Stained Glass Taster Day @ Bowood House & Gardens



Come to the stunning Bowood House & Gardens in Wiltshire to learn the ancient craft of stained glass. During the day, based at the ‘The Gardener’s Bothy’, you will learn about both leaded stained glass and copper-foil. You will: • learn some of the history of the craft • learn the processes of both techniques • make your own leaded sample piece to take away with you. After a light lunch you will have a tour of Bowood House, including the stained glass, and you will also be able to wander the grounds after the course finishes at 4pm. Please note that Bowood House & Gardens closes at 5pm. By the end of the course you will have a good understanding of the two techniques, with a good foundation should you wish to take either technique further, and even if you don’t, you will have a beautiful piece of glass to take away from a great day in a beautiful location. No experience needed, all tools and equipment provided, please do wear enclosed shoes (no sandals or slip-ons) and either clothes you don’t mind getting mucky, or bring an apron. NOT SUITABLE for pregnant women due to the use of lead. Please note - Bowood House & Gardens​ is a no-smoking venue.

What's included in the price?

Materials; use of tools; lunch; guided tour of Bowood House


1 day

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts


I've been running courses since 2017, and making stained glass for over 15 years. I studied Glass & Fine Arts; and Glass & Architecture at Post-graduate level at Central St. Martins School of Art & Design in London 2004-2006.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Teenagers
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Parking provided
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Bowood House & Gardens, Bowood, Calne, Wiltshire, SN11 0LZ