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!
Lucy Croft - - #26782
I've really enjoyed this term's classes and have re-enrolled for next term. I've done stained glass courses in the past, but Martin has demonstrated better and different techniques from previous teachers, making me feel confident in my ability to produce the things I want to do. The workshop facilities are excellent. Highly recommended.
Sarah Williams - - #26766
Such a lovely start to the week. The class is fun, energising, relaxing and satisfying. Martin gives just the right amount of help and advice and creates a safe atmosphere for each student to explore their own creative style using the carefully taught techniques. I look forward to starting the classes again in the new year and cannot recommend them highly enough.
Lisa Heller - - #26749
This is my third year doing Martin's course. I did a large Tiffany piece earlier in the year and managed to damage about 20 of the glass pieces. So this term I have spent learning restoration skills and have thoroughly enjoyed it. My overall skills with stained glass have improved and I understand a lot more about the process. Both Martin and Kate are excellent teachers and very patient. I can't recommend them highly enough.
Cathy - - #26725
Lovely day at Martin’s fused glass workshop making Christmas decorations. I was given a gift voucher for a big birthday and spent a very productive day with friends. Great workshop, excellent tuition from Martin, coffee and cake, what more could you want. Highly recommend.
Julia Broady - - #26721
Martin’s stained glass course is a lot of fun and ideal for beginners. Martin is the perfect teacher, incredibly patient and attentive without being overbearing. You’re given all the tools and space you need, and encouragement to make use of your own creativity on a final project. Would highly recommend!
Helen - - #26719
Attended the Wednesday morning course consisting of ten weeks. This was my third course with Martin and this time I wanted to push myself with a leaded glass window. Martin is able to get round the small group giving advice and demonstrating techniques to build up you knowledge of stained glass art.
I cannot praise Martin enough for the way he builds up your skill levels through structured projects before assisting you with your first design. If you are interested in giving stained glass a try, contact Martin you will soon be hooked.
Gary Wilson - - #26717
Martin's fused glass one day class for Christmas Decoration's was my first foray into fused glass and what an excellent introduction it was. Martin not only knows his stuff but knows exactly how to teach it to others which is a very important consideration when booking a class which initially looks a little on the expensive side. You certainly get value for money on this course because you come away with so many decorations. I would say I was "middle of the road" in this class making 22 in total ranging from snowmen, christmas trees, penguins, santa's and toy soldiers - some made more, others less.
Martin's teaching style was impeccable - clear, concise and very patient. The day was meticulously planned out with demonstrations each hour and templates but, it was not rigid and had plenty of scope for you to "do your own thing". I must give special thanks to him to accommodate a few difficulties I was having due to arthritis by finding different scoring implements to assist. I simply would not hesitate to recommend this course to anyone. A thoroughly enjoyable day and I certain will be coming again next year.
Lesley O'Neill - - #26578
A fabulous day yet again on one of Martins courses. We’ve done a few now and we’re never disappointed. Already booked in for some next year. Xx
Jane Walsh - - #26390
Fab day making fused glass decorations. Took my friend along who absolutely loved it. Made lots of Christmas decorations.
Instruction was excellent and the facilities are first class with everything provided.
Lesley Statham - - #26311
Lovely relaxed atmosphere. First time doing fused glass, really enjoyable and productive. Recommended for anyone who fancies a go. Excellent tutorship from Martin as always
Sheila Hands - - #26301
My 3rd fused glass class with Martin, and as enjoyable as ever; clear instructions and advice as needed. A great way to spend a Saturday!
Nicki Humphreys - - #26298
Really pleased I attended the fused glass course, Martin gave really clear instructions for us to make many Christmas decorations. A lot was packed into the course with several different decorations to make, everyone could work at their own pace and the whole day was really enjoyable.
Barley Oliver - - #26295
My second day course with Martin, first with fused glass. We made a lot of Christmas decorations, which was unexpected. Easy to follow instructions and ideas. Feeling more confident to try more complex patterns now. A great day.
Christine Williams - - #26280
I had taken part in Martin's stained glass courses some years ago and thoroughly enjoyed them. Fused glass seemed a slightly different course to try. I was bought it as a Christmas present and really enjoyed attending Martin's new premises. It is well equipped, plenty of space, everything you want to complete the tasks and a very relaxed atmosphere. Plenty of drinks available all day and cakes supplied by Martin at lunchtime!! I thoroughly enjoyed it and would thoroughly recommend any of Martin's courses. He is an excellent tutor. Thank you
Kearn Nicklin - - #26103
Had a great time making Christmas decorations with Martin! We all managed to make a lot more items than we'd perhaps imagined before the course. I'd never done any glass workshops before, but Martin explained all the basics needed to get started and was always there to help if any of us got stuck. There was also a steady supply of tea, coffee and even some sweets and mince pies. Already planning to go back to do one of the Traditional Stained Glass or Tiffany Stained Glass workshops!
Michaela - - #26094
As a complete beginner to working with glass I thought the course was relaxed (deceptively so, as we made lots of Xmas decs ), interesting and very informative ! Lots of encouragement and help from Martin !
The hamlet looks interesting and on a nice day I’m sure would be worth a wander round with a nice cafe and toilets.
Seriously considering enrolling for the 10 wk course.
Nina Sergison - - #26061
I attended the one day traditional stained glass workshop with Kate, and it was fantastic! Kate explained all the techniques really clearly and was patient and helpful with all the students. I really enjoyed the day and am very pleased with the panel I made. I hope to be back again soon!
Laura Mella - - #25794
Thoroughly enjoyed the day. The instructions were very clear and we had good fun. Pleased with my finished product. Thanks.
Melita Turner - - #25757
An inspiring full day which introduced me to another aspect of working with glass which I fully intend to pursue. Kate brought lots of ideas to the session and gave full explanations as we went along, was flexible and showed awareness of everyone's problems on an individual basis, I would thoroughly recommend this workshop.
Margaret Everley - - #25173