Eleanor Designs reviews

6 Dec 22'

Karen reviewed: Enamelling on copper bowls day course at Rainbow Glass Studios

"Had yet another fantastic day with Eleanor at Rainbow Glass studios working on enamelling on copper bowls. Excellent tuition - very clear and supportive - lots of creative possibilities. Really enjoyed the day - thank you!"

Eleanor Designs responded:

" Thank you Karen, your bowls have been much admired by my evening class students too, beautifully done! Great to have you back again! Keep your creative craft journey going! Eleanor Rainbow Glass Studios "

29 Nov 22'

Karen reviewed: Fused Glass for beginners at Rainbow Glass Studios

"I attended the fused glass for beginners class in November. It was excellent. Eleanor is a wonderful teacher who makes the process extremely accessible and has great patience, explaining to, and supporting participants throughout. The class had a lovely atmosphere and there were so many creative possibilities even for those of us who went along, perhaps not feeling we were very good at design ideas at the beginning. I would fully recommend this experience and hope to attend again some time in the future to make more pieces."

Eleanor Designs responded:

" Hello Karen Thank you for coming to my fused glass course, I am so glad you enjoyed it! I’m really looking forward to opening the kiln on your beautiful and carefully made pieces later today. Really well done! I think you’ll be pleased with the results! Look forward to seeing you again! Best wishes Eleanor Rainbow Glass Studios London"

21 Nov 22'

Kate reviewed: Fused glass festive Christmas decorations - day course Rainbow Glass Studios

"I came along to the course with my daughter and we had a fantastic day. We both loved the choice of things to make and Eleanor was a wonderful teacher giving us loads of ideas and help when we needed it. We would both thoroughly recommend the course and will be looking to do another one in the future."

Eleanor Designs responded:

" Thank you for coming to my course, it was a delight to have you both with us for the day and to see you create so many decorations and fused glass to your own design ideas too! Can't wait to see you again at a future course! Happy Christmas!"

5 Jul 22'

Helen reviewed: Glass enamelling on copper for jewellery - day course Rainbow Glass Studios with The Jewellery Boat

"Eleanor is a very good teacher and passionate about getting the best for her students. Enamelling is fun."

Eleanor Designs responded:

" Ah thank you Helen, it was lovely to have you on my course, your enamelled pendants and little bowl worked very well! Thank you for coming, hope to see you again! "

17 May 22'

Samantha Horne reviewed: Glass enamelling on copper for jewellery - day course Rainbow Glass Studios with The Jewellery Boat

"Eleanor is a wonderful tutor - patient, encouraging, creative, very safety conscious (important with kiln work!). She teaches you the basics of enamelling on copper and then shares a variety of decorative techniques, so that you can really let your creativity come out. I love this course so much that I’ve done it twice with different friends - and we’ve had a wonderful time on both occasions. Thanks Eleanor!!"

11 Aug 21'

Louise reviewed: Glass enamelling on copper for jewellery - day course Rainbow Glass Studios with The Jewellery Boat

"Really fun! It was great to be able to walk away with 3 finished pieces, I just wish I had time to try out even more techniques and styles as there were so many different possibilities :D A very well laid out day with good use of time and satisfying results"

Eleanor Designs responded:

" Thank you Louise, it was great to have you here for the day! I’m glad you enjoyed it. Do come back and we’ll work in more of your ideas and other techniques! the possibilities are endless! Hope to see you again soon! Eleanor"

26 May 21'

Jo Watson reviewed: Fused glass jewellery - weekend 2-day course - Develop your glass jewellery making, design and cold working skills

"What an inspiring and fun weekend. I have just finished making my own bespoke glass sheets and then making some beautiful jewellery pieces from them. Eleanor is so generous with her knowledge and expertise explaining techniques and ideas that will be able to use not just on the course, but also in the future. You will make some exquisite pieces in just 2 days. A fantastic weekend that I can not recommend highly enough."

Eleanor Designs responded:

" Hello Joanne, thank you for your lovely review, it was a pleasure to have you on the Advanced Fused Glass Jewellery Course at Rainbow Glass Studios and to see your ideas and personal inspiration blossom into your glass making and jewellery! Really beautiful pieces! Well done, can’t wait to see what you make next! Eleanor"

2 Feb 20'

Tamsin Preece reviewed: Fabulous fused glass jewellery for beginners - day course at Rainbow Glass Studios

"I attended the beginners glass jewellery course in January and it was fantastic. Eleanor was a patient and informative teacher who took the time to ensure everyone in the group was secure in each technique before moving on. We had ample time to create our own pieces and while we were given free reign, Eleanor was on hand to offer advice and assistance. I’m so proud of my finished pieces and I can’t recommend this course highly enough. If you are considering booking, do it. You will not regret it, and you’ll have a load of beautiful glass jewellery as well!"

