Instructor: Dan Hayward

Skill Level: Intermediate – Participants should have completed several stained glass projects (e.g., panels, butterflies, snowflakes) and be familiar with the basic cutting, breaking, foiling, and soldering skills.

Stained Glass Master Artisan Dan Hayward will help participants develop the skills and confidence to design and create stained glass art which represents your “Unique Voice” and moves you beyond commercially available patterns.  This is an opportunity to pursue more complex ideas while having other similarly experienced artists and an instructor to assist and comment.

This class will be in three 1-day sessions with time between sessions to refine designs, purchase glass and perform “homework” for tasks that don’t require a complete studio.

  • Session one will be about the design of a pattern. Dan will discuss the elements of a good pattern and provide a handout with tips to creating one which points out the pitfalls often encountered in construction. He will introduce the concept of “resolved design”, one of the three PGC benchmarks used in evaluation fine craft.
  • Participants will develop one or more patterns during this first session, and share their pattern ideas and what they wish to achieve with the finished piece with the group. This provides the opportunity for critique and suggestions from Dan and other participants regarding design, structural factors, and how to go from pattern to panel, which may be useful in refining the pattern.
  • Before session two, participants will replicate the pattern, purchase the glass for the project, and may begin cutting the pattern and pasting it to the glass. Sessions two and three will be for turning the pattern into a finished project.

During class sessions, participants will have access to all the tools and equipment to create a pattern; cut, grind, foil the glass; solder, frame and finish the panel.  Participants purchase their own glass, but copper foil, solder, and lead came framing and other supplies are included in the price.


Cancellation/Refund Policy: 

The Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen does not provide cash refunds for the cancellation of classes unless the class is canceled by the instructor or the Guild.

In order to request a withdrawal from a workshop, students must contact the Guild by phone at 717-431-8706 or contact us here at least 7 days prior to the class. Students who request a withdrawal at least 7 days prior to the class will receive a credit that can be used toward another workshop. No refunds or transfers will be given to cancellation requests made with less than 24 hours’ notice of the class.

Please note that we are unable to provide refunds for missed classes due to personal scheduling conflicts. If you are sick with Covid-19 or believe that you may have been recently exposed, please email

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  • Next Steps in Stained Glass: From Blank Sheet to Finished Work of Art - Day 1
     9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Next Steps in Stained Glass: From Blank Sheet to Finished Work of Art - Day 2
     9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Next Steps in Stained Glass: From Blank Sheet to Finished Work of Art - Day 3
     9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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335 N Queen St, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 17603, United States

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