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.

SG Minis March Food Glorious Food!
6 Mar. 2024 10:00-11:30


Event category: Family Activity

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

Come and join our toddler group on 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 babies and children up to 5 years old
Suitable for ages: Under 5's
Contact: learning@stainedglassmuseum.com
details...


Glass Painting Workshop
8 Mar. 2024 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...


Copper Foiling Workshop
9 Mar. 2024 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
details...


A Spotlight on our Glass Heritage
13 Mar. 2024 7pm


Event category: Talk /Tour

Price: £6.50 (Friends: £5)
Location: Online
Book

The UK was home to thriving glass industries in the 19th and 20th centuries. Join us for the first of our online spring talks series to learn more about some of the museums and centres devoted to keeping this heritage alive through permanent glass collections and live demonstrations.

Speakers include Julia Stephenson, Head of Art, National Glass Centre, Sunderland, Harrison Davies, Curator, Stourbridge Glass Museum and Peter Frost, Executive Director, St Helen’s World of Glass. These institutions are all founded in areas which were important centres of glassmaking – Sunderland, Stourbridge and St Helens.

This is the first in our spring talks series, which celebrates the fascinating material of glass, its industrial heritage, the skills and ingenuity of contemporary glass artists, and its place in our built environment. This series of talks coincides with The Glass Heart exhibition at Two Temple Place, London, for which The Stained Glass Museum is a lending partner.
Contact: events@stainedglassmuseum.com
details...


The Art of Glassblowing
20 Mar. 2024 7pm


Event category: Talk /Tour

Price: £6.50 (Friends: £5)
Location: Online
Book

Join us for a fascinating discussion with two leading contemporary glass artists who will discuss the exceptional material of glass, and the art of glassblowing in contemporary practice.

Ayako Tani is a highly accomplished and internationally renowned glass artist who specialises in lampworking, a type of glasswork in which a torch or lamp is used to melt the glass before being blown and shaped with tools. Dr Ayako Tani works with borosilicate glass, and developed a practice of ‘calligraphic lampworking’, which embraces the amorphous character of glass.

Tani began working in glass in her native Japan. She moved to the UK to study at the University of Sunderland, where her passion for her work and subject blossomed further and she successfully completed an MA and PhD in Glass Art and Ceramics. As well as making her own glass artworks, Tani is a scientific glassblower at the University of Glasgow.

Chris Day is a glass and ceramic artist whose works reflect multiple dimensions of identity and experience. His artwork is powerful and thought provoking. Day’s work is created in response to his own conflicting feelings of belonging as a man of mixed-race, which are compounded by the limited representation of diverse narratives by and of people of colour in art history and popular culture.

After working for more than two decades as a self-employed plumber, Day discovered glass and it changed his life. Since graduating in 2019 with an MA in Design and Applied Arts from Wolverhampton University, he has exhibited widely and has work in the V&A and National Museum of Scotland collections.

Work by both Ayako Tani and Christopher Day is currently on display as part of The Glass Heart Exhibition at Two Temple Place.
Contact: events@stainedglassmuseum.com
details...


Architectural Glass: The Supreme Art
27 Mar. 2024 7pm


Event category: Talk /Tour

Price: £6.50 (Friends: £5)
Location: Online
Book

Since 1984, Andrew Moor has been involved with commissioning, project managing and designing works of art in glass. In this talk he will give an overview of Contemporary Stained Glass, showing how it has evolved over the last forty years. Moor will show more than 100 images of works from Matisse and Chagall through to very recent projects – often large-scale. At a time when traditional stained glass has joined the Heritage Crafts list of endangered crafts in the UK, the extraordinary potential of coloured glass in contemporary architecture offers exciting opportunities.

Andrew Moor is a Glass Art Consultant, Project Manager and Glass Designer. Since 1984 he has been involved with designing, commissioning, directing, project managing and designing architectural glass art through his consultancy Andrew Moor Associates. Between 1985 and 1993 Moor worked as the international agent for Derix Glass Studios, Wiesbaden, Germany, project managing some of the largest stained glass art projects of this time. Major Projects span religious, retail, office, airport, hotel, leisure, restaurant, and private sectors, and include: Hong Kong Airport, Patrick Heron window, Tate Gallery, St. Ives. Henry Moore window, Much Hadham. Corporate projects for Smith Klein Beecham, Morgan Stanley, Linklaters, MEPC, Baker McKenzie, etc.

He has written three books about architectural glass art: ‘Contemporary Stained Glass (1989), ‘Architectural Glass Art’ (1997) and ‘The Colours of Architecture’ (2006). In 2018 Moor received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Stained Glass Association of the US for his contribution to Architectural Glass Art.

This is the last talk in our series coincides with The Glass Heart exhibition at Two Temple Place, London, for which The Stained Glass Museum is a lending partner.
Contact: events@stainedglassmuseum.com
details...


SG Minis April Springtime!
3 Apr. 2024 10:00-11:30


Event category: Family Activity

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

Come and join our toddler group on 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 babies and children up to 5 years old

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


Glass Fusing Workshop with Louise Haselgrove (Half Day)
5 Apr. 2024 13:30 - 16:00


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)
5 Apr. 2024 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...


