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One Day Leading & Glazing Workshop with Claire Hart & Tracy Chamberlain

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The Lighthouse,13 Lynn Road, Ely CB7 4EG

The Lighthouse is located on Lynn Road and is a couple of minutes’ walk from Ely Cathedral. The workshops do occasionally overrun, so if you are arriving by train, we advise you allow an extra 30-40 minutes when booking your return trip.

About the workshop

You will be given an introduction to the techniques employed in the manufacture of an ornamental leaded panel of about 30 x 30 cm (12" x 12") size. If you have been on a glass painting workshop at the Museum you may like to lead up a panel incorporating your own piece of stained glass.

All materials (glass, lead, solder etc.) are provided and tools are available for the use of the participants, although you may prefer to bring your own. You will be taken through each step of the process of constructing a panel and will practise the techniques before making your own panel.

Your time will be primarily spent learning to cut glass along cutlines provided (though you are welcome to bring your own simple design). Once all your glass pieces are cut to size and shape, you will then be shown how to piece them together using lead joints and solder.

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 as our workshops can get messy.

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: £120 per person including materials, equipment and tuition

Friends of the Museum receive 10% discount. Please contact us directly to book as a Friend

Suitable for age 18+

How to book: Please contact us for further details or to book a place on this workshop here

Meet the Tutors

Claire Hart, Workshop Tutor  (c) Stained Glass Museum

Claire Hart, Workshop Tutor

Claire Hart studied Ceramics and Glass at Middlesex Poly in the mid 1980s completing her sandwich year at Goddard and Gibbs in London. She then moved into studio space at the Southbank Crafts Centre in London and exhibited her mixed media ceramic and leaded glass pieces at various galleries in the UK. After an IRA bomb removed the front window of her craft centre Claire moved north to establish a Stained Glass Studio in North London doing mainly residential commissions and restorations.

Now living in South Lincolnshire, Claire has a small studio where she carries out commissions and restorations and teaches a variety of glass and ceramic classes in Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire area.

Tracy Chamberlain, Workshop Tutor  (c) Stained Glass Museum

Tracy Chamberlain, Workshop Tutor

From a young age Tracy had a natural inclination towards art. Growing up in a family that encouraged creativity, she explored various art forms all through her childhood into adult life, from drawing and painting to textiles, etching and ceramics. A chance encounter with Claire Hart from Glazed Expressions five years ago meant that glass became a further medium to discover and how its properties of colour, transparency, light, fragility and strength offer many opportunities for artistic expression.

Tracy is enthralled by the beauty of the natural world and likes the challenge of using glass to represent it; the juxtaposition of creating something as delicate as a butterfly from a medium that is hard and can shatter is fascinating to her.

"I really did enjoy this workshop. The tutors were wonderful - really supportive"

"I had a fantastic day and found the instructors (Tracy and Claire) to be excellent teachers, friendly and knowledgeable"

"Brilliant workshop, friendly and approachable teachers. Very knowledgeable and helpful!"

"As i had already attended this day course last year i wanted to develop my skill as i have set up a small workshop at home. Claire showed me many useful techniques to enable me to complete my work more effectively. I have learnt such a lot from this one day course. Excellent I recommend it to anyone who is interested in stained glass"

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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.

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

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

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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