Copper Foiling Workshop with David & Gillian Wing (Strawberry Glass)

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The Old Dispensary, 13 St. Mary's Street, Ely, CB7 4ER

The Old dispensary is located in Ely, on St Mary's Street opposite a short stay car park. Please wait at the entrance door where someone will come and greet you and let you in.

About Copper Foiling Workshops

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The copper foiling technique, developed in the Tiffany Studios in the 1890s is ideal for decorative panels, sun catchers and mirror work as well as lampshades and other 3D work. Copper tape and solder are used to create a seam joining the pieces of glass.

This practical and informative workshop is a perfect introduction to stained glass work for beginners or those wishing to refresh their knowledge. You will learn the traditional skills of glass cutting and shaping to a pattern, copper foiling and soldering in a relaxed environment with plenty of individual attention. You will be shown how to make and fix appropriate wire hooks and finally the best method for cleaning your piece ready for display.

At the end of the day you will have a unique piece to take home with you, as well as an understanding of the techniques and tools involved if you decide to move on to projects of your own.

The workshop will have a maximum of ten students, allowing for ample individual as well as group tuition from both our tutors.

Lunch: There may be up to an hour’s break for lunch. Lunch is not provided, but there are many nearby cafes and sandwich shops or you can bring a packed lunch.

What to bring: You may like to wear old clothes or overalls.

Physical Ability: Please note this workshop requires participants to stand and work at a workbench so a reasonable level of fitness and physical ability is required.

Health & Safety: Please note that, because of the lead content in the solder, this workshop is not suitable if you are pregnant or breast feeding.

Cost: £95 per person including materials, equipment and tuition

Friends of the Museum receive 10% discount
Suitable for age 18+

how to book: Please contact us for further details or to book a place on this workshop.

Meet the Tutors

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David and Gillian opened the Strawberry Glass Studio in 2008, having first learned stained glass work in the 1970s.The Studio is situated in an arts and crafts centre two miles from the centre of Spalding in South Lincolnshire. Here they design and create their own glass art as well as teaching stained glass work, both lead work and copper foiling construction.

David and Gillian are particularly committed to providing those interested in the heritage crafts with the opportunity to experience for themselves the skills involved in stained glass work and teach at a number of venues including the Stained Glass Museum. Their workshops are practical and informative with a relaxed style and plenty of one-to-one tuition. At the end of the day each participant has completed piece of stained glass to take home and display.

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Refunds & Cancellations

For cancellations made more than 28 days in advance we offer a full refund or one free date change.

For cancellations made between 14 and 28 days in advance we will offer a 50% refund or allow one free date change.

For cancellations made less than 14 days in advance we are unable to offer a refund or date change on workshop places, although you are welcome to transfer the booking to someone else.

If a date change has already been requested we cannot offer a refund on a subsequent cancellation.

We are unable to refund workshops paid for using workshops vouchers.

Please bear in mind that the Stained Glass Museum is a registered charity (No.1169842) and in order to operate successfully it’s important that we adhere to this policy.

Cancellation of courses by the Museum
Under rare or exceptional circumstances the Museum may have to cancel workshops. If a cancellation is necessary, we will do our utmost to contact you by phone or email as soon as possible before the workshop is held. You will be offered either a full refund or the option to transfer their booking to an alternative date/workshop. Please note The Stained Glass Museum is not liable for any costs associated with travel or accommodation. Please bear this in mind when booking travel or accommodation in advance.


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From 18 May 2021
Tuesday-Saturday 10am-3.30pm



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