A very well organised and well equipped course with clear instructions and explanations. A friendly atmosphere and plenty of help when needed. I was surprised how much we all achieved in just one day. Really very good.
Thanks Matt, a really great day of learning. Lots of info and help when I needed it. I was a bit worried I wouldn't finish but with Matt's help I've ended up with a Lead Panel which I'm very pleased with. I'm all keen now and thinking about my next project.
What a wonderful day! Matt is extremely personable and very clear in his instruction. All COVID distancing and sanitising guidelines were followed as well as well as safety guidelines for the course. Every one of us on the day came away with a piece of work we were pleased with and could be proud of. I was very nervous to begin with but once we got going, and with Matts guidance, we were soon working independently. I would highly recommend this course.
A very enjoyable and interesting day. Matt is a clear, concise and intuitive teacher, who had time for each of us. The workshop is bright and airy and, keeping class numbers low, made it a pleasant and stress free environment. I was delighted with my finished piece.
Matt was the perfect teacher, whose passion for all things stained glass shines through; intuitive, instinctively knowing when you could do with a bit of help or when you are starting to struggle, calming nature when you it a panic moment ....
I would defiantly consider another workshop at some point, to give one of the other stained glass techniques a go
Great day and I achieved so much more than I expected. Really enjoyed it and would definitely recommend it to anyone wanting to learn about stained glass techniques.
if you are seeking an ideal introduction to every basic essential aspect of making stained glass creations or if you are wishing to progress towards more challenging objectives, you need search no further !! matt and his set up will provide everything you require. the courses are well run, great fun, relaxing and good value. matt is a very good teacher and a nice guy who quickly taps into your needs and pace. he is full of enthusiastic encouragement, interesting ideas and information. if this is what you want to do, look no further because this is the one stop shop for a brilliant hobby. book up and enjoy. i loved it. happy days !!
Absolutely excellent and would recommend. Matt is an intuitive tutor. His workshop is light and airy with all the facilities one needed. Matt was so helpful and I was able to complete a piece of work, with his help, that I am proud to own. I will definitely attend another workshop.
I bought this course as a present for my wife (and myself!) and we attended on 16th May 2021. It was held in an excellent purpose-built facility in beautiful mid-Devon countryside and we spent the day there happily tinkering with 3 other students, oblivious to the pouring rain outside.
Matt is an excellent teacher and is wasn't long, with his guidance, before he turned our rough sketches into something that we could make in a day. Although we both had some experience of glass fusing, this technique of using copper strip and solder was new to us and we were totally absorbed. The day flew by and we not only learned a lot but also managed to actually produce something we were proud of. Thanks again Matt!
Excellent day I learned a lot. Mathew knew his stuff, in all areas. health and safety was good,
He kept me interested all day, letting me do as much as i was able without interference, but as soon as i started to struggle he was there to help. I will be looking to return to practice what i have learned and moor.
I attended the first post lockdown course with Matthew. Previous bookings had had to be postponed so the course was long awaited. It was well worth the wait for this 2019 birthday present! Matthew took great care to ensure that we were working in a safe environment.
He was an excellent teacher and as it was a small class we got very personal guidance with our chosen projects. My project was quite ambitious for a beginner but by the end of the day I had been guided through all the steps and came away with a piece of stained glass work that makes me feel immensely proud. I want to return to see if I can practice the skills we were taught.
Wasn't quite sure what to expect, both in relation to the course content and especially with all the Covid restrictions etc in place.
However, what a pleasant surprise. I had an enjoyable informative day and all necessary precautions both workshop H&S and Covid related were in place. The course was not prescriptive and once the basics were covered then students could focus on what was of personal interest. I returned home at the end of the day with my creation, and am looking forward to undertaking both more stained glass making and having some more tuition from Matt.
What a great day. I didn't know what to expect but Mathew soon put me at ease. He talked us through all the different ways of putting a project together and all the safety rules that apply explaining what to wear to protect yourself.
Also because of the Covid thing everything was even more safe. With plenty of space within the unit to safe distance and plenty of hand gel to use.
I enjoyed it so much as nothing was too much trouble, that I have signed up for another day in January.
Thanks Matt. See you in the New Year
Matt is an excellent teacher and very engaging. From conception to completion he was there to help guide us all. He's truly passionate about his work and passing on skills. The workshop is nicely laid out with plenty of space between students. All c-19 rules applied and where adhered too - I felt very safe. I'll certainly be returning. Thank you 😊
Thank you Matt for a really great day.
As a total beginner I had no idea what to expect, I didn't really think that I would be able to go home with a beautiful completed piece of stained glass! Matt showed such patience taking the small class of five through the tools, safety and techniques needed for the day.
I recommend this class wholeheartedly and can't wait to do another.
It was a brilliant day and I did go home with a wonderful piece of stained glass!
If you are thinking about doing this class stop.. thinking and do it! You will have a really good day and have something beautiful to show for it when you leave !
As a beginner I found the day great fun and very informative, Matt was a very patient and thorough teacher and managed to maintain a smile throughout despite constant questions from me . The information that Matt forwarded via email re. tools, supplies and techniques was really helpful . The group size of 5 worked really well in relation to social distancing and Matt was very on the ball with all covid precautions so the day felt safe as well as fun.
I would thoroughly recommend this course. Matt led us through the various techniques and then helped us to achieve individual pieces to take home at the end of the day. The work space is large, bright and airy and lends itself to social distancing. That, along with the other measures Matt has put in place meant that it felt very comfortable. A totally mindful and enjoyable day and I have already booked again!
Thanks Matt for a great day learning the basic skills for stained glass. A class size of 5 was ideal to enable you to develop your skills on your own but also to know that any assistance was not far away. Will definitely do a follow up course as it is a craft that you could do at home with great reward in seeing your completed pieces.
Had a wonderful day with Matthew - such a lovely studio to work in! Matthew is a great teacher and really made me feel that I could make the design that I chose. It was lovely to see everyone else's progress on the course as well. Would highly recommend this course and would definitely like to come back for another!
A wonderful Christmas present! The day could not have been better: Matt is a great teacher who managed to facilitate a diverse range of designs and abilities. The workshop is fantastic with plenty of workspace and equipment and was very easy to find. I suspect that everyone went home happy with something to really treasure. The biscuits were good too - thanks!