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Traditional Stained Glass Courses

SPRING 2020 DATES – Make a window in a day! 

Saturday 22nd February 2020 – 9.30am – 5pm

Saturday 23rd May 2020 – 9.30 – 5pm

An exciting and colourful course that will give you a real taste of the craft and artistry behind making stained glass windows and mirrors. This is a BEGINNERS course in the traditional skills of making a window using lead came, glass and solder. However I also welcome improvers who might appreciate the opportunity to expand their knowledge and develop their technique and creative ideas within a small group. It will be an intensive class and may run over a little depending on progress, but I can guarantee you will have a great experience as well as lots of fun. My new studio is a wonderful space, relaxing and supporting with plenty of room for lots of creativity.

This class uses the centuries old method which has hardly changed since the 12th Century. A panel or window consists of pieces of coloured glass held together with strips of lead came which is then soldered at the joints and finally cemented to create a weatherproof piece.

Basic skills you will learn in this course:

You will be making a stained glass panel/mirror which can be decorated, if time permits with your own, bespoke decoration
How to work with a pattern
choosing and cutting glass with confidence
Using traditional lead to assemble the pieces
Safety while using tools and materials
Finishing and polishing your work



It is helpful if you have already worked with glass before but not essential you will have plenty of opportunity to practice. There is a limit of 4 students per class which will ensure you will receive a high level of individual tuition.

The cost includes all materials, glass, lead, solder and tools for your day. You will need to bring lots of enthusiasm, an apron and please wear study shoes, no open toes as well as old clothes.

This course involves working with lead so for safety reasons we recommend that pregnant women do not attend.

A vegetarian lunch is served as a “bring and share” sit down meal. Please bring a plate of food to share or lunch can be provided by pre-booking at an additional cost of €5. Tea and coffee is available throughout the day.

The course costs €100 and includes all materials, use of tools and safety equipment, course tuition notes, refreshments and lunch.
The deposit for this course is €50 and is payable at the time of booking (I will send you a Paypal invoice). The balance is payable in cash on the day.

Maximum 4 participants per course

MORE INFORMATION AND BOOKING FORM and follow the link to the courses page

On this course you will be learning to make a set window, designed to ensure that it can be made in one day. There is the opportunity for you to book a bespoke, private course if you wish to learn the craft by making your own window. Please get in touch via email to find out more about this.
If you would prefer another date there will be more dates to follow for Autumn/Winter 2019

If you are interested in coming as a group of 4+ we would be happy to book you into our lovely cottage, Casa da Bezerra where you could choose a weekend break and include a stained glass class for yourself and your friends – subject to availability. Check out our website booking page for more info and the calendar.

A great idea for a Birthday celebration, anniversary or a very special and unique creative Hen/friends Weekend! Discounts for group bookings available just ask.

“Thanks for your knowledge, patience and enthusiasm and sharing your lovely Quinta.”


Venue: Quinta do Cobral, Rua 21 Junho, Lagares da Beira, 3405-157 PORTUGAL
Phone: 00351 927057286


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