I can highly recommend Caryl's stained glass window course, a very relaxing and absorbing day, learning a new skill and coming home with a piece of artwork.
The group was small and informal which contributed to this excellent day, we all received individual tuition from Caryl who was patient, supportive and passionate about stained glass windowing. A perfect gift for someone or just enjoy treating yourself!
Philippa Gallagher - - #25948
I bought this course as a birthday present for my 80 year old mum as something to do together; both of us loved it. Caryl's instructions were very clear giving us plenty of time to practise the techniques before choosing our project. She gave us useful advice regarding making choices on contrasting and complementary colours and glass textures and was generous in allowing us to use unusual glass in her collection. She was especially helpful to my mum, who has shaky hands, and we both came away with items of which we are both very proud and display at home.
A lovely lunch, including vegan items for another lady on the course.
I'll be returning for another project, with my mum!
Thank you, Caryl.
Julia Bayly - - #25676
Had a wonderful day making a stained glass panel with Caryl. This was my second workshop ( I tried copper foiling a couple of months ago) and I was not disappointed. The group was small and Caryl is an excellent teacher, introducing the techniques clearly but then letting us work as independently as we wished offering encouragement and support when needed, and providing all the tools and a huge selection of glass. It was a full day, cutting the glass in the morning then leading in the afternoon, with an excellent lunch and plenty of tea and coffee to keep us going. Everyone goes home with a piece they can be proud of. I would wholeheartedly recommend a workshop with Caryl.
Sarah MacCallum - - #25326
What a fantastic workshop! I learned so many new skills and, with Caryl’s expert tuition and patient guidance, I created something really nice to take home.
Lovely lunch provided, which Caryl kindly made vegan for me.
Highly recommended. I’ll certainly be doing another of Caryl’s courses!
Philippa Mitchell - - #24833
I was one of 6 people on the one day glass panel workshop.
Caryl took us step by step through each stage, demonstrating and guiding us.
We all had the relevent tools and equipment that enabled us to move at our own pace. Lots of beautiful glass to choose from.
Caryl was wonderful and I wouldn't hesitate to go back to any of her workshops.
Janet Dyer - - #23368
We’d booked this course as a group of friends for a good day out together and it was fab. We were all absolutely new to stained glass work but Caryl is a great teacher, giving us just the right amount of instruction and support to produce our own piece of stained glass at the end of the day. It was fun and relaxing and we had a lovely lunch thrown in too. Couldn’t have been better!
Mary Lister - - #22274
We had a great time on Sunday making our stained glass leaded panel. Caryl was friendly and patient and an excellent teacher. She made the day relaxed but also ensured that we were able to all produce a lovely panel by the end of the day - the time flew! There were plenty of templates to choose from and Caryl helped to ensure that the glass we chose would look good together....for those who are more creative there was the option to create your own design. I would definitely recommend this course and would love to go back to do another of her courses.
Charlotte - - #20044
I had a wonderful day learning how to make a stained glass panel with Caryl. She is knowledgable and patient and provided us with clear and careful teaching to enable everyone in the small group to make and take home a beautiful leaded stained glass panel. The selection of coloured glass to choose from was excellent. Great lunch too! A very enjoyable course, thanks so much!
Helen Mullen - - #20032
I have just had a wonderful day on Caryl's stained glass panel workshop. Caryl is an excellent tutor, not only highly skilled in glass work, but highly skilled in passing those skills on in the course of a relaxed, inspiring, creative & wonderfully productive day. During this she also provided regular refreshment & a delicious lunch. The day was worth every penny & was a 5* experience I very much hope to have again😊
Mary Furnice - - #18996
This introduction course run by Caryl at Harrogate is excellent , the morning session starts with trading in glass cutting followed by selection of a design for a small panel and cutting and selection of glass for the panel. Amazing variety of glass to choose from and wonderful pieces around the room to inspire you. Lunch was provided with a lovely selection of soup salad sandwiches wraps and cakes Caryl is a great host and trainer coffee and tea available throughout the day whenever required. The afternoon session moves on to the lead cutting and framing and soldering culminating in the finished panel to take home. Wonderful course , inspiring instructor, I would recommend this course 100% to anyone. Caryl is an amazingly talented artist and her glass work is beautiful.
Thanks for a great day Caryl thoroughly enjoyed it.
Brian Robinson - - #17708
Caryl uses her stained glass work talent and mixes this with her superb teaching skill to provide a wonderful workshop. Her lesson plan is relaxed, yet ensures you have learnt a a large number of skills to be able to produce a finished product at the end of the day. The workshop is a wonderfully creative environment to begin to learn the wonders of glass and appreciate the talents of those who produce copper foiling, leaded stained glass or fused glass. Her enthusiasm is contagious and I left after one day of copper foiling, feeling proud of what I had produced, relaxed and rejuvenated and knowing I want to learn a lot more. I will be booking for another course next year.
Louise Barker - - #16986
I found the stained glass work shop to be a wonderful experience. The day was split into two halves, the morning was learning about the design and the cutting glass to fit it, the afternoon was the lead work and soldering your glass piece together.
With only four others on the course, I found Caryl had plenty of time for all of us, our individual needs and one to one interactions weren't rushed at all.
The lunch provided was very tasty and all dietry needs were catered for.
The overall experience is highly recommended!. Thank you Caryl!.
Liz Rose - - #15431
I did the stained glass light catcher course. It was an excellent day. Caryl is a good teacher, spent plenty of time with everyone, and explained things really well. She made sure we could all do the each step of the process and went out of her way to help us do what we wanted to do. And the lunch was lovely too.
Jenny - - #15139
I attended the one day beginners course in stained glass panel making at the weekend. I had such a wonderful day. The group was small which was excellent. The workshop was just full of beautiful stained glass art which was just wonderful to look at. I am so pleased with the outcome of my panel and would love to do another course. Thank you so much for a great day.
P.s, the lunch was great.
Alex - - #14378
I received this day course as a Christmas gift from my partner, following me saying how I’d like to try something new and give me the chance to get creative.
I’ve thoroughly enjoyed myself, learning some new skills and bringing home a finished piece I’m proud to call my own. Caryl was a great teacher, giving us the confidence to get stuck in (after the initial housekeeping rules) and the small class size (5 of us) meant she was able to give us all one to one time.
We had access to lots of glass - of various shades and textures - so was able to get our creative juices flowing!
I am looking forward to signing myself up to another course soon!
Joanne - - #13056
Just finished a fabulous day of stained glass making. Such a great teacher and course, Caryl showed us the techniques to create our own individual pieces (I'm really proud of mine!) The class size was small, which enabled everyone to help, when they needed it. It is the first course like this I have done and feel very inspired to do another-maybe even the Christmas one!
Rachel - - #13057
A wonderful surprise gift from my daughter, which couldn't have been better.
Having always said that I would love to do glasswork I actually got the chance to step into this fabulous Aladdin's cave of glass art and ,have a go.
Caryl was a fabulous tutor, so patient and alert to the different skill levels of our small group, giving plenty of support if needed. It was inspirational to see her cutting complex shapes in a piece of glass as if it were butter.
The materials and tools were excellent , with a wide choice of glass colours and finishes available to create your own heirloom.
A fabulous day with a chance to chat, over a great lunch and come home having learned new skills, with a masterpiece, what more could you want?
Gillian Herrity - - #12443
Just returned from this fantastic course. Had a brilliant day, thoroughly enjoyed making a small stained glass piece. Caryl was very helpful and patient with the class. Would recommend this day course for anyone interested in creative glass design. Many thanks Caryl !
Paul Maudsley - - #12434