Kate is a fantastic teacher . Everything was clearly explained and she gave us plenty of encouragement and help if required. Really pleased with what we achieved in such a short time. Would love to do a longer course but I live too far away :(
Helen Jackman - - #18262
This course is exceptional. I have been working with Martin for about 18 months and it is my "happy place" among the stresses and strains of life. Martin is very patient, respectful and inclusive. He creates a relaxed environment and is encouraging so that I feel I am learning all the time and proud of my achievements. I would recommend this class to people of all abilities - I am definitely at the learner end but still able to create some beautiful work.
Cathy Phillips - - #18255
Just completed my first 'term' of lessons and I am hooked ! Kate is an excellent instructor and the facilities are very good. Signed up for next term and constantly thinking of the next project !
Steve Ibbotson - - #18193
Martin's class is well organised,with help, advice and input whenever required.
It's a pleasure to be in his class, I can't imagine anyone not enjoying it and learning the stained glass techniques he teaches. His studio is fully equipped and a delight to be in.
Meem Bernau - - #18181
I have thoroughly enjoyed my recent “stained glass” course and booked for the next one. Martin is knowledgeable and friendly making learning easy,his studio is large and well equipped.
I would highly recommend him to anyone interested in learning stained glass techniques.
Alan Vickers - - #18166
I really enjoy the class. Martin is an excellent teacher, giving clear instruction, guidance and help and enabling students to work at their own pace with friendly support and encouragement. There is always a positive and friendly atmosphere, and Martin is always happy to provide extra help when needed. I look forward to starting the classes again in the New Year.
Lisa Heller - - #18160
I have loved this class. Martin is an excellent teacher who is supportive and encouraging. The atmosphere is calm and relaxing and the class offers a great break from a busy life each week. I really look forward to attending each week.
Kate Marshall - - #18144
I'm in my third year of going to stained glass classes taught by Martin. I was a total novice and the first term introduces you to all the techniques needed to make both Tiffany and Leaded pieces. I enjoyed it so much I kept on going. Being able to spend a couple of hours a week focusing on making stained glass in a friendly atmosphere is great. Martin is on hand to advise, answer questions and help out when needed. Am looking forward to continuing in 2019!
Naomi - - #18124
A really great day. Bought this for my Mum's birthday and we both thoroughly enjoyed the day. No prior knowledge or skills needed. We made a number of fused glass pieces - suncatchers, coasters and a bowl. I use the coasters everyday and I still think they look fab!
Naomi - - #18125
I’ve been attending Martin’s classes for a few year. He is an excellent teacher. The classes are friendly and relaxed. I can’t recommend them highly enough.
Cath Williamson - - #18118
We have attended 3 ten week courses with Martin and both my husband and I can certainly recommend his classes to anyone who wants to learn a new hobby. We are going to attend his fusion glass courses too as we just love working with glass and the way Martin teaches. Xx
Mrs Jane Walsh - - #18116
A really good day out, I had fancied a go at lead work for a long time and this came as a birthday present. There was a nice mix of people who all got on well and Kate was very patient with us and showed us clearly what to do.
It was a full day and worth every penny (even though I didn't pay for it!) and I would thoroughly recommend it. I can see it could become quite addictive and a good stress reliever as you do have to concentrate as cutting glass with sharp instruments.
Andrew Bradbury - - #17791
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the day. Kate was great. She demonstrated everything superbly and was on hand to assist as and when required. Lovely to be able to come away with a coupe of stained glass samples illustrating what we had learnt. Highly recommended and will be checking the other courses out.
Traditional Stained Glass - - #17755
I had an amazing day, learnt so much, and thoroughly enjoyed myself, thankyou :)
maxi brown - - #17726
Kate was excellent learnt so much in such a short time. She clear and her instructions were easy to follow.
Would absolutely recommend it to others, indeed i already have.
Thanks so much (really proud of my stain. glass
steve loxam - - #17712
Really good course conducted in a friendly and encouraging environment. There are plenty of books and examples of completed projects available for inspiration. All materials and tools are provided in a designated workshop with plenty of adjacent parking. Refreshments and toilet facilities available next door throughout the day in a nice clean cafe and drinks available in the workshop.
Course started with instruction on how to cut glass shapes and layer pieces to make a sun catcher, then progresses to cutting and encapsulating foil and paper designs,, using glass powders and glass shapes to make coasters and a bowl.
Martin is an enthusiastic, knowledgeable and patient teacher who encourages participants to develop their own creative ideas. By the end of the class everyone had produced several pieces with an amazing variety of styles and techniques. We all enjoyed the course and were left wanting more. Highly recommended.
Kay - - #16744
The stain glass courses are well run. Martin leads each student step by step through the stain glass process methodically making it seem (relatively) straight forward. He is amazingly patient and happy to repeat information as required. Each class contains a variety of "students" with different skill levels and experience that are working on different projects. Martin treats you as an individual and provides you with the level of support that you require. The studio is well stocked with all necessary equipment that is well maintained. Students just need to purchase their glass for their personal projects. I would highly recommend these courses.
Sue Matthews - - #16281
Excellent course with good support and guidance from Martin who is a great teacher. He is always happy to help with your ideas and share his knowledge/tips . Very enjoyable and returning for a third course.
Donna Martin - - #16083
I have really enjoyed learning a new skill, meeting other people doing the same and creating pieces. Martin is an excellent teacher who is always very encouraging! I am looking forward to improving my techniques over the coming year.
Corinne Thornton - - #15994
Love what we do, Martin is patient and helpful and I enjoy the other participants and everyone's willingness to share ideas
Vicky Thomas - - #15968