Martin McAssey Glass
One Day Workshops

Traditional stained glass

An introduction to traditional stained glass.

Tutor: Kate Billington or Martin McAssey.

Running time: 10am - 5pm

Cost: £130.00

Saturday 3rd August (workshop full)

Cost: £135.00

Sunday 20th October
Sunday 26th January 2025

This is a one day traditional stained glass workshop based in Martin's studio at the learning centre at Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet in Sheffield. This workshop is for beginners as well as the more advanced student, the workshop is run with a maximum of eight students ensuring that each student receives individual attention. Each student has use of a workbench with all the tools and equipment they will need while taking part in the workshop. All patterns and materials such as glass and solder are supplied by Martin at no extra cost.

What will I make on the workshop?

You will have the opportunity to make a traditional stained glass window hanging. You will have the choice of a number of different patterns to choose from (see examples above), each window hanging measures 17cm x 17cm or 20cm x 12cm approximately.

What will I learn on the workshop?

You will learn all the basic skills needed to make a traditional lead stained glass window hanging such as:

• Scoring and breaking glass to fit a pattern.
• Selecting suitable glass.
• Glass grinding.
• Lead cutting.
• Soldering.
• Attaching support rings.
• Finishing.

Please note:

• It is recommended that you bring reading glasses for close work.
• It is recommended that you wear sensible shoes (no open toed shoes) when attending the workshop.
• It is also recommended that you wear old clothes.
• This course involves working with lead, for safety reasons it is recommends that pregnant women do not attend.

What's included in the price?

All materials such as glass, lead and solder are provided by Martin at no extra cost.

Lunch is not available in Martin's studio, it is recommended that you bring your own lunch or that you purchase lunch at the cafe. Teas and coffees are available through the day.

If you would like to book a place on this workshop please use the Contact section of this website.



"Absolutely could not rate this experience more highly! My Mum, Brother and I attended for my Mum's birthday gift and it was one of the best days we have ever had! We will be back to try some of the other courses on offer. Kate was a fantastic tutor, sharing her skills and expertise. She explained each process, as well as how weatherproof windows are made - which was very interesting! She was on hand for any questions, help or encouragement! We were all amazed to come away with something so polished and beautiful. As a wheelchair user it was completely accessible and my needs were totally considered - which was very appreciated! A wonderful experience and makes a lovely gift! Truly value for money! Can't wait to try the Tiffany style! "

Reviewed by Sadie (September 2022)