Stained glass sun-catcher workshop: Titchfield, Hampshire



A lovely day awaits you making yourself a beautiful glassy sun-catcher.

Workshops are aimed at beginners upwards and tuition is worked around individual skill levels with small class numbers (maximum 4) ensuring help is always to hand.

Using the stained glass copper foil method favoured by ‘Tiffany’ my aim is for you to have a fun and relaxing crafting day out. Amaze those at home when you wow them with your unique glassy creation.

From choosing a template to cutting your glass, copper foiling and soldering, this often proves to be the start of a very addictive hobby.

With a large selection of templates and glass to choose from, I hope I can cater for all tastes and colour schemes. At the close of the afternoon I have an array of little extras that I encourage you to use to finish off your creations. Embellishments include a large selection of beautiful glass beads, wire work, driftwood etc.

Please be advised that my studio is up one flights of stairs and these workshops involve soldering and so are not suitable for pregnant women.

Bookings can be done online on my website (via the link button above) where all the next workshops with availability are advertised on the workshops page - just click the date which interests you.

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?

Use of all materials and tools are included in the price. Free parking on site.

Tea, coffee & biscuits are available throughout the day, so all you need to bring is a packed lunch & a bag of enthusiasm.


Rachel at Swanwick Studio


The Tanneries, Unit 5c
East Street, Titchfield
PO14 4AR

Suitable for

  • Public transport
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers


1 day (flexible times to suit)

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Norma - - #35546

Just spent a fabulous day with Rachel. David and I came with ideas of what we wanted to make and were delighted to come home with finished items that we were proud of. Rachel was a kind and patient teacher and we had a lovely creative and relaxing time. Sadly now addicted and Rachel has given lots of advice as to what is needed if we want to carry on at home. The day was well worth the money.

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Lisa - - #29985

Rachel is lovely and so inspirational. She teaches without teaching. We had a lovely day and came home with beautiful creations. I will recommend this course to everyone.

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John Bennett - - #25778

I had a wonderful Sunday at this course, we all enjoyed making sun catchers.
Very relaxing, satisfying and creative day.

Response from Swanwick Studio:

Thanks for your lovely feedback John

You are an absolute star :-)

In-person course
Denise Lowth - - #18570

An absolutely brilliant day. Excellent concise and friendly tuition with Rachel Russell. A very warm welcome and a small group of students. Very pleased with my first stained glass result. Lots of inspiration for work with an abundance of materials to choose, with plenty of encouragement. Highly recommended.

Response from Swanwick Studio:

Thank you Denise

You're very kind & very welcome. Absolutely stunning tree you made :-)

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Lucy Sanders - - #18304

A brilliant course. Rachel is a fantastic teacher; friendly, enthusiastic and able to get the perfect balance between offering support and help where needed whilst allowing you to make the project your own. I had a brilliant day and can't wait to give it another go!!

Response from Swanwick Studio:

Thank you Lucy, I think we all really enjoyed our day :-)

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Mandy McClenan - - #17588

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Response from Swanwick Studio:

Thank you so much Mandy, so many kind words 😊. I think we all had a great & enjoyable day. 😊

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Helen - - #15658

Fabulous day out. Skilled tutor with bags of enthusiasm and a great, supportive nature. Would thoroughly recommend attending one of Rachel’s workshops.

Response from Swanwick Studio:

Thank you Helen.
I hope your panel is now in pride of place 😊 you did a great job with beautiful colours & have given a lovely & thoughtful review. Thank you

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barbara dixon - - #13929

I would recommend this course to everyone. Great day and I be taking this craft up as a new hobby. Thank you very much. 😁

Response from Swanwick Studio:

Thank you so much, that's a lovely review & I'm glad we all had a really great day :-)

In-person course
Jane parsons - - #13802

Spent the most wonderful day learning the art of copper foil work. Rachel was the best teacher you could hope for pushed us all into making some great work,will be going again thank you very much.

Response from Swanwick Studio:

Thanks Jane for your fabulous comments, really kind words :-)

You all did a great job on Saturday & I really enjoyed the day :-)

Very well done.


