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Discovering Stained Glass ~ 2 days with Sarah Walkley

Discovering Stained Glass ~ 2 days with Sarah Walkley

9.30am – 4.00pm
£175 inc. a tasty 2 course Aga lunch & home baking

Material Charges £25

Design and create your own beautiful Stained Glass panel on this 2 day workshop with Sarah Walkley

Working with coloured, clear and textured glass all provided by Sarah, you will learn how to handle, cut safely and to 'lead up' a small square panel  (approx 200mm or 8" )  All glass, tools and equipment are provided. Traditionally, stained glass windows are associated with cathedrals and churches but these days it is also used in homes for decoration. Staining glass is an ancient art of using colour and light to create atmosphere and to depict images and stories.

The panel you make could be for a place in your house or could be built into a window or frame as a hanging panel. Please bring any ideas you may have!

 

 

Dates for this 2-day course - see the table below to book:

Wednesday 1st & Thurs 2nd July 2020

Please bring: a sketchbook for ideas and notes. Also if appropriate, don’t forget a good pair of glasses to enable close detailed work. All equipment and tools will be provided. Old shirt to work in. Thin disposable gloves.  Kindly note there will be a £25 materials charge payable directly to the tutor on the day. This price will cover the 8" x 8" glass panel. If students wish to make a larger glass panel this will be charged extra accordingly.  However, if much larger, please contact Sarah via us as time limitation might prevent completion. Typically this course runs with 8 students. Suitable for all abilities.

A health and safety briefing will be given and the use of safety equipment (provided) will be required. Lead, lead solder and the fumes are toxic substances both to handle and to breathe in. Pregnant women are advised not to handle lead or breathe in fumes. PLEASE DO NOT WEAR OPEN-TOED SANDALS

 

 About the artist : Sarah Walkley trained as a Stained Glass artist in Siena, Italy with Vetrate Artistiche Toscana 1993-1994. She worked with Stained Glass Artist, Matthew Lloyd Winder on her return to the UK for a year before setting up her own studio in North London.
Two years later she returned to her home town of Kendal and set up Northern Lights Stained Glass, which celebrated its 20th anniversary last year.
Sarah creates Stained Glass for homes, schools, businesses and churches and has completed several commissions in Italy as well as new windows for Kendal Parish Church, St.Marks, Natland, and Barnard Castle School Chapel.
She also restores Stained Glass and recent restoration work can be seen at Kendal Parish Church, Holy Trinity, Ulverston, Casterton Church and URC, Grange, amongst others.
Sarah has been teaching classes in her own studio for the past 20 years in Stained Glass, Fused Glass, copper foiling and Glass painting.

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Wed 1st July 2020 10:00 am £175.00 0
Quirky Workshops, Cumbria