Redcurrant Glass reviews

18 Mar 23'

Mrs Anne Alston reviewed: 5 week course- Stained Glass

"What an amazing course! I wanted to be able to create my own design using coloured glass and the incredible skills involved in stained glass making. I am astonished at how much I have learnt and extremely proud of the result. Karen is knowledgeable and very encouraging and provides you with all of the equipment you need. This is a beautiful craft and I am very enthusiastic to continue honing my new skills. "

1 Mar 23'

Shirley Butterworth reviewed: Silver jewellery making -Ring Taster

"Had a lovely relaxing afternoon with Karen. She is easy to talk to, experienced and a good teacher"

22 Jan 23'

Rachael Clark reviewed: Silver jewellery making course

"I really enjoyed this course. Helpful tuition from Karen, she was happy to answer my many questions! The atmosphere was friendly and relaxed, and I learned a lot. "

13 Dec 22'

Jo reviewed: Silver spinner ring workshop

"I loved the spinner ring workshop. Really enjoyed learning new skills and Karen was incredibly patient with me, and we had a good laugh for the afternoon. Highly recommend. I'm really pleased with the ring I made and support I got to make it look much better than it would have otherwise! :D"

28 Nov 22'

Alison reviewed: Silver jewellery making -Ring Taster

"Thank you, Karen, we had a lovely introduction to ring making and came away with 2 hand made rings. Karen was really friendly and knowledgeable. I would not hesitate to recommend the course to anyone."

27 Nov 22'

Denise Hayton reviewed: Fused glass Christmas decorations- taster

"A friend and I attended a fused glass Christmas decorations taster course. Prior to the day, Karen sent useful information and answered questions promptly by email. On the day, she was welcoming and gave us plenty of clear instructions. The youngest attendee was 8years old and the oldest in their 60´s, but Karen was never condescending; she was keen that we should all produce pieces we were pleased with. She had lots of resources available and encouraged us with suggestions and was always positive. We made far more decorations than I expected and it was interesting to have the techniques and materials explained as we progressed. She is obviously very busy but will still find time, after firing them, to tie coordinating ribbons on thé decorations before they are ready for posting/collection - that really is going the extra mile! We finished the workshop with mince pies. It was a really good course and my friend and I are now considering one of the other courses on offer. "

Redcurrant Glass responded:

" Thank you "

2 Nov 22'

Barbara McManus reviewed: Silver Clay jewellery making

"The silver clay course was excellent. Karen gave us knowledge allowing us to reproduce the work completed at her workshop. I will certainly be booking in for another of her classes"

16 Oct 22'

Freya Silva-Phillips reviewed: Silver jewellery making -Ring Taster

"I really enjoyed myself and Karen was very helpful."

9 Oct 22'

Candie G reviewed: Fused glass workshops for all

"Had a wonderful time at this workshop with Karen. As a beginner I found she explained everything in simple terms and we were very soon ‘hands on’ making our own items. I was very impressed with the materials and equipment available for our use, so much different glass to choose from, all colours of frits and stringers and paints, and I learned how to use the grinder. I was delighted with the pieces I made - we made two smaller pieces in the morning and then we were free to make a larger piece in the afternoon of our choice - I can’t wait to see them finished after firing. I would happily do this workshop every weekend if I could, and have no hesitation in recommending Karen - excellent teacher and very friendly and hospitable. "

20 Jul 22'

Pamela Frearson reviewed: Fused glass workshops for all

"I cannot recommend this craft day enough. As a complete novice I was not sure what to expect. Now looking to return again and again. Excellent host, location and lunch! Good pace and easy sense of achievement with 3 pieces to take home. Absolutely loved it. Thank you Karen!!!"

21 Mar 22'

Julie and Carolyn reviewed: Silver jewellery making -Ring Taster

"Had a lovely morning in the workshop. Completed a beautiful ring and gained new skills for soldering with silver and polishing off for a professional looking piece of jewellery. Thank you Karen."