Easter Holiday Crafts: Children's Glass Fusing Workshop AM
8 Apr. 2024 11:00-12:30


Event category: Children's Workshop

Price: £15 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. Please note that you will not be able to take your glass home with you on the day.

Your glass will need to be kiln-fired after the workshop is finished. This process takes 24 hours and will usually takes place within a week 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. Our workshop is limited on space so only one adult per child please.
Suitable for ages: 7+
details...


Easter Holiday Crafts: Children's Glass Fusing Workshop PM
8 Apr. 2024 1:30-3:00


Event category: Children's Workshop

Price: £15 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. Please note that you will not be able to take your glass home with you on the day.

Your glass will need to be kiln-fired after the workshop is finished. This process takes 24 hours and will usually takes place within a week 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. Our workshop is limited on space so only one adult per child please.
Suitable for ages: 7+
details...


Study Tour - Dublin
14 Apr. 2024 - 17 Apr. 2024

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


Event category: Talk /Tour

Location: Dublin
Our principal guides will be leading experts on Irish glass Dr David Caron (National College of Art & Design, Dublin), editor and principle author of the revised and expanded edition of Irish Gazetteer of the Gazetteer of Irish stained glass (2021) and a recent book on Michael Healy 1873-1941: An Túr Gloine’s stained glass pioneer (2023) with Stephen Huws (PhD Candidate, Trinity College Dublin).

We will stay at The Bonnington Hotel & Leisure Centre, Whitehall, Dublin.

Delegates are responsible for making their own travel arrangements to Dublin.
Suitable for ages: 18+
details...


Copper Foiling Workshop
18 Apr. 2024 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
details...


Leading and Glazing Workshop
20 Apr. 2024 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

In our leading workshops, participants are introduced to the techniques used to make a decorative glass panel, including glass cutting, leading, soldering and glazing. 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
details...


Glass Painting Workshop
27 Apr. 2024 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...


SG Minis May Wonderful Weather!
1 May 2024 10:00-11:30


Event category: Family Activity

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

Come and join our toddler group on 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 babies and children up to 5 years old

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


Two Day Painting Workshop
10 May 2024 10:00-5:00 - 11 May 2024

*** 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


Two Day Glass Stained Glass Workshop
24 May 2024 10:00-5:00 - 25 May 2024

*** 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
details...


Glass Painting Workshop
31 May 2024 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...


Stained Glass Stories in the Square Mile
4 Jun. 2024 10.30am -3.30pm


Event category: Talk /Tour

Price: £60 (Friends: £50)
Location: London
Book

A day of guided walks exploring the wealth of stained glass within the historic churches of the unique square mile of the City of London. We will explore windows both old and modern created by a series of remarkable artists and craftsmen in a variety of styles. Discover unique stained glass stories of people, time and place.

Walking distances: All sites are less than half a mile from one another, so max. 5-10min walks in between sites.

Contact: events@stainedglassmuseum.com
details...


SG Minis June Animal Fun!
5 Jun. 2024 10:00-11:30


Event category: Family Activity

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

Come and join our toddler group on 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 babies and children up to 5 years old

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


Glass Fusing Workshop with Louise Haselgrove (Half Day)
8 Jun. 2024 13:30 - 16:00


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)
8 Jun. 2024 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...


Leading and Glazing Workshop
20 Jun. 2024 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

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
details...


Glass Painting Workshop
28 Jun. 2024 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...


SG Minis July Knights and Dragons.
3 Jul. 2024 10:00-11:30


Event category: Family Activity

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

Come and join our toddler group on 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 babies and children up to 5 years old

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


Two Day Glass Stained Glass Workshop
19 Jul. 2024 10:00-5:00 - 20 Jul. 2024

*** 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: 16+
Contact: 01353 660347
details...


Glass Fusing Workshop with Louise Haselgrove (Half Day)
26 Jul. 2024 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)
26 Jul. 2024 13:30 - 16:00


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...


Two Day Painting Workshop
13 Sep. 2024 10:00-5:00 - 14 Sep. 2024


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


Leading and Glazing Workshop
14 Sep. 2024 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

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
details...


Copper Foiling Workshop
19 Sep. 2024 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
details...


Two Day Screen Printing on Glass - Masterclass
27 Sep. 2024 10:00 - 16:30 - 28 Sep. 2024


Event category: Adult Workshop

Price: £350 per person including materials, equipment and tuition
Location: The Stained Glass Museum
Book

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.

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.

No previous glass or print experience is required!
Maximum 8 persons.

Workshop includes: • Group and individual instruction in English • Essential materials, tools, and mediums
Suitable for ages: 18+
Contact: 01353 660347
details...


Two Day Glass Stained Glass Workshop
4 Oct. 2024 10:00-5:00 - 5 Oct. 2024

*** 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
details...


Glass Painting Workshop
26 Oct. 2024 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
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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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Leading and Glazing Workshop
28 Nov. 2024 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
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Glass Painting Workshop
29 Nov. 2024 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
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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...


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 workshop 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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