Leaded light stained glass restoration

Tuesday 5th September 2017


The course

This workshop is for anyone who has very little or no knowledge or skill of stained glass but who wants to repair windows they own or are responsible for. The day will be split in two to parts. One will deal with insitu repairs where the glass is removed from the lead cames and replaced with new glass without the panel being removed from the frame. The other part will deal with removing panels from frames, dissassembling and remaking them and then refitting into the original frame. Students will mostly learn from observation, but there will be a period set aside for them to learn the necessary skills so that they can replace broken glass.

The tutor

David Lilly trained in the art of stained glass in Brighton in 2001 and opened his studio in February 2002. The first studio was in an 18th century Mews building, with it’s old-world ‘charm’ and as business has got somewhat bigger the studio has moved to more modern premises in central Brighton. David prefers to design and create three dimensional projects such as lighting and loves to combine new with old. Many of his lamps use bases from the 1960s and 1970s. He has experience in teaching beginners and more advanced students in a variety of settings. Visit David’s website at: http://davidjlilly.com/

Participant information

The course is limited to nine participants, who will receive practical tuition and hands-on experience with materials provided.

Please wear old clothing. All other materials will be provided.


£115 per person, to include tuition, teas and coffees and a light lunch.

The Museum

The Weald & Downland Living Museum has over 45 historic building exhibits. It is also home to the award winning and innovative Downland Gridshell, which houses a conservation workshop and artefact store, and is also used for many practical courses. The Museum runs a full programme of courses in historic building conservation and traditional rural trades and crafts, along with MSc programmes in Building Conservation and Timber Building Conservation validated by the University of York. Please telephone for further details.



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