Stained Glass Panel

13 TUTOR: Jeannette Therrien (BA Hons)

In this introductory course, you will make a stained glass panel to take home. The tutor will explore topics with you relating to cutting glass and making a pattern, stretching and shaping lead came, soldering techniques, cementing and polishing. The tools and equipment required for leaded light work are also covered and you will learn how to recognise the characteristics of different types of glass.

Course Notes


This course will be held at Jeannette's studio in Ogbourne St George and you will be dropped off and picked up in a minibus.

There are mainly two ways to make stained glass.

Copper Foiling.

There is the Tiffney, which is for indoor use, usually decorative, such as a panel/ a box or lampshade, the pieces have copper tape stuck on the edge of the pieces of glass and then soldered together.

Constructing a Leaded Glass Panel.

Using Lead, constructing the pieces of glass with lead that are then soldered together, makes the other. This is suitable for outside use or for a window.

You will have the choice to make a decorative indoor piece or a stained-glass panel A4 - A3 size or

Students will learn the techniques of stained glass, from designing a stained-glass pattern to cutting and shaping lead came, soldering, cementing and polishing, you will complete a stained glass panel by the end of the week. Or make an item using the Tiffany technic.

We aim to ensure that students have a finished stained-glass piece to take home and hang up as a light catcher or mirror by the end of the course

All the materials are provided, glass, lead, solder and tools for your week.

If you would like to collect images of designs you like, in magazines, books, sketch books, photo's of your favorite painters etc. So that you can translate the image to your panel, mirror, window.

I look forward to meeting you all at Summer School.

You will need to bring a sturdy pair of shoes.

Course Tutor

Jeannette Therrien

Jeannette Therrien

BA Hons

About Jeannette

I founded The Clay and Glass Studio, at Wagon Yard, London Rd, Marlborough, shortly after completing the Ceramics with Glass BA Course at High Wycombe in 1998.

I moved to Ogbourne St. George in 2001 and established The Glass Studio, where I teach and exhibit my work.

My passion is to create unique and individual glass art and I have been described as "a glass designer and maker of distinctive kiln-formed and stained glass, creating stunning glass forms that are both functional and decorative”.

I use a variety of glass making techniques: hot glass, kiln-formed glass, stained glass, and all the methods used in glass making. Having learnt them, I now enjoy passing on my experience to others.

I run glass workshops and weekly classes for beginners and teach intermediate students in my studios throughout the year.

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All courses run for 5 days

WK 1 8 Jul - 12 Jul

WK 2 15 Jul - 19 Jul

WK 3 22 Jul - 26 Jul

WK 4 29 Jul - 2 Aug

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9.15AM to 12.15PM

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1.45PM to 4.30PM

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9.15AM to 4.30PM