This stained glass mosaic picture of a hare gazing up at the sun will look great when it's finished. Here the pieces are being glued onto the glass backing.

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 be Covid secure.

The swallows and house martins might have packed their bags for Africa, but it’s a great time to get creative in our studio. Come and join us for a Friday to remember.

Stained glass mosaic is a great way to make environmental art from glass offcuts. It makes the perfect creative staycation too, in the beautiful village of Chilham, near Canterbury, Kent. The schools are back, so if you want to make a weekend break of it, accommodation nearby might be a bit cheaper too!

What does it cost?

Your day’s stained glass mosaic eco friendly experience including all materials, lunch and refreshments. Better still, we’ve held our 2020 price of 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 or a little larger, 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.



09 Sep 2023


10:00 am - 5:30 pm


Single Course,
Taster Day
photo of copper foiled swan panel being soldered on a two day stained glass course in KentFour visitors to Creative Retreats and Holidays' glass studio glue their stained glass mosaics before finishing them with grout