I was looking for some sort of course to do and came across this stained glass making course, and I can honestly say I'm now hooked. The studio is well laid out and has everything you will need. Martin is an excellent teacher and guides you through whatever you want to make. I'm so pleased I found this course and would encourage people to come along and give it a go.
One happy student, Helen.
I’ve been attending stained glass courses for some time now and would recommend whole heartedly. Martin has made the space COVID safe and it feels just that, while remaining a friendly and sociable place to be.
Whether a beginner or more experienced no project is too big or too small and Martin will always try to help you succeed in whatever you plan to do.
Just do it
I have been attending Martin's class for a while now and continue to enjoy the session, learn new skills and gain in confidence. Martin is an excellent teacher, enabling students to learn the necessary skills in order to find ways to express themselves in the craft.
Since Covid, and having to have a break of a term and a half, Martin has worked hard to make the studio Covid secure and it is wonderful to be back at work there. It is well organised and comfortable and Martin works hard to ensure that everyone is safe.
I have really enjoyed the course and Martin is an excellent tutor leading you through each of the different techniques and stages of production step by step. Martin has laid the workshop out very well with all the tools you need easily to hand and he has taken a lot of trouble to ensure it is COVID safe. Nice atmosphere to work in and a great opportunity to learn new skills and produce some lovely work including a project of your own.
Been taking Kate's Friday afternoon lessons. Have already made some pieces I am really proud of and looking forward to learning more when I go back in January. Martin has worked hard to make the workshop Covid safe and Kate is an excellent teacher.
A great day, loved it . Learnt loads of new skills which I used to create some lovely pieces.
Kate was a great tutor, demonstrating each skill then supporting us to complete each stage.
Really proud of what I produced
Martin is an excellent teacher. I was new to stained glass but the way he leads you through the process, making small pieces to build up your confidence to make a larger piece of your own is really well thought out. The premises are beautifully laid out and everything you need is on hand. I thoroughly recommend him and am in fact continuing as I’ve enjoyed it so much.
I have really enjoyed Martin’s weekly stained glass classes and am constantly amazed at the creativity and quality of the work everyone produces. Martin is an excellent teacher, always positive and supportive. He is very knowledgeable and skilled at working with glass and also communicates this very effectively to people with different levels of experience and confidence.
This is an excellent course. I've learned a great deal and gained a lot of satisfaction from what I've created.
Martin is a wonderful tutor-really supportive.
Would thoroughly recommend.
Kate is a really lovely tutor - offering expert advice and guidance with her infectious love for glass and her friendly encouragement to everyone. All teachers are jugglers and she is very generous with her time, sensing when someone needs extra support. She offers praise regularly - I was hanging onto receiving her rarely bestowed ‘perfect’ as much as a Paul Hollywood handshake.
The Studio is fully COVID safe and it’s a wonderful gift to switch off from outside pressures and immerse in creating.
After 6 hours every Friday for 10 weeks I have caught the bug and am returning for more in the Spring. Can’t wait!
I have been attending these workshops for the last 3 years and cannot recommend them highly enough. Both Martin and Kate are excellent in every way with expertise, patience, help, encouragement and ideas and the atmosphere is always positive and welcoming. I have attended the one day workshops in fused glass and mosaic glass and had the same experiences. Martin has adapted the workshop to the present covid situation so that it has still been possible to work in an extremely safe way, something for which we have all been so grateful.
Excellent weekly class with Martin. Good instruction and all the equipment you need. Covid safe as well. The workshop on fused glass was brilliant too.
What a fabulous day.
Yesterday I did the traditional stained glass course with Kate.
Kate was a excellent teacher, very thorough in all aspects. Nothing was too much trouble. Kate was very patient and happy to help out. Great at demonstrating all the different skills.
This is a really lovely day course that I would highly recommend. I can’t wait to do another.
The workshop was very Covid safe and clean, screens around each workstation.
My daughter and I had a fantastic day thank you, the course was fun and informative with Kate our instructor taking everyone through each stage in a manner that made the day one that we will always remember.
Great day for beginners, knowledgeable and supportive tutor. COVID-19 secure environment. Kate was patient but kept everyone motivated and moving forward, giving extra support to those that needed it. I have been working with fused glass for 5 years but learnt something new about cutting. Really enjoyable and I will be back!!
Kate was a great teacher, patient with nothing too much trouble and gave really good demonstrations of what we needed to know/do. The studio was well set out and very covid secure with screens around each bench and all tools etc cleaned. This is an excellent course and we all thoroughly enjoyed it and the process of making our pieces. I highly recommend.