The taster session was a gift and I had no idea what to expect but I was very pleasantly surprised. The evening was fun, relaxed and informative. Steve is a charming chap who is clearly a very talented artist. I collected my tea light after it had been fired in the kiln and was really pleased with the result.
My wife bought the taster course for me as a wedding present, one of the best I’ve had! Excellent course, Steve was good company and really knows his stuff, took me through the process and was on hand to help throughout. Plus the added bonus of a tea light made with my own (plus a bit of Steve’s) fair hand! Highly recommended!
Steve explained everything very well (didn't talk down to us) and was very helpful and obliging in assisting each of us achieve our desired result. He's a patient, good teacher. The day was well thought out and busy yet flexible and well paced so that each of us was able to make trial/test pieces before our main project. The advice about having something in mind beforehand was good and Steve even phoned beforehand to help me develop my ideas. A very enjoyable day and I intend to join another class in future.
I attended a workshop to make a tea light panel. Knowing nothing about glass I didn't know what to expect. Steve's guidance is both interesting and clear, with lots of ideas and support as and when you need it. I don't normally like things I have made myself but this is an exception , I am delighted with it and want to do more! I really recommend anyone having a go!
I had a wonderful 2hrs. Steve was very informative and I was thrilled with my results!!!
Fantastic day in well supported environment with a break for pub lunch. Came home with something I am happy to have on my kitchen wall
Steve is so helpful and exceptionally patient. It was a fabulous day and Steve encouraged us to make as many things in the time that we had. I had a very special project which Steve helped me to create and I am absolutely thrilled with the result. I would recommend this course for anybody who is interested in doing something a little bit different from the usual craft courses. I did the evening taster class before Christmas which left me wanting to do more. Thank you Steve, my Mum was thrilled with her ‘special’ panel.
I had a voucher from a friend for this course as she had previously done one. The class was fabulous and Steve was amazing, I am not an artistic person but even I managed a beautiful tea light glass and am very proud of it!
I am going to get my sister a voucher for her birthday and another for myself so we can do it together
A brilliant course! I had very little idea what to expect, but was thrilled by the pieces I took home at the end of the course and the process of making them. Steve is an excellent teacher. His skill, energy and enthusiasm were matched by his patience! He was there to answer all our questions, encourage, share his knowledge and where necessary ‘rescue’ things that possibly weren’t going quite to plan!
All in all it was great fun and I would definitely recommend the course. Am looking forward to the next one!
Had a great day with Steve and ended up leaving with a lot of ideas about how to use, and adapt, the techniques I learnt.
In August, we happened to stay in a holiday cottage in Devon which had some of Steve's work on display. In amongst the leaflets, we found information about the day workshops and booked a day of 'free style'. My 16 year old son, who does have some artistic ability, and myself, who doesn't, had a fantastic experience. Even as complete novices, we came away with a range of pieces art work we could be proud of.
On our course, the 'students' had a range of abilities, knowledge and experiences from none (us) to a craftsperson who was experienced in glass crafting & wanted to try out a new technique. Steve was able to adapt his teaching to effectively provide each of us with the level of teaching and support that we needed.
Lunch was excellent & was at a local restaurant which catered easily for our dietary requirements (gluten & dairy free). Steve even provided gf df biscuits for coffee breaks.
Overall, an excellent experience. If we lived closer, we would love to return to further develop our skills.
My second two day course proved as wonderful as the first - probably better.
The reason is the host Steve Robinson who is enthusiastic, humorous, patient and incredibly generous with his knowledge. He wants you to have fun and enjoy the experiences so shares not only his ideas but his enamels and Glass to enable lots of work and all helped by numerous cups of tea or coffee. I want to go again as I had such a good time and came away with a plethora of glass items. On the Sunday, the big reveal is very exciting as he opens the kiln to show the results of the second day’s work. A wonderful experience heartily recommended!
Completed the taster course with my Dad, it was great! Ha a great time with Steve and made some nice glass, highly recommend and would definitely do another course myself
Never done anything like this before but Steve demonstrated the techniques and talked us through the process. I did find it difficult at first as I was nervous of making mistakes but Steve was on hand to advise and assist. Very pleased with my fired panel and already planning to have another go with friends.
Steve is wonderfully energetic and inspiring, full of useful suggestions and ideas to help create your own personal masterpiece. The two day course is relaxed with tasty pub lunches and coffee and biscuits always available. Steve spends his time with each student and is very kind, encouraging and helpful. I will definitely consider returning to Devon for another course.
A lovely day, learning and practicing a fascinating technique. And a fabulous lunch with a refreshing G & T.
Steve has a large and well organised studio - our group all thoroughly enjoyed our day.
This course was exceptional as it was well organised and as a participant it certainly brought out creativity and it was particularly productive. There were many and varied resources in the studio at our disposal, which is very generous of Steve, therefore we could make many items.
Steve explained everything to do with glass fusing in a clear and communicative way that we could understand. He went over the names of the various resource and emphasised all the safety tips we needed to know .
Steve is very friendly, encouraging and interacted well with his learners and was always around to help, bounce ideas off and get constructive feedback from. I learnt a lot from Steve's enthusiasm, his passion for his art and him being a great tutor.
It was a really amazing course and I would highly recommend it to to anyone who is interested in any form of art and would like a day of creativity. My full day was amazing and very enjoyable, including the pub lunch, and I was surprised at all the items I produced.
I am definitely going to return to do a two day course as I throughly enjoyed the whole day and experience.
An exciting day in good company, Steve was a superb instructor with endless patience. I was thrilled with my finished glass pieces.
I am not a particularly artist person - I just love to try...under Steve's tutelage, I feel I really have created my own masterpieces which will serve as a reminder of the joy and utter peace a day in his workshop provided me with... I cannot recommend Steve's work and his workshop, highly enough... although I'd quite like to keep him a secret too, so I can easily book on another weekend :-)... he's brilliant, the day was like a week's holiday and Devon is just perfect. Rx
I enjoyed every moment, the facilities are excellent and you are made to feel welcome from the start... The glass work that Steve produces is beautiful and inspiring, he is so generous with his knowledge. Steve is a patient tutor, who makes time for everyone in the group sharing his time as equally as possible. I was encouraged to experiment with my ideas and push my creativity, which allowed me to produce several pieces of glass to take home.
Thanks for a great day and igniting a real passion for this beautiful art !!!