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Stained Glass/Leadlighting

Wednesdays 24 July - 11 September @ 6:30pm - 8:30pm

August 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Stained Glass Leadlighting course Auckland

This Stained Glass/Leadlighting course welcomes all levels. Taught by glass artist Neil Craik.
Learn or develop your knowledge of the basics, from copper foil to lead lighting, while you work on your own stained glass project.

You will learn glass cutting techniques while making fantastic objects. Materials and equipment costs vary. Beginners buy a materials pack ($15) for their first two small projects payable to the tutor on the first night.
• Learn safe glass cutting techniques
• Insights on designing glass art
• Knowledge of how to fit your individual glass pieces together to make a finished product in leadlight/ foil
• How to use the tools in the workshop and soldering

You are free to work on any project you wish with the support of our tutor, Neil.


Depends on what you are working on. Most students make multiple pieces, however, if you work on a complex project you may decide to spend more time on it.


Please bring $15 to pay for the beginner’s pack on the first night, and safety glasses for cutting glass. Some glasses will be available if you do not have any of your own.
Need some inspiration? Check out our Stained Glass pinterest board.



Graeme B. (December 2022)
First class lead-lighting course. Superb teacher (Neil).Lovely, relaxed and very friendly environment. Made some wonderful new friends and learned some great new skills. Have already recommended to several others.

Lisa P. (July 2022)
Neil is an enthusiastic teacher who is encouraging and always happy to help. The atmosphere in the class is mostly one of concentration but cheerful and supportive.
I started Neil’s classes over two years ago and at first the class was small in number. Now the class is so popular, Neil has two full classes per week.
Many students enrol again after their first term.

Fiona J. (June 2022)
Neil is relaxed, supportive, encouraging and knowledgeable. He starts with simple cutting and foiling. He steadily adds sills that enable students to go from basic patterns to evolving their own styles and designs. We have multiple chances to practice including chances to make mistakes and learn from them in a supportive environment. Neil always says that the only silly question is the one you don’t ask – he is always available to teach, guide and support us.
I’ve been coming for several years, and every term I find myself signing up again – there is always more to learn and and more wonderful pieces to create. The class has a focused atmosphere as everyone is drawn into the joy of creating incredible pieces with their own hands. When you take your piece home and see the sun coming through it and think “I can’t believe I made that!” you too will understand why I love coming to Neil’s class!

Linda W. (June 2022)
Personally, I always look forward to Neil’s class, knowing I will be learning new skills in an enjoyable way. Neil goes the extra mile to make sure each project is completed to a high standard. My project was a stained glass window and Neil helped every step of the way. He even came to help us install it!


August 21
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Neil Craik


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Studio 1
35 Uxbridge Road
Auckland, 2014 New Zealand
(09) 535 6467

About Your Tutor:

Neil Craik

Neil Craik is the founder of Glassy Affair. Born In Oamaru and now living in Auckland. Neil attributes inspiration for the beautiful glass creations he makes to his love of the New Zealand Outdoors: Native flora and wildlife and the deep infusion with Maori and Pacifica traditional motifs which he incorporates into his designs. Since taking a lead lighting course in 1995 Neil became a glass and kiln addict and now enjoys sharing his love of glass with his own…