WHAT'S ON AT THE MUSEUM


The museum has a lively programme of events open to all. Please see below for what's on at the museum.

February Half Term Crafts: Children's Acrylic Workshop
14 Feb. 2023 10:00-11:30


Event category: Children's Workshop

Price: £3 per child
Location: The Stained Glass Museum
Book

Come and join us at the Museum to look at a selection of our beautiful stained glass panels and sketch ideas for your own window. We will then help you to turn your ideas into a beautiful mini acrylic piece in our workshop.


Suitable for ages: 7+
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February Half Term Crafts: Children's drop-in heart roundel
14 Feb. 2023 1.30-3.00


Event category: Family Activity

Location: The Stained Glass Museum
Come and join us for this Valentines Day drop-in session and make a stained glass inspired heart roundel and have fun completing our half term trail around the gallery.

Suggested donation of £1 per child to cover materials.

All ages welcome
Contact: learning@stainedglassmuseum.com



Suitable for ages: All ages welcome
Contact: learning@stainedglassmuseum.com


Half Term Crafts: Children's Glass Fusing Workshop AM
16 Feb. 2023 10:30-12:00


Event category: Children's Workshop

Price: £12 per child
Location: The Stained Glass Museum
Book

Learn the principles and theory of glass cutting, fusing and firing stained glass.

You will then work on your own design and make a 10cm x10cm glass piece to take home

Your glass will need to be kiln-fired after the workshop is finished. This process takes 24 hours and will usually takes place on the following day because someone needs to be on the premises during firing. Once your fused artwork has been kiln-fired and cooled, we will contact you to let you know it is ready for collection.

All young people must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the workshop.
Suitable for ages: 7+
details...


Half Term Crafts: Children's Glass Fusing Workshop PM
16 Feb. 2023 13.00-14.30


Event category: Children's Workshop

Price: £12 per child
Location: The Stained Glass Museum
Book

Learn the principles and theory of glass cutting, fusing and firing stained glass.

You will then work on your own design and make a 10cm x10cm glass piece to take home

Your glass will need to be kiln-fired after the workshop is finished. This process takes 24 hours and will usually takes place on the following day because someone needs to be on the premises during firing. Once your fused artwork has been kiln-fired and cooled, we will contact you to let you know it is ready for collection.

All young people must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the workshop.
Suitable for ages: 7+
details...


SG Minis Food Glorious Food
1 Mar. 2023 10:00-11:30


Event category: Family Activity

Price: £3 per child
Location: The Stained Glass Museum
Book

Come and join us for the first Wednesday of the month for informal fun in our beautiful setting. Enjoy crafts, rhymes and stories linked to the theme. Explore our light box and interactive toys and meet new friends, all whilst relaxing with a drink and a biscuit.
Story time will be under one of our beautiful stained glass windows.

Suitable for ages: Under 5's
Contact: learning@stainedglassmuseum.com
details...


Leading and Glazing Workshop with Claire Hart
9 Mar. 2023 10:00 - 5:00


Event category: Adult Workshop

Price: £120 per person including materials, equipment and tuition
Location: The Lighthouse, 13 Lynn Road, Ely, CB7 4EG
Book

In our leading workshops, participants are introduced to the techniques used to make a decorative glass panel, including glass cutting, leading, soldering and glazing (cementing). After you've chosen your design, you will be taken through each step of the construction process and will practise the glazing techniques before making your own panel to take home.
Suitable for ages: 18+
Contact: 01353 660347


Glass Fusing Workshop with Louise Haselgrove (Half Day)
17 Mar. 2023 10:00 - 12:30


Event category: Adult Workshop

Price: £60 per person including materials, equipment and tuition
Location: The Stained Glass Museum, South Triforium, Ely Cathedral, Ely, CB7 4DL
Book

During this 2.5 hour workshop, you will be shown the basics of glass fusing and learn to cut your own glass shapes.
You will then use this knowledge to create your own unique glass pieces, such as a pair of coasters, a set of bunting, or a suncatcher.

This is a hands-on workshop, with no previous experience necessary


Suitable for ages: 18+
Contact: 01353 660347
details...


Glass Fusing Workshop with Louise Haselgrove (Half Day)
17 Mar. 2023 1:30pm - 4:00pm


Event category: Adult Workshop

Price: £60 per person including materials, equipment and tuition
Location: The Stained Glass Museum, South Triforium, Ely Cathedral, Ely, CB7 4DL
Book

During this 2.5 hour workshop, you will be shown the basics of glass fusing and learn to cut your own glass shapes.
You will then use this knowledge to create your own unique glass pieces, such as a pair of coasters, a set of bunting, or a suncatcher.

