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Stained glass leading courses at Stapleford Granary are taught by Michelle Mativi, a glass artist and designer based in Cambridge. Michelle has been working with glass for many years, having originally studied architectural glass at the renowned University of Wales, Trinity Saint David’s in Swansea.  Her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally. As a tutor, Michelle encourages experimentation and above all, having fun during her classes and workshops at Stapleford Granary.


Classes 2022


Stained Glass Leading (Mondays)
9 May (8 weeks) to 4
 July, 9:30am - 12:30pm | £240


Stained Glass Leading (Wednesdays)
4 May (8 weeks) to 29
 June, 10am - 1pm | £240


Both courses are designed for students with some previous experience in stained glass or have already either completed a beginners course or attended a workshop. The course will focus on developing ideas and extending technical and artistic skills in design and stained glass execution. Students will be encouraged to experiment and learn how different colours and glass types work together and how to enhance your designs. Tools are included in the cost but materials will be an extra charge for materials.


Beginners Stained Glass Leading (Mondays)

6 June (5 weeks) to 4 July, 1pm - 4pm | £205
materials and tools included


This short 5-week course is designed for newcomers and beginners. Whether you are a complete novice or would like to practice your skills, you will be guided through the steps and skills needed to create a simple stained glass panel using traditional leading techniques. You will be encouraged to experiment and learn how different colours and glass types work together. You will produce a final leaded panel approximately 25cm x 25cm using coloured glass. 


The course will cover basic panel design, creating cutting template, selecting and cutting from a beautiful range of coloured glass, leading, soldering cementing and finishing techniques.


An Introduction to the Colourful World of Traditional Stained Glass

One Day Workshop 9.30am – 5pm | Friday 20 May & Saturday 21 May | £145 
materials and tools included


This one-day taster course allows you to experience making a piece of traditional stained glass as a 20cm square panel to take home. This is a practical course, you will learn the basic construction process: cutting glass, putting a panel together with a lead, soldering, cementing and finishing. A choice of simple abstract designs will be available, as well as all the materials needed to create your stained glass piece. 


NEW – Glass Experience Days

Great as a taster and perfect for groups, fun and creative Experience Days from a few hours to a full day, contact me to discuss booking for your group.


Further details


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Tel - 07747845715