Join Lizzy Hippisley-Cox for a one day Stained Glass 'taster' ... Design and make a beautiful Leaded Mirror.
An opportunity to dip your toe into and try this intensive one day Stained Glass taster day with Lizzy making a leaded stained glass mirror. All glass, tools, equipment, expertise and enthusiasm is provided by Lizzy, who is highly skilled in preserving these jewels of our heritage and has spent many years advising on and restoring original stained glass windows in our cathedrals and churches countrywide
Lizzy will have some prepared design templates ready for you and there will be a choice of coloured glass along with some pre cut panels mirror as needed. Firstly she will explain the various aspects of creating a stained glass panel, and will then let you have a go at learning the safe glass cutting technique. Once practised, you can then choose your template from a selection supplied, depending on your cutting abilities and at this stage you can decide whether you wish to incorporate a mirrored panel within this or alternatively keep the whole panel as glass. If mirror is required Lizzy can cut this for you.
Once all the pieces are cut , the panel is carefully leading up the mirror according to the design. You will then finish by soldering everything together in your panel and finally cleaning and polishing using demonstrated techniques. You will leave with your own bespoke stained glass (mirrored) panel.
9.30am – 4.30pm
£90 inc. a tasty 2 course Aga lunch & home baking
Material Charges £30
Sunday 12 November 2023 ** Sunday 26th November 2023 * new date Wed 13 March 2024
Please bring: If appropriate, don’t forget a good pair of glasses to enable close detailed work. Old shirt to work in. Please bring your own thin disposable gloves. Kindly note there will be a £30 materials charge payable directly to the tutor on the day, depending on the glass / mirror ratio used. Typically this course runs with around 8 -9 students. Suitable for all abilities. All equipment and tools will be provided.
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 during this course. You are advised to moisturise your hands to minimise attracting splinters.
About the artist: Elizabeth (Lizzy) Hippisley-Cox lives and works in the Eden Valley near Brough. After Art College in Dorset she read for a Bachelors Degree in Medieval Studies at Manchester and fell in love with medieval stained glass. She moved to York in 2009, undertaking an apprenticeship and training at the studios at York Minster Works Department; and further placements to German and Belgian studios in 2011. In 2016 she became a William Morris Craft Fellow with the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB), which enabled her to travel the UK and France, visiting a great many conservation projects and stained glass studios. All these travels and a desire to settle somewhere beautiful and rural led to her establishing Eden Stained Glass and making Cumbria home.