"I booked a day of glass blowing with Jon for my partner’s birthday (she’s always been a fan of glass art and wanted to try her hand at glass blowing).
Jon is a fantastic teacher and is extensively experienced in the craft, we learnt a lot and had more than our fair share of laughs. We came away with a lovely collection of pieces and a day that we would remember for a long while.
The answer to the question of whether you should book yourself in for a session with Jon should always be yes."
"Such a great day, I had been looking forward to trying glass blowing for a long time and the course did not dissapoint. A cleverly designed day to take you from making pebbles to a coloured vessel. Lots of hands on time closely monitored by Jon. Glass is such an amazing and difficult medium to work with and yet I ended up with some beautiful pieces to take home. Brilliant. Thankyou."
"An excellent day with Jon learning about glass. There were only two on the course so we got plenty of tuition and guidance. Jon has the patience of a saint, is clearly passionate about his craft and his knowledge is immense. Although high temperatures are involved it felt safe in the studio. Seeing pizza cook in about a minute in the cooler annealing kiln was an indication of the temperatures involved!
Altogether an excellent course which I can recommend highly!"
"We had a great day with Jon trying our hands at working with glass. I was surprised by the number of things that we got to make during the day and the number of techniques that we got to try our hand with. At the start of the day we could just about make some not quite spherical marbles and by the end we were experimenting with different colouring techniques and making vases.
Jon is a very good teacher and we also got to find out about the other interesting projects he has been working on and the techniques he has been experimenting with. All in all it was excellent value for money and taught us a lot of new skills. Hoping to try it again sometime and practice all the skills we learnt."