WORKSHOPS TEACHING THE TRADITIONAL GLASS SKILLS ARE AVAILABLE ALL YEAR
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.
Saturday 11 November 2017 - Christmas Fair at Unique Cottage Studios, the home of Strawberry Glass
Tuesday/Wednesday, 14/15 November 2017 - two day GreenMan workshop at the Studio
Friday 17 November 2017 - half day taster session at the Studio, either morning or afternoon
Saturday 18 November 2017 - one day traditional skills workshop at the Studio
Tuesday 21 November 2017 - Christmas Decorations workshop at Woolsthorpe Manor, nr Grantham
Saturday 25 November 2017 - Christmas Decorations workshop at the Heritage Skills Centre, Lincoln Castle
Tuesday 28 November 2017 - one day copper foil workshop at the Studio
Friday/Saturday, 1/2 December 2017 - two day traditional skills lead workshop at the Studio
Saturday 9 December 2017 - Christmas Decorations workshop at the Stained Glass Museum in Ely
These are the 2017 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 HeritageSkillsCentre@lincolnshire.gov.uk
2 day GLASS FUSION - combine glass fusing and stained glass work
Watch this space...........