Highly recommend. The 2 days flew by and I already wish I could do more! One thing of particular note - I was so impressed by how Jude allowed us to stay way past the workshop completion time just so that we each had something 100% complete and marvellous to take home with us. For me it’s a great indication of the caring and passionate artist and teacher that she is. Thanks Jude!
Linda - - #27375
From just an idea, to completion of a leaded stained glass panel was such an accomplishment for me, made possible by Jude's excellent patient guidance. The class was small and studio facilities excellent, enabling us to focus wholeheartedly to learning and trying out new techniques towards a pleasing piece and art form. Jude has a pleasing and professional approach, covering aspects of history of the art and craft form, gives excellent and patient guidance taking each one from scraps of coloured glass to a delightful art piece in 2 days. I thoroughly recommend the course as a taster with a view of developing it to more ambitious projects of leaded stained glass and fusion.
Caje Moniz - - #24463
I absolutely loved the stained glass for beginners weekend start to finish. Jude is a true professional and gives you a proper foundation in the characteristics of the materials and techniques. She ignited in me a passion for glass and I’m looking forward to my next course with her so I can build my skills and hopefully create some pieces for my house in my spare time.
Dawn Wheeler - - #22958
Jude is an excellent teacher and differentiates to all abilities! Despite my ineptitude I was able to produce a beautiful stained glass panel and Chris showed more creative flair but love it too. Long days, adapted so that you could finish your piece. Be warned, I was slumped for most of the next day! But what a sense of achievement. I have recommended Jude to many friends already.
Denise and Chris - - #21143
Jude is a very experienced stained glass artist and has a very well equipped studio.
It was a pleasure to work with her and be taught the fundamentals about stained glass working. I’m a designer and really enjoyed the mixture between practical skills and designing with the beautiful glass that she had lots of for us to work with. It was a very busy two days and you will need a certain level of dexterity to work with the tools and methods such as glass cutting/ leading/soldering. I thoroughly enjoyed it and plan to go back for another workshop. Jude has a wealth of experience and a very good approach to teaching.
Jo Llewellyn - - #19099
This is a comprehensive and hands-on class covering all the basics of making a leaded glass window panel from start to finish. This includes cutting, grinding, leading, soldering, cementing and polishing the completed panel, which is yours to take home afterwards.
Jude is a great teacher and the class is split well over the 2 days. She has an extensive knowledge of the history, methods and materials around stained glass, and has 30 years experience in the industry.
One thing to note is that you must work from one of 4 templates for the design of the panel. If you wish to make your own design, I believe she offers a 5 day course, as it can take a considerable amount of time to create a new design and pattern.
Overall it was a very enjoyable weekend trying a new medium, and I would definitely look into doing the 5-day course at some stage as well.
caleb hill - - #19098
We really enjoyed ourselves over the weekend with Jude - she shared her skills and expertise wisely and is a very motivating teacher. Vibrant atmosphere and well stocked studio - we learned many techniques. It would be worth going just for the tuition, but we also took home several lovely pieces we had made ourselves.
This craft course is very accessible for people who like to focus on creative tasks for several hours - we came as a family pair and recommend it highly!
Fiona French and Linton O'Riordan - - #18748
Great weekend messing about with bits of Glass. There were five of us in the class and Jude gave us lots of ideas and inspiration.
Jude is very knowledgeable on both Fusion and Stained glass and has created some amazing large windows.
I hope to come back one day for some more !!!!
Graham Turner - - #18376
It was a fantastic weekend, challenging and surprisingly hard work! I was a complete beginner, never having done anything like that before but Jude structures everything so you get enough time and practice at each stage. Would recommend to anyone.
Emma Norris - - #17934
This was an excellent 2 day course that gave an opportunity to carry out every stage in making a stained glass panel.
Jude explained everything very clearly and was on hand to help as people needed. Jude has a vast breath of knowledge and gave a very good insight into the wider world of stained glass.
All the materials and tools were provided for the course and there was plenty of advice on selecting glass textures and colours. So all you need to bring along is yourself.
It was a fabulous course and I now have my own hand made piece of stained glass hanging in my kitchen. I would definitely recommend this course to others. I would like to do more courses with Jude in the future.
Deirdre Farrell - - #17814
I had a really really lovely weekend. I thoroughly enjoyed all of it and am so glad i finally done this weekend course as i had waited all year to complete it. I am also glad i chose to do this course with Jude, as not only is she very skilled and amazing at what she does - but she was also very down to earth to talk to and good at teaching us since we was complete amateur! She has a lovely energy and i really can't wait to come back and do the longer more intense stained glass to complete a much larger piece!
Laura Mary Denny - - #17802
Jude's encouragement and guidance throughout the course were great. She is very knowledgeable and skilled not only in the art of stained glass but also in teaching. Jude provided us with demonstrations, constant feedback and plenty of very useful information.
We could choose from a variety of materials and tools to accomplish our task. And, at the end, I was very happy with the lovely stained glass panel I was able to make with Jude's support.
I would recommend this course to anyone who is interested in stained glass making whether they are starting out like me or want to learn something new. Jude also offers longer more advanced courses and teaches other techniques such as fusing.
Stella Lallement - - #16707
My second course with Jude Stark and again it was excellent. The preparations and course materials were well thought out prepared and presented. The content for beginners at stained glass work were a sensible standard and well presented. Jude's experience and knowledge of her subject gave us a great insight into the history of glass and stained glass window making which made the course even more enjoyable. Jude's enthusiasm for her craft and her ease of communication brings out the best in all her pupils to ensure that they make the most of the 2 days by completing a most rewarding stained glass panel.
Ian Crawford - - #16285
I attended Jude’s introduction to stained glass course along with my 19 yr old daughter and three other novices. It was a fantastic weekend and we both came away with completed leaded panels, feeling very proud, and with a greater appreciation of the art form. Jude is an inspiring, passionate and patient teacher. It was a pleasure to spend the weekend in her fabulous workshop. I would highly recommend the experience.
Maeve - - #16218
As a complete beginner I thoroughly enjoyed my weekend. Learning enough foundation skills to give me the confidence to have a go myself. Who knows where it will lead.
I would definitely recommend this to anyone thinking of trying this creative skill out.
I would also be interested in attending further courses nearing Christmas in the hope that my gifts this year would have the personel touch.
Kim Adams - - #16005
I spent a very enjoyable two days learning all about the art of glass fusion in a lovely spacious studio in Vanguard Court ( also home to many local artist and studios in south London).
The course is well structured, initially introducing technical information and a range of techniques for working in glass. We were then able to practice and experiment with test pieces on the first day. On the second day we built on these ideas and were able to complete our finished pieces ready for the kiln. I feel I was introduced to many design ideas that I could develop in the future.
Jude is a an accomplished artist and enthusiastic teacher. Her own work is very interesting and is displayed in the studio. All in all, very enjoyable and highly recommended.
Lynn Allardyce - - #15714
Attended the weekend course as a complete beginner. Jude was an excellent tutor with precise guidance and with a small class rapid progress was made. She was also willing to extend the day as necessary to ensure that our piece was finished properly. Essentially the course delivered all that it promised and has given me the confidence to carry on .
Ibrahim Tahir - - #13920
This has been a fantastic course to do, Jude is very passionate about her work , and has a wealth of experience in all aspects of glass work. this is a great course to do , jude is a very good teacher who guides you expertly into this very interesting craft.
pete ryder - - #12842