Monday, 30 June 2014

Classy glass

The reason I haven't blogged recently is that I've been busy with numerous classes and workshops. Thought I'd share this one with you. A group of friends decided it would be fun to have a go at Stained Glass and, as we were coming together from all directions, Bristol proved to be the central point. So we booked a one day beginners course at Stoke Lodge Adult Learning Centre. For just £36 plus materials (approx £9) we each of us managed to complete our very own butterfly or dragonfly. It was VERY full on. We learnt design preparation, glass cutting, grinding, copper foiling, soldering and finishing. We all finished up with injuries (entirely self-inflicted!), but ultimately we were incredibly proud of our finished pieces knowing that we'd made them entirely by ourselves. In September Caroline Lambert is running a 10 week course at the Subscription Rooms (01453 760900) for £75 plus materials and there's also a Summer School at SGS Stroud running for 5 days from 14-19 July with Ruth Adams at a cost of £299 including materials - I guarantee you won't be disappointed!

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