful time. The morning was spent learning the basics. Since both of us were novices it required lots of concentration but Emma guided us every step of the way in a very relaxed manner and we had a lot of fun in the process. In the afternoon we made a 10 piece glass compilation, choosing our colours and shapes from a huge selection of stained glass. The end result was stunning and we were both delighted with it. We would thoroughly recommend this course. Emma is a great teacher and knows how to make you feel comfortable and get the best out of you! We look forward to attending another one of her classes in the future! Thanks so much Emma! Xx

Kim Bates - - #36799

What a fab day my daughter and i spent with Emma at her workshop!
Wonderful instruction stage by stage meant that we both finished the day with little mirrors that we were really proud of. We learnt so much across what was a very relaxing enjoyable day, topped up with tea and biscuits - i cant think of a better way to spend a day off !!
Emma thank you so much for your patience! Your love of your craft if infectious and someone at our house is hooked and looking to continue learning more! Thoroughly recommended to anyone who has always fancied a dabble !! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Antonia Guy - - #36503

My daughter and I had a brilliant day with Emma. We learnt how to cut the glass, how to prepare it for the work and how to solder it together.
We both made beautiful mirrors to take home.
I found the whole process fascinating and very relaxing. I will definitely keep practicing at home.
I highly recommend the workshop if you want to try something new and different. Emma is a great tutor and the day just passed by so quickly

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