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Two day Screen printing on Glass Masterclass with James Cockerill

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The Stained Glass Museum workshop - South Transept Triforium, Ely Cathedral, CB7 4DL

The Stained Glass Museum is located in Ely Cathedral. It is accessed by a stone spiral staircase (40 stairs). As the Museum may not be open when you arrive, please wait at the entrance door where one of our team will come and greet you and let you in. If this is your first visit to the Museum, our entrance is found through the main (west) door of the Cathedral and then turn right past the font.

About the Workshop

Explore the technique of screen printing onto glass using traditional glass paints and enamels with our expert tutor.

In this exclusive masterclass, award winning artist James Cockerill of HALTglass will share his knowledge and innovative methods as he guides you through the process of creating a bespoke screen printed glass artwork.

The masterclass takes place over 2 days in the Stained Glass Museum’s dedicated workshop space, housed within the beautiful setting of Ely Cathedral. Learning will be hands-on, with skills and concepts taught through practical application as you create a glass artwork. Prior to attending, James will work with you to select four of your own images, which he will then prepare into screens. You will also have access to James’s large selection of screens prepared with his own stock images. During the masterclass, these screens will form the basis of your artwork. Using your bespoke screens, specialist paints and enamels, you will learn to compose and print your images, overlaying them on both sides of float glass. Your glass will then be kiln-fired to make permanent its collaged images. In addition to tuition of technique, James will demonstrate how images are prepared for printing using Photoshop and will offer advice on how to integrate screen printing into your creative work, drawing on his own diverse art practice.

This masterclass is suitable for adults (age 18+) of any level of experience. James will be teaching in a small group of a maximum 8 people, which will allow him to tailor his tuition to individual students. Complete beginners can therefore learn alongside those with prior knowledge of glass or print. James aims to foster a supportive, collaborative, inspiring learning environment.

Cost: £350 per person including tuition, all materials and equipment, and kiln firing. Fees include carbon offset for each student. Friends of the Museum receive 10% discount - please contact us directly to apply Friends’ discount. Entry to the Museum is free for masterclass students.
Refreshments: Tea, coffee, soft drinks, and biscuits are provided for you to help yourself to. There will 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.
Health & Safety: Please note that glass paint may contain lead, and so this workshop is not suitable if you are pregnant or breast feeding. This is a hands-on workshop, so you may like to wear old clothes or overalls.
Instruction will be in English.

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

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Meet the Tutor

Screen printing on Glass Tutor James Cockerill  (c) Stained Glass Museum

Screen printing on Glass Tutor James Cockerill

James Cockerill was First Prize winner of the prestigious Stevens Architectural Glass Artist of the Year Award in 2019, and winner of the George and Evelyn Gee Prize for Craftsmanship. He is a Fine Art graduate and founder of HALTglass, through which he designs, makes, teaches, and provides consultancy on glass and print.

James specialises in combining traditional techniques with modern innovations to create striking, graphic works on glass. From his studio in Surrey, James’s practice is constantly evolving through experimentation, with photography and silkscreen printing providing the foundation for his exploration. Layers of often ephemeral images from life and from media are printed onto glass then kiln fired into permanence. The collages James creates allow him to reinterpret the images he collects, revealing new meaning in juxtaposition. The layers of time and memory that imprint on our physical and psychological landscapes are a recurring theme. Playing with tone and colour allows James to amplify the conceptual resonance of his work. Light animates his art, passing through the textures of glass and enamel, bringing a heightened emotion to his printed images, and elevating their throwaway origins. Recently James has undertaken large scale installations that have enabled him to create immersive, light sensitive works that both alter and are altered by their location.

Alongside his art practice, James shares his passion for glass through teaching. He has delivered workshops through his studio programme, at national venues including the York Glaziers Trust, and we are proud to offer his expert tuition at the Stained Glass Museum!

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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.

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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.

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