Our stained glass leading courses are headed up by Michelle Mativi, a glass artist and designer based in Cambridge. She 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. Michelle's 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.
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.