Make a Copper Foiled (leadlight) Suncatcher
Over one day, you will learn the skills to enable you to complete a small leadlight copper foiled suncatcher. You will learn to cut glass into various shapes, wrapping the glass in foil, soldering, and apply your finish order to complete a framed leadlight panel . Once you learn these skills you will be able to go ahead and make many more beautiful projects for your home. Michele has been successfully teaching leadlighting and glass crafts for over 20 years in the Ipswich area.
When – 17th of July Saturday
Time – start 9 am - 5pm
Where – Rose garden hall Newtown
Cost - $290 – This includes tuition, materials, and the use of all tools required
What to Bring – Sense of humour, cup for you tea/coffee, apron or wear old clothes.
Covered in footwear must be worn at all times!
Tools and equipment will be available for purchase during and after classes.
These are some examples of copper foiled suncatchers below..
PLEASE NOTE THERE IS A SILVERSMITH CLASS ON AT THE SAME TIME. THERE MAY BE NOISE
Introductory Copper Foiling - Class Structure
After some initial safety discussion, day one will involve understanding what the technique of copper foiling involves. Learning the correct skills to cut glass is extremely important and will play a large role in the first session. Colour choice is important so there will be a discussion involving this. Using your glass cutting skills you have learnt, you will begin to prepare the glass for your project. Grinding your glass to ensure accuracy, is the next step.
11.00 - 5.00 with lunch and coffee in between.
After coffee of course, we will start cutting coloured glass for your suncatcher. This can be a complicated process so lots of instruction will see you through to the next stage… foiling and soldering your suncatcher. Now it starts to look great. But wait……there’s more……
The final stage……..polishing and finishing off your suncatcher.
Along the way you will be inspired, laugh amongst your friends, and be engrossed in the world of glass and its possibilities!!
Bring lunch and a drink
We have a fridge.
Tickets are transferable to a friend if you cannot make it.