8 Mar 22'

Margaret Bullock reviewed: Fused glass workshops for all

"The one-day Fused Glass Workshop run by Karen Redmayne proved to be a hugely enjoyable introduction to this craft. I had never done any glass fusing before and so I was an absolute beginner. Karen was highly organized and informative about the arrangements for the day. In no time at all after Karen's expert demonstration and explanations, I was making my first pieces. In this first foray, under Karen's guidance, and with full access to the equipment and materials on offer, I made two coasters and a shallow bowl! A brilliant day and productive day. I can't wait to see my creations once they are fired! Karen makes her workshops relaxed and fun. She has a real talent for imparting her skills and knowledge to the uninitiated. Great value for money. I will be booking again with Karen and I will be spreading the news. Margaret Bullock"

2 Mar 22'

Sian reviewed: Glass bead making / lampwork

"My husband and I recently did this workshop and loved it. Karen was very knowledgeable and made us feel very welcome throughout. We've previously done glass blowing so were excited to work with glass again and learn how it was different with lampwork - Karen was very patient answering our questions and we quickly begin making beads. We made several beads each over the five hours, using different glasses and learning techniques to add spots, stripes, etc. Karen was a great teacher, guiding us while encouraging us to experiment with different designs/colours and glass. Karen also kindly provided us with lunch, taking our preferences into consideration. We really enjoyed it and will definitely be going to another of Karen's classes in the future."

13 Nov 21'

Eleanor Duffy reviewed: Fused glass workshops for all

"Karen was very friendly and welcoming. She gave just the right amount of direction and guidance and so there was soich lovely art work to get inspired by. I had a lovely time and I would highly recommend it"

27 Sep 21'

Wendy B reviewed: Fused glass - fossil vitra

"This was a great course with an excellent tutor in Karen. I learnt a lot in a relaxed and friendly environment with Karen encouraging me to try various techniques. I was shown and given the opportunity to make trial pieces in the morning with the afternoon making 2 larger pieces. I would highly recommend this course to anyone wanting to try the Fossil Vitra process"

27 Jun 21'

Debs reviewed: Cold Enamelling/ Enamelling

"Perfect balance of information and inspiration ?"

25 May 21'

Helen Tomes reviewed: Stained glass course - 2 day

"I thoroughly enjoyed this two day workshop. Karen was an excellent and patient teacher, who was on hand at all times - giving assistance if asked, but otherwise leaving me feeling that I had achieved my stained glass panel all on my own! This would be suitable for a beginner, or anyone who has done a little stained glass work in the past and needs a refresher. Having refreshments provided was a bonus too. I felt safe in the reduced size group. Give it a go!"

Redcurrant Glass responded:

" thanks for your lovely review Karen"

16 Jul 20'

Fiona Ibberson reviewed: Silver jewellery making course

"I bought this course as a 16th birthday treat for my daughter and we loved it. Unfortunately the first date had to be cancelled because of lockdown but Karen contacted us and offered alternative dates as soon as she was able. The studio was well set up to provide distancing measures. Both my daughter and I came away really pleased with what we managed to achieve with Karen's help. Karen was really friendly, patient and explained well what we needed to do. I would highly recommend the course"

22 Nov 19'

Andrea reviewed: Fused glass workshops for all

"Really enjoyed the fused glass workshop. Karen explained the different types of fusing, demonstrated how to cut the glass with plenty of help and advice on making my own pieces. I made a coaster size hanging, little dish, sushi plate and even had time to make a pendant at the end of the class! Can’t wait to see my artwork when they’ve been fired! I’d definitely recommend the class and I’m going back for more glass fusing soon!"

10 Nov 19'

Rebecca reviewed: Fused glass workshops for all

"I had a fantastic time on this course. Karen was friendly and informative and really helped me let my creative juices flow! We got great instruction, plenty of materials to pick from and beautiful ideas to get you started. I love the pieces I created and had such fun doing it!"

25 Jul 19'

Pam Young reviewed: Fused glass workshops for all

"My daughter and I went on the fused glass course in July 2019 and thoroughly enjoyed it. I made 2 coasters and a larger square piece too. Karen gave excellent instruction on how to cut glass and other techniques when we first arrived and then we started making our unique works of art! Karen was very friendly and patient and gave advice when needed. There was a great afternoon tea for lunch and plenty of coffees and teas. I am now really looking forward to seeing what my work looks like once it has been fired and sent out to me."

24 May 18'

Suzy Berry reviewed: Fused glass workshops for all

"Me and my boyfriend went for a day course in fused glass at the beginning of May. Karen was friendly and welcoming from the moment we arrived. It was easy enough to find and Karen kept in contact before to make sure we knew where we were going. We’ve never done anything like this before, Karen was extremely knowledgable and taught us everything we needed to know for the day plus a bit more! It was great fun and a lot easier than I thought it would be. She gave you the flexibility and guidance to practice and then create your own mini masterpieces! We came away with 2 coasters each and a bigger peice, my boyfriend made a bowl and I made a clock (a bit more complicated but Karen helped me through it!) it’s a great fun day and a really good price, the lunch was lovely and we got to sit outside. I’d definitely recommend it, we were complete novices but the other lady who joined us had done some before and Karen handled the different level of knowledge and expertise like a pro."

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