Stained glass mosaic eco-friendly experience in the Kent Downs AONB
Come for a stained glass mosaic eco-friendly experience in our glass studio, nestled in the Kent Downs AONB. It’s a beautiful and eco friendly craft and the course will still be Covid secure.
Enjoy views of our wildlife-friendly garden through the studio’s large Velux windows. Butterflies are flitting, the song thrushes will be singing their hearts out and the roses will be blooming in the sunshine (though we can’t promise the latter!).
Stained glass mosaic is a great way to make environmental art from glass offcuts and makes the perfect creative staycation too, in the beautiful village of Chilham, near Canterbury, Kent.
What does it cost?
Your day’s stained glass mosaic eco-friendly experience including all materials, lunch and refreshments costs just £90 per person. There are no single supplements either.
What’s stained glass mosaic?
Also known as glass appliqué, it’s a style of glass art that uses offcuts of stained glass that would otherwise be wasted. Instead you get to transform them into a work of art to take home and treasure. The light will be able to flood through your finished creation, painting your home with ever changing colours and patterns of light as the sun moves.
There’s more information here.
What can I make?
In a day, you can make a panel of around A5 size, with an almost unlimited number of pieces. You don’t need to be able to cut glass; if your hands aren’t strong enough, you can still make something beautiful from our huge range of precut pieces of glass.
Is there an age limit?
Under-18s (and over 80s too!) can take part, if they’re safe handling sharp pieces of glass. Under-18s need to be accompanied by a responsible adult who’s also taking part.
Where are you and how do I get there?
We’re on the A252 in Chilham, midway between Ashford (Kent), Canterbury and Faversham. We’re a 15 minute stroll from Chilham railway station (for services between London, Canterbury & Ramsgate; change at Ashford if you’re catching the high speed train out of London). Chilham is also served by a number of buses from Ashford and Canterbury and is a short way from national cycle route 18.
If you’re coming to enjoy the area for several days, do bring your walking shoes & / or your cycle. Beautiful Chilham village is on the North Downs Way, a long distance footpath with stunning views, & has lots of other walking and cycling routes too.
What makes it Covid secure?
We’re still limiting our classes to a maximum of 4 people to allow for social distancing & so that you can feel safe. All equipment and contact surfaces are sterilised between classes. You’ll have a whole table to yourself (though you can share with a member of your household). We’ll give you your own grozing pliers, cut running pliers, glass cutter, stationery etc. to use for the day. Shared fabric towels have been replaced with individual towels for the forseeable future and there are 4 sinks available for hand washing as well as plenty of alcohol gel.
Face coverings would also be appreciated while in the studio please. Thank you.