Tutor: Carole Gray
On this course you will learn to make Stained Glass Copper Foiled Christmas decorations. Make a set of three Christmas decorations – a Christmas Stocking, Christmas Parcel and Christmas Holly Sprig with a Berry.
All the tools and materials required for the course will be supplied. Included in the fee are the materials for one Christmas Stocking, one Christmas Parcel and one Christmas Holly Sprig with a Berry. You can make more decorations if time allows, although there will be a charge for the extra materials (payable to the tutor in cash or by cheque on the day).
This is a practical course and will include glass cutting, copper foiling and soldering using the copper foiling technique, developed in the Tiffany Studios in the1890s. No previous experience is necessary.
Please bring an apron or overall and wear sturdy shoes.
The tutor will instruct students in the health and safety issues relevant to this course. You must not wear open shoes or have bare legs (even if the weather is warm) in the studio. Do not wear loose clothing or dangly jewellery as it may get caught in machinery. Long hair should be tied back. If you are pregnant, you should consult your GP before enrolling on this course as working with lead based solder can be harmful to the developing baby.
Carole Gray, is a designer and maker of decorative stained glass, who uses many of the traditional techniques practised by stained glass artists over the centuries to create work which is highly contemporary and decorative. She is a member of the Contemporary Glass Society and the British Society of Master Glass Painters. You can see examples of Carole’s work on her website at www.itsablast.co.uk
The day includes: tea, coffee, pastries, lunch, mulled wine and mince pies.