photo of copper foiled swan panel being soldered on a two day stained glass course in Kent

Tiffany copper foil stained glass weekend for beginners and improvers, £210 pp

Welcome the summer with us in the Kent Downs AONB on our Tiffany copper foil stained glass weekend.

Join us for a wonderful weekend of Tiffany copper foil stained glass in our lovely studio. We’ll introduce you to the wonderful world of stained glass (or give you the chance to expand your skills if you’ve done it before). It’s a great craft to try if you’re looking to try something different. If the weather’s good, we might even be able to do the foiling part of the process outside, surrounded by the beautiful Kent countryside.

Warning- glass art can be addictive! We accept no liability if this course kindles a passion in you for stained glass, glass fusing, glass casting, glass blowing or lampworking…

This Tiffany copper foil stained glass weekend experience is perfect both for beginners and those with some previous experience that they’d like to build on. Make the most of your weekend with us. Why not visit Kent & enjoy a Kent staycation! (See our “where to stay” page if you’d like to book accommodation nearby.)

You can choose whether to make a Tiffany stained glass suncatcher (e.g. we’ve had some beautiful birds made on our courses) or a more regularly shaped panel (e.g. a square, circle or rectangle).

What’s involved?

If you’re new to stained glass, we’ll start by teaching you to cut and shape glass with confidence.

Next you get to design your own stained glass cartoon (template), so your creation will be completely unique. (If this sounds scary, you can bring a few pictures of designs that you’ve seen elsewhere, to help you, as the student in our photo did.) In two days you’ll have time to make either a suncatcher or a panel containing up to ten pieces of glass- it takes longer than you think!

Then choose from our wide range of coloured glass & cut it to size and shape before learning the “Tiffany” technique of applying copper foil. This is really relaxing when you get the hang of it.

You’ll then solder your panel together. You can choose whether to leave the solder its natural silvery colour or use a patina to make it coppery again or black.

What will I take home with me?

You will make either a suncatcher or a decorative panel up to 20 x 20cm in size, with up to ten pieces of glass. The shape is entirely up to you. People with previous experience can make a more complex panel or something with more pieces. Past students have made some beautiful swans; landscapes and sunsets are always popular too.

What’s included in the cost?

The cost includes materials and use of all necessary tools, together with lunches and refreshments both days. Special diets can be catered for if you let us know in advance. Please bring your own face covering.

Can I bring my children?

Sorry, but the lead in the solder means that this course isn’t suitable for under 18s (or pregnant ladies either). Do have a look at our glass applique / stained glass mosaic courses or our glass fusing courses instead, as these are lead free. Thanks.



01 - 02 Jun 2024


If you need a bit more time, it'll be possible to work later on the Saturday.
10:00 am - 5:30 pm


Single Course
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.A happy customer shows off the stained glass panel that she's made on our 2 day creative glass course in Kent