An introduction to the art of glass painting

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Sgrafitto glass painting

Glass artist Verity Pulford will introduce you to the art of traditional glass painting on this one day beginners course.

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You will learn about mixing paints, how to apply and layer paint to create line and tone, and how to use the sgraffito technique, scratching off paint to create tone and pattern.


In the morning you will create a small piece using sgraffito, the process used in traditional stained glass, and in the afternoon you will paint a roundel using the layering technique. Some images will be supplied but feel free to bring your own designs or images to work from.


Your pieces will need to be fired & then collected or posted. 

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17 September 2022


Glass painting course


plus approx £25 materials for glass, small frame & paint

Tea, coffee and simple lunch included in your course price.


We also offer accommodation & evening meals

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This course is aimed at adults, aged 18yrs + and is suitable for beginners to those with some experience

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Verity Pulford is a glass artist in rural North Wales. Her work is inspired by organic structures & she uses a variety of traditional and contemporary glass techniques to create her pieces. She is fascinated by light, its magical qualities and the atmosphere it can create, the way it moves through glass, reflects, creates shadows.​

Verity has a 1st class BA Hons in Architectural Glass and is a qualified Art teacher. Her latest project was funded by the Arts Council of Wales- ‘Gardens of the Mind’ has been exhibited at Ruthin Craft Centre and Craft in the Bay, Cardiff in 2020-2021. It was inspired by her residency at The Walton Neurological Centre – Liverpool, creating work which investigates the visual and physical correlation between structures and micro-structures within plant and human biology.


Verity’s work sells in galleries across the UK and she also makes architectural and public artworks to commission. She is a member of The Guild of Makers in Wales.

Stories from our students

After 18 months of pandemic it was pure joy to travel from Glasgow to experience something artistic, hands on and satisfying in a gorgeous location with other arty beginners.


I had an awesome day with amazing women and really inspiring art. Thank you #veritypulfordglass, and also #wernogwood Claire and Rob for hosting us with such a warm welcome. Anyone considering this but like me feeling not very confident, we were all beginniners and look what we did in a day (and other pieces as well). Nourishes the soul - Rebecca

Excellent!!! Thoroughly enjoyed my day! Learning about the process of painting on glass was absorbing and immensely satisfying, especially when I saw the results.  The course was well structured throughout with clear instructions for every process.


Verity is warm and welcoming and possesses a great capacity for bringing people together to learn in a non pressurised setting. We all took more from the workshop than just our paintings. Thank you - Enid

Wernog Wood is a special place, situated down a longish drive, such a contrast to the 'Hurley Burley' of the real world. You can really relax here & concentrate on learning and experience how to make the subject of your course without interruption.


Verity (tutor) is very generous in gifting her knowledge and practice, she is very supportive to students, as a group, and encourages individuals to achieve their maximum potential. Such a perfect day!

- Heather