Hi, if you landed on this page you are probably interested in classes, check the following links for more information:
'What has been done in leadlight panels &
Mosaics, lampshades & mirrors
- samples of what has been made in class, in workshops or after at home - by people that took the next step and actually started.......What a talented bunch........
But if you landed on this page because you were looking for Tiffany lampshade, custom job or just something special
then click on the Home page link (top Left) and start browsing.
For more information, please use contact box upper right
Text or phone enquiries - Tel: 0402307819
Where is Sunlight Studio? - the workshop has now moved to a new location, see information map, top right, it is still in Beenleigh
If you are making a special trip, please ring before you come, just in case I'm out on a job.
It is not a walk in shop.
Leadlight & Mosaic Workshops and Classes for the Locals are held in Beenleigh which is an easy drive from Logan, Mt Tamborine as well the Gold Coast & Brisbane. Classes are for anyone between 16 and 80, mums and daughters, dads and sons and the answer to the most commonly asked question of 'Do I have to be artistic?' is no.
The classes are now run only once a week on Thursday 10 till 1. You can join in at any time, the cost is $30.00 a class, pay for your materials as you go. The classes are not big but they are friendly, some of your classmates have been attending on & off for years, it's more of an unwind, express yourself, creative social outlet.
It's recommend you do however follow a tried learning curve, the first project being a leadlight lamp, this builds up not only your skill but also your confidence in scoring and breaking glass.
Recommended Classes 1 to 6 -
You start with the table lamp, (approx. 3 classes) then using a technique called foiling you make a stained glass mirror, suncatcher or artistic panel. (approx. 3 classes.) Having absorbed the basics of the above, anything goes, including mosaic work, door or window panels, kitchen cabinet panels, ceiling, wall, floor or table lamps. Not good at designing, no worries, we stock over 200 books to pick designs from, if you have an idea & want a helping hand it's all part of the class, nothing is impossible and it's really not as hard as you think.
The policy of "Try before you buy" is why you use class/workshop tools. Once you are comfortable with the choice of tool you are using which usually takes a few weeks of experimentation and you enjoy what you are doing then the next stage is to buy your own tool kit with the confidence of knowing the tools you buy you are familiar with..
For examples of windows, lampshades & mirrors made in class see
What can be done and What has been done
Mosaics Lampshades & Mirrors
for more information you can contact me on 040230 7819 . You can either text or email and I will get back to you hopefully within 24 hours. Please ring me if you intend to come and see the workshop as I am often out on calls. Mike
And if you have finally got this far and all you really wanted is help in designing a window that you want to complete, help and advise is usually available.
Re the class tools, let's face it, to pay out for a tool that might or might not suit you can be an expensive gamble so again all tools especially the more expensive glass cutters are used free of charge. The work shop is fully fitted out with all the equipment you need, glass grinders, beveling and polishing equipment a kiln if necessary, albeit some of these are for further down the track but it does open the path to designer tiles, specialized animal or flower bevels. If this sounds daunting then as a team effort (for a small fee) the pieces required can be made for and by you and can be incorporated into whatever project you have.