Stained Glass Classes - Etching
Learn the basics of glass etching in one day!

"M & J were infectiously enthusiastic. Very enjoyable day. " - Stephen

Etching can really add interest to stained glass; letters, numbers, words, natural designs, abstract features - the combination of stained glass and etching is both fun and creative!

Our one-day introduction to the chemical method of glass etching will give glass artists a grounding in the essential techniques, plenty of hands-on experience and a great feel for the potential of etching to add to their designs!

With a maximum of 4 students and two tutors you can be sure of plenty of attention and guidance throughout the class. And of course you take home the piece(s) you make!

One-day glass etching class for those with some stained glass experience

We start out by looking at the basic processes of etching on glass:

  • How to design suitable patterns for etching
  • Preparing the etch resist plastic and cutting out your design
  • Using etching cream to etch the surface of the glass

The one-day class involves making a simple stained glass piece from one of our designs (or one of yours by arrangement in advance).
We invite you to bring some ideas of etching designs - although we have plenty of designs available if you prefer.

During the day you will:

  • Create an etch design
  • Cut and grind the coloured glass for your design
  • Apply the etch resist and cut out your design with a scalpel
  • Apply the etching cream and clean when etched
  • Foil and solder your piece
  • Finish your piece with a lead came surround if appropriate

The course cost of £125 includes:

  • All materials, choice of simple designs and glass
  • Use of tools and protective gear
  • Refreshments during the day & lunch at the nearby ARTea Rooms
  • 2 tutors, maximum class size 4 people
  • Info pack to keep with information on tools and materials plus reminders on techniques
  • Your piece to take home

The dates for our next Etching class to be held at Wakefield Country Courtyard, NN12 7QX:

Please note:
This class is suitable for those with some foiling method stained glass experience (not for beginners) and, ideally, some drawing skill. As the class requires glass cutting, it may not be suitable for those with hand or wrist infirmities. The class involves standing for some periods of time.
Please ask us if in doubt as to your suitability for the class.

How to book your place

To secure your place, use the PayPal / Credit Card button below.
If you'd like more information, please contact us.
Our class bookings terms and conditions are here.

...dates tbc

If you'd like to receive our monthly newsletters with updates on new class dates and types, plus all sorts of stained glass information, click here and subscribe.

What attendees have said about our classes:

"A very informative and enjoyable day, with a great 'prize' to take home and display."

"Loved it! Lots of info clearly described and demonstrated. Thanks a lot..."

"I thought that the class would be interesting but it quite exceeded my expectations and I must commend you both for providing a fun learning experience in a very professional yet friendly environment.."

More information

Etched stained glass with a frame and a host of etched designs by SuA piece by Su, with dragonfly, reeds, lillies, a mouse and her signature etched in to the glassA flower design etched in to a simple foiled piece by Kim A flower design etched in to a simple foiled piece by KimJonathan meticulously cutting away the etch resist on his palm tree design A beatiful butterfly piece by Philip