"I recently did this one day scrap glass mosaic workshop with my sister. I have a little experience with stained glass, but my sister doesn't. This didn't matter at all as Kate was very welcoming and patient at explaining everything. We worked at our own pace, and at the end of the day all the group had a finished project to take home. We absolutely loved the day and 100% recommend to anyone. "
"I recently attended Martin's glass fusion course for the 4th time because from my first time to this one, I have enjoyed, been challenged and was totally engrossed during it. I have no art experience but Martin shows you examples of things to copy or be inspired by. He positively encourages you to try your own ideas with and uses his expertise to tweak things. The only thing i ever need is more time, 5 hours fly by. Thank you"
"Have been wanting to have a go at fused glass for some time and this was worth the wait. Martins workshop is spacious and comfortable. As a beginner I found the instruction pitched just right and had no trouble following it to create my pieces. There was a lot of choice of glass and colours so you can let your imagination go for it. I hope to go back again to have another go"
"I bought this course for a friends birthday and we attended together -Tiffany tea light .
We had a thoroughly fab day - Kate was our tutor and she was excellent at instructing us at every stage of the process . We had a great group who encouraged one another .
We enjoyed a lunch on site .
We came away with a gorgeous tea light and a day to remember - I highly recommend it . "
"Absolutely could not rate this experience more highly! My Mum, Brother and I attended for my Mum's birthday gift and it was one of the best days we have ever had! We will be back to try some of the other courses on offer.
Kate was a fantastic tutor, sharing her skills and expertise. She explained each process, as well as how weatherproof windows are made - which was very interesting! She was on hand for any questions, help or encouragement! We were all amazed to come away with something so polished and beautiful.
As a wheelchair user it was completely accessible and my needs were totally considered - which was very appreciated!
A wonderful experience and makes a lovely gift! Truly value for money! Can't wait to try the Tiffany style! "
"A most enjoyable day. The studio is well laid out with enough equipment/supplies for every person. Kate took us through the various processes of the day with clear instructions and humour. I made 7 flowers and am very pleased with them. Ideal Worksop for beginners and more experienced folk. Highly recommended "
"That was another enjoyable day at the studio. Kate and Martin are very helpful tutors and they give a lot of tips and tricks during classes. Working with stained glass is very relaxing for beginners and more advanced. I'm looking forward for next fantastic workshop! "
"Really enjoyed my day making fused glass. Martin is friendly and encouraging even if you are not artistic. He's great at making tea too. Would thoroughly recommend doing the class or buying it as a pressie for others. Have a go - its brilliant"
"A really great day making fused glass items. I had no prior experience and the instruction and support we received from Martin was excellent. Great progression in using different types of glass for our items and I can't wait for them to be fired and collected. Refreshments were plentiful and a lovely area to eat our packed lunches. I will be looking at other courses to attend. Thank you Martin."
"What can I say! My wife, daughter and myself attend the fused glass workshop, it was absolutely brilliant! Martin couldn’t have been more accommodating and the atmosphere is so relaxing.
His expertise and wealth of knowledge was in abundance.
We can’t wait to see our finished projects when they have been fired. I am definitely going to book on to one of his evening courses."
"We really enjoyed this day course. Martin is a brilliant teacher and explains everything very clearly. The workshop was relaxed and enjoyable and we made lots of different pieces of work in the time available. Highly recommended 😊"
"We had a great day and were so pleased with the end results - I have already booked another workshop!
Kate's instructions and demonstrations were clear and she was very patient. A real strength was the opportunity to be creative and have the freedom to get on with the activity with Kate's support rather than being confined to a set pattern. The workshop was so well resourced and set up for classes, which again meant that we could get the most out of the session as opposed to having to wait and share equipment as is too often the case with workshops.
Thank you very much."
"Martin is an excellent tutor and very knowledgable, he provides great support and allows you to develop your skills and encourages you to experiment and try different and interesting projects. Great facilities and a nice supportive group of fellow stain glass enthusiasts."
"I began my course last term and immediately got hooked! Martin is patient, skilled and supportive in his teaching, adapting his approach to an individual’s capability and progress. I would gladly recommend his courses to anyone and I know that others in my group have said the same. I’m hopeful that I can go on building my own skill from his excellent tutoring."
"I have been lucky to take part in Martin’s Stained glass classes for the last 4 years. I can definitely recommend them for many reasons. Martin is an excellent, highly knowledgable and patient tutor in all forms of glass creativity – Traditional leaded stained glass, tiffany, fused and painted glass. The classes take place in very comfortable and well resourced workshops (with covid safe precautions in place for the last 2 years). He is always there to teach you new techniques and support you to help you solve any problems in your work. I also really enjoy seeing the work that others are making – it is truly amazing seeing the skill and ideas of others around you. Without exception, everyone is welcoming and friendly, and happy to share their work. A great experience on many fronts – give it a go, you wil not regret it!"
"I continue to enjoy this class and have become confident in my ability to create lovely pieces of glass work. Martin is supportive and helps you to think about developing your ideas and provides valuable suggestions to enhance your piece of work."