Oxford Summer School

Stained Glass – Colour and Light

Monday 31st July 2023 for 4 days — Cost: £208

Tutor: Nicola Kantorowicz

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Working with traditional tools and materials, learn how to make stained glass.

Everyone will learn how to, prepare a cutline template, cut glass, assemble the pieces together with lead, solder and cement a panel. Tuition will be through group demonstrations and individual guidance.

Beginners will start with an exercise to make a small leaded panel. Throughout the course you will be able to experiment with ideas and techniques and work on a variety of projects which include

  • A leaded glass panel – use coloured glass to make a hanging panel
  • A lantern – make copper foil panels to fit into a lantern
  • A garden panel - finished with steel and zinc this can be placed in the garden border
  • Traditional kiln fired glass painting - Make a panel which includes decorative painted elements

You may choose to work from a selection of prepared designs or work from your own ideas. This course is suitable for beginners and those who wish to work on their own project with expert guidance.

Please Note

Good manual dexterity is required.
As we are using lead, this course is not suitable for anyone who is pregnant.

Material costs to students

All tools and materials are provided by the tutor and you will be charged for each item you make:-

  • An A3 panel - £45
  • Garden panel - £35
  • Copper foil lantern - £35
  • Use of brushes, glass paint and firing £10-£15

To Bring

There are a few items of equipment which you need to bring:-

  • A piece of plain glass – this is used as an easel The coloured glass pieces are stuck to it with plasticine
  • A piece of 12mm thick chipboard – to use as a glazing board
  • Glass and chip board sizes:
    Whatever size panel you choose to make, your board needs to be 50mm bigger on all sides to allow space for the glazing supports. If you know you want to make smaller pieces then bring a smaller board. If you are not sure then a good size to start with is roughly 400mm x 500mm
  • Two battens of wood approx.12mm x 25mm to use as glazing supports. These are fixed along two edges of the chipboard.
  • A small hammer and some plasticine - not Blue Tac
  • Protective eye glasses to wear when glass cutting.
  • Closed shoes – glass gets in sandals
  • An apron and rubber gloves for cementing. A few old cloth rags for cleaning glass and for cementing.

Finally! If you want to make a garden panel or a lantern, please let me know so that I can supply the lantern and the glazing board for the garden piece.

Website: www.nicolakantorowicz.com