Kate provided a super safe environment during this Covid time while sharing and teaching us her stained glass passion skills.
Class was well paced, organised, fun and skilfully instructed. Lovely glass to choose from, interesting patterns and amazing craft developed in such a short space of time. We all went home proudly with our glass art.
Well done Kate for guiding us so proficiently.
I absolutely loved my day learning all the processes required to make traditional stained glass. I felt it was very good value for money as it is a full day and you learn what you need to if it's something you want to start doing yourself at home. I left with new found knowledge, a real appreciation of this skillful craft and a beautiful piece of stained glass which not only gives me so much pleasure to look at everyday but also to know that I created it means so much more. Kate's method of teaching worked very well. She is patient, calm, passionate of her craft and very encouraging. I highly recommend!
Would highly recommend this workshop. I attended yesterday and had a fantastic day. Never done glass work before but the instructions and help from Martin were excellent!!
Martin made us all welcome and showed us lots of techniques with plenty of chance to practise them. Really enjoyed the day.
Covid precautions worked well and would certainly be interested in returning.
Good value for money, I made a bowl, 4 coasters and about 8 light- catchers. Martin is a nice guy!
Kate Billington led the course of around a dozen people, most of whom were absolute beginners, like myself and my wife. She was very calm and thorough and seemed to generate plenty of time for individual help whenever it was needed.
By the end of the day she had taken us from how to score a straight line on a clear piece of flat glass to producing a very pleasing piece of stained glass artwork. How she managed it in the time I do not know, but I enjoyed the whole day and was amazed at the skills I seemed to pick up with her help.
Christine and I thoroughly enjoyed the one day traditional stained glass workshop we both attended on Saturday. Kate is an excellent tutor. She explained each process in detail and spent lots of time with each student when needed. Imagine our surprise to walk away with 2 finished stained glass pieces at the end of the day. We will most definitely come back to experience more and we would not hesitate to recommend this to anyone. Thank you again Kate for a great day.
Really enjoyed my day. Found Kate an excellent teacher. It was lovely to learn a new skill working with glass
Totally absorbing day. Very clear instruction. Will be returning for sure.
A very intense and satisfying day. Lots of new skills to learn and a lot to fit into the day, but Kate kept a very calm atmosphere and was always there when anyone needed help! Everyone got on well and supported each other, and we were all very proud at the end of the day with our finished items. It was very interesting and we all learnt a lot, and had a lot of fun at the same time. Thanks Kate for your expertise, humour and patience !
Great day, good fun and scope to be creative. Martin is an excellent tutor. I highly recommend this and all his other courses
This was an excellent day covering many skills. Kate was a superb teacher. She explained everything so well and was very encouraging and patient. I needed a lot of help being a rather non crafty, non practical individual. The final piece was stunning however with help! I did enjoy the day but found it quite intense.
The soldering right at the end finished me off - wish I had had time to practice this skill. Thankfully Kate stepped in doing the job otherwise I might still be at the studio! I do fancy the mosaic workshop however with no soldering in sight. Thank you for the experience.
Very good quality of teaching and materials. For the length of the day I would have preferred a slightly earlier start 9am/9.30am.
Had great day. Kate was really helpfull. Definitely be back for more.
Having never worked with glass before I didn't really know what to expect. The workshop was excellent, Martin was a great tutor and the day exceeded my expectations. I was amazed by how much we made during the day. I will be booking again.
This was my second fused glass workshop as I was hoping to build on the experiences gained in the first one and it didn't disappoint. A completely absorbing day, Martin is an excellent tutor and always sensitive to each individual's needs. The atmosphere was always relaxed and nonthreatening and everyone was encouraged to develop their ideas and Martin was quick to give further explanations and help when necessary.
I would thoroughly recommend this workshop to anyone whether they are familiar with glass work or not.
This is another of Martin's courses that my husband and myself have attended and yet again it has been amazing. We will be booking on other courses with Martin. We’ve already done two x 12 week courses and a Christmas fused glass course and we just can’t get enough of them.
Fabulous hobby to do together.
The course was well organised & Martin is a good tutor. I have never worked with glass before and I was amazed how many pieces I produced. I loved it.
My husband bought this 1 day fused glass class for Christmas for my daughter Becky and myself. Both of us had a brilliant time and I would recommend it to anyone interested in trying something new as a hobby. We both had no past experience and were a little nervous to begin with. Martin put us both at ease. He had a brilliant way of teaching whilst at the same time allowing us to find our own individual style. The class sizes were just right and before we knew it we were chatting with others and enjoying sharing our ideas and achievements. The time flew by. Becky couldn’t wait to ask what we were going to try next. Thank you Martin. I will be in touch soon to arrange another visit.
If you're interested in starting out in stained glass I can really recommend the ten week course. The course itself is well structured with three separate projects (the third being your own design), the studio is modern and well equipped, and Martin is an excellent teacher. I loved it, and will be going back for more in the future.
I attended this course with my 16 year old daughter and we totally enjoyed it.
It had a lovely relaxed atmosphere but we learnt so much and are totally hooked!
I've signed up for another course and have lots of projects I can't wait to get on with, with the reassurance that I have expert help to hand when I get stuck.
All the students on our course ended up making very impressive, professional looking, final pieces.
I can highly recommend it!