Leadlighting and Copperfoiling

LEADLIGHTING AND COPPERFOILING

Samisen playerLeadlighting is the art of creating a design by channelling light through textured and coloured glass to bring out tonal effect and multidimensional aspects of the glass. The pieces of the design are held together in a framework of lead came. It is most often seen in windows or doors.

Poppy Lamp by David KallmanCopperfoiling is the method of joining pieces of glass, similar to leadlighting, but using copper foil and solder instead of lead. This technique allows the creation of three dimensional works such as tiffany lampshades and jewellery boxes.
Examples of leadlighting and copperfoiling done by members.


COURSES – BEGINNERS

Leadlight & Copperfoiling – BEGINNERS

Tutors: Ken Ede & Ian Dymock (Monday); Jenny Keys (Thursday)

Monday 10:00am-1:00pm (9 weeks)

Thursday 6:30 to 9:30 pm (9 weeks)  

Choose from a selection of designs to learn the skills and techniques necessary to go onto more advanced leadlight projects or panel lamp construction. On Weeks 8 and 9, concentrate on technique of copper foiling to make a sun-catcher. Course notes provided.
Note: Monday  course is combined with Beginners Copperfoiling course for the first 4 weeks.

Numbers: Minimum 5 with maximum 8

Prerequisite: No experience necessary.

Cost: $370.00 – includes all materials

Copperfoiling – BEGINNERS

Tutors: Ken Ede & Ian Dymock (Monday); Barry Richters (Tuesday)

Monday 10:00am-1:00pm (4 weeks)

Tuesday 6:30 to 9:30 pm (4 weeks)

Choose from a range of sun catcher designs to learn the skills and techniques of copperfoiling. These are necessary to go onto more advanced copperfoiling projects or, as a prerequisite to enrol in the panel lamp construction course. Course notes provided. 

Numbers: Minimum 5 with maximum of 8
(Note: Course is combined with Monday’s Beginners Leadlight & Copperfoiling course for first 4 weeks. On Tuesday night, course is combined with Intermediate, Jewellery Box and  Figurine courses.)

Prerequisite: No experience necessary.

Cost: $150.00 – includes all materials

Panel Lamp Construction – BEGINNERS

Tutor: Jenny Keys

Thursday 6.30pm to 9.30pm (10 weeks)

Tutor will provide three lamp designs to choose from, or, students may chose their own simple pattern after discussion with, and agreement by, the tutor. Cost includes materials such as copper foil, solder, lamp cap, flux and patina. Glass and lamp fixtures are not included as these will vary depending on your requirements.

Numbers: Minimum 5 with maximum of 8

Prerequisite: Completion of Leadlight and Copper Foiling – Beginners or Copperfoiling – Beginners courses.

Cost: $395.00 – includes copper foil, solder, lamp cap, flux, patina, but not glass & lamp fixtures. (Glass for a typical lamp would cost $50.00 to $80.00.) 


COURSES – INTERMEDIATE

Leadlighting and Copperfoiling – INTERMEDIATE

Tutor: Barry Richters

Tuesday  6:30 to 9:30 pm (4 weeks)

  • IG7: 14 November to 5 December

This combined course is for those who want to continue in a class environment with a tutor available to help. Materials are not included in the cost and will need to be purchased separately. Project is of your own choosing and you can work at your own pace.

Numbers: Minimum 5 with maximum of 8

Prerequisite: Guild membership and Completion of Leadlight and Copper Foiling – Beginners; Copperfoiling – Beginners, or Sandblasting – Beginners courses.

Cost: $85.00 – materials not included.

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Glass Jewellery Box Construction – INTERMEDIATE

Tutor: Barry Richters

Tuesday 6.30pm to 9.30pm (5 weeks)

  • ICF2: 31 October to 28 November 

Glass will be foiled with copper which is soldered together to make a simple but pretty patterned box and hinged lid. Lid will be held up by a chain. The tutor will provide examples of suitable designs at the level that would be appropriate for this course. Students are welcome to select their own designs for the tutor to assess for suitability.

Numbers: Minimum 5 with maximum  6

Prerequisite: Ability to apply and solder copperfoil. Completion of Leadlight and Copper Foiling – Beginners or Copperfoiling – Beginners courses.

Cost: $180.00 – includes copper foil, solder, flux, patina, hinge and chain. Glass is not included as this will vary depending on your requirements.

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Copper Foil Figurines – INTERMEDIATE

Tutor:  Barry Richter

Tuesday 6.30pm to 9.30pm (4 weeks)

  • ICF1: 7 November to 28 November

Choose from a number of figurine casts (e.g. butterfly, dragon, fairy etc.) and use copper foiling skills to make wings for a beautiful light-catching effect. These make beautiful gifts for that special someone.  While the cast and copperfoil are supplied, glass depends on your preference and may be a small extra cost for the more expensive.

Numbers: Minimum 3 with maximum 5

Prerequisite: Ability to apply and solder copperfoil. Completion of Leadlight and Copper Foiling – Beginners or Copperfoiling – Beginners courses.

Cost:  $150.00 – includes figurine cast and most glass.

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