Eleanor Designs responded:

" Hello Tamsin, Thank you so much for your lovely review - it was great to have you on my course at Rainbow Glass Studios and to see your own fused glass jewellery ideas take shape so beautifully! I have to congratulate you on your newly learned glass cutting skills and the great care you took in the design and making of your pieces - really well done! I hope to see you again at a future course! Best wishes - wear your new jewellery with pride! Eleanor"

20 Nov 19'

Gill A reviewed: Fused glass festive Christmas decorations - day course Rainbow Glass Studios

"Eleanor showed us how to make a wide variety of different decorations, using a range of techniques. She was keen to accommodate all specific requests. We made lots of different decorations which I am really looking forward to receiving in the post in the next few days. Would recommend this course - many thanks Eleanor for a fantastic day."

1 Nov 19'

Laura reviewed: Glass enamelling on copper for jewellery - day course Rainbow Glass Studios with The Jewellery Boat

"I wasn't sure what to expect, I love making jewellery and wanted to learn a new technique. This was a fabulous course, Eleanor has a wonderful way of teaching many different techniques, so you can explore your own ideas. Only time limited how many pieces you can make. I'm absolutely delighted with what I have made, and planning to book the advanced course."

Eleanor Designs responded:

" Hi Laura, I am so pleased you enjoyed the day! I'm just as excited to see what you all make with the techniques we cover! Well done! Look forward to seeing you again at a future course at Rainbow Glass Studios! Eleanor"

16 Mar 19'

Clare Cowan reviewed: Fused glass jewellery - weekend 2-day course - Develop your glass jewellery making, design and cold working skills

"Fantastic course. I learned so much under Eleanor's friendly and expert tuition. She encourages participants to bring their 'own story' and creativity to glass making so you come away with unique and 'meaningful' pieces. There is a huge array of materials available to use to create your 'masterpieces'. Because of the firing schedules you will not come away from the course with your pieces but they will arrive promptly within a couple of days at no extra cost. If you are thinking of doing this course I would thoroughly recommend it. Thanks Clare"

Eleanor Designs responded:

" Thank you Clare for your kind review, I am pleased you enjoyed the Advanced Fused Glass Jewellery weekend course. You really captured the colours and feel of your sunsets and sea scapes in your jewellery and I hope you are wearing them with pride and telling your story! Thank you for coming! Eleanor"

31 Jan 19'

Holly reviewed: Fabulous fused glass jewellery for beginners - day course at Rainbow Glass Studios

"The glass Jewellery workshop with Eleanor was fantastic. she is a great teacher and taught us lots of different fusing techniques in a very short time which we were able to put into practice and fire in the kiln. I made some pendants using dichroic glass and some with copper inclusions and textured paper and decals. I also experimented with painting with copper oxide and reactive glass . The course was very well structured and Eleanor was very attentive to all the students and explained all the techniques very clearly. It is a lovely studio with a small group of students. I didn’t want the workshop to end ! I am very inspired to continue and develop the techniques I learnt and I am looking forward to doing another course in the future . Highly recommended !"

Eleanor Designs responded:

" Hello Holly, thank you for your lovely review - it was delightful to have you on the course exploring so many creative techniques. I really look forward to seeing how you combine them with your beautiful artworks and bee-keeping interests too! I really liked the wide variety of bubbled glass pieces you made, the turquoise on red is very interesting isn't it? I look forward to you coming back and learning more soon! Thanks again! Eleanor"

31 Jan 19'

Carol Huie reviewed: Fabulous fused glass jewellery for beginners - day course at Rainbow Glass Studios

"I thoroughly enjoyed this course. I wondered what could I possibly make and at the end had made cufflinks, pendants, beads, earrings and broaches. The sparkling vibrancy of the pieces that I’ve made has made me keenly look for another course with the tutor, Eleanor. The studio is a treasure in just the right location. The content, findings and the duration of the course was spot on. Well worth doing."

Eleanor Designs responded:

" Thank you Carol! It was great to have you on my course and see you explore glass as a new medium for your jewellery making. Well done, you should be proud of your beautiful pieces! I hope to see you again soon!"

25 Oct 18'

Gillian Freeman reviewed: Fabulous fused glass jewellery for beginners - day course at Rainbow Glass Studios

"I attended this workshop in October as my children had bought me a voucher as a surprise birthday present. I had no idea what to expect but had a really great experience. Eleanor is a very patient, kind and enthusiastic teacher who took care to ensure that everyone was supported and encouraged. I certainly did not expect to make 7 different pieces in one day! I loved the experience and would recommend it to anyone."