This is a hands-on workshop, with no previous experience necessary


Suitable for ages: 18+
Contact: 01353 660347
details...


Abstract Shapes Art Workshop with Jane Fellows
18 Mar. 2023 12:30-4:30


Event category: Adult Workshop

Price: £45.00
Location: The Stained Glass Museum
Book

In this workshop Jane will take you on a brief tour of the gallery encouraging you to notice the various abstract shapes, colours and textures of our more contemporary pieces. Taking inspiration from the glass you will draw and cut out your own stencil shapes and learn to ink up your gel plate in various colours. Your stencils will be applied to the gel plate to create your chosen patterns. Tissue paper will then be placed on top and pulled from the gel plate to produce your prints. After cleaning the gel plate a further layer of black paint can be pulled from the plate to achieve the final stained glass feel. You can choose to make your designs into greetings cards or prints and we’ll finish by adding a gloss sheen to really make the colours pop!
We will be making our own stencils in the workshop but please feel free to bring any sketches and stencils along with you if you wish.

Suitable for ages: 18+
Contact: 01353 660347
details...


Copper Foiling Workshop with Claire Hart
1 Apr. 2023 10:00 - 5:00

*** FULLY BOOKED *** Please contact us for waiting list


Event category: Adult Workshop

Price: £120 per person including materials, equipment and tuition
Location: The Lighthouse, 13 Lynn Road, Ely, CB7 4EG
Book

The copper foiling technique, popularised by Tiffany in the 1890s, is ideal for making decorative panels, sun catchers, mirrors and ornaments. A choice of patterns will be provided along with a selection of coloured and textured glass. You will learn how to cut glass, and use copper tape and solder to create a seam with which to join your pieces of glass. At the end of the day, you will have made a finished piece of glass art to take home.
Suitable for ages: 18+
Contact: 01353 660347


Easter Holiday Crafts: Children's Glass Fusing Workshop AM
4 Apr. 2023 10:30-12:00


Event category: Children's Workshop

Price: £12 per child
Location: The Stained Glass Museum
Book

Learn the principles and theory of glass cutting, fusing and firing stained glass.

You will then work on your own design and make a 10cm x10cm glass piece to take home

Your glass will need to be kiln-fired after the workshop is finished. This process takes 24 hours and will usually takes place on the following day because someone needs to be on the premises during firing. Once your fused artwork has been kiln-fired and cooled, we will contact you to let you know it is ready for collection.

All young people must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the workshop.
Suitable for ages: 7+
details...


Easter Holiday Crafts: Children's Glass Fusing Workshop PM
4 Apr. 2023 13:30-15:00


Event category: Children's Workshop

Price: £12 per child
Location: The Stained Glass Museum
Book

Learn the principles and theory of glass cutting, fusing and firing stained glass.

You will then work on your own design and make a 10cm x10cm glass piece to take home

Your glass will need to be kiln-fired after the workshop is finished. This process takes 24 hours and will usually takes place on the following day because someone needs to be on the premises during firing. Once your fused artwork has been kiln-fired and cooled, we will contact you to let you know it is ready for collection.

All young people must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the workshop.
Suitable for ages: 7+
details...


Leading and Glazing Workshop with Claire Hart
8 Apr. 2023 10:00 - 5:00


Event category: Adult Workshop

Price: £120 per person including materials, equipment and tuition
Location: The Lighthouse, 13 Lynn Road, Ely, CB7 4EG
Book

In our leading workshops, participants are introduced to the techniques used to make a decorative glass panel, including glass cutting, leading, soldering and glazing (cementing). After you've chosen your design, you will be taken through each step of the construction process and will practise the glazing techniques before making your own panel to take home.
Suitable for ages: 18+
Contact: 01353 660347


Glass Painting Workshop with Derek Hunt
8 Apr. 2023 10:00-5:00

*** FULLY BOOKED *** Please contact us for waiting list


Event category: Adult Workshop

Price: £120 per person including all materials, equipment and tuition
Location: The Stained Glass Museum, South Triforium, Ely Cathedral, Ely, Cambridgeshire CB7 4DL
Book

The art of painting on glass was mastered in the medieval period. Over the following centuries, stained glass artists have used painting techniques to draw with line and light, to create depth and detail, and to control the atmospheric quality of light’s transmission through glass.
In this practical workshop, glass artist Derek Hunt will teach traditional painting techniques. Using vitreous pigment and silver stain on clear glass, students learn to work with a variety of brushes, sticks, quills and sponges to create different effects and shading in both wet and dry matts. Glass work will be fired at intervals throughout the workshop, and ready to take home at the end of the day.



