What a great day, Martin made us all feel very welcome. He gave us all great instruction and with his guidance we were able to produce some lovely pieces of work.
The day was full on and good value. Can't wait to collect my work. This is the second workshop I have attended with Martin McAssey Glass, the first was the Traditional Leaded Stained Glass workshop, which was equally great. I'm hoping to book the Tiffney Glass next year. Highly recommended.
Fused Glass One Day Workshop:
Loved every minute of it!! Had previously attended a one day workshop and produced a beautiful piece with the lovely Kate. It was nice to meet Martin this time who was just as lovely. Both very welcoming and very quickly made me feel at ease. I was thrilled with the pieces I made and can't wait to see how they look once they have been fired. Excited :-) !!! Thankyou for such an enjoyable day, can't wait to do another *****
This course is energising , fun and immersive, a complete detox after a hard week at work, thank you. Martin structures the day well with demonstrations then lets you get on with it, advising when asked for. As a complete novice and not being particularly arty, he was reassuring and I was delighted with what I managed to complete and inspired with ideas for another workshop. Looking forward to seeing them after they've been fired.
Attended this course yesterday, a total novice. Martin was very knowledgeable and extremely helpful. The course was excellent, I was very surprised by the amount of pieces that we produced. I would thoroughly recommend it, and am looking forward to returning in the future. Thank you Martin.
This was a fantastic workshop. Martin is a great teacher. We learnt a lot and all produced a number of pieces. I would have no hesitation in recommending it.
Great class. Martin is very helpful. He builds your confidence with one of his basic designs then lets you design/choose your next project. Excellent class and addictive. I have signed up for next term and have started buying equipment from Martin so that I can continue my project over the summer.
I joined the group feeling very nervous, but quickly felt at home. The class moves at your pace, learning all the basics and then allowing you to develop your skills while designing your own projects. Always supported by Martin who explains and demonstrates as many times as you need. I can’t believe how fast the time in classes flies and you realise how much you still have to learn.
Beware it is addictive. Once you start you cannot stop
Ohhh I have become very addicted, the course has been such a joy, but the time goes so quick, I am left wanting more. Martin creates a calming, friendly supportive atmosphere he is a fabulous teacher, supportive and calm, I'm so happy I found this place. Just can't wait for September the 9th to start all over again. Massive thanks to Martin.
I have been attending these courses for quite some time now and can thoroughly recommend them both for the tuition given by Martin and Kate and the atmosphere generated which is usually one of friendly, happy calm in a Covid secure workshop. During the last course Kate was not only helping the beginners to develop their skills but also keeping an eye on the rest of us and giving help, advice and encouragement where necessary. Looking forward to returning in September.
Another enjoyable, fun day and at the end the excitement of waiting to see how the pieces turn out.Martin is excellent at putting people at their ease and giving them the confidence to try their new skills and develop their ideas so there is always a mixture of new comers and returnees - like me!
a joy as always! I Have been attending Martin's glass class for quite a while and even though I have no more space to put my completed projects I would really miss the classes if I stopped going.
what a lovely day. Kate was an excellent tutor, the workshop was airy and well organised. I really enjoyed making the panel- everything was explained well and Kate was really good at checking if you were OK but also letting you get on and do it yourself which gave a great sense of achievement. I will definitely be going back again for another workshop!
An excellent course in a covid safe venue. Martin has ensured that each attendee has their own personal area and tools. The tuition is of an excellent standard, appropriate to those completely new to fused glass and those with some experience. Martin supplies a wide range of beautiful resources that are all included in the course payment. The workshop is within the grounds of Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet, a delightful place with easy parking and access to a small cafe. A truly delighful, relaxing day, highly recommended.
Great course Kate! Thanks for your patience and guidance. I highly recommend this course. Full on and rewarding.
I have just completed a stained glass course with Kate Billington. As a complete novice at the start, it was gratifying to be able to start creating from day 1 and make steady progress. I was well and truly hooked and signed up for another course almost immediately. The time flies during the session and it is a complete oasis of enjoyment and calm in a busy life. I can thoroughly recommend it.
I had such a fantastic time today learning/relearning how to create Fused glass pieces. Martin was so helpful and happy to advise me on anything I needed. I can't wait to collect my pieces. This was such a lovely day I'd like to do it again.
Martin was so knowledgeable and helpful throughout the day, I had an absolutely brilliant time. He provided all the tools and equipment and was happy to offer advice, but he also let you go in your own direction with each piece if you wanted to. The number of pieces you are able to make in one day is brilliant and I would love to do this workshop again! 100% would recommend!
This is the second course I attended with Kate within two weeks because the first one (leaded glass technique) was so good!
The Tiffany glass course is just as good and Kate was a great teacher again; she gave excellent instruction and answered any questions we had about the technique and materials.
Martin is an excellent tutor. He’s very patient, knowledgeable and friendly. Martin encouraged us to be creative and as we want to be, is on hand to after advice and encouragement. Martin has adapted the working area to make it covid safe and provides plenty of sanitiser for use all day, but in no way does this make the day less interactive. You have the chance to make lots of pieces so lots of opportunities to experiment with all the techniques Martin shows you. I would absolutely recommend this one day course to anyone and don’t worry if you don’t think you are creative you will be with Martin’s help.
Such an enjoyable day. Martin is a very patient, attentive and encouraging teacher and is generous with his knowledge. I loved that Martin was happy to give us freedom in creating our own designs. I recommend it to anyone with an interest/knowledge in the making of traditional stained glass as it complents this skill perfectly. A very relaxing day. I will be booking another course here without doubt!