How to cut glass, copper foil and solder the pieces of glass & globes together. It will give a basic understanding of the methods used. Copper foiling is very popular in America and is sometimes called Tiffany here.
What you will achieve
Cut straight & curved lines in glass.
Apply copper foil to the glass & globs
Use a soldering iron and solder to join the pieces of glass together.
Attach a metal loop to hang the work.
This class will help you discover if working with glass is for you before you commit to a longer course. If you like it, a year course is available covering both leaded lights and copper foiled stained glass methods. Maybe you could make a foiled glass lampshade?
A oil glass cutter.(www.creativeglassguild.co.uk) - the College has some to be shared. An old cork from a wine bottle, a child size old clean paint brush and small empty yoghurt pot. A flannel - can be old but you will not be able to use it at home again! Apron, wear old clothes & closed toe shoes. Bring a packed lunch & flask of hot drink if required. There is a vending machines for hot/cold drinks but the canteen is closed.
How to Enrol
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Naomi Frances MA(Sequential Design/Illustration) is passionate about glass and has been designing and making in this medium for over 25 years. She has completed many projects from pub windows to stained glass portraits to Tiffany lampshades. She exhibits regularly.