Welcome to Shine Stained Glass

Hello, my name is Mandy.  I’ve been a teacher of various subjects for over 30 years and I’ve been working with stained glass as a hobby for about 20.  It wasn’t until about two years ago that I decided to combine the skills and I think it was a good decision.

I now run stained glass workshops at my home as well as taking classes out to community groups and I really enjoy seeing the wonderful projects that my students make.  There are various styles and methods so I believe I can offer something for everyone and possibly even introduce you to a new hobby. You can make something beautiful for your home or as a gift in a one day workshop. Find out more below or on the Classes page

As well as teaching I like to rescue old and broken stained glass panels. There’s something very satisfying about taking an old window and bringing it back to a beautiful new life. As I’m repairing the panels and often need to take them apart, I can offer you the perfect opportunity to have an antique window made to the size you require, either by cutting it down or adding an extra border, or even joining two panels together. You can see a list of the windows I have waiting for repair/resizing on the Reclaimed Stained Glass page and examples of previous ‘before and after’ panels in my Gallery

I’m based in Watford in the south of Hertfordshire, near the M1, the M25 and the A41 so if you’d like to try something new, like to learn how to make a stained glass panel or, if you’re looking for a stained glass window but can’t find one the right size, do get in touch. I look forward to seeing you.


Introduction to Leaded Stained Glass

Introduction to Copper Foil Glass

Introduction to Stained Glass Mosaics

Our students’ work

My work

  • I very much enjoyed my day creating my first stained glass window and I'm thrilled with the results! Mandy is a very patient and experienced tutor and her workshop is... read more

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    Had a fantastic day on Mandy’s stained glass beginners course. So personal and she was so open to your own individual ideas. I’m so pleased with my piece and never... read more

    thumb Wendy Holmes

    What a fabulous workshop! My friend and I did the stained glass workshop and thoroughly enjoyed it from start to finish. Mandy is an amazing tutor and made the day... read more

    thumb Nicki Walker
  • Great tuition and support throughout the day from Mandy. I made a fabulous stained glass panel that is now standing in my garden. It’s beautiful and has been admired by... read more

    thumb Teresa Bishop

    We had a wonderful day copper foiling at Shine Stained Glass. Mandy was the perfect generous instructor, endlessly patient, helping us develop our ideas, showing us how to do... read more

    thumb Frances Allan

    I had such a great day on Friday with Mandy at Shine Stained Glass - I made a leaded stained glass piece which was 'Rennie Mackintosh' inspired although it was... read more

    thumb Tricia Dent