9 Oct 18'

Nikki Kettley reviewed: Glass enamelling on copper for jewellery - day course Rainbow Glass Studios with The Jewellery Boat

"I did the day course in copper enamelling recently. It was just brilliant. From the inspiring workshop full of colourful examples of fantastic glass work to the careful attention to detail and tips that Eleanor shared - I left buzzing with ideas and information to be able to plan to start experimenting with my own enamelling. Thanks Eleanor - I might be back!"

17 May 18'

Jane reviewed: Fabulous fused glass jewellery for beginners - day course at Rainbow Glass Studios

"Eleanor is a really patient, unassuming tutor who gives concise step by step instructions to achieve really great results in just a day. Her examples are both inspiring and attainable. Her passion for the art is self evident and nothing is too much trouble. Rainbow Glass is a working studio too and is so busy its amazing Eleanor is able to fit any classes in. A great experience and warm welcome. Would highly recommend."

23 Apr 18'

Pip Rice reviewed: Fabulous fused glass jewellery for beginners - day course at Rainbow Glass Studios

"A great day! I had never worked with glass before but Eleanor was a brilliant teacher, patient and informative. I had no idea glass was so versatile and was amazed at how much we could make in a few hours. The day was utterly absorbing and I would reccomend the course to anyone."

22 Feb 18'

Sam Horne reviewed: Fabulous fused glass jewellery for beginners - day course at Rainbow Glass Studios

"I spent a wonderful Saturday learning how to cut glass and then turn it into lovely pieces of fused glass jewellery via Eleanor’s kiln. Eleanor is a fantastic teacher - she gives very clear instructions and is generous with her encouragement and ideas. She made everyone in the class feel relaxed and positive with her warm friendly attitude. I look forward to joining Eleanor for another class soon! Thanks again Eleanor :-)"

18 Oct 17'

Maggie Lynch reviewed: Glass enamelling on copper for jewellery - day course Rainbow Glass Studios with The Jewellery Boat

"Really enjoyed this course. I loved the fact that I knew nothing about enamelling when I started in the morning and took home four lovely pieces, which I have already worn. Eleanor was a lovely teacher, clear instructions and calm when when things got a bit panicky. I am already planning my next course with her."

16 Oct 17'

Dennis Heyderman reviewed: Glass enamelling on copper for jewellery - day course Rainbow Glass Studios with The Jewellery Boat

"A well structured day with an excellent teacher and not a minute wasted. A chance to compare two common table top kilns, learn the health and safety aspects and study the behaviour of opaque enamels when fired. Eleanor said 'Everyone has to start somewhere'. This is the place to start."

16 Oct 17'

Parshang reviewed: Fabulous fused glass jewellery for beginners - day course at Rainbow Glass Studios

"Excellent course. Fabulous teacher. Throughly enjoyed the course. Highly recommend it."

15 Oct 17'

Michelle Webb reviewed: Glass enamelling on copper for jewellery - day course Rainbow Glass Studios with The Jewellery Boat

"Learnt loads of new skills. Eleanor gave very clear instruction right from the beginning. New information was drip fed throughout the day at just the right level; with plenty of opportunity to recap when needed. She managed to achieve and excellent level of supervision whilst also letting up work on our own and at out own speed. Plentiful cups of tea and some very calm rescues when things went a limitless wrong. A perfect environment for first time enamellers"

16 Jun 17'

L Moon reviewed: Fused glass jewellery - weekend 2-day course - Develop your glass jewellery making, design and cold working skills

"Eleanor Watson is a great teacher. She combines serious learning with great fun in a creative atmosphere. I'm a beginner and I love the glass fused jewellery that I created under Eleanor's expert guidance. Her post-course follow up is second to none. Materials supplied were quality and generous. I'm looking forward to the next one. Highly recommend. Thank you Eleanor."

14 Jun 17'

Emma Thomas reviewed: Fused glass jewellery - weekend 2-day course - Develop your glass jewellery making, design and cold working skills

"This was a brilliant course which really moved my creativity and skills forward. The class is small enough that you can get the help you need while big enough to have a fun, creative atmosphere. The pieces I produced are remarkable - far better than I dreamed were possible. Eleanor is incredibly helpful and supportive and willing to share her expertise. Highly recommended!"

15 Apr 17'

U.O. reviewed: Fabulous fused glass jewellery for beginners - day course at Rainbow Glass Studios

"I really enjoyed the class. It was a great refresher for me but I also learnt a lot of things I didn't know before. Eleanor is very knowledgeable and has a great teaching style. She really took the time to try to explain things. The day was very well structured. There were a great range of samples to showcase different techniques and ideas. The studio is also well equipped with lots of different types of glass to try. It was a really fun day which sped by all too quickly."

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