This mixed-ability course is friendly, supportive and caters for everyone from total beginners (for whom this may be the first taste of a craft course) through to those who have attended previous courses and wish to develop the skills and techniques further. Materials hold an additional charge.
This mixed-ability course is friendly, supportive and caters for everyone from total beginners (for whom this may be the first taste of a craft course) through to those who have attended previous courses and wish to
develop the skills and techniques further.
Everyone works at a speed which suits them and they are encouraged to walk round and talk to others about the techniques they may be using and their progress on individual projects.
During the first session, beginners will learn how to cut various glass accurately using specialist glass cutters, be introduced to the two basic methods of assembly (lead and foil) and begin to make a simple, small
Teaching is usually one-to-one plus demonstrations and discussions. All specialist tools are provided and materials are all available to buy from the Centre.
During the course you will have full use of the Stained glass making equipment at Bedford Arts and Crafts Centre.
For the first session, please bring paper, pencils and a ruler and cloth apron would be useful and please wear shoes that cover the toes! Safety glasses are available at the Centre.
Course materials including glass and lead came are not included in the course price and these can be bought from the tutor/in-house shop: materials generally cost approx. £25.00 per 20cmsq
Michelle Mativi is a glass artist and designer based in Cambridge. She has been working with glass for over 15 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. In 2015, she won the George and Evelyn Gee Prize for craftsmanship, as well as the prestigious Stevens Architectural Glass Competition awarded by The Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Glass Painters.