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 basic half-day taster workshop will 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 6 people - 3d Flower (in pot) or Butterfly Suncatcher or Plant Stake or Cactus or Christmas Tree or Star

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 piece and move on to grinding the edges smooth. Once ready, you'll apply the coppper foil, and solder the pieces together.

For October, November and December we offer a choice of Chritmas themed pprojects included a 3d Tree or multi-layered star - all in your choice of colours/

If you choose to make a flower we'll teach you how to solder the petals and centre together, and how to attach the flower to its stem; you should have time to add a leaf and then 'plant' your flower in the pot we provide! The cactus pproject is constructed in a similar style.

If you choose to make a butterfly you'll solder the wings together and then solder wire antennae on; the final stage is to attach the butterfly to a copper stake or add legs for a freestanding piece, or wire loops to hang 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 or making ready for planting

The course cost of £75 inc VAT per person includes:

  • All materials and glass
  • Use of tools and protective gear
  • Refreshments during the workshop
  • Maximum class size 6 people
  • Your piece to take home
  • Class runs from 2pm or 2.30pm 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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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 6 students you can be sure of plenty of attention and guidance throughout the class.


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Make a stained glass copper foiled Christmas Tree on this taster workshop

Make a stained glass copper foiled butterfly suncatcher on this taster workshopLouise with her butterfly suncatcher
Make a stained glass copper foiled glass flower on this taster workshop
...or make a fun glass flower (pot supplied) like this
Make one of several copper foiled projects on this short class with Vitreus Art
Sarah soldering her fun Christmas Tree (option for Xmas classes) Make a stained glass copper foiled butterfly suncatcher on this taster workshop
Make a star like Roger's in your choice of colours

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."