Suitable for ages: 18+
Contact: 01353 660347
details...


Petri Anderson: Woodland scenes
8 Apr. 2023 - 1 Sep. 2023


Event category: Exhibition

Price: Free with usual admission (Friends: Free)
Location: The Stained Glass Museum, Ely Cathedral
These dramatic woodland vistas are inspired by the woodland habits of Anderson’s Finnish roots and local English woodlands nearby Anderson’s current home in the Chiltern Hills. The scenes are punctuated by vivid depictions of animals, some of which are native - the badger, deer, squirrel and owl, and others more exotic and even mythical – the lynx, lion, and unicorn. These juxtapositions create scenes with natural imagery that is simultaneously familiar and out of place.

Many of these panels have an added political dimension with animals symbolising seismic changes in nation and state, shifts in leadership and power, as well as the global impact of climate change. Anderson employs both traditional kiln-fired glass paints and enamels and acid-etching areas of coloured glass to achieve both finely painted detail and rich colour hues.

Petri Anderson AMGP studied restoration glass painting under Peter Archer and Alfred Fisher in 1989, and in the late 1990s succeeded Archer as head designer and painter at Chapel Studio in Hertfordshire. In 2005 he established his own studio, Mongoose Stained Glass, and undertakes domestic and ecclesiastical commissions as well as restoration work. Anderson's work can be seen across the country in parish churches, cathedrals, private homes, schools, colleges and city livery companies. Liturgical projects include the Pat Salvage memorial window for St. Nicholas Church in Kelvedon Hatch, which received a diocesan award for design, and three windows for St. Andrews Church, Hyde Heath. In recent years his portfolio has taken on a new dimension with work in Japan, Central Asia, Finland and the Caribbean. Petri is an Associate member of the British Society of Master Glass Painters (BSMGP).
Suitable for ages: All
Contact: 01353 660347
details...


Two Day Glass Stained Glass Workshop with Claire Hart
21 Apr. 2023 10:00-5:00 - 22 Apr. 2023

*** FULLY BOOKED *** Please contact us for waiting list


Event category: Adult Workshop

Price: £250 per person including all materials, equipment and tuition
Location: The Stained Glass Museum & Lighthouse Ely
Book

You begin the first day with your tutor by choosing your own panel design from a selection of patterns, known as ‘cartoons’. Then selecting the coloured glass for your painted areas, you will learn how to cut it to shape and your tutor will demonstrate how to size and score glass to make a break line, and how to grind the edges of the cut glass to achieve a precise shape. The remainder of the day will be spent learning how to apply the enamel paint using different paint techniques. Finished pieces will be kiln fired at intervals throughout the day.


During the second day, you will learn the leading, glazing and soldering techniques that will enable you to assemble your cut glass pieces into a single stained glass panel. Your tutor will demonstrate how to frame your cartoon with wood laths, forming a matrix into which lead calmes and glass can be inserted. You will be taught how to cut lead calmes, and how to open up their central channel to accommodate cut glass. Once you have fixed all of your glass pieces in lead, you will be shown how to use a soldering iron to bond the joints of lead. If you would like to be able to hang your panel, your tutor will help you solder a fixture to the lead. This is the final stage of the workshop, after which you will be able to take your stained glass panel home to enjoy!

Suitable for ages: 18+
Contact: 01353 660347


SG Minis Animal Fun!
3 May 2023 10:00-11:30


Event category: Family Activity

Price: £3 per child
Location: The Stained Glass Museum
Book

Come and join us for the first Wednesday of the month for informal fun in our beautiful setting. Enjoy crafts, rhymes and stories linked to the theme. Explore our light box and interactive toys and meet new friends, all whilst relaxing with a drink and a biscuit.
Story time will be under one of our beautiful stained glass windows.

Suitable for ages: Under 5's
Contact: learning@stainedglassmuseum.com
details...


