Not having done anything like making a journal, I was a little apprehensive but Helen made the course so interesting . She is enthusiastic in her craft and made the day for me most enjoyable. She is a professional, patient and thoughtful teacher.
I returned home, the proud owner of a journal for my husband’s 70th birthday to be filled with photos of memorable moments, not to mention the lovely ladies I met. Thank you Helen
Response from Butterfly Effect Studio:Dear Maureen, thank you for your kind words. I was thrilled that you enjoyed the day and thought your black and gold journal looked very stylish. You were a most attentive student and I hope you’ll enjoy selecting and displaying your family photographs in your beautiful handmade journal- a very special gift that I’m sure your husband will cherish. Thanks for taking the time to review the workshop.
Spent a wonderful day with Helen who is a truly inspirational teacher! Alongside a number of friends, we explored the different effects made with glass and had lots of fun sharing ideas. Helen‘s calming approach guided us all to explore our creativeness to the full!!! A fantastic day was experienced by all!!!! I highly recommend this course as a gift for someone special or as a way to spend a day with friends and/or family.
Response from Butterfly Effect Studio:Hi Angela, thank you so much for organising your friends to attend my workshop. I was delighted you all enjoyed the day as much as I did, what a creative group you are! The pieces you made will look amazing in your den, I could see your confidence growing throughout the day. We were lucky to have such glorious weather too. I really appreciate you taking the time to review my workshop, I’m thrilled with your response. Kind regards, Helen.
I spent an amazing day with Helen and some friends. We all made beautiful fused glass jewellery and objects. Helen is a fantastic tutor and so talented. She shared her expert knowledge and advice so supportively. Thank you. I will definitely be taking this course again.
Response from Butterfly Effect Studio:Hi Bridget, I’m so pleased you enjoyed the day. You were on a mission and created some stunning pieces, I particularly liked your idea for an animal mobile sun catcher, once you have all of the pieces suspended it’ll look magical. You were such a lovely group, I thoroughly enjoyed everyone’s company, gold stars to all my students!
Had a really lovely day with Helen making fused glass creations. Helen is amazing, giving explanations about different types of glass etc and is always on hand to guide or advise you. She is so calm and caring and wants her to explore your creativity.
Was a really fantastic day, would do again and would definitely recommend it to anyone.
Response from Butterfly Effect Studio:Hello Penny, it was great to meet you and I really appreciate you taking the time to review the fused glass workshop. You seemed to enjoy the activity and created some beautiful pieces. I particularly loved your lovely, happy sun catchers and your Christmas robin, so full of character! You sound to have such a busy life, doing so much for others, I was delighted you were able to spend time on yourself as you clearly deserve it. I hope to see you at one of my other workshops one day. Kind regards, Helen.
I booked this course for myself and a friend and her daughter after meeting Helen and seeing her lovely, creative work at a Christmas fair. We weren't disappointed.
It was a lovely and relaxing day. Helen is a great teacher - encouraging and full of tips and ideas, but ultimately letting you create your own pieces in your own style. Creating fused glass jewellery is a completely new craft for me - I loved it - I am very pleased the items I made.
Excellent value too.
Response from Butterfly Effect Studio:Hi Sue, thanks for taking the time to review the course and I’m thrilled you all enjoyed the day. Each of you created such beautifully unique pieces , it never ceases to amaze me how many different ways the glass can be used. I hope Emily was able to use some of her skills and creations in her school art work too. Thanks again.
This was the first time I’d done fused glass making and it was wonderful. Helen is a kind and patient teacher and she lets you run with whatever style you like. I learned so much in the day and was totally absorbed by the creative process. Whenever I wear my handmade fused glass jewelry I get tons of people commenting and asking how I made them. I’ll be doing it again as soon as I can!
Response from Butterfly Effect Studio:Dear Daisy, so kind of you to leave a review of the glass workshop and I’m delighted you continue to enjoy wearing your uniquely stylish jewellery. Your enthusiastic approach to the whole day was so infectious , you were indeed in the zone and it was great to have your company.
I had thoroughly enjoyed taking the glass course. I was able to challenge myself to create a creative piece. I would recommend the course to my close friends and family.
Response from Butterfly Effect Studio:Hi Lynn, thanks for taking the time to review the workshop. I so enjoyed watching how you experimented with the different types of glass, you were able to create an effective colour palette and design. I remember you made several gorgeous pendants as gifts for friends and I’m sure they were all thrilled with your thoughtful gifts. Hope to see you again soon.
