Stained glass terrariums and planters

Arts Centre, Bideford

Who is this course for?

This course is for anyone who has an interest in working with glass to make decorative 3D forms, that can be planted up. This course is aimed at any level, from beginner onwards

Course content

A Terrarium is a glass structure that completely encloses a plant, creating its own microclimate. A planter is another 3D glass structure but with gaps to allow the plant to grow out from the enclosure. You will learn how to:

Make and use templates

Cut glass

Apply copperfoil

Tack and bead solder

Use coloured glass for decorative inlays.

Support and feedback

You will work with your tutor on your personal goals within the structure of the course. You will receive feedback on your progress and suggestions as to how to improve, but there are no formal assessments points.

Additional costs and requirements


Will I have to do anything outside of the session?


To be able to listen to and follow instructions.

All materials will be supplied.

Additional information and resources

How will I learn?

You will be working with your tutor and other learners.

Your tutor will guide you through each process (glass cutting, soldering etc) with a practical example and one to one advice and help. The tutor will be there constantly for advice, assistance and encouragement.

What can I do next?

You may like to enrol on another stained-glass course or an art course with Learn Devon.

You may like to join an online craft group or one that meets locally to you.

Your tutor will suggest ideas on what you can practice and how to build on what you have learnt. They will signpost you to other opportunities to support your learning.

Start date01 March 2022
End date15 March 2022
Start time14:00
End time16:30
Concessions not available