Watch stained glass making in Spalding

Gillian Wing (left) and student Helen Walker pull pieces of lead cane. Photo: SG080513-113NG
Gillian Wing (left) and student Helen Walker pull pieces of lead cane. Photo: SG080513-113NG
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There is a chance for visitors to watch the entire stained glass-making process in action next weekend.

Gillian Wing, whose Strawberry Glass studio is at Unique Cottage Studios in Spalding, is opening her studio on Saturday and Sunday (10am to 4pm).

A beginner is having a go all weekend, so it’s an ideal opportunity to watch the fascinating process.

Gillian said: “She will be exploring lead work. It’s what you would use when making a stained glass window using lead cane to make a framework to fit around the pieces of glass you have cut to your design. The glass comes in sheets and is already coloured.

“Then you solder the lead, putty it to make it waterproof and polish it – then the student will have a piece to take home.”

Textile artist Angela Daymond is opening her studio on Friday and artist Carolyn Goodwin opens on Friday and Saturday, both at Unique Cottage Studios, Spalding.