Beginners Stained Glass Class -
Foiling (aka. Tiffany)
Learn the basics of foiling stained glass in just one day!

"A really well planned and researched class, a great learning experience!" - Cate

Our one-day introduction to the foiling method of stained glass construction (sometimes called the Tiffany method) will give you a grounding in the fundamental techniques with plenty of hands-on experience with the tools we use, and lots of tips, tricks and a little history of modern stained glass.

One-day copper foiling stained glass beginners class for up to 5 people

We start out by looking at the basic processes and tools we'll be using:

  • Scoring and breaking glass, using oil-cutter, grozing pliers and cut runner
  • Preparing the glass for soldering using the grinder, copper foil and crimping tool
  • Soldering using a high-power soldering iron and fluxes

We'll take you through a demonstration of how we score and break glass, grind it in prepararation for assembly, apply the copper foil, and then solder the panel on both sides.

You'll then practise cutting and breaking glass!
Once comfortable with scoring and breaking the glass, we'll ask you to choose your project design and the coloured glass you'll use.

When we're all ready for a break, we'll have lunch at the nearby Tea Rooms.

In the afternoon,you'll make your project piece which you'll finish in time to take home!
We'll provide you with a choice of 5 pretty designs (similar to ones we sell for £50) and a selection of coloured glass to work with.

The course cost of £149 includes:

  • All materials, choice of starter designs and glass
  • Use of tools and protective gear
  • Refreshments during the day and lunch at the ARTea Rooms
  • 2 tutors, maximum class size 5 people
  • Info pack to keep with information on getting started, where to buy glass and tools, plus reminders on techniques - emailed as PDF
  • Your piece to take home
  • Eligibility for our Project Day Programme
  • Class runs from10am to (approx) 6-30pm

How to book your place

If you're ready to book, choose the date you prefer and use the PayPal buttons to make your booking. You can pay by card or PayPal. We can also take bookings in the studio or you can buy this class as an emailable gift voucher.
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2019 Classes

  • Sun 25th Aug - Foiling / Tiffany class £149 per person - sorry, fully booked
  • Sat 28th Sept - Foiling / Tiffany class £149 per person - 4 places remaining
  • Sun 9th Nov - Foiling / Tiffany class £149 per person - 3 places remaining
  • Midweek classes can be arranged - contact us to find out more
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2020 Classes

  • Sun 9th Feb - Foiling / Tiffany class £149 per person - 5 places remaining
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More information

We pride ourselves on creating a fun, stimulating and supportive environment for you to enjoy discovering new skills. Our one day classes are suitable for anyone over 18, although we do advise that anyone with a medical condition that limits their hand strength or control contact us before booking to discuss.
With a maximum of 5 students and two tutors you can be sure of plenty of attention and guidance throughout the class. And remember - everything you make, you take home!

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What attendees have said about our classes:

"I have been meaning to write for the last week to say a huge thank you for a most fantastic day I had last Saturday."

"...had such a fun and relaxing day - really proud of the work I produced - so satisfying..."

"Great day….extremely satisfied with terrific teachers who were tremendous. Thanks Guys!"

"Really enjoyed the workshop. Tutors were brilliant"