This course will explore a range of issues associated with the manufacture, use and conservation of plain and decorative glass, and traditional glazing systems, in Scotland’s historic built environment.
You will get a historic overview of these materials, from their early beginnings in the Roman period and early 17th-century glassmaking industries, to technological advancements and innovation in their manufacture today.
Study the science of glass manufacture, its composition, and its physical properties.
Learn how to carry out archival research in order to identify the artist, craftsman or studio responsible for the original work. From this, you'll be able to establish the cultural significance of the work or site.
This course will teach you current conservation principles and how to undertake appropriate repairs, from an initial survey, through to specification, procurement and on-site repair of existing or installation of new material.
With our conservation experts, everything you learn will be according to best current principles of best conservation practice.
This course includes site visits and practical workshops in glass painting, cutting and lead. Previous site visits have included:
Lansdowne Parish Church
Cottier Theatre (Glasgow)
Scottish National War Memorial and St Mary’s Chapel (Edinburgh Castle)
Newhailes House (Musselburgh)
Hall of Heroes (Wallace Monument)
Alloa Glass Cone
This course will run on the following dates:
Wednesday 27 March
Tuesday 2, Wednesday 3, Tuesday 9 and Wednesday 10 April
Please note: Tickets can only be purchased for the short course in its entirety. Day tickets are not available.