The cost of the day includes a tour of the House and Garden, a delicious artisan lunch, tea and coffees, and all tools and materials.
Handcraft a beautiful, leaded stained glass window panel with tutor David Lilly. Learn the traditional techniques of cutting, leading up and soldering, cementing and polishing to create a decorative panel that will capture and colour the light as it streams into your home.
Please wear old clothes and sturdy shoes
About the tutor:
David loves colour and its interplay with light, and takes inspiration from large open vistas & densely wooded landscapes – two very different scenarios but both firmly fixed in nature and his connection with touch, vision and feelings. David only started letting his artistic talents out in his mid-forties due to being colour-blind.
Since 2006 David has been running his own Stained Glass studio, making (to commission) and restoring widows and Tiffany type lamps. David's work can be fond all around the UK, France, Australia and Sweden. David is currently working with Dalle de Verre made in the UK in the 1960s, showcasing these beautiful slabs of glass in new and exciting ways, he is also the only artist who knows traditional Dalle de Verre techniques, and currently the only one working with that glass in the UK.
When David is not creating with glass he has also been creating a range of nest boxes that combine both kiln-dried & green woods to give birds a natural nesting experience. These boxes are designed to be functional & naturalistic for birds as well as beautiful to the eye. David is designing and making tables from waste wood, glass & lead from his stained glass business, their design inspired by 20th century Catholic churches in the UK..