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2-day Residential Workshops

Have you ever fancied making a beautiful Stained Glass decorative panel? Being creative and taking a long-lasting memory home with you?

Well, this is your chance!

This two-day workshop is an introduction into the technique of copper foiling glass.  Copper foiling is an adaptable method of creating all sorts of art in glass from large scale panels to smaller decorative suncatchers, in fact once you learn how to copper foil the only boundary is your imagination! Over the two days the student will choose from a selection of simple patterns and will end up with a completed piece of around A4 size which can sit proudly on a windowsill or hang in a window!

The course will start with an introduction to the tools of the job and then the scary part of learning how to cut the glass!  There will be plenty of clear glass to practise on to start with; once confident there will be a selection of wonderful colourful and textured glass to choose for the final piece. Next comes the copper foiling of the glass which is best described as wrapping the edges of the glass with sticky tape.  The copper foil is then soldered around, in order to join all the pieces together creating a sturdy metal framework for your glass.

This workshop will give you all the skills you need to learn a new craft and the knowledge to pursue the hobby further at home.  The workshops are limited to 4 students so there is a relaxed atmosphere giving time for the tutor to work individually with each student as needed.

This course is suitable for beginners, but good manual dexterity is essential.  All materials are supplied but students should bring an apron, clothes suitable for a workshop and most importantly sensible shoes, no flip flops or sandals!  It would also be useful to bring sketchbooks and coloured pencils.



• All tools and materials included

• Meet and spend time with like-minded people

• Learn a new skill or brush up your skills

• Walk in the scenic local countryside with views to Dartmoor and Exmoor

• Relax in the hot tub each evening before or after dinner

• Fresh and delicious meals cooked for you

• 2 nights’ accommodation

• Sleep in beautifully designed rooms all with ensuite facilities

• Group size: 4-5 participants

Skill Level

Beginners Welcome

Workshop Location

Stoodleigh Court Coach House, located less than two miles from the A361 North Devon Link Road, just 6 miles from Tiverton and 15 minutes from the J27 of the M5, is a gorgeous Victorian stone Coach House built in 1881. Easily accessible by car and a short taxi ride away from Tiverton Parkway train station.


Check-in Time: 16:00
Check-out Time: 09:00

The peaceful, tranquil setting makes Stoodleigh Court Coach House the perfect location for a rejuvenating and deeply restorative break to get away from it all. The Coach House is set amongst the beautiful mid Devon countryside with woodland & fields around it and being the highest point between Exmoor and Dartmoor there are breath-taking views in all directions to enjoy on all the nearby walks.

Relax during free time, go for a walk, and enjoy seasonal produce, or simply unwind and chill out: it’s up to you.


The rooms are all luxurious, ensuite, warm, and cosy and complement the surroundings and traditional character of the Coach House. They have bed linen, towels, a kitchen for making teas and coffees plus free Wi-Fi (unless you’re including a digital detox in your weekend away).


Workshop  •  Breakfast/Dining Room  •  Lounge  •  Kitchen  •  Terrace  •  Hot tub

The following meals are included:

Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

The following dietary requirements can be catered for:

Vegetarian • Vegan • Gluten Free & Other dietary requirements on request

If you have special dietary requirements, please communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Hot tub

The hot tub is available before or after dinner depending the timing of the day.


Friday evening:

Arrive between 4 & 6pm and meet your tutor and friends for the weekend over a relaxed evening drink followed by a pre-dinner introduction to the weekend. This is a good time to unwind and leave the stresses and tensions of the week behind.


8 – 9 am breakfast
9 – 11 am copper foil workshop
11 – 11.30 am tea/coffee break
11.30 am – 1 pm copper foil workshop
1 pm lunch is served & time for a break!
2 – 4.30 pm copper foil workshop
4.30 pm relaxation time for a walk, soak in the hot tub or relax with a book
7 pm dinner followed by time to relax and then sleep.


8 – 9 am breakfast & check out
9 – 11 am copper foil workshop
11 – 11.30 am tea/coffee break
11.30 am – 1 pm copper foil workshop
1 pm lunch is served & time for a break!
2 – 4.30 pm copper foil workshop
4.30 pm time to say goodbye and head home with your new creation.

Stay in
Single Occupancy
The Court Suite
The Garden Room
The Stables
The Snug

Cancellation Policy

A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.

The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.

The remainder of the payment is due in full 2 months before the retreat and is non-refundable once paid unless the place can be filled so please ensure you have suitable travel insurance.

The organisers reserve the right to cancel the course and either refund or transfer the bookings if there are insufficient attendees. This will happen no later than 1 month before the workshop.

To book your place please contact Rosey James on 07796 670408 or email [email protected]

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M:  +44 7796 670408

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Stoodleigh Court Coach House | Stoodleigh | Tiverton | Devon | EX16 9PL