With Jackie Hunt, Dorset-based glass artist
Come and try your hand at this traditional craft, no experience needed; small groups ensure personal attention; everyone will leave with a finished panel.
The tutor Jackie Hunt is a professional stained glass artist. She has a design training as well as specific training in architectural glass and has taught workshops and evening classes in Dorset, Yorkshire and Cumbria, also at Craven College and at Leeds College of Art. Jackie’s work can be seen at www.jackiehunt.co.uk.
Stained Glass is an ancient art of using colour and light to create atmosphere and to depict images and stories. Traditionally, stained glass windows tend to be associated with cathedrals, churches and country houses, but these days stained glass is also often used in homes for decoration.
This course will enable you to create your own stained glass panel using the traditional method of combining coloured glass with lead. The panel you make will be suitable to either build into a window or frame as a hanging panel.
The course involves working with coloured, clear and textured glass; learning how to handle and cut glass safely and to 'lead up' a panel. All glass, tools and equipment will be provided for use on the course. There is a charge of £20 per person to cover materials used over the two days, payable to the tutor.
Lead and lead solder will be used – these are toxic substances both to handle and to breathe in the solder fumes. Pregnant women are advised not to handle lead or breathe in fumes. A health and safety briefing will be a part of the course and the use of safety equipment which is provided (e.g. safety goggles while glass cutting, latex gloves for handling lead) will be required. You are advised to wear old clothes, apron or overalls; no open-toed or high-heeled sandals or shoes may be worn in the workshop.
Provided : all tools and materials (at cost of £20) and including lunch both days
Price : £100 for 2 days
PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A FULL WEEKEND’S MAKING PROJECT!