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.
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 - email firstname.lastname@example.org for bookings
Wednesday 14 March 2018 - half day stained glass taster at the Studio - fully booked
Saturday 17 March 2018 - create stained glass Quirky Birds at the Alford Craft Centre - www.alfordcraftmarket.co.uk for bookings
Thursday/Friday, 22&23 March 2018 - create your own stained Glass GreenMan at the Studio
Saturday 7 April 2018 - a day of stained glass copper foiling at the Studio
Tuesday 10 April 2018 - a day of stained glass copper foiling at the Studio
Friday/Saturday, 13&14 April 2018 - an introduction to the heritage craft of stained glass lead work at the Heritage Skills Centre at Lincoln Castle. www.lincolncastle.com/heritageskillscentre for bookings
Tuesday/Wednesday, 17&18 April 2018 - 2 days of special project work at the Studio - fully booked
Saturday 28 April 2018 - a day of stained glass copper foiling at the Alford Craft Centre. www.alfordcraftmarket.co.uk for bookings
Wednesday 2 May 2018 - a stained glass Quirky Bird workshop using the copper foiling construction method at Woolsthorpe Manor, a National Trust site near Grantham. For booking contact email@example.com
These are the 2018 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 exhibited last 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 2018
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/Sat 13 & 14 April - two day traditional lead work
Thur/Fri 28 & 29 June - create your own stained glass GreenMan
For booking go to www.lincolncastle.com/heritageskillscentre
2 day GLASS FUSION - combine glass fusing and stained glass work
Watch this space...........