WORKSHOPS/EVENTS

To discuss the stained glass course, workshop or event that would suit you, including dates, call Gillian on 07714 458813 or click here to email.

You will be part of a small group to ensure plenty of individual attention. The time is planned to meet your needs, either as a complete beginner or as someone who already has some glass work experience. For larger groups, up to ten, David and Gillian teach together.

The workshops are practical and fun, and there is a good choice of designs to select from if you are a beginner and project ideas for the more advanced.

All the workshops take place in the Strawberry Glass studio, unless otherwise indicated. We are based at Unique Cottage Farm Studios, a thriving arts and crafts facility in Spalding, Lincolnshire, with ample, free, onsite parking, good disabled access and a cafe selling delicious food. We are also able to offer workshops at other suitable venues so if you have a group of interested people let us know.

For an an unusual present vouchers are available for workshops held in the Strawberry Glass Studio.

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WORKSHOPS TEACHING THE TRADITIONAL GLASS SKILLS ARE AVAILABLE ALL YEAR

Stained glass workshops for beginners and improvers are held most months at the Strawberry Glass Studio in Spalding, Lincolnshire. We also teach further afield, including tutoring at the Heritage Skills Centre at Lincoln Castle and at the Stained Glass Museum in Ely. You can learn both the traditional lead work skills and the copper foiling method developed for the construction of the Tiffany lampshades and suitable for lighter more intricate pieces. At the end of each workshop you will take home a unique and colourful piece of stained glass that you have made, along with new skills and insights into the world of glass working.

These are the dates we are booking currently. If none of them are convenient give Gillian a ring on 07714 458813 to discuss alternatives. All are suitable for beginners unless otherwise stated. If you already have glass skills and would like to work on a particular project, do make contact to talk through your ideas.

Tuesday 19 June 2018 - a stained glass taster workshop at Woolsthorpe Manor, a National Trust property near Grantham. Create your own glass Funky Birds. For booking contact woolsthorpemanor@nationaltrust.org.uk or call 01476 862823. £65 includes tuition, all materials and a light lunch.

Wednesday/Thursday, 27&28 June 2018 - 2 day copper foiling workshop at the Studio

Saturday/Sunday, 30 June & 1 July - the Studio will be open from 10am to 4 pm for 'Peterborough Artists Open Studios'

Tuesday/Wednesday, 3&4 July 2018 - 2 day stained glass lead workshop at the Studio

16/28 July 2018 - participating in the Lincolnshire Art on the Map exhibition at the Lincoln Cathedral Chapter House

Wednesday 18 July 2018 - half day workshop for art students as part of the Holbeach Cemetry Chapels Heritage Project

Thursday 19 July 2018 - one day workshop at Lamport Hall, Northamptonshire. For booking contact gillian@strawberryglass.co.uk

Saturday 21 July 2018 - two half day stained glass taster workshops at the Sacrewell Farm near Peterborough. For booking go to https://sacrewell.digitickets.co.uk/11037

Wednesday 25 July 2018 - demonstrating in the Traditional Crafts Tent at the Sandringham Flower Show

Thursday/Friday, 26&27 July 2018 - 2 day stained glass copper foiling workshop at the Studio

Monday/Tuesday, 30&31 July 2018 - 2 day stained glass GreenMan workshop at the Studio

Sunday 5 August 2018 - an introduction to stained glass work as part of the Heritage Project at St Clement's Church at Grainthorpe near Louth. To book contact Mary Anne on 01472 388825. This is a part funded event, Grainthorpe residents £50 and others £60 charge for the day.

Monday 20 August 2018 - by special request, a day of making copper foiled Christmas decorations at the Studio!

