This is a one day taste of what it’s like to work in leaded stained glass. If you’ve always fancied having a go but want to dip your toe in on a smaller project before tackling a two day workshop, this is your chance! It’s quite an intensive day to make the a leaded stained glass mirror. There will be an option to simplify further to make a simple light catcher too.
During this one day session with glass artist Jackie Hunt, you will create a leaded stained glass mirror. The design will be prescribed though there will be a choice of colours. You will use some pre-cut glass and some that you’ll have a go at cutting yourself. The mirror will be leaded and surrounded by a leaded coloured glass frame consisting of a relatively small number of pieces so that it can be completed in a day. You will construct and solder the piece.
– Learn how a stained glass design is planned.
– Have a go at cutting glass safely.
– Work through the process of assembling and soldering your panel.
– Apply techniques for finishing a glass panel.
Please note that lead-based products such as lead and solder will be used – these are toxic substances and pregnant or breast feeding women are advised not to handle lead or breathe in fumes.
Please note there is a £15 material charge payable on the day.
Click on the title below to find a list of what you’ll need to bring with you if anything.
What to expect
Time at ArtisOn is designed to take you away from it all and provide the environment, the time and the guidance you need to create. You can expect a warm welcome, skilled and friendly tutors plus the chance to meet like-minded people keen to share ideas and experiences. You can even leave us to clear up the mess! There will usually be two workshops going on and we encourage everyone to mingle and be nosey about what the other workshop is up to.
Arrive in time to meet other participants over a cup of tea or coffee and biscuits before beginning your session at the appointed time. There will be a mid-morning break for refreshments and a chance to talk over progress with others. Lunch is usually around 12:45 for about 45 mins – you can expect a homemade 2 course lunch. The main course will be delicious but don’t overdo it as the puds are usually worth waiting for! There will be a further afternoon break with the most wonderful cakes from Roots & Fruits Home Bakery, a North Yorkshire micro-bakery producing handmade bread and cakes. All food and refreshments are included in the price of the workshop.
Finish time is given as a target – there are occasions when the session may overrun so do let us know if you need to be away promptly.
We aim for your day to be a real treat… of course you could always learn a new skill in a shed or a draughty village hall with a curly sandwich, but we want you to have more fun than that! So we make it a day being looked after, with good food, good company and great inspiration!
What you’ll need to bring with you
Please wear sturdy clothing like jeans rather than anything that may get snagged on glass. Much of the work is messy, we have aprons but you may wish to wear old clothes or do bring your own apron or overalls.
No heels and no open toed shoes or sandals - your feet will need protection!
We use latex gloves for handling lead when making the panels. If you are allergic to this type of glove please supply your own version.
All other materials and equipment will be supplied for this workshop.