Glass Painting Workshop with Derek Hunt
5 May 2023 10:00-5:00


Event category: Adult Workshop

Price: £120 per person including all materials, equipment and tuition
Location: The Stained Glass Museum, South Triforium, Ely Cathedral, Ely, Cambridgeshire CB7 4DL
Book

The art of painting on glass was mastered in the medieval period. Over the following centuries, stained glass artists have used painting techniques to draw with line and light, to create depth and detail, and to control the atmospheric quality of light’s transmission through glass.
In this practical workshop, glass artist Derek Hunt will teach traditional painting techniques. Using vitreous pigment and silver stain on clear glass, students learn to work with a variety of brushes, sticks, quills and sponges to create different effects and shading in both wet and dry matts. Glass work will be fired at intervals throughout the workshop, and ready to take home at the end of the day.



Suitable for ages: 18+
Contact: 01353 660347
details...


Two Day Painting Workshop with Derek Hunt
19 May 2023 10:00-5:00 - 20 May 2023

*** FULLY BOOKED *** Please contact us for waiting list


Event category: Adult Workshop

Price: £240 per person including all materials, equipment and tuition
Location: The Stained Glass Museum
Book

During your workshop you will be looking at the classical portraits and faces taken from our gallery at the Stained Glass Museum to recreate your own version to take home. You also bring your own portrait designs if you wish.

You will be using a mixed variety of techniques and brushes to create your final pieces. A selection of tinted coloured glass will be available to use and the chance to explore using a variety of mediums to paint with as well as applying silver stain to your work. Each piece of glass will be fired several times over the length of the workshop ready for you to take home. You also bring your own portrait designs.

The workshop will have a maximum of six students, allowing for ample individual as well as group tuition.
Suitable for ages: 18+
Contact: 01353 660347


Glass Fusing Workshop with Louise Haselgrove (Half Day)
27 May 2023 10:00 - 12:30


Event category: Adult Workshop

Price: £60 per person including materials, equipment and tuition
Location: The Stained Glass Museum, South Triforium, Ely Cathedral, Ely, CB7 4DL
Book

During this 2.5 hour workshop, you will be shown the basics of glass fusing and learn to cut your own glass shapes.
You will then use this knowledge to create your own unique glass pieces, such as a pair of coasters, a set of bunting, or a suncatcher.

This is a hands-on workshop, with no previous experience necessary


Suitable for ages: 18+
Contact: 01353 660347
details...


Glass Fusing Workshop with Louise Haselgrove (Half Day)
27 May 2023 1:30pm - 4:00pm


Event category: Adult Workshop

Price: £60 per person including materials, equipment and tuition
Location: The Stained Glass Museum, South Triforium, Ely Cathedral, Ely, CB7 4DL
Book

During this 2.5 hour workshop, you will be shown the basics of glass fusing and learn to cut your own glass shapes.
You will then use this knowledge to create your own unique glass pieces, such as a pair of coasters, a set of bunting, or a suncatcher.

This is a hands-on workshop, with no previous experience necessary


Suitable for ages: 18+
Contact: 01353 660347
details...


SG Minis Weather
7 Jun. 2023 10:00-11:30


Event category: Family Activity

Price: £3 per child
Location: The Stained Glass Museum
Book

Come and join us for the first Wednesday of the month for informal fun in our beautiful setting. Enjoy crafts, rhymes and stories linked to the theme. Explore our light box and interactive toys and meet new friends, all whilst relaxing with a drink and a biscuit.
Story time will be under one of our beautiful stained glass windows.

Suitable for ages: Under 5's
Contact: learning@stainedglassmuseum.com
details...


Leading and Glazing Workshop with Claire Hart
10 Jun. 2023 10:00 - 5:00


Event category: Adult Workshop

Price: £120 per person including materials, equipment and tuition
Location: The Lighthouse, 13 Lynn Road, Ely, CB7 4EG
Book

In our leading workshops, participants are introduced to the techniques used to make a decorative glass panel, including glass cutting, leading, soldering and glazing (cementing). After you've chosen your design, you will be taken through each step of the construction process and will practise the glazing techniques before making your own panel to take home.
Suitable for ages: 18+
Contact: 01353 660347


Glass Painting Workshop with Derek Hunt
10 Jun. 2023 10:00-5:00


Event category: Adult Workshop

Price: £120 per person including all materials, equipment and tuition
Location: The Stained Glass Museum, South Triforium, Ely Cathedral, Ely, Cambridgeshire CB7 4DL
Book

The art of painting on glass was mastered in the medieval period. Over the following centuries, stained glass artists have used painting techniques to draw with line and light, to create depth and detail, and to control the atmospheric quality of light’s transmission through glass.
In this practical workshop, glass artist Derek Hunt will teach traditional painting techniques. Using vitreous pigment and silver stain on clear glass, students learn to work with a variety of brushes, sticks, quills and sponges to create different effects and shading in both wet and dry matts. Glass work will be fired at intervals throughout the workshop, and ready to take home at the end of the day.



