I appreciate Martin’s patience and ability to increase one's confidence in developing skills beyond personal expectations. I enjoy the classes and want to learn more.
Izzy Martin - - #23322
Martin runs a great course in various forms of stained glass, very therapeutic, with a chance to make lovely pieces and use the wonderful medium of glass. Count me in again for the next course Martin!! I will be busy over the summer thinking about all the projects in September .
christine walker - - #23320
I have really enjoyed my first foray into stained glass making. Martin is an excellent teacher and very patient. It is very therapeutic and I will miss the classes over the summer break. I look forward to returning in September .
Lesley Statham - - #23324
It would be hard to find fault with Martin, his teaching or the whole workshop set up he has created. It's just great getting to the class each week and leaving all other stuff behind. During the session Martin is always around to offer help and guidance - but also knows when to leave us along to get on with our own projects.
Tom Heller - - #23250
This one day traditional stained glass course is excellent. I have tried fused glass, but have always wanted to try stained glass and this was thoroughly enjoyable. The workshop is big enough to accommodate 12 people comfortably - although 8 was our number - and all materials and tools are provided. It is full on concentration and help is always at hand if you struggle with any of the stages.
Today we had Kate as our tutor as Martin was with family on a much needed day off and she was very good at explaining what to do and why. I will consider doing either more workshops or a longer course or even trying the other courses available. I'm very pleased with how my piece turned out, just need to decide where to hang it. I would highly recommend these courses. Thank you.
Lesley Tollyfield - - #23059
I had always wanted to have a go at making a stained glass panel and I'm pleased to say I wasn't disappointed. Kate, our tutor, was totally lovely, patient and very supportive of all members of the group. All materials were set out in our own workspaces beforehand and she clearly explained each stage of the process so we all knew the appropriate tools and techniques to use. Everyone was encouraged to work at their own pace and we all ended up with beautiful pieces to take home. A lovely atmosphere and a fabulous experience. Thanks!!
Liz Hill - - #23064
Great instruction, I love what I've made! I had an amazing day and I would thoroughly recommend this workshop.
Judith - - #23057
I really look forward to my Wednesday morning class. It is something completely different to anything I’ve done previously. I have found some parts a little challenging but Martin has been a brilliant tutor with so many helpful tips and ideas and so very much patience! He is very approachable even when I keep needing a reminder of how to do certain things for the hundredth time !
The workshop is well equipped with everything you could possibly need. It’s a really friendly and relaxed atmosphere with all levels of ability. Martin and the other students are so encouraging and never judgemental. We have a real good laugh too.
The classes are very well organised and run well which creates a very relaxing and enjoyable atmosphere.
I would highly recommend Martin’s classes.
Heather D’Apice - - #22992
All of Martin's glass courses are excellent. Stained glass, glass fusing and fired glass painting.
Friendly atmosphere in very well equipped workshop, with excellent tuition.
Meem - - #22973
I had a thoroughly enjoyable day on the traditional stained glass course and would highly recommend it. Martin gave clear instruction and encouragement which allowed everyone to practise each stage and produce a lovely piece of stained glass to take home. The course was well paced but didn't seem rushed.
Janet Hubbard - - #22860
Brilliant day! Well organised & Martin provided very clear instructions plus he was very encouraging. I would definitely recommend the course to others.
Chris Griffiths - - #22769
Spent a great day yesterday with a superb teacher (Martin). The course managed to cater really well for a wide range of abilities and previous knowledge as well as experience of working with glass. Martin is clearly very skillful at his craft and is an excellent teacher. He paced the day well, demonstrating every step and allowing everyone time to practice before moving on. He was constantly there for support and advice whilst still allowing us to learn at our own pace. We all came away with a well made piece of stained glass.
I thoroughly enjoyed the day, learnt a great deal and would without reservation recommend this course for anyone wanting an introduction to the lovely craft of Stained Glass making.
Reg - - #22761
Great course, excellent teacher - what more can I say? I'll be back!
Yvonne - - #22494
Great working area with individual benches and all equipment supplied plus expert ands hands on instruction and guidance from Martin. It’s been a tremendous experience and highly recommended for all ages. Thanks you.
Dick Dove - - #21119
I have just started doing stained glass for the first time this term and have really enjoyed these classes.The first two projects were carefully thought out to include many of the skills required to work with glass.
Now I hopefully have acquired these techniques I will be able to become a bit adventurous in what I make.
Lydia Keigwin - - #20989
We had a great day learning some new skills. Kate was very patient with us and an excellent teacher. There was an excellent choice of glass for the design, and were really pleased with the panels we made to take home.
Would highly recommend.
Peter & Sarah - - #20979
Still loving Martin's class. He is always encouraging and nothing seems too much trouble, nothing fazes him and he appreciates each person's work and helps us all make the most of our time at the class.
I really look forward to Monday mornings!
Lisa Heller - - #20953
Thoroughly enjoyed this workshop. Kate who was leading the workshop was really helpful and patient. Obviously knows her craft very well and made the day a very enjoyable experience which would definately try again. Whilst a long day it flies by but slept well that night
Andrew Chard - - #20821
Had an amazing time and we'll worth the travel. I found it a creative and inspiring course and can't wait to do another one.
Maxine Donnelly - - #20805
Another fantastic workshop - this time stained glass with Kate.
Kate was an excellent teacher and explained everything clearly and made sure we were all understanding what stage we were on in creating our piece of stained glass...... from cutting and grinding the glass, cutting the lead and soldering (which was an experience! (: ) - all done in a friendly, relaxed environment with a wonderful group. Although it was a full-on-day you never felt rushed but I did sleep well (:
Thank you once again Kate for a great day. I will definitely be looking to book my next workshop or course.
Karen Wallace - - #20807