Stained Glass Class -
Prairie-style Lamp Course
Make a sophisticated 4-sided lamp over 2 weekends

"Amazing experience - very professional and so lovely "- Debbie

This course is designed for experienced foilers who want to learn about creating 3d stained glass (and make an amazing lamp!)

This intensive course for anyone who's done some copper foiled stained glass before will develop your existing skills and teach you many new ones - including advanced soldering techniques.
You'll get lots of hands-on experience with the tools we use, plus tips, tricks and a little history about this contemporary form of stained glass and you'll make a lamp to be proud of!

Our 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 on the lamp-making course you can be sure of plenty of attention and guidance throughout the class.

Making your own stained glass lamp requires a number of specialist techniques, making this class suitable for those who've tried stained glass before.

Four day copper foiling stained glass lamp workshop - limited to 4 people

After a short health & safety discussion, we'll start by refreshing your glass cutting skills.
Once comfortable with scoring and breaking the glass, we'll review the design you've chosen to create.

Choosing your lamp design

Students may choose from several of our designs, and a range of coloured glass to work with.
You are invited to try your hand at designing your own lamp - if you'd like to take up this option we'll discuss this with you some weeks in advance to ensure your plan is achievable in the time.

Your lamp will have 4 sides formed to make a pyramid - a form known as a 'prairie-style' lamp (after Frank Lloyd Wright's design movement), and be similar in design and size to lamps we sell in the gallery for around £300). The workshop cost includes the base, lamp hardware and all fittings to finish off your lamp - a complete package that's sure to make you want to continue to develop your stained glass skills!

You can alternatively choose to make an art-deco style lamp like the one shown - to a proven design we will provide.

Making a lamp - stretch yourself!

This workshop offers a number of further challenges compared with most stained glass classes, making this class of interest to those who've already done quite a lot of stained glass.

You'll learn about cutting opal glass using a lightbox, tools and tips to aid precision grinding (to ensure your lamp pieces all fit properly).

You'll also discover the use of the lamp soldering jig (essential for 3d objects) and how to assemble the sides in to a robust structure with a vase cap.

You can choose to pay with a deposit (refundable up to 6 weeks before the course) or pay in full.

The course cost of £540 inc VAT includes:

  • All materials, choice of designs and coloured glass
  • Design consultation if you wish to create your own design
  • Lamp hardware, brass spider or vase cap, and wooden base if applicable
  • Use of tools, jigs and protective gear
  • Lunch and Refreshments throughout on each day of the 2-weekends course
  • Maximum class size 4 people
  • Pay with deposit - balance due 6 weeks before the course or pay in full today
  • PDF Info pack emailed after the class with information on getting started, where to buy glass and tools, and reminders on techniques
  • Eligibility for our Project Day Programme
  • The course takes place over two weekends 10am to 5.30pm each day
  • Your lamp to take home and enjoy and an amazing learning experience!


How to book your place - Stained Glass Copper Foil Prairie-Style Lamps for Copper Foilers

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.

Please note - on the four-day workshop the finish time on the 3rd and 4th days depends on you!
We suggest you don't make fixed plans for after the class on any day in case the sessions take longer than expected. Start time - 10am.

You can pay with £100 deposit, balance is due 6 weeks before the course, or pay in full today.
Your deposit is refundable up to 6 weeks before the course, after which it will be refunded only if another student can be found to take your place.


2024 Classes - 4-day Course


Our courses and 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 5 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:

"This was a fantastic course and I feel I learned a lot of useful, valuable skills."

"Attended another course here previously and have booked another course. Enough said!"

"Overall, Excellent! Easy to understand, helpful and plenty of good humour."

"Brilliant, totally enjoyable and easy to follow instruction"

"Fabulous course - loved it!"





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