Helen is the most patient of teachers who guides you through the process, offering advice and support whenever necessary. The classes are so relaxing and inspiring and the creative results are amazing :)
Response from Butterfly Effect Studio:Dear janine, I appreciate you sending the review and am so pleased you went home with such a beautiful and unique journal. You were keen to explore a wide range of techniques when adding colour and texture and your confident manipulation of materials really inspired me and others in the group. Always a pleasure to have you at the workshops. Hope to see you again soon.
Helen is a very supportive, professional and knowledgeable artist. Under her tentative, kind and inspirational guidance I created two journals for my daughters-in-law, which they are using every day. Every time I join Helen's classes I start feeling more excited about my creative abilities and life in general. Classes are full of laughter and positive vibes!! Thank you, Helen!
Response from Butterfly Effect Studio:Hi Anna, I was so pleased to read this review and that you feel that there were positive vibes during the day. Having people like you in the group contributes to this, you appear to savour each challenge, are keen to try working with new media and your enthusiasm is infectious for other members of the group. I remember you putting so much thought into every page of both journals and the finished pieces were beautiful little ‘jewels’ I am sure your daughters-in-law will treasure. I look forward to seeing you again soon.
Helen is an excellent teacher, inspiring confidence in even the most novice of crafters. I have found Helen’s workshops to be a great relaxing opportunity to learn a new craft, at my own pace. The sense of achievement in creating my own jewellery has been wonderful. Enjoyable from start to end and can’t recommend Helen highly enough.
Response from Butterfly Effect Studio:Dear Amanda, thank you for taking the time to review the workshop you attended. I always enjoy sharing these days with like minded people and your enthusiastic approach to suggestions or guidance was a joy to see. Despite feeling like a novice you confidently designed and created several superb pieces. Your colour palette reflecting your calm and warm personality. I was thrilled to see how you relished the day, your positive energy was inspiring for the whole group, thank you once again.
I absolutely loved making a journal! Helen is so patient and takes you through it step by step. She is so good at guiding you but at the same time encouraging you to believe in your own ideas so you end up with a journal that reflects your personality. Looking forward to making another one soon! Thanks Helen, you're a star!
Response from Butterfly Effect Studio:Thanks for your kind words Celine. I was so delighted to see how your journal developed, your attention to detail is extraordinary, your colour palette was very evocative and I would love to see it once you include the special photographs you wished to present to your parents. Such a thoughtful gift made with so much love. I so enjoyed having your company during the workshop and am pleased you got so much out of the day.
Helen is such a kind and gentle teacher who inspires creativity. The workshop was extremely well organised with plenty of resources to choose from to make your jewellery. A fantastic experience.
Response from Butterfly Effect Studio:Hi janine, thanks for reviewing the workshop you attended and I’m so pleased you enjoyed the experience. It’s always very rewarding for me to work alongside fellow art teachers, sharing ideas and discussing creative experiments, it was a pleasure to have you join the workshop. In addition to that the jewellery you created was stylish and the subtle hints of dichroic glass shimmered as it was viewed from different angles. You went home with some really exquisite pieces.
I thoroughly enjoyed the day, which was a generous gift from a dear friend. It's the first time I've made jewellery but with Helen's encouragement, knowledge and skilled teaching I was delighted to end the day with some lovely unique pieces to take home. Very rewarding and therapeutic!
Response from Butterfly Effect Studio:Hi B, thank you for taking the time to review the workshop and so pleased you enjoyed it. I recognised that you were a little apprehensive initially but the creative thought you put into your designs was so impressive. Your sensitive use of colour and texture worked so well and the jewellery you created was stunning. I remember you mentioning that one set you made was going to be a birthday present for a friend and I’ve no doubt they would have been thrilled with your thoughtful gift. Thanks again for joining us.
I love Helen’s workshops. She has a treasure trove of materials and resources and when I’m lost for an idea Helen always has hints and suggestions to point me in the right direction. I’ve produced things I would never have thought possible thanks to her guidance and creativity. Highly recommended.
Response from Butterfly Effect Studio:Sue, it’s always a pleasure to have your company at the workshops, your exciting experimentation of materials and techniques is so inspiring. I always look forward to your positive enthusiasm and your creations are such a joy to see. Thank you for your kind words and I’m so pleased you enjoy the workshops.