Covid19 update: offering over 100+ courses in Cumbria & the Lakes, we hope to resume all 'in person' courses in late July 2020. During lock down, we've upgraded a listed barn into a beautiful spacious workshop studio, enabling courses to take place with 2m distancing, hand washing and two staircases. It's possible usual catered lunches may not be included for summer courses, depending on circumstances at the time.
About the workshop:
On this workshop you will make a beautiful Stained Glass Panel with Sarah Walkley.
The panel you make could be for a place in your house or could be built into a window or frame as a hanging panel. Please bring any ideas you may have!
Glass is an ancient art of using colour and light to create atmosphere and to depict images and stories. Traditionally, stained glass windows tend to be associated with cathedrals, churches and country houses, but these days it is also used in homes for decoration and there are many ways to manipulate glass to provide colour, texture and pattern. The course involves working with coloured, clear and textured glass; learning how to handle and cut it safely and to 'lead up' a small (approximately 200mm or 8" square) panel.
No experience is needed, this course is suitable for all abilities. This is an informal workshop with a small number of participants and there will be demonstrations and practical help throughout.
Please note that lead and lead solder will be used. These are toxic substances both to handle and to breathe in the solder fumes. Pregnant women are advised not to handle lead or breathe in fumes. A health and safety briefing will be a part of the course and the use of safety equipment which is provided e.g. safety goggles while glass cutting, will be required.
Please do not wear open toed sandals to this class.
Sarah Walkley trained as a Stained Glass artist in Siena, Italy with Vetrate Artistiche Toscana 1993-1994. She worked with Stained Glass Artist, Matthew Lloyd Winder on her return to the UK for a year before setting up her own studio in North London.
Two years later she returned to her home town of Kendal and set up Northern Lights Stained Glass, which celebrated its 20th anniversary last year. Sarah creates Stained Glass for homes, schools, businesses and churches and has completed several commissions in Italy as well as new windows for Kendal Parish Church, St.Marks, Natland, and Barnard Castle School Chapel.
She also restores Stained Glass and recent restoration work can be seen at Kendal Parish Church, Holy Trinity, Ulverston, Casterton Church and URC, Grange, amongst others.
Sarah has been teaching classes in her own studio for the past 20 years in Stained Glass, Fused Glass, copper foiling and Glass painting.
If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
Welcome drinks : fresh coffee & home made biscuits, a lovely 2 course Aga lunch served in our farmhouse kitchen or outside in the Tea Garden as soon as it's warm enough. To finish off the day, a freshly made Cream Tea (including Aga-baked scones, cream and jam).
Our days are considered special treats; many come back time and time again and often combine it with a short break to the Lake District.
We have been hosting and organising 'Quirky Workshops' since 2005 from our friendly family run Tea Garden on the northern fringes of the Lake District. All our tutors are carefully hand selected experts and professionals and many considered as leading nationally in their field.
All glass, tools and equipment will be provided for use on the course. Materials charge payable directly to the tutor of £25
will cover the cost of a panel 8" x 8". If students choose to make larger panels there will be an extra charge pro rata
Annie Swarbrick at Quirky Workshops at Greystoke Craft Garden and Barns
An amazing course! The teaching was excellent- Jackie is very good at explaining the technique and manages to get the best out of what that person wants to do. The setting is wonderful. The cycle café is a very relaxing place and the work-space is nice and cosy. The atmosphere is very friendly and the 2 days were just very enjoyable on many counts. The food provided by Annie is plentiful and delicious.
I couldn't fault the 2-day course in any way. I came away, very pleased with the panel I made, and am wanting to carry on doing more stained-glass. Jackie is a very inspiring teacher.
I really enjoyed the course ( stained glass ) and I am enormously pleased with the end result. I had never done stained glass before and would recommend it, Jackie is a very good teacher and patient. Great location and warm and friendly people, good grub too.