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.
Alan Caunt - - #19005
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.
Jean cooper - - #18826
Fused glass Christmas decoration workshop. This was a thoroughly enjoyable day. I couldn’t wait to collect my glass, and I wasn’t disappointed, would definitely recommend!
Nicki Humphreys - - #18782
Very enjoyable. Martin is a great tutor, helpful and patient
Catherine Sikakana - - #18751
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!
Lucy - - #18716
I really enjoy coming to the course. Martin is a very good teacher and is always really helpful with whatever projects we are working on.
Sue Owen - - #18666
It was great to learn new skills and the atmosphere of classes was friendly and warm. I am happy that i can now go on and make pieces of my own having had excellent instruction from the tutor Martin.
Jean Tracey - - #18627
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.
Alan Caunt - - #18614
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
Jenny - - #18612
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.
Jackie Bowie - - #18604
Class environment is relaxing and allows you to develop your skills without judgement. Some of the creative work being produced is astounding.
Izzy Martin - - #18602
As a beginner I found the course excellent with Martin taking us 3 beginners through the basic techniques via 2 projects. After these Martin guided us through our own projects.
The class had a mixture of levels of skill which was good as I could chat to more advanced classmates about their projects.
Martin was very good at sharing his time with everybody, plus he makes a good cup of tea! His classes are relaxed and friendly making learning easy
Geoff Andrew - - #18599
I have been wanting to take up a craft as a hobby for sometime but struggled to find something that appealed as most craft courses seem to be based around sewing. My search is over! I have just finished my first course and have loved every minute of the Friday morning stained glass course. I'm really pleased with my first two 'practice' pieces and have nearly finished my own third piece. Kate has been a great teacher; she is very knowledgeable and patient. She explains and demonstrates every stage of the process and and never seems to mind my asking her to show me how to do something again for the umpteenth time! Now I just need to think of my next project ready to start the next course in January....
Jacqueline Walker - - #18455
I came across Martin’s workshop whilst visiting an open day at the Hamlet. I had never thought of doing stained glasswork before but immediately thought of a window for which we needed a stained glass panel and decided to make my own. I was inspired by the work which students were undertaking, the workshop and the atmosphere. Having completed 3 terms the window is now done and even my husband was impressed! Martin is very encouraging and inspires confidence in moments of doubt. There doesn’t seem to be any problem he doesn’t have a solution for and will ensure every piece is a success. I am in awe of the work students undertake under Martin’s guidance and have now signed up for a 4th term.
Julia Greenwood - - #18448
I attended an introduction to fused glass workshop run by Martin. Not having attended a workshop before I was a bit unsure of what to expect but I needn't have worried. The workshop is held in a beautiful location and the facilities in the room were fantastic. Each person has an individual work-bench with all the tools required in the glass fusing process so no having to share and wait for people to finish. Martin has a huge amount of experience in working with glass and was an excellent tutor - clear instructions and on hand to help. There was no pressure to complete a certain amount so everyone could go at their own pace. Overall I absolutely loved it and will definitely be booking another workshop.
Karen Wallace - - #18418
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