I’ve been on a couple of glass workshops with the Glass by Design team and they have always been excellent. I had been booked to attend a fused glass workshop with Cathy in March, the weekend after the lockdown began, and so it had to be postponed. However, I have just attended the workshop at the beginning of July as they have worked hard to build out individual booths in which you can work, separate from the other attendees and the tutor, whilst still getting excellent practical advice from knowledgeable tutors such as Cathy on fused glass (and Angelina on Stained Glass). They have put in place much to ensure that you and their safety is maintained at all times. Already thinking about when I should book another day. Thank you Cathy, I had a great day, as expected.
Response from Glass By Design:So glad you enjoyed your time with us and felt safe and secure in our newly designed teaching area. You made such a lovely free standing curve and coaster!
Busy, but well structured day. Good communication, with the right amount of demonstration and opportunity to work on your own project, with instruction provided when required. This not only guaranteed success, but provided a real sense of achievement. I was very pleased with the end result and will probably return for more learning. All in all, a good mix of instruction and opportunity to be creative in a very pleasant environment.
Cathy is a great teacher. Four of us went for a birthday treat, had a great time and a nice lunch and walked away with some nifty things we made ourselves. Lovely way to spend a Saturday with friends - highly recommend. :)
Learnt a great deal will be booking again soon for the stained glass course.
Really enjoyed my morning learning the basics of fused glass. I'm looking forward to picking up the piece I made - and already have some ideas to use for another, longer course.
Excellent quality course - both facilities and instructor who is knowledgeable, a good communicator and actually does the craft professionally. Recommend heartily!
Response from Glass By Design:Thank so much. Hope your family was impressed with your panel!
A wonderful experience: totally exhausting - it's years since I had to concentrate so hard for a whole day! Brilliant (and patient) teacher in Angelina. The best bit was coming home with something I would be pleased to put on display.
Response from Glass By Design:Thank so much for your review. Stained glass is quite an intense day, but worth it when you see what you can achieve in just a few hours. Your panel was beautiful and I hope it will give you much joy to know you made this. Show it off with pride!
Couldn't be happier with what I made and took home from this workshop, it's an absolutely beautiful piece. And I was taught with class, skill and patience and even given a nice lunch!
Response from Glass By Design:So glad you enjoyed yourself. You were a lovely group to teach, so thank you for your review. Hope we will see you again.
Superb day. Well thought out with enough learning and excellent experience. Not rushed and well supported throughout. I recommend highly.
Thank you to you both.
A wonderful day, brilliant course, would highly recommend.
I booked the fused glass workshop as a birthday treat for my son and mother in law. We are all different ages and this was the most enjoyable day for us all. Cathy is informative, patient and very inspirational. Its thoroughly absorbing and the most wonderful way to spend a day. The workshop is small but has everything you require to be as creative as possible. My son had the most challenging design idea but with Cathy's expertise and patience he has the most incredible piece of glass artwork very unique to him.
Response from Glass By Design:The work produced by yourselves was unique & diverse! The 'trainer' was challenging as an interpretation in glass but the results are amazing. Well done all. See you soon
I’ve had such a wonderful day today with you both and have thoroughly enjoyed myself! You were so welcoming and accommodating. You shared your wealth of knowledge and expertise and were able to help me gain (or begin to gain should I say...) the skills and techniques of stained glass and glass fusing. I will definitely be booking onto more of your courses in the near future! Thanks again for a brilliant day!
Response from Glass By Design:The taster day you were on with 2 techniques in 1 day is a really great way to introduce you stained & fused glass. We look forward to you coming back!
What a fabulous day I had on Saturday doing this course. Angelina was first class with her tuition and guidance at each step.
I thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of it and the day flew by. And the bonus is you come away with a lovely piece of stain glass to keep.
Response from Glass By Design:Very pleased you enjoyed the day and got so much out of it. Hope we see you again.
What a fantastic day! Angelina made everything interesting, fun – and safe. Each process was thoroughly explained and demonstrated. I learnt so much and the bonus was a colourful glass panel, that I had created with her guidance, to take away and display at home. It has already been much admired! I would thoroughly recommend this course to anyone. Thank you Angelina.
Response from Glass By Design:So glad you had such a good time with us. Hope we see you again.
I really enjoyed the glass cutting course. We learnt lots of good techniques and I feel confident to try them out at home. The time went so quickly. I will look out for the Stained Glass course, as I want to try that as well. I would recommend this course to anyone who wants to work with glass. The work on display was an inspiration and very beautiful.
Response from Glass By Design:So glad you had a good time and now have confidence with your cutting. Looking forward to seeing you again soon.
Highly enjoyable couple of hours learning glass cutting techniques with great advise and enthusiasm. Would definitely recommend this course. Made welcome and encouraged to have a go. Lovely inspiring surroundings and great recommendation for lunch across the road.
Response from Glass By Design:Very glad you enjoyed your time with us. Now you are cutting so well, just keep practising!
Stained glass course, with Angelina.
We were made to feel very welcome, a relaxed atmosphere. Detailed instructions on cutting glass safely and then on to the practical, rather daunting but with the help of Angelina it wasn’t a problem.
Lunch was included which we had a the Fox Deli across the road, excellent.
At the end of day one we had a stained glass work of art, day two an hour to clean and polish.
A great course now I feel happy to have a go at home, Glass by Design also supply the glass and lead for you to create and complete your own stain glass designs.
It was a really enjoyable day. The instructor was extremely patient and helpful throughout sharing ideas and providing advice. Lunch was included which was lovely and by the end of the day we took home our own panels. I’m now looking at doing the fused glass day too
I started as a complete novice and took home an A4 stained glass panel that has pride of place in my kitchen window.
Angelina was really patient and helpful throughout the whole day.
Everything we needed was supplied, including lunch.
A great course that I thoroughly enjoyed.
Thank you Glass by Design.
Response from Glass By Design:Thanks so much. You made a lovely panel and very glad it is in pride of place. Hope to see you again soon.
I took my two children to Glass by Design to make a glass coaster. They had a great time constructing the design of the coaster under Kathy’s careful guidance. She was very supportive and patient. Nothing was too much trouble. The session flew by and both children (11 and 10 years old) said that they had both thoroughly enjoyed the class. They were even more pleased to see the finished product a week later, and both coasters look very professional. Would certainly recommend this experience, and only wished I had booked myself on the course at the same time!
Response from Glass By Design:So glad that everyone enjoyed themselves. They made such lovely creative projects.