Summer 2017

Leo and Claudine Amery invite you to participate in
six day stained glass courses this year. These courses
are designed to suit both beginner and advanced
Set in the stunningly beautiful landscape of the
Dordogne valley, in the Lot departement of France,
you can make full use of the large studio facilities,
whilst enjoying the delights of a region of France
famous for its food, wine and countless sites of historic
interest and natural beauty.
Each course is designed for a minimum of four and a
maximum of seven people. At least six hours of tuition
a day will be given though participants are welcome to
use the studio more or less than this as they wish.
The course is designed to explore individual creative
potential through the design and fabrication of a
stained glass panel.
For beginners : design, choice and use of glass are
given paricular emphasis. Time permitting the course
will also cover copper foiling and basic glass painting
techniques. No previous experience of glass design or
painting is necessary.
For advanced participants, we start with a structured
exploration of different potential treatments to glass
(glass paint, silver stain and sand blasting), with
particular emphasis given to glass painting techniques.
The rest of the course will be used to design and make
a panel incorporating these techniques, and to
challenge the initial creative process, approach to
design and to look more closely at colour and its uses.
Bring your camera. It can be a good way of
recording different stages of the technique.
Participants are encouraged, where possible, to
bring precise dimensions of a window destined for
their stained glass panel.
Fees for the six days course are 580 €. There is an
additional charge for materials depending on the
quantity and quality used (approx. 70 € for a 40X40
cm panel). A deposit of 180 € is required on
confirmation of booking.
Accommodation, breakfast and lunch, and dinner on the
first evening are offered at no extra charge.

SUN 9th JULY - SAT 15th JULY
SUN 23th JULY - SAT 29th JULY
Please arrive between 6.00 PM and 7.00 PM on the
first evening. The course will finish by 5.00 PM on the
last day though participants wishing to stay that night
The property consists of a stone built farmhouse, guest
house, barn and brand new studio set in fifteen acres of
land on the northern slopes of the Dordogne valley.
Lovely local walks reveal spectacular views of the
Dordogne and the south facing house has stunning
views across the valley to the Causse de Gramat.
Participants will have their own rooms or be asked
to share with one other, depending on numbers.
The house is four minute drive from the medieval town
of Martel and close to many historic and natural sites,
such as Padirac and Rocamadour.
Breakfast and lunch will be provided throughout the
course, and dinner on the evening of arrival. Lunches
will be good food, healthy and traditional, i.e. cold
meats, salads, pâté, cheese, fruit etc… After the first
evening we can explore the excellent local restaurants
as a group or individually, you can buy food and cook
it at home, i.e. do as you please. If you do have any
particular likes or dislikes on food and drink please
let it be known in advance.
Should you feel like bringing a local speciality from
your region, to share whilst on the course, please
feel free to do so.

For more details contact
LEO AMERY - Bagadou Bas - F – 46600 Martel
Tel 00 33 5 65 37 40 07
Email : leoamery.vitrail@wanadoo.fr

Leo studied at London Central School of Art and
Design, and now lives and works in France. Leo is an
experienced teacher who has taught for ILEA and run
private courses in London for several years. This is the
twenty-first year he has opened his studio in France for
course work. Leo works to commission and for
exhibition and does some restoration.
Sandersons, British Society of Master Glass Painters,
Londres, GB, 1985
Kingsgate Gallery, Londres, GB 1986
Royal Institute of British Architects, Londres 1986
Black Bull Gallery, Londres, GB 1988
Aalborghallen, Aalborg Danemark 1989
Galerie Espace St-Cyprien, Toulouse, F 1993
Centre Grüttli, Genève, Suisse 1993
Février Création, Brive la Gaillarde, F 1994, 1996
Union Banque de Suisse, Gstaad, Suisse 1995
Galerie Orly Bâle, Bâle, Suisse 1999 et 2001
Musée Labenche, Brive la Gaillarde, F 2000
Mairie de Malemort s/Corrèze, F 2001
Galerie du Solstice, Treycovagnes, Suisse 2002, 2006
Eglise de Ladornac, Ladornac, F, 2003
Cité des Métiers d’Art, Limoges, F, 2004
2ème Biennale du Verre, Carmaux, F, 2007
Stained Glass Museum, Ely Cathedral, GB, 2008
Angela Mellor Gallery, Ely, GB, 2008
Beffroi, Mairie de Paris 1er arrdt, F, 2009
The Menier Gallery, London, GB, 2008, 2013
Nouvel Espace, Branceilles, F, 2014
Le Garage, Brive La Gaillarde, F, 2016