We went as a family group for the day class. Had a great time. Highly recommended. Going back for another session.
Attended the beginners fused glass course and thoroughly enjoyed it - never done anything like this before and felt well supported and encouraged to make some lovely pieces. Melanie was very knowledgable and accommodating throughout the day - would definitely recommend this course - fantastic !!
We had a fantastic day on Saturday doing the beginners fused glass workshop. Melanie is an amazing teacher & sets you right at ease. Her enthusiasm is infectious & makes a non-artistic person like myself feel all creative. We made a coaster, a slump dish, a star & some jewellery & it was really good fun. I can’t wait to see how they’ve come out when we collect them. I loved it so much that I’ve booked to go again & make something else. May have to attend the Christmas workshop too. I can’t recommend this class enough (there’s coffee & cake too)
Really enjoyed this class. I bought it for a friend for her birthday and was really impressed with all of it. Everything felt very safe and Melanie has adapted really well to the changes faced with COVID. I’m an absolute beginner to stuff like this, but Melanie was so thorough in talking us through that I felt really confident in this class and I’m over the moon with how my bowl turned out. Already can’t wait to sign up to another class!
I attended this course recently and thoroughly enjoyed the day. Melanie Louise is an excellent tutor and made the techniques very accessible and fun to try. I am by no stretch of the imagination any good at drawing but I was stunned at the way my designs turned out. I had a great experience in a COVID safe environment and can't wait to book again.
Just spent one of the best days ever at the batik workshop! Melanie is a fantastic teacher, learning the technique was fascinating and really satisfying to create colourful pieces to take home. A lot of thought and care has gone into making these workshops safe and I felt absolutely comfortable after being quite worried about attending any workshops at the moment. Just a perfect day from start to end - I’ll definitely be booking again - can’t recommend highly enough! Thank you 😊
Thank you Melanie for such a wonderful day learning how to make and design fused glass.
It was very well organised and Melanie is very welcoming and puts you at ease as pure beginners in fused glass.
And it’s in a lovely setting as well.
It was such a fantastic birthday present from my son.
Thoroughly recommend you try one of the many classes Melanie holds at Hebden Bridge.
This was the second felting course I attended, this one in Cragg Vale, the first in Haworth. The venue is superb, in a beautiful part of Yorkshire.
Melanie is an amazing tutor. She makes you feel at ease and her attention to detail post lockdown to all aspects of keeping safe is commendable.
Melanie has a tremendous knowledge of her subject and offers the right amount of support as she is very approachable.
She has all the materials including books/pictures for ideas if necessary.
I had a relaxing day and felt pleased with my picture which needs to be finished as I write. I am proud to say that I wish to frame my first picture.
I recommend this course if you wish to have a go at a new hobby or return for increased learning and development.
Had a really lovely time. Wonderful location, Mel is very patient and encouraging and I am very please with my fused glass bowl.
The Beginners Glass Fusion course is delightful! What a lovely way to spend a day. Melanie is a fab tutor and her enthusiam for the craft she teaches is very evident. After Melanie went through the materials and processes, we couldn't wait to get started.
The class was very small, just the three of us due to Covid restrictions and every care was taken to ensure that we were safe.
Melanie's studio is full of inspiration, I wanted to have a go at making everything I saw but of course I couldn't and which is why I'll be booking another workshop.
The day passed by far too quickly, but by the end of it I had completed a star, a coaster, a slump dish and two pieces of jewellery.
Don't hesitate in booking this workshop if you have an interest in glass fusion, it's great fun and you won't be disappointed.
Just attended a beginners course, the first post-lockdown. Was impressed not only with the teaching but also the efforts to keep everyone safe. Thoroughly enjoyed the morning experience. Was so engrossed, forgot to eat the biscuits/goodies provided. Lots of inspiration around the room and am very happy with my finished bowl and jewellery. Felt I’d gained in confidence, sign of a good teacher. Already planning my next course with Melanie. Such a mindful, positive activity. I’ve recommended this to all my friends.
The craft day was very rewarding. Value for money excellent, I was surprised at how much you could do with decorating. A good idea of what you want to do is a must as I got lost in knowing what to do with so much choice. At the end of the day I had up to 5 items finished.
Came to the bowl workshop with my mum, was really well taught and had a really good time. Great selection of materials and well informed! Excited to see our pieces.
Attended the beginners course on Sunday 8 March 2020 and thoroughly enjoyed the day. It was so interesting and therapeutic. Melanie is an excellent teacher and we were made to feel very welcome. Lunch and refreshments were most enjoyable. Overall this was a fabulous day out participating in a craft that was completely new to me. Thanks very much Melanie and may your business go from strength to strength!
Attended this course 8 March with my family and other lovely people. Melanie was great a very welcoming tutor who balanced giving information and support in a way that enabled us to try different ways of trying the materials provided confidently. Good fun and lots of laughter. Lunch was excellent. We are planning another day with Melanie.
I had an amazing time on the course, Melanie is an excellent teacher. The course is fantastic value for money, as you can create a glass bowl and 2 pieces of jewellery. Melanie has a huge range of materials so there's plenty of opportunties to get creative!
This was my second course with Melanie and I absolutely loved it. I've never seen myself as creative, but she explains everything brilliantly and has given me the confidence to try things. I've been really pleased with what I've made. Her own work is inspirational. I'm not sure which of her courses to try next. but will definitely be doing more!
Loved the class. Even better than I expected. Felt like we got a lot done in the 3 hours. Melanie's work is very inspiring too, so the pieces were very imaginative. I want to go again so hope she has room ! Thank you 😀.
Lovely day spent with Melanie learning the basics of batik. She shared her knowledge well and was very patient with us! Great advice as we went along regarding pattern and colour. Delicious treats on offer too. Very enjoyable day.
Attended this to create a bowl as a present, it turned out better than expected. Course was well run and informative. Am planning on going again this time with my children. Really enjoyable and great value