"I've never tried working with stained glass before but after 2 days with Brian I'm hooked! The setting was perfect, bright, relaxed and plenty of room. Brian talked me through the process and at the end of the two days i left the studio with my first piece of work and a good understanding of the process. I look forward to future courses with Brian."
"I could not recommend this enough! Brian is a great tutor who really helps you create a design you will love. He has art books on hand to inspire & so many of his own incredible makes around the beautiful building you cant help but feel creative.
I have never done any glass work before and have come away with a wonderfully sizable piece (aprox 130cm by 30cm) which I'm incredibly proud of and know my friends visiting the garden will love (and probably be slightly jelous of). The price of this course, for the amount you learn, the final piece you can create and the fun you will have, is worth every penny and much more!
You can also buy some unique handmade pieces like jewellery and cocktail stirrers which he sells online but getting to see them in real life (without extra postage) is a special treat.
Thanks so much for a wonderful few days!"
"Brian's courses are excellent, he is very laid back and makes learning easy, fun and stress free. I don't consider myself to be creative but with Brian's help and guidance I was able to achieve far more than I had ever imagined, and I am thoroughly delighted with the results. I highly recommend his courses."
"The course was fun to do , Brian was easy to get on with and really knew what to do and told us in a way that’s easy to understand, the panel I made had a tree in the middle of it. It was fun to scratch out and looked really well done, the work shop was in a old chapel and you felt at home there , I would recommend the course to anyone that wants to try glass in all its forms"
"What an amazing two days!
I had looked forward to this course for a while and was definitely not disappointed. I believe that its success is down to the relaxed and calm atmosphere created in this gorgeous little building by Brian. He has the patience of a saint and has a knack of gently guiding you through the process without taking over. Luckily he also has a good sense of humour which is essential at times! I even had a private little corner where I could eat my lunch or curse quietly if things were not quite going to plan!
Thank you Brian for teaching me so much about the process in such a short time. I shall definitely be back!"
"I'd been interested in learning to glass paint for a while and found this course during lockdown. I attended the course as soon as the restrictions were lifted. Brian's keen attention to the social distancing protocols meant that I felt safe to spend the day in the chapel — a light, airy and well equipped space, perfect for the class. Brian has a relaxed, patient and informative teaching style and I would highly recommend a day in the chapel studio to create some amazing pieces of art. I now feel confident to have a go at scraffito glass painting myself and plan to go back to the chapel for another course soon."
"Brian is an excellent tutor and his studio is a beautiful and inspiring setting for learning. The course is ideal for anyone - Brian demonstrates the techniques very clearly so that you can produce your own pieces of work with confidence. I had no previous experience of sgraffito or glass painting and thoroughly enjoyed the whole day and was very pleased with the pieces I made. Thanks to Brian I now feel I can experiment with the techniques and make progress on my own. I would highly recommended this course to anyone interested in creating beautiful effects with glass."
"I found this course very enjoyable and educational. Brian patiently teaches you the techniques required to make your stained glass panel, in his beautiful workshop in a converted chapel. He has plentiful ideas and experience to make your design a success. The perspex screens and PPE mean you feel safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. I definitely recommend!"
"I have enjoyed every minute of Brian’s fantastic course, making a stained-glass panel which has far exceeded my expectations. If I could give more than 5* I would. He is a first -class teacher, guiding his students through all steps of the process, from original design through glass cutting, leading up, soldering and polishing, in a calm, unhurried way with good humour, tea and biscuits thrown in. He always goes the extra mile to assist you in making sure that your initial ideas are brought to fruition. His studio (in a small chapel building) is in a quiet location – a sanctuary of peace and creativity where you are surrounded by some of Brian’s amazing creations to inspire you. I am already planning for the next course and can’t wait to get started. If you have even only a slight interest, I would urge you to take the plunge and do this course. You will not regret it."
