10/5: Morning Stained Glass Workshop

10/5: Morning Stained Glass Workshop


Date: Saturday, October 5th, 2019: 10:00am - 1:00pm

Location: 416 E. State Street - Loading Dock

Length of Class: Approximately 3 hours

We will be working through the phases of making a stained glass suncatcher from start to finish. You will experience the process of cutting, grinding, foiling, and soldering glass into one cohesive piece that you get to take home. Light snacks and beverages will be provided!

** Please note that solder contain leads, and this workshop is not recommended while pregnant.**

In this workshop, we will:

  • make a stained glass suncatcher out of hexagons in colors of your choice (although the general palette in image 1 will be provided).

  • each suncatcher will be comprised of 8 hexagons (6 of which will be ready to solder in the name of saving time), while two pieces will be cut, ground, and foiled by you.

  • all of the pieces will be arranged by you in the design of your choice, and soldered together.

  • once complete, we will clean, polish, and add cording to ready your piece to take home.

What you can bring:

  • all supplies will be covered, no need to bring anything!


  • none required.

What you will go home with:

  • a modern suncatcher with beautiful, textured reflections, and most importantly, the memory of making it yourself!

Instructor: Stacie Ratzkin is the owner and maker behind Forest City Stained Glass, based out of London, Ontario. The second in her family to make glass, Stacie’s vocation honors the memory of her Grandpa Jack, who practiced the craft for many years before he passed in the mid-90s, leaving her with his handmade suncatcher that she has cherished since. His studio practice piqued her curiosity about the glass making process, and eventually led her to pursue glass in earnest. Outside of the studio, Stacie is a proud cat lady who enjoys nature, photography, music, road trips, and dreaming up the next project to get her back in the studio as soon as possible. Learn more about Forest City Stained Glass at www.forestcitystainedglass.com

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