Suitable for ages: 18+
Contact: 01353 660347
details...


Radiant Roundels Art Workshop with Jane Fellows
1 Jul. 2023 12:30-4:30


Event category: Adult Workshop

Price: £45.00
Location: The Stained Glass Museum
Book

The stained glass museum houses a unique collection of roundels, small circular windows often depicting flora, fauna and scenes from everyday life. Take a short tour of our museum with local artist, Jane Fellows, to gain inspiration for creating your own roundels using the gel plate printing method.
Bring a sketch book or trace one of our own designs to create stencils and interesting patterns and textures. Experimenting with iridescent acrylic paints you will learn to ink up your gel plate and print in many coloured layers on to tissue paper. Your vibrant finished designs will be set into circular window greetings cards to gift to friends and family.

In this workshop Jane will take you on a brief tour of the gallery encouraging you to notice the various themes in our collection of roundels. Taking inspiration from the glass you will draw and cut out your own stencil shapes and learn to ink up your gel plate in various colours. Your stencils will be applied to the gel plate to create your chosen patterns and found objects will be impressed into the soft gel plate to create texture and interest. Paper will then be placed on top and pulled from the gel plate to produce your prints which will be set into circular window (roundel) greetings cards to take home with you.

Leaves and flower heads will be provided. We will be making our own stencils in the workshop but please feel free to bring any sketches, stencils, small leaves and flowers along with you if you wish. A small, flat leaf is best with an interesting shape and veined texture.



Suitable for ages: 18+
Contact: 01353 660347
details...


SG Minis knights and Dragons
5 Jul. 2023 10:00-11:30


Event category: Family Activity

Price: £3 per child
Location: The Stained Glass Museum
Book

Come and join us for the first Wednesday of the month for informal fun in our beautiful setting. Enjoy crafts, rhymes and stories linked to the theme. Explore our light box and interactive toys and meet new friends, all whilst relaxing with a drink and a biscuit.
Story time will be under one of our beautiful stained glass windows.

Suitable for ages: Under 5's
Contact: learning@stainedglassmuseum.com
details...


Two Day Glass Stained Glass Workshop with Claire Hart
7 Jul. 2023 10:00-5:00 - 8 Jul. 2023


Event category: Adult Workshop

Price: £250 per person including all materials, equipment and tuition
Location: The Stained Glass Museum & Lighthouse Ely
Book

You begin the first day with your tutor by choosing your own panel design from a selection of patterns, known as ‘cartoons’. Then selecting the coloured glass for your painted areas, you will learn how to cut it to shape and your tutor will demonstrate how to size and score glass to make a break line, and how to grind the edges of the cut glass to achieve a precise shape. The remainder of the day will be spent learning how to apply the enamel paint using different paint techniques. Finished pieces will be kiln fired at intervals throughout the day.


During the second day, you will learn the leading, glazing and soldering techniques that will enable you to assemble your cut glass pieces into a single stained glass panel. Your tutor will demonstrate how to frame your cartoon with wood laths, forming a matrix into which lead calmes and glass can be inserted. You will be taught how to cut lead calmes, and how to open up their central channel to accommodate cut glass. Once you have fixed all of your glass pieces in lead, you will be shown how to use a soldering iron to bond the joints of lead. If you would like to be able to hang your panel, your tutor will help you solder a fixture to the lead. This is the final stage of the workshop, after which you will be able to take your stained glass panel home to enjoy!

Suitable for ages: 16+
Contact: 01353 660347


Glass Painting Workshop with Derek Hunt
14 Jul. 2023 10:00-5:00


Event category: Adult Workshop

Price: £120 per person including all materials, equipment and tuition
Location: The Stained Glass Museum, South Triforium, Ely Cathedral, Ely, Cambridgeshire CB7 4DL
Book

The art of painting on glass was mastered in the medieval period. Over the following centuries, stained glass artists have used painting techniques to draw with line and light, to create depth and detail, and to control the atmospheric quality of light’s transmission through glass.
In this practical workshop, glass artist Derek Hunt will teach traditional painting techniques. Using vitreous pigment and silver stain on clear glass, students learn to work with a variety of brushes, sticks, quills and sponges to create different effects and shading in both wet and dry matts. Glass work will be fired at intervals throughout the workshop, and ready to take home at the end of the day.



