A group of people from the Friends of St Mark’s and the B Arts Space to Connect Advisory Group have worked together to think about the heritage of St Mark’s and to design a craft workshop.
We chose to focus on the beautiful stained glass windows in the Church. We also looked at Islamic art and the designs of tiles.
This led us to think about paper cut craft as a way to make our own stained glass windows.
We asked artist Richard Redwin to teach us how to make paper cut stained glass windows.
The group ran a workshop on zoom led by one of the Friends of St Mark’s. There were just 6 places and it was open to anyone to book onto. Three people came along – one from Stoke on Trent, one from Scotland and one from London.
Everyone was interested in the heritage and culture as well as the craft and design. We talked about our ideas for making our own paper cut windows, and we all had a go. People said they learned a lot, it was “relaxing” and they had a chance to know a bit about Stoke area and want to learn more about the Potteries.
You can download a guide to help you make a stained glass window from card and tissue paper – click on the link below.