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Copper foiling - Make a candle lamp

Learn the art of copper-foiling and create your own lamp from stained glass

  • Starts 16 Oct
  • 95 British pounds
  • 39 High Street, Staple Hill, BS16 5HD

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Service Description

Set the tone of a room with a Stained Glass Candle Lamp of your own design. Choose from a beautiful selection of colourful glass and learn the copper-foiling technique; a modern construction process that allows you to create 3D shapes using copper tape and solder. You will create a design for the forward facing panel of your four-sided lamp and choose textured or patterned glass for the other three sides. There will be lots of designs to choose from, or you can create your own with Catherine's guidance. You will build a mirrored base into your lamp to help your candle illuminate the colours. The result will be a one-off eye-catching piece of functional art. Your candle lamp will have a 10cm square footprint and be 15cm tall. A free candle will be provided to complete the lamp. This workshop utilises the full process from start to finish, and you will receive all of the necessary information to continue copper-foiling with confidence should you wish to pursue it further. All materials and use of tools are included. Maximum of 6 students. Minimum age to attend is 16. Please note, this day course is at our new venue in STAPLE HILL. Tea and coffee is included during the day but please bring your own lunch or pick something up from the local High Street 3 minute walk away. There is ample free parking in the streets outside and around the venue. Essential Info: Please wear closed-toed shoes and tie back long hair. Please wear clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty or bring an apron. Due to the use of lead it is recommended that pregnant women do not attend. About the teacher: Catherine Dunstan is an award-winning glass artist based here in Staple Hill. Catherine specialises in pattern-making in glass, creating sculpture and wall art featuring 3D kaleidoscopic patterns. She graduated with an MA in Glass (Distinction) from the University for the Creative Arts in 2021, with her graduate work receiving a commendation from the Contemporary Glass Society. She was shortlisted for New Ashgate Gallery’s Rising Stars Prize 2021 and was awarded funding by QEST in 2023 to pursue further training. Catherine continues to exhibit and teach both nationally and internationally and takes great joy in sharing her enthusiasm for glass with her students. She is the author of Creative and Professional Development for Glass Artists.

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39 High Street, Bristol BS16 5HD, UK

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