I enjoyed the class and learned/achieved what I wanted. I love what I made and also did a recce at Reading Stained Glass a week later. Sadly I also discovered the processes and some of the materials were very harsh on my hands; probably should have worn disposable gloves and/or used barrier cream. I am really looking forward to doing the glass painting course.
Susan Howe - - #20914
Response from Koru Arts:Thank you for your review Susan and I am sorry your poor hands suffered. We are looking forward to seeing you for the painting course and glad that you had a great day. We will be putting on a few new special courses this summer with some very talented artists that you might enjoy.
What a fantastic 2 days we have had with Jan and Alison. The course was amazing! We learnt how to make a stained glass window, from learning how to use the tools, choosing and cutting our glass, cutting our lead, soldering and onto cementing and polishing. The finished pieces were beautiful we are both vey proud! Thank you to Jan and Alison for your wonderful tuition and patience! Cannot recommend this studio highly enough but beware it's addictive!! Glass fusing next for us!!
Sue and Ron Owen - - #15005
An absolutely fantastic course, Jan and Alison are both welcoming and very knowledgeable on the subject, making for an informative and enjoyable day.
Plenty of theory, advice on tools and techniques, and enough time to get very 'hands on' with as much or little support as you need (as an absolute beginner I needed plenty!)
The course is suitable for all abilities, from complete novice to those with more experience in working with glass. I would definitely recommend it.
Jules Hayward - - #7214
Great 2 days making a leaded glass panel under the watchful eye of Jan and Alison our very knowledgeable and skilled tutors
Small groups meant plenty of help and support when needed but encouragement to work independently once feeling more confident
Relaxed atmosphere and everyone felt they had really achieved something by the end of the 2 days
Mary Jowitt - - #6167
Fabulous day learning the basics of glass painting . Small group so plenty of support from the very knowledgable and skilled tutors. Needed as its not as easy as it looks :-) but a real sense of achievement at the end of the day . Friendly relaxed atmosphere made the whole experience enjoyable .
Mary Jowitt - - #6166
A fantastic day, love all things glass, thought I would try to make something and hopefully learn a new skill in the process.
The day is not disappoint, 3 of us on the course, all made to feel very welcome - chocolate cake as well!
As described on the website, morning spent learning the 'technical bits & how to use the various tools safely', afternoon, the fun bit making our chosen piece.
Will be going again! Looking forward to seeing the finished product once it comes out the kiln.
Sue Watson - - #5839
A fantastic day , Jan explains everything really well and then helps you create something that you feel really proud of. A nice homemade lunch and opportunities to chat with the other participants .
Liz Cooper - - #1579
I completed this course earlier in the week. Fantastic!
Tuition is clear and easy to follow, and Jan is on hand to guide you through any techniques you may find tricky and offer alternatives where appropriate.
Can't wait to see the result. As a practicing fine artist, I enjoyed stretching my repertoire and discovering a new area of work to consider.
I would recommend this course for any stage in the artistic journey, from beginner to pro.
Chris Ivory - - #1433
A great day learning the basics of glass fusion including some good theory of tools materials and techniques and interspersed with lots of practical work, developing techniques and the designing and making a large piece of my own, with good support from Jan. A thoroughly enjoyable and relaxing day, totally absorbed in creative glass work. The lunch was great too.
D wilkinson - - #877