To keep stained glass alive and flourishing the skills need to be shared. I love helping students, from complete beginners to experienced professionals, to reach their artistic potential. Students achieve stunning results because they use the finest sheets of mouth-blown glass that I use myself. I teach glass engraving, painting, leading, designing and all the processes I use in my practice. I also offer an artistic and historic context to students work.

I have a Speedburn kiln that allows the glass to be fired and cooled in just over an hour so many students make an engraved, painted and leaded panel in a day. There are no pattern books or restrictions just beautiful materials, expert tuition, inspiration and creative fun.

For an authentic studio experience I generally have three people in the workshop alongside me (four for a half-day workshop). If you can get a small group of up to five friends or family together I can put on a bespoke class at a time that is mutually convenient.

My spacious studio is close to the mainline station in Farncombe (near Guildford), which is 45 minutes from Waterloo by train.

You can join me for some homemade soup and bread or you can bring your own lunch.

Gift Vouchers are available for half-day, one-day or two-day workshops and make a great present. The longer the workshop the more you can achieve. There are a limited number of Special Edition gift certificates for guests who want to use interesting historic Victorian glass from Charterhouse in their panel. 

Lectures and Talks

I give talks about my work to arts organisations, museums and groups. Please contact me if you would like more information.

Dates for Workshops 2024

To book a place or join a waiting list email studio@rachelmulligan.co.uk


Fri 28 Jun10am-4pmFULL£165 / person
Sat 29 Jun10am-4pmFULL£165 / person
Fri 12 Jul10am-4pm3 spaces£165 / person
Sat 13 Jul10am-4pm2 spaces£165 / person
Sun 14 Jul10am-4pm3 spaces£165 / person
Mon 15 Jul10am-4pm3 spaces£165 / person
Fri 26 Jul10am-4pm2 spaces£165 / person
Sat 27 Jul10am-4pm2 spaces£165 / person
Fri 9 Aug10am-4pm3 spaces£165 / person
Sat 10 Aug10am-4pm3 spaces£165 / person
Sun 11 Aug10am-4pm3 spaces£165 / person
Mon 12 Aug10am-2pm4 spaces£110 / person
Sat 24 Aug10am-4pm3 spaces£165 / person
Sun 25 Aug10am-4pm3 spaces£165 / person
Mon 26 Aug10am-4pm3 spaces£165 / person

Teaching is immensely rewarding. Here are a few of the appreciative comments I regularly receive:

Thank you Rachel for a most inspiring and exciting day. I couldn’t help but look at my work all evening, with a table lamp behind it, marvelling that it was me who made it! I certainly intend returning. Solveig

Just a quick thank you for your time and patience today – I really had a great time and hope to be back one day! Frances

I attended a weekend workshop in Rachel’s studio. It was my first time working with glass and I obtained in depth knowledge of all aspects of the craft. From start to finish my experience has given me the confidence to pursue a career in stained glass art. It was a pleasure to meet Rachel and work side by side to design my first creation. Travelling from Ireland to Rachel’s studio was a brilliant experience and I want to thank Rachel for teaching me and for starting my new journey in the world of stained glass art. Sue

I was not expecting to be able to achieve much in only a few hours, but the session was incredibly intense and productive. We, who had never cut a piece of glass in our lives before, were able to design our workpiece, choose and cut the glass, engrave it, paint and stain it, have it fired while we lunched, lead it, seal it, finish and frame it; all thanks to Rachel’s patient explanations, advice and demonstrations. The sense of achievement at the end of the day was immense. Steve & Shelley

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