Suitable for ages: 18+
Contact: 01353 660347
details...


Leading and Glazing Workshop with Claire Hart
27 Jul. 2023 10:00 - 5:00


Event category: Adult Workshop

Price: £120 per person including materials, equipment and tuition
Location: The Lighthouse, 13 Lynn Road, Ely, CB7 4EG
Book

In our leading workshops, participants are introduced to the techniques used to make a decorative glass panel, including glass cutting, leading, soldering and glazing (cementing). After you've chosen your design, you will be taken through each step of the construction process and will practise the glazing techniques before making your own panel to take home.
Suitable for ages: 18+
Contact: 01353 660347


Glass Fusing Workshop with Louise Haselgrove (Half Day)
1 Sep. 2023 10:00 - 12:30


Event category: Adult Workshop

Price: £60 per person including materials, equipment and tuition
Location: The Stained Glass Museum, South Triforium, Ely Cathedral, Ely, CB7 4DL
Book

During this 2.5 hour workshop, you will be shown the basics of glass fusing and learn to cut your own glass shapes.
You will then use this knowledge to create your own unique glass pieces, such as a pair of coasters, a set of bunting, or a suncatcher.

This is a hands-on workshop, with no previous experience necessary


Suitable for ages: 18+
Contact: 01353 660347
details...


Glass Fusing Workshop with Louise Haselgrove (Half Day)
1 Sep. 2023 1:30pm - 4:00pm


Event category: Adult Workshop

Price: £60 per person including materials, equipment and tuition
Location: The Stained Glass Museum, South Triforium, Ely Cathedral, Ely, CB7 4DL
Book

During this 2.5 hour workshop, you will be shown the basics of glass fusing and learn to cut your own glass shapes.
You will then use this knowledge to create your own unique glass pieces, such as a pair of coasters, a set of bunting, or a suncatcher.

This is a hands-on workshop, with no previous experience necessary


Suitable for ages: 18+
Contact: 01353 660347
details...


Glass Painting Workshop with Derek Hunt
2 Sep. 2023 10:00-5:00


Event category: Adult Workshop

Price: £120 per person including all materials, equipment and tuition
Location: The Stained Glass Museum, South Triforium, Ely Cathedral, Ely, Cambridgeshire CB7 4DL
Book

The art of painting on glass was mastered in the medieval period. Over the following centuries, stained glass artists have used painting techniques to draw with line and light, to create depth and detail, and to control the atmospheric quality of light’s transmission through glass.
In this practical workshop, glass artist Derek Hunt will teach traditional painting techniques. Using vitreous pigment and silver stain on clear glass, students learn to work with a variety of brushes, sticks, quills and sponges to create different effects and shading in both wet and dry matts. Glass work will be fired at intervals throughout the workshop, and ready to take home at the end of the day.



Suitable for ages: 18+
Contact: 01353 660347
details...


Copper Foiling Workshop with Claire Hart
14 Sep. 2023 10:00 - 5:00


Event category: Adult Workshop

Price: £120 per person including materials, equipment and tuition
Location: The Lighthouse, 13 Lynn Road, Ely, CB7 4EG
Book

The copper foiling technique, popularised by Tiffany in the 1890s, is ideal for making decorative panels, sun catchers, mirrors and ornaments. A choice of patterns will be provided along with a selection of coloured and textured glass. You will learn how to cut glass, and use copper tape and solder to create a seam with which to join your pieces of glass. At the end of the day, you will have made a finished piece of glass art to take home.
Suitable for ages: 18+
Contact: 01353 660347


Screenprinting on Glass Workshop with James Cockerill
15 Sep. 2023 10:00 - 5:00


Event category: Adult Workshop

Price: £170 per person including materials, equipment and tuition
Location: The Stained Glass Museum, South Triforium, Ely Cathedral, Ely, CB7 4DL
Book

Screen printing on glass. No prior experience required.

