Beginners Stained Glass -
Foiling (aka. Tiffany) - Taster Session
Learn the basics of foiling stained glass in just half a day!

"Another fabulour opportunity to learn new skills and techniques from the VERY knowledgeable Mike & Jenny "- Sue H

This is a basic half-day taster workshop intended to give you a feel for the copper foiling method of stained glass; if you enjoy this class we suggest you consider a full one-day workshop to gain deeper skills and make a more challenging piece.

Half-day copper foiling stained glass beginners class for up to 4 people - 3d Butterfly Suncatcher or Plant Stake

We start out by learning some basic glass cutting techniques using the same tools we use ourselves.You'll then cut the coloured glass for your butterfly and move on to grinding the edges smooth. Once ready, you'll apply the coppper foil, and solder the wings together.

After the antennae and hanging loops or plant stake are added your butterfly is ready to enjoy at home, suspended from fishing line.

At each stage we'll show you the tools, materials and skills you'll need to complete your butterfly project.

  • 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
  • Adding loops or plant stake and antennae made from copper wire

The course cost of £79 inc VAT per person includes:

  • All materials and glass
  • Use of tools and protective gear
  • Refreshments during the workshop
  • Maximum class size 5 people
  • Your piece to take home
  • Class runs from 2pm to (approx) 5-30pm at our Northants studio near Towcester

How to book your place - Stained Glass Copper Foil Taster Workshop for Beginners

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.
All bookings are subject to our class bookings terms and conditions - found here.

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2022 Classes

  • Saturday 23rd July - Copper Foiling Taster Session - 2 places remaining
  • Monday 29th August (Bank Holiday - Copper Foiling Taster Session - 4 places remaining
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More information

Watch Mike introduce the full one-day Copper Foiling workshop! Still have questions? Contact us!

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, or their ability to stand for periods of time contact us before booking to discuss.
Due to the use of lead this workshop is not suitable for expectant mothers.

With a maximum of 5 students you can be sure of plenty of attention and guidance throughout the class.

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What attendees have said about our classes:

"A very informative and insppirational day. Thank You."

"From start to finish clear and methodical instruction"

"...pleased class was small for the one-to-one instruction..."

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

"Really enjoyed the workshop. Tutors were brilliant"

"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."