Coloured glass Christmas decorations with Carole Gray

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About this course

Make stained glass Christmas decorations: a snowman, a robin and an angel, as you learn how to cut glass, copperfoil, solder and finish your decoration.

Course Description

On this course, you will make a set of three glass Christmas decorations: a snowman, a robin and an angel. Each decoration will measure about 11cm high. If time permits, you can make more decorations, although there will be a charge for the extra materials, which should be paid to the tutor by cash/cheque on the day.

You will learn how to cut and prepare the glass, and how to copperfoil, solder and finish the hanging. Each stage will be demonstrated by the tutor and will be followed by individual tutor support.

This one-day course follows a set project specifically designed and prepared by the tutor. Changes to the design can’t be done due to the logistics of the course.


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 required for the course will be supplied.

What students need to bring

  • An apron or other overall/old clothes and sturdy footwear
  • A face mask to wear when cementing and cleaning your panel
  • A small box (approximately 25cm x 15cm) to put your decorations in to take home – a Tupperware box would be ideal.

Available to buy

  • Available from shop:
  • We have a generously stocked craft shop, which opens daily from 8:30am–2pm.
  • Available from tutor:
  • If you would like to make more than three decorations, you can buy extra materials from the tutor and pay by cash/cheque on the day.

Additional information

Please note: If you are pregnant, you should consult your GP before enrolling on this course, as working with solder can be harmful to the developing baby. You must not wear open shoes or have bare legs in the workshop. Please do not wear loose clothing or dangly jewellery, as it may get caught in machinery. Long hair must be tied back. Please note that you will be standing up to work during the first half of the day on this course.


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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