About the Course
I am offering one day courses in my workshop, which is situated in one of the few remaining, working mews in Hove. Lots of character!
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 suncatcher to hang in your window.
Copper foiling entails cutting pieces of glass to the desired size and shape and then, if necessary, grinding them. They are then foiled and soldered together.
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.
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. We can also tweak start times to suit you.
Please be advised that these courses involve soldering and so are not suitable for pregnant women.
I like being able to give my attention to one person rather than doing groups of people, but if you wanted to come along with a friend and learn together, then do just let me know. I would have to charge a bit extra for materials though.
There is no parking available on site but the workshop is 2 minutes from Church Road and constant buses. Also available close by are parking meters if you wish to drive here.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
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 many shops/cafes in the immediate area. And there will be tea, coffee and biscuits available at all times.
What a wonderful day! Emma is patient and and a wonderfully inspiring teacher - the day seemed to fly! I had a ball and can't thank you enough!
emma white - - #23915
I thoroughly enjoyed my day with Emma making a small stained glass window to put in the gap above our downstairs loo door. I was really pleased when Emma agreed to help me make a bespoke piece and with her excellent expert guidance I've ended up with something unique and colourful to brighten up our hallway. Emma is friendly, relaxed and encouraging and we had a great chat as I worked under her watchful eye! I would definitely recommend this course to anyone.
Sally-Anne - - #23076
The day course taken with Emma was a great day ,she is a good teacher ,fun ,and very patient.
At the end of the day you get to take away 2 pieces of your own creation
I would definitely go back and do another piece
I rate her excellent
And certainly recommend her to others
lynn - - #22863
The day course taken with Emma was a great day, she is a good teacher, fun, and very patient.
At the end of the day you get to take away 2 pieces of your own creation.
I would definitely go back and do another piece.
I rate her excellent and certainly recommend her to others.
Thank you, Lynn.
Lynn Rhoades - - #22862
I really enjoyed every aspect of my day. I spent the morning practising all of the techniques needed and getting used to the tools. The afternoon was spent making a piece to bring home. Emma allowed me choose from a great selection of colours and styles to make a glass panel that I am delighted with. Emma was encouraging throughout. I had no experience of this craft when I arrived but came away inspired to pursue it further. Thank you, Emma.
Elaine - - #21175
I had the most amazing day with Emma.
She is a wonderful, kind and patient teacher. I am not a very confident person and Emma made me believe in myself and gave me so much confidence.
I came home with a beautiful mirror, which had lots of angled cuts that I had achieved myself. Emma has given me the confidence to try something else.
I cannot recommend her enough. Brilliant
Sue Fisk - - #21115
Had a wonderful day with Emma. It was so informative and such fun, would happily recommend it to anyone interested in stained glass. It was well worth the 2 hour drive for me to get there from Portsmouth. Would recommend any drivers to look at Justpark online as parking is limited as you would expect in that area. Highly recommended course.
Christina Love - - #20290
My friend and I had an amazing day with Emma. Really great to try something new. She was incredibly patient and knowledgable and we both came away with something we were incredibly happy with.
Would highly recommend to anyone looking to try something new!
Ben Hall-Roberts - - #20243
I have just come back from a wonderful day with Emma. I learnt so much in a few hours and have come home with a lovely piece of glass work. Emma is really good at teaching you what to do but making you do it yourself so the piece is very much yours. I thoroughly recommend giving this course a go
Jackie Nye - - #19573
I really enjoyed learning the techniques of copperfoiling stained glass with Emma. She is a welcoming, patient and experienced instructor. It was a really lovely day ~ I'm coming back and bringing my daughter next time!
Roberta - - #17851
A really enjoyable and relaxing day. Emma was patient and a skilled teacher. She made everything very achievable and we left, proud owners of our own stained glass mirrors!
I cannot recommend this highly enough. We learnt, we created, we laughed... What more could we ask for. Thank you Emma!
janet Potter - - #17819
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