About the Course
An exciting opportunity to develop your skills and creativity. Students of all abilities are welcome – including complete beginners. Tuition will cover both copper foil and leaded light techniques although you may choose one or the other or both for your project(s).
Over the 5 days you can design and make own chosen projects. One to one tuition ensures plenty of assistance supporting more ambitious pieces than may be possible on our 2-day course. This is a practical workshop using traditional methods and materials.
Tutor: Lilian Shaw
Lilian trained originally as a painter working in oils and pastels. Her love of light and colour led her to pursue a career as a stained glass artist. She founded her own studio in 1986.
She has many varied commissions to her name both in the UK and abroad. These include pieces for private clients, churches and the National Trust. Lilian is an experienced and conscientious tutor with a genuine passion for her craft.
Health & Safety
This workshop involves the handling and soldering of metals (specifically lead, tin and copper). It also requires the use of sharp materials, hot tools and chemicals. Protective goggles, gloves and dust masks will be provided. Whilst every effort is made to keep the studio environment safe and well ventilated, if you are pregnant or suffer from asthma or dermatitis, for your own assurance, we recommend you seek medical advice before booking this course.
Start time: 10.00am; End time: 5.00pm.
There is an hour for lunch and breaks whenever you wish.
• Purpose built studio in beautiful Peak District setting
• Relaxed, creative atmosphere
• 4 - 8 students per workshop
• Open to both beginners and those with experience
• Good fresh food, homemade cakes
• Accommodation on site and nearby if required
• Private groups welcome (minimum 4 people)
Please get in touch for bookings or further information.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
Fee includes professional tuition, lunches and refreshments - an additional materials fee applies.
An enticing selection of coloured glass will be available for purchase plus solder, copper foil and lead of different widths. The materials fee varies depending upon your chosen project (panel size, colours, glass types etc). On average the materials used over 5 days cost from £40. This includes a cover charge of £10 for basics such as flux, patina, tallow, cement, whiting and use of tools.
Ideas and materials requests should be discussed with Lilian prior to the course.
A tasty light lunch is included in the course fee. Please let us know of any special dietary requirements. Tea, coffee and biscuits are available all day to help yourself and there will be home-made cake mid afternoon.
Summer Schools: Please note that the Wednesday afternoon is untutored time, leaving you free to explore the local area or continue working in the studio if you wish (observing any health & safety restrictions). A packed lunch will be provided on this day to eat in or take away with you.
Accommodation available at extra charge:
'Godfrey Hole Cottage' - On site. 2 bedrooms. Sleeps 3 (+2 on sofa bed)
'The Counting House' - Georgian town house in Wirksworth, 1 mile away. 1 bedroom. Sleeps 2 (+1 on sofa bed)
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