At The Glass Studio

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Stoney Parsons teaches courses in her delightful studio on a country park estate just outside Tunbridge Wells, Kent.

Tunbridge Wells is only an hour away from London on the train.

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Stoney is a professional stained glass artist and has vast experience and enthusiasm for the subject.

She believes that everyone is creative and enjoys helping students reach their full potential.

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Her courses are designed to be creative, practical and fun.

Students will get a really good grounding in how to make stained glass panels and learn the basic techniques virtually unchanged since medieval times, combined with the latest in modern glass techniques. They will get lots of tips and pointers on how to avoid common pitfalls.

Students create their own designs and are encouraged and helped all the way. PATTERN BOOKS ARE BANNED!


They will leave The Glass Studio with a real sense of achievement having learnt a new skill which will open up exciting new creative horizons.

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'I have attended several of Stoney’s Glass courses, stained glass and glass painting and have found them not just a great learning experience but also a great deal of fun. Stoney is a great teacher and makes you feel relaxed and also instills confidence within.'  Sharon Hunt

‘Thank you for the fun and rewarding weekend ……it’s amazing how much a good well-organised teacher can get you to achieve in two days ……I was very pleased with my panel……

You have a lovely set up at the studio…..a comfortable welcoming environment….Thanks again.’  Lois

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2 Day Course

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Students design and make their own panels learning all the techniques and processes so that they take home a stained glass panel to be proud of! Suitable for beginners or improvers.

Skills learnt : cutting glass, leading, soldering and cementing.

2 days


Taster Day

Students choose from a selection of designs and make a small panel to take home, having learnt all the processes on the way.



Stained glass project

For those who have already done a Beginner’s course, Taster day or equivalent, or who are more advanced. Students work on their own project.

The course covers :

How to design stained glass including the balance between light, colour and structure and how to achieve the best lead line.


How to measure windows.

Tips and general advice.

Painting and Firing -

Learn the rudiments of painting on glass. The glass will be fired overnight ready for the next day. There will be experimentation to understand the magical qualities of painting on glass.

2 days.

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 “I enjoyed your course…and I am really chuffed with what I made”

“an excellent course”

“we all had an exciting, productive and generally wonderful course”

“a wonderful weekend. You are a fantastic teacher and wonderfully caring hosts. It was a total and very positive experience, a weekend to cherish”



All courses are for adults only.

All courses have helpful relevant hand-outs.

Times: 10am – 5pm Lunch 1pm

8 people maximum

One to one tuition - also available please contact to discuss

Group bookings - If you would like to do a course with 4 friends please contact to arrange a date




Friday/Saturday 31st May/1st June


Saturday 6th April


One to one time with me in the studio can be arranged if you have a particular project.


Materials and lunches included. * Stained glass project course – basic materials included. 

£250 for 2 day courses

£150 for 1 day course


Early booking is advised. First come first served!

£50 non–returnable deposit per person required.

Please fill out the booking form below and send deposit cheque with contact details to book.

Please make cheques payable to Stoney Parsons.

Please check course is running one week before especially if booking accommodation.

If you have any medical issues that you think may be relevant please make contact before the course.



Stoney also teaches Art from the Heart at :-

Skyros, Greece. 

Art from the Heart

1 week 8th September - 15th September 2019

1 week 15th September - 22nd September 2019

Skyros at The Grange, Shanklin, Isle of Wight.

All images of work are made by students apart from the two panels above in Skyros, Greece.