New Year 2021 – wishing for creative fun

 New Year workshops dates starting in February 2021 

Novembers workshops were postponed, most people have had their workshops re-scheduled to February and March 2021, but there is still plenty of places for people to book onto or buy as Christmas gifts. 

I do have one space on the Introduction to Copper Foiling workshop on the 12th December, which has a Christmas theme, do contact me for more info.  (this workshop has been limited to two spaces only)

Links for more information on Workshops below:

Introduction to Copper Foiling: one day workshop

Stained glass for beginners weekend workshops

In the meantime I am having some fun creating a stained glass honey-comb with the Manchester bee design, along with a few Christmas decorations. I’m especially enjoying the iridescent glass!

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Stained Glass classes  now booking!

Manchester Stained Glass studio is run by award winning Artist Sharon Campbell.

Manchester Stained Glass has been delivering creative stained glass classes, workshops and community projects to individuals, organisations, schools and community groups since 1988.

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“I can thoroughly recommend spending time in the company of Sharon, learning a new skill and having your very own individual piece of stained glass or copper foiling masterpiece to take home. An intensely satisfying and fantastic way to get those creative juices flowing.”

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Autumn is here & Summer work in pictures

A new Short Thursday Evening Course in Copper Foiling

It was great to get going again in late May, teaching three people at a time in Workshops. There is nothing quite like meeting folk face to face to create with glass.

I am still keeping all workshops to three people attending to keep us safe. But it is good to be back in an ‘almost regular’ swing of things.

The new dates for workshops and courses for this Autumn are filling up much quicker than I expected. I think people are keen in a safe way to get out and about again. A bit of creative play and making with colourful glass is so good for the soul.

I am running a new short evening course in Copper Foiling 4 weekly sessions on a Thursday 6pm – 8.30pm, suitable for beginners and those with experience. There currently is one place on the course starting on Thursday 30th September and two places on the course starting on 18th November. Do contact me if you are interested and find more information here.

Here is the summer work starting from when we could open in May in pictures, in no particular order:

If you would like to be kept informed of new dates for workshops and courses please do contact me and I will add you to the emailing list.

Stained glass workshops starting late May 2021

It’s a finger’s crossed’, feeling positive, that I will be able to start teaching stained glass workshops again from the 17th May ’20.

New Dates will go up on the website, once I have offered spaces first to those who had their workshops postponed. Keep an eye on the website or be the first to know and ask to be added to the mailing list. Contact Page.

In the meantime during the lock-downs one of the things I have been up to is making a few stained glass panels as commissions and for friends. The last one is a very belated birthday gift for a good friend, in hues of oranges and pinks, finally made with lock-down spare time on my hands. The aim was to use off cuts I already in the studio, a recycling theme. I love hand blown pink glass so much it was almost hard to part with.

The pink glass is made by the only hand-blown glass manufacturer I am aware of in England, English Antique Glass

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NEW WORKSHOPS for November and December

Stained glass and Copper Foiling NEW DATES are ready to roll! 

Having nearly run all the postponed workshops (due to Covid-19) I now have new dates for workshops in November and December. I am limiting class size to 3 people attending, we will be wearing masks, which has worked well for the postponed workshops. Other than demonstrations people will have a bench each to create at.

Check out the links below for more information.

Stained glass for beginners

Introduction to Copper Foiling

I aim to run evening classes again in the New Year 2021.

I am trialling a short copper foiling course of 3 or 4 weeks, running either daytime or evening. Previous students on the mailing list have filled one already. If you are interested in this type of short course please do contact me.

Stained glass and Lockdown

I love how diverse creativity can be. It’s good to see what people have been up to and share it.

Picture directly above shared by student with their cat Jess complimenting this inspired project using old painted stained glass fragments.

I have put together a happy slide show of stained glass and copper foiling made during lockdown shared by people who previously attended a workshop or courses. I do not take any credit for these works, I believe everyone was already rather talented, I was just part of the process of enabling creativity to come to the fore.

I have included pictures from classes which were rescheduled to September – a long but worthwhile wait.

I recognise that some wouldn’t have had space to work creatively or may have been adversely effected in many ways by Covid-19.  It has been a very hard time for many. I know at times my mood has dropped, with general worries about sustaining my studio and teaching. It was joyful to start teaching again. I am now positive I can continue, with some adjustments, including smaller class sizes and the joy of wearing masks and steamed up glasses.….a sense of humour is going to be a definite bonus. 

The next blog will have updates on new class and workshops dates.

Do contact me if you wish to be added to the mailing list and find out about new classes and workshops as soon as I have set the next dates.

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