In-person course
in Penrith

Stained glass panel 2-day course: a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater



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. About the workshop: On this 2 day workshop you will make a beautiful Stained Glass Panel with Lizzie from Eden Stained Glass. 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. Eden Stained Glass was established in 2017 after relocating from York to Cumbria. The studio primarily takes on conservation, repair and new design projects, and occasionally assists other artists to create works in stained glass. The studio prepares condition reports and recommendations for custodians of historic glazing - ranging from Cathedrals to Cottages. Lizzy is a stained glass advisor for the Carlisle and the Leeds Dioceses, reviewing and commenting on casework. With first-hand experience of coming through a varied patchwork of training schemes at the start of the last recession, Lizzy is particularly passionate about providing sustainable training and employment terms for the next generation of craftspeople. She is Trustee for the William Morris Craft Fellowship Trust, and has also recently joined the SPAB’s Education and Training Committee. Alongside work, she is proud steward to an excellent daughter, enigmatic cat and incorrigible whippet.

What's included in the price?

Welcome drinks : fresh coffee & home made biscuits, a lovely home made lunch taken in the studio or in the garden if 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


2 days (9:30am to 4:00pm)

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.


Situated in a tranquil location on the edge of the Lake District, we've offered an Quirky range of workshops since 2005, In 2020 we renovated a listed hayloft to create 'Swallow Barn' - now a Covid safe & spacious, first floor studio with screens/ cameras for tutor demos and many well spaced single desks. We have several garden teaching spaces too. Lunch (included) can be taken outside on the Tea Lawn in warmer months and teas/coffees is served at your desk. Our days are considered real treats.


Greystoke Craft Garden, Greystoke, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0UT

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Romantic
  • Accommodation offered
  • Intermediate level
  • UK Holiday
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for all abilities
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