Beginners Stained Glass Foiling Class - Funky Candleholder
Learn the basics of foiling stained glass and make a colourful candleholdein just one day!

"Great course, time flew, it was so engrossing... " - Sue

This workshop is a one-day introduction to the foiling method of 3-dimensional stained glass construction (sometimes called the Tiffany method) - going beyond making a panel or simple suncatcher! You'll make a fun candleholder or tealight holder in your choice of colours like the ones shown - a delight to enjoy at home any time of year!

You'll gain a grounding in the essential techniques of foiling 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 Funky Candleholder copper foiling Stained glass class for up to 6 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
  • Ensuring the pieces will all fit together!
  • How to hold the pieces together while soldering - essential for 3d designs!
  • Soldering using a high-power soldering iron and fluxes
  • Finishing off with decorative details, then cleaning and waxing

We'll take you through a demonstration of how we score and break glass and then you'll then practise cutting and breaking glass!
At each stage we'll demonstrate the tools and techniques needed, and step by step your candleholder will take shape!

You'll learn how to cut the circle of mirror glass for the base and then choose the colours and cut all the glass for the sides of your candleholder; you'll then prepare them for foiling and joining together. When we're all ready for a break, we'll have lunch from the nearby Cafe.

All the pieces will then be foiled and soldered together, and then we'll share the special techniques we've perfected to join the sides together and complete your Candleholder.

At the end of the day your candleholder will be ready to take home!

The course cost of £145 inc VAT per person includes:

  • All materials and glass
  • Use of tools and protective gear
  • Refreshments during the day and lunch nearby
  • Maximum class size 6 people
  • Info pack to keep with information on getting started, where to buy glass and tools, plus reminders on techniques - emailed as PDF
  • Your Candleholder to take home
  • Eligibility for our Project Day Programme
  • Class runs from10am to (approx) 6pm at our Northants studio

How to book your place - 3d Copper Foiling for Beginners - Funky Candleholder

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.

We've updated our workshops-related COVID-19 fact sheet - find it here.
If you have any questions or concerns get in touch and we'll do our best to help.

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2024 Classes

  • Saturday 24th August - Funky Candleholder - 5 places
  • Saturday 28th September - Funky Candleholder - fully booked
  • Saturday 23rd November- Funky Candleholder - 6 places
  • You can also make a candleholder on our 3d Copper Foiled Stained Glass workshop if you advise your preference on booking.





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, 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 6 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:

"Interesting, inspirational and relaxing - a great way to spend 'me' time."

"Wonderful course. Great tutors."

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

"A really interesting course, really well presented - so pleased with my piece!"