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Our stained glass leading courses are taught by Michelle Mativi, a glass artist and designer based in Cambridge. Michelle has been working with glass for over 10 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.


Stained Glass Leading | 1st Sept - 6th October or 6th Sept - 1st Nov | 09:30 - 12:30 | £240

This Short 6-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 | 21st August or 20th November | £140

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. 


To book or for more information please contact Michelle on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.