"I come from an art background and wanted to try something different. Brian is great at understanding your ideas and turning them into reality. His enthusiasm for his craft encourages you to push your ideas further. Brian has opened my eyes to new techniques that can be applied to my own paintings. I look forward to more opportunities to experiment further in creative glass techniques in widening my creativity inspired by what I’ve learnt on this course."
"Brian has a great sense of humour which he needed to have with me. He was very patient, encouraging and helpful. He is very knowledgeable about all stained glass techniques and adapts his teaching to all skill levels even complete beginners! I managed to produce three pieces of stained glass all of which are on display in my house and I am very pleased with. I would highly recommend this course to all interested in stained glass. Seeing Brian’s work is truly inspiring."
"Brian is such a patient, inspirational teacher, with a wealth of experience and expertise. He has a gentle, fun way of imparting his knowledge and I have really enjoyed learning all the different skills involved in making a stained glass panel. I am looking forward to doing a further course some time over this year and would definitely recommend this course for beginners like me. I've had a great time!"
"This is a fantastic course where you will learn all of the fundamental techniques for creating your own Stained Glass panel. Brian is an excellent tutor with many years of experience and he will help you get the very best out of the design and the piece that you create. I really enjoyed the course and am already looking forward to booking again so that I can create another piece. The course is run in a fantastic studio surrounded by Brian’s works of art. Really good."
"A fabulous course. I bought a weekend course for my mum as a birthday/christmas present and had to go with her of course! Brian is an excellent teacher and without really knowing it he helped us convert our ideas into a great bespoke piece over the course of the weekend. We had a great time enjoying the creative process, loved the lead work enjoying our first real attempt at soldering which was lots of fun! Be bold, be creative whatever the end result is it will be unique and you’ll be proud of your achievements."
"A fabulous day with a skilled and welcoming instructor. The studio is lovely and plenty of creative space. Brian shares his knowledge and opens a wealth of possibilities beyond the project, which was fun, comprehensive, and satisfying but also absolutely suitable for all levels of experience."
"Very enjoyable and educational day spent with Brian. Brian is generous with his wealth knowledge in all areas of glass and it was inspiring working in his lovely studio. It was great to learn a new technique and thoroughly please with my boat. Can't wait for my finish boat to arrive after firing."
"Brian has a wealth of knowledge and experience in stained glass techniques. I spent 2 days learning from him and have come away buzzing with new ideas. His new studio space is great - very spacious and really well equipped. Thanks Brian...I really enjoyed learning from you."
"Brian is one in a million. Patient, creative, giving you space to experiment but knowing you have an expert tutor on hand. I learnt so much and have so many creative ideas rushing around my head, I will just have to go back to do more glasswork. Brian is thoughtful and helps you push your thinking on and allows you to try different things; all in a day! Wonderful!"
"I attended a two day course to make a stained glass window for my hall. Brian was very knowledgeable and a great teacher. I am so pleased with my results I am looking forward to going back to do more with him. I thoroughly recommend this studio."
"I thoroughly recommend taking a course at North Wales creative glass studios. Brian is a very knowledgeable, generous and kind teacher. The course I took has really taken my glass making to a new level, particularly my mould making. I'd recommend either someone who works in glass or complete beginner's to take a course here, you'll learn loads and have a lot of fun."
"I would highly recommend a course here with Brian.
Great day, learnt so much will be booking again shortly.
It's great to be taught by someone so talented and passionate in what they do.
"I really wanted to learn scraffito... I am also a lino cutter and doodler... and this fitted the bill exactly... everything was explained clearly and I even learnt how to make the little boat to stand the sail in... so I felt that I had learned a great deal... not only did I come away with a beautiful little boat... I also now have lots of new knowledge that I can apply to other bits of my glass making. Thank you Brian. I thoroughly recommend the course."
"This was my first time with stained glass... and I made a panel that even I was impressed with! Brian was patient and clear with his tutoring... and I felt there were endless possibilities to what I could do.. a lovely couple of days in his new studio and I came away with a treasure... thank you Brian... thoroughly recommend the course."