To discuss the stained glass course, workshop or event that would suit you, including dates, call Gillian on 07714 458813 or click here to email.

You will be part of a small group to ensure plenty of individual attention. The time is planned to meet your needs, either as a complete beginner or as someone who already has some glass work experience. For larger groups, up to ten, David and Gillian teach together.

The workshops are practical and fun, and there is a good choice of designs to select from if you are a beginner and project ideas for the more advanced.

All the workshops take place in the Strawberry Glass studio, unless otherwise indicated. We are based at Unique Cottage Farm Studios, a thriving arts and crafts facility in Spalding, Lincolnshire, with ample, free, onsite parking, good disabled access and a cafe selling delicious food. We are also able to offer workshops at other suitable venues so if you have a group of interested people let us know.

For an an unusual present vouchers are available for workshops held in the Strawberry Glass Studio.



Stained glass workshops for beginners and improvers are held most months at the Strawberry Glass Studio in Spalding, Lincolnshire. We also teach further afield, including tutoring at the Heritage Skills Centre at Lincoln Castle and at the Stained Glass Museum in Ely. You can learn both the traditional lead work skills and the copper foiling method developed for the construction of the Tiffany lampshades and suitable for lighter more intricate pieces. At the end of each workshop you will take home a unique and colourful piece of stained glass that you have made, along with new skills and insights into the world of glass working.

These are the dates we are booking currently. If none of them are convenient give Gillian a ring on 07714 458813 to discuss alternatives. All are suitable for beginners unless otherwise stated. If you already have glass skills and would like to work on a particular project, do make contact to talk through your ideas.

Friday 9 February 2018 - one day traditional skills lead workshop at the Studio

Wednesday 14 February 2018 - making stained glass hearts at the Heritage Skills Centre, Lincoln Castle

Saturday 17 February 2018 - a day of stained glass making for the Holbeach Cemetery Chapels Heritage Project

Saturday 24 February 2018 - one day traditional skills lead workshop at the Studio

Tuesday 27 February 2018 - create stained glass Quirky Birds at Woolsthorpe Manor, nr Grantham

Saturday 3 March 2018 - one day traditional skills lead workshop at the Studio

Tuesday 6 March 2018 - a day of stained glass copper foiling at the Studio

Saturday 10 March 2018 - copper foiling at the Stained Glass Museum in Ely

Saturday 17 March 2018 - create stained glass Quirky Birds at the Alford Craft Centre

Thursday/Friday 22&23 March 2018 - create your own stained Glass GreenMan at the Studio


These are the 2017/18 prices for workshops running in the Strawberry Glass Studio. Prices may vary at away venues depending on distance and numbers so make contact with the venue concerned to enquire.

One day lead work or copper foiling - £90 - maximum 4 students

One day mirror making - £90 - maximum 4 students

Two day lead work or copper foiling - £180 - maximum 3 students

Two day Greenman workshops - £180 - maximum 3 students

Half day copper foiling taster session - £45 - maximum 4 students

Individual Tuition - £25 per hour plus materials

Vouchers for workshops are available and make an excellent present

Use the contact page to let Gillian know you are interested in vouchers and leave your contact details so the details can be confirmed.

Opportunities at Strawberry Glass for groups of up to ten colleagues or friends

For groups of between five and ten people looking for an interesting activity we can offer a variety of workshops. They either take place in the Teaching Barn at Unique Cottage Studios or we can come to your venue. If you are interested use the contact page to outline your idea and include a phone number so we can get back to you.

Have you always wanted to make your own 'Tiffany' style lampshade? Come and do it at the Strawberry Glass Studio!

If you would like to be the proud owner of a stained glass lampshade handmade by you, either flat panel or rounded, talk to Gillian about the options for learning the skills required.

Exhibitions of work

Gillian and David show their work and, along with the other resident artists, are now exhibiting in the gallery and cafe at Unique Cottage Studios.

Gillian has exhibited this summer with colleagues from Lincolnshire Art on the Map at Gunby Hall, a National Trust property in North Lincolnshire.

Stained Glass demonstrations for special interest and leisure groups

We provide talks and demonstrations for a variety of societies and groups each year. If you are interested in including stained glass on your programme please email Gillian through the contact page.

Workshops at the Heritage Skills Centre in Lincoln tutored by Strawberry Glass in 2017

Strawberry Glass tutors, Gillian and David, regularly tutor at the Heritage Skills Centre in Lincoln and a series of new dates have just been arranged. These practical and fun workshops are all suitable for beginners, and you will find opportunities to explore either traditional lead work or copperfoiling.

Dates being booked currently:

Fri 6 October - a day of copper foiled mirrors with stained glass frames
Fri/Sat 27 & 28 October - two day traditional lead work
Sat 25 November - stained glass Christmas Decorations

For information contact the HSC on 01522 554559 or email

2 day GLASS FUSION - combine glass fusing and stained glass work

Watch this space...........

Green Man workshops

An archetypal image, the Green Man is deeply rooted in the culture of Western Europe as well as further afield. Striking images exist in stained glass, many of them in churches. This 2 day workshop gives you the opportunity to create your own using the copper foiling method of stained glass construction. Contact Gillian if you are interested in making your own Green Man in stained glass.