Really enjoyable day. Clear concise instruction, help when needed but never intrusive. I got so much done in the time and immediately booked a second day (which was just as enjoyable). Very happy with the results and would highly recommend it to anyone of any artistic level.
Got bought a gift voucher to go on the one day fused glass course and I loved it! All the equipment was organised and available, Martin was patient and knowledgeable and created a relaxed atmosphere to get creative right from the start. Would recommend to anyone!
I'm hooked. I thoroughly enjoyed this well prepared workshop. Martin gave simple clear instructions enabling us to get to grips with the techniques, we then had the opportunity to develop our own ideas. The day wizzed by, it was full of creativity, focus, information and good company, oh and cake.
I had a great time on the course, I felt a bit out of my depth at times but Kate was brilliant - really patient and helpful, and I'm still amazed that I managed to finish a picture over the course of the day (the time went very quickly)! There was a lot to take in but it was really interesting and enjoyable.
The course was quite outside my zone of experience, it was tough day concentration needed through the day and was exactly what I was looking for. The other attendees were good mixers and produced various pieces of work. I think the course could have worked better over 2 days for my standard of work, but other did finish well within time.Kate Billington ran the course kept us on our toes would like to go back on another, well done everyone.
I attended Martins fused glass course with my mum, we both really enjoyed ourselves and can not wait to see the finished pieces once they have been fired.
Martin is an excellent glass worker and teacher. We have both learned new skills on this course.
I would highly recommend the course, I know I will be attending other glass courses run by Martin.
My first experience of working with such a variety of fused glass materials. A well formulated course, no pressures, excellent tuition and so interesting. After doing stained glass in Martins’s excellent courses previously, I was amazed at the results over a one day course. So many different materials. I can’t wait to see the fired results. Would thoroughly recommend this Day course, no previous experience necessary.
Exactly as advertised A fun day providing an introduction to the techniques involved in the creation of fused glass pieces. Martin is an excellent teacher and also makes a good cup of tea!! I look forward to seeing the coasters, bowl and sun catcher in due course.
Well appointed and safely organised workshop, good car parking and great little cafe.
Martin is a very good tutor, deceptively relaxed as we actually worked hard!
Would love to sign up again. Any chance of bowls/shaped (slumped) panels day? Glass casting?
Thank you Martin.
I originally signed up to one of Martin's 12 week courses to see my friends more. To be honest, I hadn't given much thought to stained glass and didn't have a project in mind. Martin is a great teacher. He guided me through the various techniques with patience and care. He helped me design a project which was both feasible in the 12 weeks and challenging enough to keep me engaged. I'm very happy with the end result and display it proudly in my kitchen. I found his weekly class to be therapeutic and cathartic - a real escape from the daily stresses in life. There is a lovely atmosphere in the classes and everyone is very friendly. Martin even serves up drinks half way through each class - a really nice touch! The only criticism is that I'm left wanting more and I'm currently trying to think of a new project so I can begin more classes!
Thank you Martin!
The course has given me confidence around glass - cutting shaping foiling leading and assembling various designs. I have been instructed in the use of the specialised glass cutting bandsaw. Creative ideas are gained from observing work of other students as well as from Martin.
The class has a light hearted jovial atmosphere and is fun to attend.
Martin is always friendly and helpful and not only a good tutor but also happy to arrange alternative replacement sessions if for any reason it is not possible to attend all those that had been ‘booked’
Highly recommended, I look forward to continuing the course next year.
I highly recommend that you choose Martin to teach you as he is very experienced at his craft and will guide you through every detail of the piece of art you choose to make with his expert knowledge, diligence and patience and with a great deal of compassion.
Best wishes, Jenny H
I have just finished a twelve week stained glass course. As a complete beginner I found Martin to be very helpful and encouraging. I really enjoyed the whole experience and definitely recommend the course.