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Shirley Begg - - #13412

With a group of friends we booked a stain glass workshop at Swanwick Studio, the few days leading up to the workshop it snowed and I was concerned the workshop would be cancelled,but I was pleased to say it went ahead, what a fun day I had, we all had a great fun all day making our creations, Rachel on hand all the time showing us the next step, giving us encouragement and of course one of the most important things for me was the endless supply of tea and biscuits !!! I would thoroughly recommend it and will be going back. Thanks for a great day Rachel
Shirley Begg

Response from Swanwick Studio:

What a lovely review thank you Shirley, and the icing on the cake, was that yours, took me from a silver awarded tutor to a gold 'provider' so happy happy happy :-)

see you again :-)

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Jodi S - - #13395

Just spent the day having my first ever go at stained glass. From the start of the day (when even successfully cutting the test glass seemed impossible!), til the end of the day, when I finished my 'tulips on a grassy knoll', Rachel was unfailing supportive and positive. All four of us were blown away with what everyone else had achieved and deeply chuffed with our own pieces. The day just flew by, it was totally engrossing and I learned so much - who knew soldering could be so much fun! Would highly recommend, even for people with 'two left thumbs'.

Response from Swanwick Studio:

What a lovely review, thanks so much :-)

It was a pleasure teaching you all & I always love watching all the creations develop throughout the day.

Well done :-)

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Laura C - - #12991

I attended Rachels Stained Glass Christmas Decoration workshop back in December as i wanted to try something new. I really enjoyed myself and found the whole process very relaxing and therapeutic. Her studio is cosy and busy; full of inspiration. The instruction from Rachel was fab and tailored to each person. I didnt quite finish my decorations so booked to attend again! The second workshop was just as enjoyable. Fab workshop if you want to learn all the skills needed to start a new hobby, or to just make some beautiful items as gifts or for your home.
The endless tea and biscuits were an added bonus :)

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Jan Carter - - #12931

I booked a one day open workshop at Swanwick Studio to learn how to copper foil, having only a small amount of previous experience at glass cutting. Rachel is an enthusiastic teacher with so much experience that you can’t fail to learn from her. The studio atmosphere is relaxed and friendly and learning is at your own pace. Thank you Rachel for a great day, I’m truly inspired!

Response from Swanwick Studio:

Thank you so much, that's a lovely review & I appreciate your thoughts and time taken :-)

I'm so please the passion has been passed on - it's such a fantastic medium to work with, with so many possibilities - onwards & upwards :-)

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Marion Slade - - #12926

Rachel was most welcoming and I had a really interesting day. I had already acquired an elementary certificate in Stained glass work about 10 years before, but although I did complete a number of projects at the time, I had not had time in recent years, so I felt lacking in confidence at the start of the day. Rachel soon put me at ease, and gave me excellent advice, revising the skills I needed to get going on my stained glass panel for our front door. I felt happy with what I achieved during the day, and can now proceed at home. All students who attended were each working at individual projects, and it was great to see their work and to talk about it. I enjoyed the course so much that I hope to attend another day when I reach the leading stage for my panel.

Response from Swanwick Studio:

Thank you so much, that's a lovely review & I appreciate your thoughts and time taken :-)

Looking forward to seeing the progression made in your beautifully designed panel.

It shall be a beautiful addiction to your home :-)

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John lowdell - - #12771

We booked the stained glass workshop as Christmas gifts , very impressed with the organisation , we were provided with beautiful gift vouchers to give on Christmas Day , Rachel who runs the course kept in touch with informative e mail too beforehand
The actual day was great ,we all thoroughly enjoyed it , so much so that I am sure we will be back
Rachel is an excellent teacher and communicator , providing enough instruction but also giving a good deal of freedom on individual approach
We all agreed it was the most excellent Christmas present

Response from Swanwick Studio:

Wow, thank you so much, that review is very much appreciated this end, all the detail really tells others about the whole experience & is very thoughtful of you J :-)

So glad we 'all' had a great day.

See you in Port Solent :-)

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