The Stained
Glass Museum

Copper Foiling Workshops

 

One day Glass Copper Foiling Workshop with Gillian & David Wing

Friday 2nd November 2018, 10:00-17:00, £90 - Christmas decorations

(A perfect chance to create your owns festive decorations ready for the Christmas season)

 

About the Workshop

The Copper foiling technique, developed in the Tiffany Studios in the1890s, is ideal for decorative panels, sun catchers and mirrors as well as lampshades and other three dimensional 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 your ownunique handmade glassto 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.

Please note Copper Foiling Workshops are held in the Old Dispensary, 13 St. Mary's Street, Ely.

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

Tea and coffee will be provided.

Lunch: There may be an hour’s break for lunch. There are many nearby cafes and sandwich shops or you can bring a packed lunch.

Cost: £90 per person including materials, equipment and tuition

(Friends of the Museum receive 10% discount)

Please ring or email workshops at The Museum for further details. See our contact page.

 

Meet the Artist: Gillian & David Wing

Gillian and David 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.

A particular commitment of Gillian and David's is providing those interested in the heritage crafts with the opportunity to experience for themselves the skills involved in stained glass work.  Hence their teaching at a number of venues including the Stained Glass Museum and with a range of heritage lottery funded projects.  Their workshops are practical and informative with a relaxed style and plenty of one to one attention.  At the end of the day each participant has a completed piece of stained glass to take home and display.

 

 

Directions

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

 

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.
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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