Stained glass with Carole Gray

Ref: S1D31762

Location: West Dean
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About this course

Make a 20cm square traditional stained glass panel in a simple abstract design as you learn to cut and assemble with lead and solder.

Course Description

The dynamic and jewel-like qualities of coloured glass and light are the most alluring features of stained glass. This one-day course allows you to experience making a 20cm square traditional stained glass panel to take home. This is a practical course and you will learn the basic construction process of cutting glass, putting a panel together with lead, soldering, cementing and finishing.

A choice of simple, non-representational designs, with accompanying glass packs, is provided by the tutor, as well as all the materials needed to create your stained glass piece. Due to time constraints, you will not be able to design your own patterns.

If you are pregnant, you should consult your GP before enrolling on this course, as working with lead and solder can be harmful to the developing baby.


Timetable for one day courses

Students should arrive by 9am for registration.

Classes are from 9.15 - 5pm

Lunch is included.

Course Materials


  • All the materials and tools will be supplied for the course, including coloured glass, lead, cement, etc.

What students need to bring

  • An apron or other overall/old clothes
  • Sturdy footwear (essential)
  • Rubber/washing up gloves
  • A face mask to wear when cementing and cleaning your panel
  • Long hair must be tied back.

Available to buy

  • Available from shop:
  • A good variety of general art and craft supplies

Additional information

Please note: If you are pregnant or breast feeding, you should consult your GP before enrolling on this course, as working with lead and solder can be harmful to the developing baby. Please wear appropriate clothing/aprons for the workshop or studio, this includes stout covered footwear i.e. no open-toed shoes or sandals. Long hair must be tied back. Tutor supervision is required at all times when students work in this workshop.


Carole Gray Stained Glass Tutor at West Dean College

Carole Gray

Carole Gray trained in three-dimensional design at Middlesex University. She is a member of the Contemporary Glass Society and the British Society of Master Glass Painters.

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