april, 2025

2025mon07apr(apr 7)10:00 amtue08(apr 8)4:00 pmStained Glass: Sun Catcher (APRIL EASTER DAY SCHOOL)£107 - join this workshop with small class numbers and learn the art of Stained GlassColeridge Community CollegeDay:Saturday,Sunday length of course: 2 days


7 (Monday) 10:00 am - 8 (Tuesday) 4:00 pm


Coleridge Community College

Radegund Rd, Cambridge CB1 3RJ

length of course

2 days


Course details

Brief description

This stained glass course will run for consecutive days; on Monday and Tuesday

Have you ever wondered how glass is made and put together? Here is your chance to try a unique glass technique called ‘copperfoil,’ invented by Louis Comfort Tiffany which revolutionised the way that glass was made and put together. Small scale, delicate pieces can be made using this method in just a few days. You will need a steady hand and lots of patience to learn this technique, but the results will be well worth the effort! You will create a unique and beautiful stained glass piece in just two days!

During the first part of the course we will concentrate upon working out suitable designs and colour scheme for a project. The following will be studied during the course:

  • Design skills
  • Glass cutting methods
  • Health & safety
  • Brief history of glass/makers
  • Copperfoil technique
  • Soldering skills

You will learn how to create a design for a glass panel, cut glass, shape it using a grinding machine, copper foil it, and finally attach the fragments together using a soldering iron.

You will learn through demonstrations and discussion. You will be given the opportunity to create your own design so that you will understand how to design your own piece in the future. By the end of the two days, you will make a fun decorative piece using a combination of glass, wire, and glass globs if desired.

Previous Experience needed:

You do not need any previous knowledge or experience but please be aware the practice can be tiring on the hands.


  • Images for inspiration (essential)
  • a pencil, a rubber and ruler (also available in centre)
  • An apron, which is fabric or plastic coated
  • A glass cutter (if you have one)
  • An empty margarine pot
  • 1 x A4 sheets of clear picture frame glass (QD’s clip frames would be perfect)
  • A pair of scissors (also available in centre)
  • A permanent silver/black pen
  • Please also bring a packed lunch each day
  • Blu tac if you have it


Tools and equipment will be provided.
Materials are NOT included in the course fee; There will be a fee of £25 to cover the costs of equipment and glass payable to the tutor on the first day.
Tools will be provided except the ones listed above which you will need to bring with you on the first day.



£107 – To book your place call the office on 01223 712340


Lisa FretwellMy name is Lisa E Fretwell. I have been teaching art, glass and textile techniques for over 20 years. In the past, I have exhibited my work in New York, had a touring exhibition around the UK, and exhibited Gallery and non-Gallery venues in Hertfordshire, Leicester, London and Northamptonshire. I was involved involved in the publishing of a new book called ‘Antarctic Atlas,’ which includes my hand drawn illustrations. I am currently making hand drawn illustrated cards to create funding for a Hedgehog charity called Hoggywobbles in Cambridgeshire. Since 2012 I have been teaching Art History, Stained Glass and felt making in Cambridge. I sold some original illustrations with Bonham's Auctioneer's from our book, Antarctic Atlas, at St. Bride's Foundation, London in June 2023. I am now illustrating a new book entitled 'The penguin book of penguins' due to be published in 2025..

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