3 DAY VINTAGE LAMPSHADE MASTERCLASS
INCLUDING A BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO STARTING A LAMPSHADE MAKING BUSINESS

Vintage style lampshade workshop with Moji Designs in Brighton
Vintage style lampshade workshop with Moji Designs in Brighton
Vintage style lampshade workshop with Moji Designs in Brighton

With vintage design experiencing an upswing in interest, I am thrilled to be offering this 3-day masterclass in vintage lampshades. A good vintage lampshade is ageless. They bring back childhood memories visiting grandma, or curling up in an armchair with a book. Lampshades first became popular in Victorian times, and the opulent world of Victorian design is still unparalleled in maximalist fashions. Over the decades, lampshades have evolved. We’ve seen elegant art deco shades and minimalist modern styles sitting side by side with the traditional and gathered lampshades of the last century. One of the great joys of 21st-century interior design is the opportunity to draw on our rich design history for inspiration and imitation. Everybody does vintage differently, and vintage can mean all sorts of different styles. The fun part is deciding how you’re going to add your own stamp and make it special! But no matter what style decisions you make, the techniques make it vintage. Join us on this course to learn some traditional skills that you can adopt into fabulous modern styles for both pendant lamps and table lamps.

Ideal for those looking for an insight into the world of vintage lampshade making, this course will teach you to make two traditional Victorian inspired lampshades. Whether you want to make these lampshades for your own home, or plan to launch your own lampshade making business, this course will give you what you need to get started.

In this 3 day workshop, you’ll learn…

  • Fully lined Tiffany style lampshade with fringe trim
  • Fully lined Scalloped-edge lampshade with fringe trim
  • Business-related topics such as pricing, branding, marketing and selling your lampshades

By the end of the workshop, you’ll take two completed shades home to add the perfect vintage touch to your interiors.

During this in-depth workshop, we’ll also talk about how to turn your new skills into a business. I’ve worked with students who have gone on to great success running craft businesses, and I love to celebrate and support makers taking their first steps into this world. Having the right knowledge and assistance at the start of your journey can make all the difference to your business. Across the 3 days, I’ll give you an insight into the fundamentals of running a lampshade making business. We’ll discuss anything from creating a lampshade collection, how to price, selling wholesale, selling to retailers, finding your ideal clients to marketing and the importance of branding.

You have total flexibility over your masterclass sessions, and can take four consecutive days, or book multiple sessions spread out to fit around your schedule. For all 1-2-1 tuition workshops, we will work with you to create the best session plan possible. Whatever you hope to gain from this course, just know that I am looking forward to meeting you and sharing my skills and experience to help you reach your goals

Vintage style lampshade workshop with Moji Designs in Brighton
Vintage style lampshade workshop with Moji Designs in Brighton
Vintage style lampshade workshop with Moji Designs in Brighton
Vintage style lampshade workshop with Moji Designs in Brighton

Advantage of our one-to-one workshops

Acquiring a new skill can be daunting, but one-to-one tuition can change that. The advantage of our one-to-one tuition is that it can be tailored to your exact level and needs. You will get the opportunity to learn a new craft whilst at ease and at your own pace. We will support you to turn your skills into a business by providing plenty of business advice and trade tips. Your developing skills are improved throughout the course without the pressure of keeping up with a group. Above all, you can enjoy some quality time away from the pressures of everyday life. Embrace the experience and treat yourself to the gift of lifelong learning.

Booking Information

Course fee: One-to-one tuition £750

Time: 9.30am – 5.30pm

This course is inclusive of all tools, materials, a comprehensive step-by-step manual, lunch and refreshments.

All one-to-one course dates are individually booked and do not have fixed dates to allow maximum flexibility. You can choose the days that suit you the most. You have total flexibility over your masterclass sessions, and can take five consecutive days, or book multiple sessions spread out to fit around your schedule. Please email or call us with your availability to arrange a mutually convenient date. We try to be as flexible as possible so that you can fit the workshops in with your home life and work commitments.

Level: Suitable for both beginners and advanced students

How to pay: The “Book Now” button at the bottom of this page will redirect you to a new page where you can book your workshop. Secure payment is made through PayPal or any major debit or credit cards. Once the payment is received you’ll get a confirmation email.

Location: Brighton, East Sussex

Post Course Business Support

After completing the course if you feel you would benefit from extra support launching or developing your business, I also offer online business consultation sessions. For more information see here