Do you wish to learn the art of making beautiful items in glass and bring back the glorious and traditional embellishment your home deserves? Get hands-on experience with research and design skill development in glass blowing, kiln formed, fused and warm glass, stained glass, lampwork, glass engraving, glass mosaic, slumping, sandblasting, glass painting and glass enameling.
Here are the top 10 beginner’s to advanced weekend glass workshops in London teaching the art of leaded glass.
Richmond Art School
At Richmond Art School, courses are designed to enhance the palette of techniques of the kilnforming glassmaker and to encourage the development of a strong personal style. It provides short courses for beginners from glass cutting, decoration, leading and soldering to completing a wonderful translucent stained glass window for your home. They also provide Glass Kiln Programming Masterclass course for designers and students wishing to expand their skills.
David Mola Studio
Famous for architectural glass work, both modern and temporary, David Mola Studio conducts a special workshop on glass paint: how to mix glass paint, various painting techniques, and kiln firing. David’s intensive workshops are suitable for complete beginners and perfect for those who want to bring their stained glass practice into another level.
Let Fire Inspire
If you are keen on the magic of working with glass, Let Fire Inspire is the must-visit workshop. It is well known for creating beautiful and unique lampwork beads. A range of bead making courses is offered varying from lampwork glass beads to beaded jewelry. It provides a unique experience of glass-on-glass surface decoration in beautiful made-from-scratch jewelry projects.
Cheryl Powling Glass
Situated in North London Cheryl Powling Glass offers courses designed for all levels of experience, you will learn to make small Christmas themed decorations to Victorian cottage door designs in Glass Mosaic Classes
Lewisham Adult Education
The adult education courses in Lewisham Adult Education can help develop your creativity, help you set up your own business or prepare you for the next step in your career or education. It provides introductory and advanced glasswork courses like Stained Glass Techniques, Fusing Glass, Metal clay and Glass Jewellery for beginners/improvers.
Black Dog Glass Works
Well known for offering tailored classes to suit individual requirements, Black Dog Glass Works provides courses on layering and printing on glass, fusing and slumping to give different dimensions and textures.
London Stained Glass
It provides advanced diploma City & Guilds Stained Glass Course. Introductory course at London Stained Glass will walk you through the steps and skills needed to create a simple glass piece using traditional stained glass making techniques.
Rainbow Glass Studios
As the name relates, Rainbow Glass Studios provides regular workshops on stained glass, painted glass and modern glass such as glass fusing for domestic, architectural and sacred spaces.
An established Stained Glass art and conservation studio, the Deko Studio offers 4-Day Introductory Glass Fusing Courses throughout the year. Students create a small panel of their own design to take home at the end of the course.
Coat of Glass Studio
You can learn the art of stained glass in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere in Coat of Glass Studio. It provides intensive training in a stained glass studio where you watch and practice core glass painting techniques to make beautiful handmade cube lamps, terrariums, tiffany decorations, and panels.