Beginners Stained Glass Class -
Mirror Making (using lead)
Learn the basics of stained glass and make a
lovely mirror in just one day!

"An excellent course - I had lots of fun " - Kate

Suitable for: complete beginners; those who've done leaded or foiled stained glass (new skills!)

This introduction to the leading method of stained glass construction will give you a good grounding in the essential skills.
You'll get lots of hands-on experience with the tools we use, plus tips, tricks and a little history about this form of stained glass and you'll make a mirror to be proud of!

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

Making stained glass mirrors requires some specialist techniques, making this class suitable for those who've tried stained glass before, as well as for beginners.

One-day stained glass mirror beginners class for up to 5 people

After a short health & safety discussion, we'll start by showing you how to score and break glass.
Within about 20 minutes you'll be cutting glass yourself.
Once comfortable with scoring and breaking the glass, we'll introduce you to the basic techniques and tools you'll need for your mirror project.
You'll then choose the shape of your mirror (round or square) and begin cutting the coloured glass you'll make it with.

When we're all ready for a break, we'll have lunch from the nearby Cafe.

In the afternoon, you'll assemble the cut pieces of glass into your mirror using lead cames!

You'll finish your mirror by applying felt baize to the back of the mirror if time allows, and soldering wire to hang your mirror by. You may also like to use a chemical patina on your mirror, for a more traditional look.

This class differs from our original beginners classes in several ways, making this class of interest to those who've already done some stained glass.
You'll learn about working with mirror glass, especially how to avoid damaging the silvered surfaces; you'll also learn how to construct a piece with glasses of different thicknesses and about finishing with a lead came edge.

The course cost of £159 inc VAT includes:

  • All materials, choice of starter designs, mirror tile and coloured glass
  • Use of tools and protective gear
  • Refreshments during the day and lunch from the Bell Cafe
  • Maximum class size 5 people
  • Info pack to keep with information on getting started, where to buy glass and tools, and reminders on techniques
  • Your mirror to take home and enjoy!
  • Eligibility for our Project Day Programme
  • Class runs from 10am to (approx) 6-30pm at our Northants studio near Towcester

How to book your place - Stained Glass Mirrors

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.
Our class bookings terms and conditions are here.

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

  • Thursday 3rd October- Stained Glass Mirrors - 5 places
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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 4 students you can be sure of plenty of attention and guidance throughout the class.

Make your own square stained glass mirror A finished square or diamond mirror, ready to take homeMake your own stained glass mirror on our beginners classOr make a round mirror like Sandra's!
USing lead cames to make your coloured mirror
Learning to work with lead to make a durable mirror
Finish your stained glass mirror with baize and patina Finishing your mirror with baize and patina

What attendees have said about our classes:

"Presented in an interesting and informative manner but light-hearted and not too serious."

"...despite being new to all aspects of it I did not feel daunted or rushed at all.."

"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."

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

"Really enjoyed the workshop. Tutors were brilliant"


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