During your workshop you will learn the techniques of screen printing onto hand-made, mouth-blown glass. Using traditional glass paints and enamels you will be taught to build up a design through the layering of different colours. Your glass will be kiln-fired to adhere the design, allowing you to create stunning one-off pieces of glass art. We will also make elegant oak display stands to help display your artworks.

The workshop will have a maximum of six students, allowing for ample individual as well as group tuition.

Suitable for ages: 18+
Contact: 01353 660347
details...


Screenprinting on Glass Workshop with James Cockerill
16 Sep. 2023 10:00 - 5:00


Event category: Adult Workshop

Price: £170 per person including materials, equipment and tuition
Location: The Stained Glass Museum, South Triforium, Ely Cathedral, Ely, CB7 4DL
Book

Screen printing on glass. No prior experience required.

During your workshop you will learn the techniques of screen printing onto hand-made, mouth-blown glass. Using traditional glass paints and enamels you will be taught to build up a design through the layering of different colours. Your glass will be kiln-fired to adhere the design, allowing you to create stunning one-off pieces of glass art. We will also make elegant oak display stands to help display your artworks.

The workshop will have a maximum of six students, allowing for ample individual as well as group tuition.

Suitable for ages: 18+
Contact: 01353 660347
details...


Fabulous Feathers Art Workshop with Jane Fellows
23 Sep. 2023 12:30-4:30


Event category: Adult Workshop

Price: £45.00
Location: The Stained Glass Museum
Book

Join local artist, Jane Fellows as she takes you on a brief tour of our museum gallery, encouraging you to notice the various shapes, patterns and use of feathers in our collection of stained glass, old and new.
Using this as a starting point you will learn how to create stunning gel plates in various colours, adding feathers and rock salt to reproduce their delicate forms and textures. Printing on to tissue paper to achieve a transparent effect, you’ll have an opportunity to make your final designs into vibrant greetings cards and prints to take home.

In this workshop Jane will take you on a brief tour of our museum gallery, encouraging you to notice the various shapes, patterns and copious use of feathers in our collection of stained glass, old and new.
Using this as a starting point, you will learn how to ink up your gel plate in various colours and to the correct consistency to pull a successful print. Once this base layer is achieved, feathers and rock salt will be applied to the gel plate and a second print pulled. This will reveal the delicate forms and textures of the feathers. Further layers may be added to achieve your final design. You will have an opportunity to make your finished designs into greetings cards and prints to take home.

Feathers and salt will be supplied but please feel free to bring various feathers of your own in many sizes and textures.


Suitable for ages: 18+
Contact: 01353 660347
details...


Glass Painting Workshop with Derek Hunt
6 Oct. 2023 10:00-5:00


Event category: Adult Workshop

Price: £120 per person including all materials, equipment and tuition
Location: The Stained Glass Museum, South Triforium, Ely Cathedral, Ely, Cambridgeshire CB7 4DL
Book

The art of painting on glass was mastered in the medieval period. Over the following centuries, stained glass artists have used painting techniques to draw with line and light, to create depth and detail, and to control the atmospheric quality of light’s transmission through glass.
In this practical workshop, glass artist Derek Hunt will teach traditional painting techniques. Using vitreous pigment and silver stain on clear glass, students learn to work with a variety of brushes, sticks, quills and sponges to create different effects and shading in both wet and dry matts. Glass work will be fired at intervals throughout the workshop, and ready to take home at the end of the day.



Suitable for ages: 18+
Contact: 01353 660347
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Two Day Painting Workshop with Derek Hunt
20 Oct. 2023 10:00-5:00 - 21 Oct. 2023


Event category: Adult Workshop

Price: £240 per person including all materials, equipment and tuition
Location: The Stained Glass Museum
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During your workshop you will be looking at the classical portraits and faces taken from our gallery at the Stained Glass Museum to recreate your own version to take home. You also bring your own portrait designs if you wish.

You will be using a mixed variety of techniques and brushes to create your final pieces. A selection of tinted coloured glass will be available to use and the chance to explore using a variety of mediums to paint with as well as applying silver stain to your work. Each piece of glass will be fired several times over the length of the workshop ready for you to take home. You also bring your own portrait designs.

