Learn Stained Glass for Yourself


Leaded Glass - One Day Beginners' Workshop

Create a leaded glass panel in a single day. No previous experience is required

Copper Foil - One Day  Beginners' Workshop 

Also known as the "Tiffany Technique", make decorative stained glass items with fine detail.  No previous experience is required 

Studio Day 

Kate's expertise & studio equipment are available for those with previous experience of working with lead or copper foil & wish to do more.  Please contact Kate to discuss your requirements

Workshops can be scheduled at a time to suit throughout the year - please phone or email Kate to discuss and book 


General Information:


The Basement Studio, 44 Burcot Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S8 9FE

2 miles from the city centre. Street parking is available and unrestricted. 5 minutes walk from bus stops at Heeley Retail Park on Chesterfield Road and 10 minutes walk from bus stops near the Broadfield Pub on Abbeydale Road.  For details of buses contact Traveline on 01709 515151 or at http://www.travelsouthyorkshire.com/contactus

Please note: the Billligoat Designs household contains at least one cat!

The Day

Courses starts at 9.15am and finish at or around 5pm, with a 45 minute break for lunch. Coffee and teas are available from 9.00am

Numbers of students are limited to a maximum of 3.  This ensures tailored and personal tuition for all participants 

What to wear

Old clothes are most suitable, or an apron or similar protective garment.  Comfortable closed-toed shoes are recommended. All the necessary materials, tools, safety and other equipment will be supplied and are covered in the cost of the course.  If you wear reading glasses, please bring them.  Please bring a lunch for yourself


Please bring a lunch with you.  Teas, and coffee are unlimited & available all day


Leaded Glass Workshop - Overview & Prices

The One Day Workshop introduces you to the traditional skills of leading glass, used for centuries in the making of stained glass windows.  Choose from a selection of patterns and a wide range of coloured glass. At the end of the day you will take home a completed piece, approximately 150 x 200mm in size. SEE RIGHT FOR EXAMPLES

One day weekend workshop: £85 per person

One day weekday workshop: £80 per person

Copper Foil Workshop - Overview & Prices

The One Day Workshop introduces you to the processes devised during the 1880s in the studios of Louis Comfort Tiffany.  Choose from a selection of designs and a wide range of coloured glass to produce a finished piece/ pieces with fine detail.  SEE BELOW RIGHT FOR EXAMPLES

One day weekend workshop: £75 per person            

One day weekday workshop: £70 per person



Payment can be made by cheque, cash, BACS or via Paypal (which will incur a small charge).  Contact Kate by phone or email for any details required


Vouchers are available for sale for Beginners' Workshops and Studio Days - contact Kate for details


Feedback from students

I was bought a workshop for a Christmas present, which came as a surprise!.  I didn't know what to expect from the day and must admit I was a bit nervous. But Kate is so welcoming and warm and puts you at your ease.  She is a really good teacher and I learned a lot in the day.  I am really pleased with what I was able to create in such a short time.  This was a great Christmas present!                          S.Smalley, January 2019                                                    

Had a fabuous glass day with Kate making my own Christmas decorations.  I was going to give them away but have decided I want to keep them all!  Would recommend this to everyone.                           B.Lombardo, Nov 2018                                                       

"Thank you Kate for a brilliant day learning a new skill- lunch was lovely too!"
M.Middleton, February 2016
"Thanks Kate - really enjoyed the workshop yesterday.  Fab day, fab teacher."
S. Causer, August 2014
"I had a fantastic time, will certainly be back, thank you Kate :-)"
J.Motuza, January 2014
"I just had a fabulous one day workshop with Kate - really enjoyable - she is a great teacher and very patient. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to try for themselves - you may surprise yourself with what you can achieve."
G.Adey, May 2013

"Stained Glass Window Workshop birthday present for me and Natasha.  It was brilliant and we both came out with our own stained glass panel.  The day course with Kate of Billigoat Designs is highly recommended, a very rewarding day with a great teacher."
G.Stone, August 2013

“Did a brilliant day course yesterday, great teacher, good company, lovely food! Thanks Kate”
Jill Popple, November 2013



Leaded panel beach huts

Leaded panel beach huts

In the studio

In the studio

Leaded house number

Leaded house number

Beginners piece

Beginners piece

The girls! 50th birthday workshop

The girls! 50th birthday workshop

Beach huts in copper foil

Beach huts in copper foil

Copper Foil Cupcake

Copper Foil Cupcake