Two day stained glass mosaic experience in the Kent Downs AONB
Here’s a rare opportunity to join our two day stained glass mosaic experience in the Kent Downs AONB. Enjoy the luxury of two whole days to create your very own glass masterpiece!
It’s a beautiful and eco friendly craft and the windows of our spacious studio will be open to ensure good ventilation.
If the weather allows, you’ll be able to enjoy lunch surrounded by trees, songbirds and late summer butterflies. Come and join us for a weekend to remember.
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. See our “where to stay” page if you’re looking for accommodation…
What does it cost?
Your two day stained glass mosaic experience including all materials, lunch and refreshments costs just £170 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?
Having the luxury of a whole weekend, you’ll have time to make a panel of around A4 size, or a similar area (e.g. long and thin if you like). It can have an almost unlimited number of pieces of colourful glass. You don’t need to be able to cut glass. The whole idea is to make something beautiful from pieces of glass left over from stained glass work, so if your hands aren’t strong enough, you can still make something beautiful from our huge range of precut pieces of glass. If you want some pieces cut to an exact shape, we can either teach you or cut them for you.
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 about Covid?
We’re still limiting our classes to a maximum of 4 people so that you don’t have to share a table with anyone else if you don’t want to. All equipment and contact surfaces are sterilised between classes. 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.
Do please bring a face covering, just in case. If anyone on the course is clinically vulnerable, we’d appreciate you wearing one while indoors (unless exempt for medical reasons or while eating & drinking in the break room downstairs). Thank you.