The workshop will have a maximum of six students, allowing for ample individual as well as group tuition.
Suitable for ages: 18+
Contact: 01353 660347


Leading and Glazing Workshop with Claire Hart
21 Oct. 2023 10:00 - 5:00


Event category: Adult Workshop

Price: £120 per person including materials, equipment and tuition
Location: The Lighthouse, 13 Lynn Road, Ely, CB7 4EG
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In our leading workshops, participants are introduced to the techniques used to make a decorative glass panel, including glass cutting, leading, soldering and glazing (cementing). After you've chosen your design, you will be taken through each step of the construction process and will practise the glazing techniques before making your own panel to take home.
Suitable for ages: 18+
Contact: 01353 660347


Two Day Glass Stained Glass Workshop with Claire Hart
27 Oct. 2023 10:00-5:00 - 28 Oct. 2023


Event category: Adult Workshop

Price: £250 per person including all materials, equipment and tuition
Location: The Stained Glass Museum & Lighthouse Ely
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You begin the first day with your tutor by choosing your own panel design from a selection of patterns, known as ‘cartoons’. Then selecting the coloured glass for your painted areas, you will learn how to cut it to shape and your tutor will demonstrate how to size and score glass to make a break line, and how to grind the edges of the cut glass to achieve a precise shape. The remainder of the day will be spent learning how to apply the enamel paint using different paint techniques. Finished pieces will be kiln fired at intervals throughout the day.


During the second day, you will learn the leading, glazing and soldering techniques that will enable you to assemble your cut glass pieces into a single stained glass panel. Your tutor will demonstrate how to frame your cartoon with wood laths, forming a matrix into which lead calmes and glass can be inserted. You will be taught how to cut lead calmes, and how to open up their central channel to accommodate cut glass. Once you have fixed all of your glass pieces in lead, you will be shown how to use a soldering iron to bond the joints of lead. If you would like to be able to hang your panel, your tutor will help you solder a fixture to the lead. This is the final stage of the workshop, after which you will be able to take your stained glass panel home to enjoy!

Suitable for ages: 18+
Contact: 01353 660347


Glass Fusing Workshop with Louise Haselgrove (Half Day)
28 Oct. 2023 10:00 - 12:30


Event category: Adult Workshop

Price: £60 per person including materials, equipment and tuition
Location: The Stained Glass Museum, South Triforium, Ely Cathedral, Ely, CB7 4DL
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During this 2.5 hour workshop, you will be shown the basics of glass fusing and learn to cut your own glass shapes.
You will then use this knowledge to create your own unique glass pieces, such as a pair of coasters, a set of bunting, or a suncatcher.

This is a hands-on workshop, with no previous experience necessary


Suitable for ages: 18+
Contact: 01353 660347
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Glass Fusing Workshop with Louise Haselgrove (Half Day)
28 Oct. 2023 1:30pm - 4:00pm


Event category: Adult Workshop

Price: £60 per person including materials, equipment and tuition
Location: The Stained Glass Museum, South Triforium, Ely Cathedral, Ely, CB7 4DL
Book

During this 2.5 hour workshop, you will be shown the basics of glass fusing and learn to cut your own glass shapes.
You will then use this knowledge to create your own unique glass pieces, such as a pair of coasters, a set of bunting, or a suncatcher.

This is a hands-on workshop, with no previous experience necessary


Suitable for ages: 18+
Contact: 01353 660347
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Glass Fusing Workshop with Louise Haselgrove (Half Day)
24 Nov. 2023 10:00 - 12:30


Event category: Adult Workshop

Price: £60 per person including materials, equipment and tuition
Location: The Stained Glass Museum, South Triforium, Ely Cathedral, Ely, CB7 4DL
Book

During this 2.5 hour workshop, you will be shown the basics of glass fusing and learn to cut your own glass shapes.
You will then use this knowledge to create your own unique glass pieces, such as a pair of coasters, a set of bunting, or a suncatcher.

This is a hands-on workshop, with no previous experience necessary


Suitable for ages: 18+
Contact: 01353 660347
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Glass Fusing Workshop with Louise Haselgrove (Half Day)
24 Nov. 2023 1:30pm - 4:00pm


Event category: Adult Workshop

Price: £60 per person including materials, equipment and tuition
Location: The Stained Glass Museum, South Triforium, Ely Cathedral, Ely, CB7 4DL
Book

During this 2.5 hour workshop, you will be shown the basics of glass fusing and learn to cut your own glass shapes.
You will then use this knowledge to create your own unique glass pieces, such as a pair of coasters, a set of bunting, or a suncatcher.

This is a hands-on workshop, with no previous experience necessary


Suitable for ages: 18+
Contact: 01353 660347
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Refunds & Cancellation Policy


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 charity 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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