What is happening in May ’22?

Wednesday Morning Stained glass course starting 11th May, that’s what 😀

On the 11th May the Wednesday morning stained glass 8 week course starts. It is suitable for beginners and those with experience alike, where you can develop your own project under the guidance of the tutor.

It is a small class, now going back to 4 people, which still allows for lots of support and time with the tutor, that’s me. It is good to be on a course with others, as well as the nice company and chatter, one has the benefit of hearing and sharing lots of creative ideas, I often been inspired by the design ideas of students. Quite often I’d like to keep their work too! (but of course everyone does take their lovely finished panels home 🙂

The studio is in Hope Mill, a grade two listed building and part of the AWOL STUDIOS, in Ancoats. It less than 5 minutes from New Islington tram stop, which is one stop form Manchester Piccadilly and has a big car park.

I think my studio is a friendly place, always lots of tea, coffee, herb tea and yummy biscuits and chocolates, it’s a given it helps the creative process.

Do have a look at the details and I am always happy to chat with you about the course and any ideas you may have. Wednesday Morning Stained glass course – starting 11th May ’22

New Year 2022 and first video on cutting glass

The Autumn Workshops and Courses and short Video how to cut glass.

 

The New Year 2022 see’s my first ‘How to’ video hit YouTube, not expecting to be an overnight sensation, more of a reminder for people who’ve attended workshops. Please Check it out. 

COURSES: I have spaces on the Wednesday Morning course and a Copper Foiling 4 week short course, do have a look, new skills and fun for 2022.

WORKSHOPS for the next three months booked up super fast, as Christmas present experiences I believe. There is space on the Introduction to Copper foiling on the 2nd April. 

It was a very busy creative autumn with lots of beautiful glass panels, sun-catchers and Christmas decorations made. The slide shows a range of work from the Copper foiling 4 week short course, Introduction to Copper Foiling workshop and Stained glass for beginners workshops.

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Don’t forget, the Wednesday morning course starting on 16th February.

Do contact for more information or with any questions.

And do have a watch of:

How to cut stained glass – Sharon Campbell

I may make more…..what do you think? 

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.

Exceptional Times

Whilst the world is on hold, and we wait in self isolation to hopefully slow down the virus and give the NHS a fighting chance…

Lets look at some of the recent creations from workshops, courses and those who have carried on at home. Help keep our spirits up, maybe inspire each other to create and make, whilst I wait to re-schedule post-phoned workshops and courses.

I am starting to re-orientate how to precede with work and life in general.  Usually Artists are quite good at lateral thinking, but this, as for many, is being quite a challenge.  Talk about bringing communities together in shared experience. 

It was almost funny discovering this Tuesday  lunchtime that the studio would close by 6pm having just had word that someone wanted a commission, Yay and Ooh!  I tried to decide in a short space of time whether I should attempt to set up a home studio or not (space issue’s, free roaming cat Dr Seuss).  I rushed around, my brain in muddy confusion, collecting tools and a choice of glass together, squishing it  into my small car. How much and what glass and lead would I need…..how long is a piece of string type question.  I decided to problem solve the lack of space, workbench and cat later, one problem at a time. Today is Saturday, I have a wee home studio, bench as well, set up and ready to go! My hope is I can take small commissions, depending on the suppliers still open online….watch this space or send me an email if interested. 

I hope this slide show will  keep those creative juices flowing. Do email any lovely pictures of stained glass and copper foiling you have recently made or are making, I will post them onto the Facebook page to keep us all going.

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New Stained Glass courses for 2020

Stained glass courses and workshops in Manchester – New dates for 2020

Come and learn a new skill and create your own stained glass panels. During the short winter months be up-lifted by the beauty and colour of glass,  whilst learning how to design your own pattern, cut and lead glass and solder the panel.

Courses are 9 weeks long on a Monday evening or a Wednesday morning, with only 4 people giving plenty of quality time with the tutor, that’s me.

There are also workshops held on the weekends, Stained glass for beginners and Introduction to Copper Foiling.

Have a look at the slide show to see some work in progress and previous stained glass made during courses. Some is made by people who have returned for a second course. The courses are also suitable for beginners with no previous experience, just a willingness to have ago.

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