Stained Glass

Thursday Afternoons |15.30 – 18.30 | £200 | 10 weeks
Thursday Evenings | 19.15-21.15 | £140 | 10 weeks 

Learn the ancient craft-skills of stained glass as still applied to contemporary stained glass design today. Join us and be inspired by historic and modern glass artists and then design, choose, cut and assemble glass to create your own vibrant and stunning works of art in stained glass. You will have opportunities to try leading, copper foiling and glass painting.

Tools are provided. There will be a materials cost of £30.oo depending on the glass you choose to order.

Experience is not required by we welcome participants who have done glass work before. Jill is happy to discuss your ideas for your own project in advance of the course if you have any questions.

These two course runs for three terms every year, each term consists of 10 classes (Thursday evenings or Thursday afternoons). We take a break over half term. Please check the Thursday afternoon dates carefully as the 10 sessions may not be consecutive due to instrument making taking place in the workshop.

This course is suitable for those with no experience.

Click on the booking links to see if there are still spaces, if their are none available email us at [email protected] to go on the waiting list.

Stained Glass swimmers by Susannah Bangham on course with Jill Fordham at Cambridge Art Makers
Jill Fordham Stained Glass course tutor at Cambridge Art Makers

Tutor | Jill Fordham

Jill has worked as a locally based stained glass artist for 25 years. Her work includes taking commissions from private clients, exhibiting regularly and teaching, and she enjoys following her own inspiration as much as encouraging and inspiring other’s creativity. The glass techniques she works with are leading, copper foiling, fusing and slumping, and glass painting. A source of inspiration for many of her designs is capturing fluid forms, and using glass to recreate the way these forms are affected by light and she also like geometric patterns! Find out more on her website: Hurdy Gurdy Glass.

Term Dates

Please note, the Stained Glass afternoon course dates vary according to Cambridge Woodwind Makers’ courses that share the same workshop. There may still be changes in dates, they will always be replaced by other Thursday afternoon classes.

Term Dates

May-July 2021
  • Thursdays 20th May – 29th July
  • Break Thursday 1st July

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Afternoon Stained Glass – May-July 2021

Thu 20th May @ 15:30 - Thu 29th Jul @ 18:30

Evening Stained Glass – May-July 2021

Thu 20th May @ 19:15 - Thu 29th Jul @ 21:15

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“I knew I would enjoy the class but I was surprised at how therapeutic the process was. What a lovely class!”

Stained Glass with Jill Fordham, Autumn Term 2018

“I had my window fitted into my bathroom door! I’m so excited and absolutely love it. I’m hugely proud of myself as when I started Jill’s classes I ouldn’t even cut a piece of glass straight. The fact that I managed to make a whole window is testament to Jill’s expertise and patience. Please can you thank her profusely as I’m chuffed to pieces that I’ve achieved my little dream. Thank you so much for making me feel so welcome.”

Stained Glass with Jill Fordham, July 2019
Cambridge Art Makers logo stained glass

Location | 6 Lintech Court, Linton, Cambridgeshire, CB21 4XN, ENGLAND

Transport | The workshop is a few miles south of Cambridge city and can be reached by the route 13 buses. Follow the signs to Linton Zoo!

Participant Guidelines | Please read our participant guidelines which can be found here

Covid-19 Guidelines | Please read our covid-19 guidelines which can be found here

Access | Please note that our kitchen and toilets are on the first floor up 1 flight of stairs. If this is going to pose a problem for you please email us at [email protected]

Booking | Your reservation on a course is not complete until payment has been received.

Photos | We may take pictures during classes which may be used on our social media feeds and later in publicity. If you wish not to be in photographs please let the tutor and staff know at the start of the class.

Questions | if you have any questions or comments please email [email protected]

Availability | No spaces left? Email us at [email protected] to go on the waiting list.

Related Cambridge Art Makers’ Courses:

Afternoon Stained Glass – May-July 2021

Thu 20th May @ 15:30 - Thu 29th Jul @ 18:30

Evening Stained Glass – May-July 2021

Thu 20th May @ 19:15 - Thu 29th Jul @ 21:15

Glass Fusing & Slumping – July 2021

Sat 17th Jul @ 10:00 - 16:00

Glass Painting – June 2021

Sat 7th Aug @ 10:00 - 16:00