Workshop : Intro to Stained Glass


(5 customer reviews)

Intro to stained glass is a beginners class in which you will learn the basics of copper foil technique to create your very own stained glass handmade sun catcher. 

Yes, you’ll get to take it home with you! 

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Based at our lovely stained glass studio in the Baltic Triangle, this 6 hour workshop will include: 

  • instructions on how to select and structure your piece
  • how to cut glass
  • how to use a diamond grinder
  • the application and burnish of silver backed copper foil
  • how to assemble and solder each glass piece together to create your sun catcher 
  • how to add the correct size jump ring and chain to securely hang your finished piece.  

You will be able to select your sun catcher pattern from a wide range of patterns that will be provided. There will be a broad selection of stained glass to choose from. 

Detailed health & safety guides and precautions will be taught throughout the day and personal protective equipment (PPE) will be provided along with all materials. 

No previous stained glass experience is necessary for this particular workshop. 

A maximum of 4 participants per workshop. This ensures that each individual receives adequate support from the tutor throughout the session. 

Further Information: 

  • Due to the use of lead and chemicals involved in this workshop we are unfortunately unable to accommodate pregnant women. 
  • We have a no smoking policy onsite at One Hamilton Square. 
  • No alcohol can be consumed on the premises or during workshop breaks. Treat yourself to something with bubbles later to celebrate what you’ve created. 
  • Unfortunately, due to the nature of our Grade 2 listed building  the studio is not step-free accessible. We are based on the first floor. There are approximately 35 steps to reach it and our building does not have a lift. 
  • Please wear comfortable clothing (the older the better as you will be working with chemicals), suitable footwear such as boots or trainers (no open toed footwear), and bring a hair tie to safely secure your hair back. 
  • If you wear glasses for reading then please bring them.


What is included in the workshop fees? 

Use of all equipment, materials & tuition needed to hand make your own stained glass sun catcher.

Gloves, safety mask, goggles and apron are also provided.   

Complimentary tea, coffee, juice, bottled water and biscuits are provided throughout the day. 

There will be a lunch break in which you can choose to explore the local cafes or bring a packed lunch to eat onsite. 

We have a separate area away from the workshop for your use. 


Time: We begin promptly at 10am so please arrive from 9.45am. 

Duration: 10-4

Cancellation policy: Cancellation and a full refund (minus an admin fee of £35 per person) can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Cancellation and a 50% refund (plus an admin fee of £35 per person) can be obtained up to a week before the course starts. No refunds available for cancellations that are less than a week to the course start date. 



If you’d like to reserve a session for your group then please contact Olive Can Fly directly to discuss available dates and the group discount we have available.


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Additional information


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5 reviews for Workshop : Intro to Stained Glass

  1. Nicky

    We had a great workshop. We were real beginners and yet we left with beautiful, credible sun catchers. It’s a great day in a lovely studio.

  2. Sas Conley

    I attended a workshop on April 23rd & had a fabulous day. Jen is such a great hands on teacher & walked us through every step of creating our amazing makes. I went into this workshop not knowing what to expect & having zero experience with glass work, but left having learnt new skills & a beautiful crystal suncatcher that I love. The studio is great & all of the equipment is provided for you.
    If you have an interest in glass work or looking to try something new I highly recommend booking in with Jen, you honestly won’t regret it.

  3. Jazmin

    Loved this workshop! Jen is really patient and went above and beyond. Highly recommend for anyone that wants to try out working with glass. Well worth every penny.

  4. Marie Maher (verified owner)

    Just been on a workshop today with Jen.
    Really enjoyed every second
    Jen guides you through every step detail
    .I highly recommend this course …thank you Jen

  5. Fi

    What a brilliant day we had. Choose to have Jen’s workshop instead of a leaving do and so glad I did. We had such fun. Learnt new skills, made a beautiful stained glass star and spent time with friends. Jen was a great teacher and a good laugh. Highly recommend the workshop as an alternative birthday party or celebration.

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