As a child I loved to make things, tapping into a part of me that’s creative, practical and pretty much essential to my well-being; the sad thing is it now only finds an occasional outlet in bursts of household DIY! It has certainly been a long time since I rushed home clutching a ‘work of art’ in the hope of winning ‘pride of place’ on the mantelpiece, or prime position on the fridge door. That was until, very recently, when an extremely pleasurable day spent at Lightworks Stained Glass in Clitheroe helped me create my latest ‘masterpiece’.
If you’ve wandered around many a cathedral or church and marvelled at the colourful shadows cast on the stone floors, felt uplifted by multi-coloured lights dancing around the walls, then you’re probably fascinated, as I am, in the skilful art of stained glass creation. Imagine my delight when I discovered a one-day beginner’s course practically on my doorstep.