Stained Glass Workshops

Do you, or someone you know, want to know more about stained glass and how to make a stained glass piece? Maybug Studio can help!

We offer short taster sessions lasting around 2.5 hours or longer courses lasting around 6 hours. In all cases you will take home your finished work. We believe in individual attention, so the workshop is limited to just you, or bring a friend, to keep the atmosphere calm and relaxed. (Workshops are limited to 2 attendees). Please be aware that you should wear closed toe shoes and that you will be using sharp tools and hot soldering irons. For these reasons there is an age limit of over 18s only and we, unfortunately, cannot accept those who are pregnant. Please be aware toilet facilities are upstairs.

We can arrange workshop timings on an individual basis: daytime, weekends (incl. Sundays), or evenings (longer courses will be divided over 2 evenings). Please indicate your preference when booking and we will do our best to accommodate your wishes. We have parking available for one car.

Taster Session in Copper Foiling

In this 2.5 hour (approx) class you will:

  • Have a Health and Safety briefing
  • Learn how to cut out glass to a pattern
  • Cut out glass for your chosen design (we will supply some designs for you to choose from) – this will be 3 or 4 pieces of glass
  • Learn how to copper foil them – essentially wrapping the edges of the glass in copper foil
  • Solder the pieces together
  • Apply patina and polish

Course fee £45.00 (to include all materials and use of all equipment, hot drinks)

Day course in either copper foiling or leaded lights

In this 6 hour (approx) class you will:

  • Have a Health and Safety Briefing
  • Learn how to cut of glass to a pattern
  • Cut out glass to your chosen design ( we can supply designs, or you can discuss a design with Sharon) – this will be a more complicated design than the taster session
  • Learn to either copper foil them, or how to produce leaded lights
  • Solder the pieces together
  • For leaded lights, how to cement the glass into the lead
  • Apply patina and polish

Course fee: Copper Foil £80.00 and £90.00 for the leaded light course. (To include all materials and use of all equipment and hot drinks). Please bring your lunch with you, we will break at a convenient point during the session.