Tuesday 21 August 2018 - a one day workshop at the Studio

Wednesday 29 August 2018 - a one day workshop at the Studio

Wednesday/Thursday, 5&6 September 2018 - a two day workshop at the Studio

Thursday 13 September 2018 - Lincolnshire Heritage Open Day at the Studios

Saturday 15 September - a day of stained glass copper foiling at the Alford Craft Centre, join us and create a colourful suncatcher. For bookings go to www.alfordcraftmarket.co.uk


Friday 21 September 2018 - a day of stained glass copper foiling at the Ely Stained Glass Museum tutored by Strawberry Glass. For booking contact workshops@stainedglassmuseum.com

Wednesday 26 September 2018 - a one day workshop at the Studio

Friday 2 November 2018 - a day of making stained glass Christmas decorations at the Ely Stained Glass Museum tutored by Strawberry Glass. For booking contact the Museum: workshops@stainedglassmuseum.com

Tuesday 13 November 2018 - join a workshop at Woolsthorpe Manor and create your own glass Christmas decorations. Call 01476 862823 or email mia.rice@nationaltrust.org.uk to book

Saturday 17 November 2018 - one day workshop at the wonderful setting of Lamport Hall in Northamptonshire. We will be making Christmas decorations and other suncatchers on this day. For booking contact gillian@strawberryglass.co.uk

WORKSHOP PRICES

These are the 2018 prices for workshops running in the Strawberry Glass Studio. Prices may vary at away venues depending on distance and numbers so make contact with the venue concerned to enquire.

One day lead work or copper foiling - £90 - maximum 4 students

One day mirror making - £90 - maximum 4 students

Two day lead work or copper foiling - £180 - maximum 3 students

Two day Greenman workshops - £180 - maximum 3 students

Half day copper foiling taster session - £45 - maximum 4 students

Individual Tuition - £25 per hour plus materials

Vouchers for workshops are available and make an excellent present

Use the contact page to let Gillian know you are interested in vouchers and leave your contact details so the details can be confirmed.

Opportunities at Strawberry Glass for groups of up to ten colleagues or friends

For groups of between five and ten people looking for an interesting activity we can offer a variety of workshops. They either take place in the Teaching Barn at Unique Cottage Studios or we can come to your venue. If you are interested use the contact page to outline your idea and include a phone number so we can get back to you.

Have you always wanted to make your own 'Tiffany' style lampshade? Come and do it at the Strawberry Glass Studio!

If you would like to be the proud owner of a stained glass lampshade handmade by you, either flat panel or rounded, talk to Gillian about the options for learning the skills required.

Exhibitions of work

Gillian and David show their work and, along with the other resident artists, are now exhibiting in the gallery and cafe at Unique Cottage Studios.

Gillian exhibited last summer with colleagues from Lincolnshire Art on the Map at Gunby Hall, a National Trust property in North Lincolnshire.

Stained Glass demonstrations for special interest and leisure groups

We provide talks and demonstrations for a variety of societies and groups each year. If you are interested in including stained glass on your programme please email Gillian through the contact page.

Workshops at the Heritage Skills Centre in Lincoln tutored by Strawberry Glass in 2018

Strawberry Glass tutors, Gillian and David, regularly tutor at the Heritage Skills Centre in Lincoln and a series of new dates have just been arranged. These practical and fun workshops are all suitable for beginners, and you will find opportunities to explore either traditional lead work or copperfoiling.

Dates being booked currently:

Fri/Sat 13 & 14 April - two day traditional lead work
Thur/Fri 28 & 29 June - create your own stained glass GreenMan

For booking go to www.lincolncastle.com/heritageskillscentre

2 day GLASS FUSION - combine glass fusing and stained glass work

Watch this space...........

Green Man workshops

An archetypal image, the Green Man is deeply rooted in the culture of Western Europe as well as further afield. Striking images exist in stained glass, many of them in churches. This 2 day workshop gives you the opportunity to create your own using the copper foiling method of stained glass construction. Contact Gillian if you are interested in making your own GreenMan in stained glass.

The next workshop will be on Mon/Tues, 30&31 July 2018