Beginners Stained Glass Class -
Mirror Making (foiling)
Learn the basics of foiling stained glass and make a lovely mirror in just one day!

"An excellent course - I had lots of fun " - Kate

Suitable for: complete beginners; those who've done leaded or foiled stained glass (new skills!)

This introduction to the foiling method of stained glass construction (also called the Tiffany method) will give you a good grounding in the essential skills.
You'll get lots of hands-on experience with the tools we use, plus tips, tricks and a little history about this contemporary form of stained glass and you'll make a mirror to be proud of!

Our one day classes are suitable for anyone over 16, 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.

Making stained glass mirrors requires some specialist techniques, making this class suitable for those who've tried stained glass before, as well as for beginners.

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

After a short health & safety discussion, we'll start by showing you how to score and break glass.
Within about 20 minutes you'll be cutting glass yourself.
Once comfortable with scoring and breaking the glass, we'll give you a mini project to finish - introducing you to the basic techniques and tools you'll need for your mirror project.

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

In the afternoon, we'll get you started on a mirror project which you'll finish in time to take home!
We'll provide you with a choice of designs (similar to ones we sell for £50-70) and a selection of coloured glass to work with.

You'll finish your mirror by applying felt baize to the back of the mirror, and soldering wire to hang your mirror by. You may also like to use a chemical patina on your mirror, for a more traditional look.

This class differs from our original beginners foiling class in several ways, making this class of interest to those who've already done some stained glass.
You'll learn about working with mirror glass, especially how to avoid damaging the silvered surfaces; you'll also learn how to construct a foiled piece with glasses of different thicknesses and about finishing with a lead came edge.

The course cost includes:

  • All materials, choice of starter designs, mirror tile and coloured 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, and reminders on techniques
  • Your mirror to take home and enjoy!

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.
Please note - this is a full day class and the finish time depends on you!
We suggest you don't make fixed plans for after the class in case the session takes longer than usual. Start time - 9-45am.
Our class bookings terms and conditions are here.

  • Sun 12th Nov Mirror Making / Foiling / class £130 per person - sorry - fully booked
  • Sat 9th Dec Mirror Making / Foiling / class £130 per person - 3 places available
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What attendees have said about our classes:

"Presented in an interesting and informative manner but light-hearted and not too serious."

"Another lovely day."

"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."

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

"Really enjoyed the workshop. Tutors were brilliant"

Make your own square stained glass mirror A finished square or diamond mirror, ready to take homeMake your own stained glass mirror on our beginners classOr make a round mirror, similar in design to ones we sell in our gallery! Finish your stained glass mirror with baize and patina Finishing your mirror with edging, baize and patina

 

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