Having seen Sarah's work at a craft fair in Tewkesbury, I expressed an interest in the glass fusing workshop to my wife and this turned into my birthday present that year.
Having no experience of working with glass I was a little apprehensive but Sarah made me feel welcome [I was also the only man in the group] and very soon we were all working together and practicing our newly discovered rudimentary glass working skills.
Sarah found time to spend with us all and by the end of the day [we overran by an hour but that didn't seem to matter], we had all produced excellent pieces of glass art work.
This workshop is a great introduction to using glass as an art medium and I would strongly recommend you taking the plunge and signing up.
Evan Williams - - #23173
Sarah is ever patient with us and we have a really good time. The frustration is not doing excellent work first time. This is due to our poor skills and lack of experience, and unrealistic expectations! Sarah taught us techniques over a 4 week period. We then chose one or more of those for our final piece for the last 2 weeks. All of these skills are useful and will be used in the intermediate classes I have now chosen to do.
And she makes the best homemade biscuits ever!!
LIZ SCOTT - - #13380
Sarah is a wonderful teacher, patient, kind and genuine.
My Mum and had a bespoke class whilst we were visiting the area on a trip away, Sarah fitted us in and gave us plenty of time and encouragement to make items of our choice, showing the techniques to achieve the desired effect.
Tea and home made biscuits were an added bonus :)
As my work needed two firings Sarah even went the extra mile to personally hand deliver my work to me when passing the area, turning up on my doorstep with a smile.
Many thanks Sarah x
Heidi Davies - - #12104
Sarah is a great teacher and is so helpful in getting you to bring out the best of your talents however meagre they are. The atmosphere is relaxed and welcoming. I have learnt a lot still I started her class and will continue to enjoy the wonders of glass.
Sue Matthews - - #11934
I really enjoyed the Reindeer, Penguins and puddings course. Sarah is a fantastic teacher and explained the technique really well. The class had a friendly and relaxed atmosphere and the evening was great fun. I would definitely recommend the classes at Sarah's studio and hope to return myself for another class soon.
Kelly Davies - - #11918
My glass fusing course was a well-hinted-at birthday present and it was a great day out. Only a small group of us which meant that the day was full of good hints and loads of opportunities for Sarah to help those of us who needed more support!!! She was patient, friendly and passionate about what she does.
I would recommend this to anyone. Enjoy !!
Anne Crawford - - #11653
Having just completed a beginners glass fusion course with Sarah I can't wait to move onto the intermediate course. Sarah is an excellent tutor and happy to share her expertise Classes are relaxed with all participants able to work at their own pace and level. Projects are varied and interesting with the opportunity to try numerous techniques. Kiln carving was enjoyed by us all and used in our final pieces. If you have any interest in trying glass fusion I would certainly recommend you contact Sarah Brown. Thank you Sarah for an enjoyable six weeks, your homemade biscuits were a bonus!
Sue M - - #9325
Along with my husband & 14 yr old daughter we attended Sarah's beginners glass fusion workshop. With 6 in the class there was a great deal of 1:1 support, clear guidance on what to do & how, lots of creative input and Sarah was able to adapt to individuals requirements. We made a mixture of test pieces to learn different methods, coasters & a wall hanging & were all really pleased with our efforts.
Lovely brownies were a tasty reward at lunchtime! A really different way to spend a day.
Ann Anderson - - #8579
A great class. A lot of fun and really well taught by Sarah. Everyone had different levels of experience but we were all able to learn lots about glass and how it can be used to create individual and unique pieces. Couldn't wait every week for the next lesson, 6 weeks just flew by, now I want to go back for more.
Kim Pritchard - - #8190
A wonderful day! I learnt so much, going to collect my finished pieces today.
Sarah was accommodating and so patient with all of us learning. Great value for money I made so many pieces and really felt I got a lot from the day. Will be going back for more classes with Sarah!
Emma Hall - - #7660
A really lovely day with Sarah at her glassmaking course - I made a wall hanging as well as several practice pieces, all of which turned out amazingly well. I learnt lots of new techniques, and the whole day was just so interesting and fun. I will definitely be returning again for another course, especially at Christmas. Lovely brownies too! Thank you Sarah.
Margaret - - #7685
I was given the course as a birthday present and what a wonderful day! The time flew by and we didn't just get to make our main piece - we had lots of smaller practice pieces as well that get fired and we can keep. It was lovely to try out all the different techniques and Sarah was great. Thank you :)
Charlotte - - #7658