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 per person includes:

  • All materials, choice of starter designs and glass
  • Use of tools and protective gear
  • Refreshments during the day and lunch from the Bell Cafe
  • 2 tutors, maximum class size 4 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 at our Northants studio near Towcester

How to book your place - Stained Glass Copper Foil 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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2020 Classes

  • Saturday 24th October - Foiling / Tiffany class - 1 place remaining
  • Sunday 29th November - Foiling / Tiffany class - 3 places remaining
  • We can run this class on weekdays by prior arrangement - contact us to arrange





2021 Classes

  • Saturday 9th January - Foiling / Tiffany class - 4 place remaining
  • Wednesday 3rd February - Foiling / Tiffany class - 4 places remaining
  • Wednesday 17th March - Foiling / Tiffany class - 4 places remaining
  • We can run this class on weekdays by prior arrangement - contact us to arrange









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 4 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"

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