Good company (Steve, Lizzie and Kathy), brilliant guidance in converting fanciful ideas into achievable projects with gorgeous glass to take home. My daughter was really pleased with the end result. Planning helped me get the most of the day and it proved helpful to have alternative ideas. Having ideas for stencils cuts down on time although for Kathy the surprise gift led to exploration and wonderful pieces.
A note on the production of stencils would help but Steve saved the day and we managed.
Alison Hill - - #14223
I have recently completed the one day glass fusing workshop with
Steve. It was serious fun! I learnt loads and was able to spend time
exploring different techniques and colour combinations with support
when and if I needed it.
I plan to return again soon to try out some more ideas!
Veronica Wood - - #13235
A great way to spend an evening for all ages.
Steve covered all the basics inc the health and safety elements, then let us get going with our imaginations running wild!
There was no question that went unanswered, and plenty of support too.
Simply good fun, good value for money, and at the end your own piece of unique glassware 😊
Jo Llewellyn - - #11716
A great new experience with a fun, informal group of fellow novices. Steve's expert understanding,
and guidance, meant we could all (especially my 15 year old daughter) be proud of our designs.
Steve was even happy to discuss our ideas before the course; I recommend giving him a ring and bringing any stencils with you, so you can make the most of your day!
With endless creative possibilities, the resulting glassware is mesmerizing with both bold composition and intricate detail.
The only negative is that it's SO addictive!
David Hall - - #11636
It was such a privilege to spend two days with Steve in his wonderful and spacious workshop. My experience exceeded all my expectations as Steve's encouragement, willingness to share his wealth of experience and ability to coax me beyond my boundaries took me way beyond what I believed I could achieve and even stirred a few tears when the kiln was opened! I have brought home a beautiful glass panel that I am both delighted and proud to have installed as a splashback in my new kitchen! Thank you so much, Steve for all that you shared.
Jacqueline Abbott - - #8833
What a fantastic day! I really enjoyed myself and am SO pleased with what I made. Can't wait for them to be hung in place in my kitchen.
Steve is a great teacher - relaxed, easygoing, giving input and suggestions, but letting you do what you want.
I would highly recommend thinking about your design before the day and sending pictures to Steve before the course (which is encouraged and recommend anyway). That way, you know what you are thinking about is possible, and you can get on with making the necessary stencils before the day and therefore not wasting time on the day doing things you can do at home! Giving you more time to work on your piece (and maybe have time to make some little pieces too 😀)
Thanks for a great day, Steve, and good luck with the move to Devon.
Vicky Pearson - - #11624
Enjoyed the course, pleased with what I produced.
Christine Allan - - #11490
Interesting and enjoyable day. Very happy with the work that Steve helped me to complete. Felt that I learned quite a lot. Steve is very talented and produces some amazing pieces.
It would have been useful to have had the opportunity to discuss with Steve what I had planned to do prior to the day as unfortunately what I had planned was not possible so that threw me a bit and I then struggled to think of what to do.
The day was sometimes a little chaotic as there were plenty of demands on Steve’s time but we all had enough one to one support throughout the day.
Tina Webber - - #11362
I've never done glass fusion before and thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. Steve is a great teacher, very relaxed and very generous with his considerable knowedge, he ensured we all came away with a great piece of art ready for hanging on the wall plus a number of other lovely pieces that we spent the day making, what a treat ! I would highly recommend this course.
Bev Griffiths - - #11357
This was my second time one Steve's one day course. Thoroughly recommended, Steve is an excellent teacher and very skilled craftsman who is willing to share his expertise (ie you aren't corralled into doing what teacher wants but are given free reign with great input from him). We all had a great time! Very pleased with my own pieces, one already earmarked as a gift for a good friend. Will definitely be going on the two-day course next year.
Andie Ayoubi - - #11344
This course was a wonderful birthday present and the day exceeded my hopes and expectations. I am no artist but with Steve's patience, enthusiasm and expert guidance I am delighted with and rather proud of the results of my day! Lovely friendly and relaxed atmosphere with great tuition and help so that everybody gets the best out of the day. Would certainly recommend Steve's courses and I'd love to go again, just sorry that Steve will be moving from St Davids.
Sian Jones - - #10562
Steve was very patient and a great teacher. I made so many things besides my wall hanging which was great value for money. Very enjoyable day thank you !
Penny Odey - - #10512
What a great day at Steve's glass fusion workshop. Superb experience. I really don't know how he copes with us novices ,5 of us wanting his attention , he is a complete professional and an extremely patient man. I'm sure we were all delighted with our projects. I know I am ! Can't wait for another try.
KATHY MYATT - - #10500
Had a fantastic day on this excellant workshop which Steve tutors so well with great patience. Delighted with my 'masterpiece' and hope to return for another day course in the future now my mind is full of ideas. Very rewarding and satisfying experience and I would certainly recommend it highly.
Patricia Darley - - #10131
An amazing day where Steve helps ypu realise and expand your expectations to produce a piece to keep, appreciate amd be proud of.
Jane Warren - - #10083
Had a truly magnificent day at the glass workshop in St David's. This was a birthday gift from my lovely Helen and what an inspired idea!
Good company on the course and a relaxed but purposeful atmosphere. Steve is a superb artist in his own right and - thankfully - is able to transfer his knowledge to us students! We all had a great time and were engrossed from the beginning. The introduction was thorough and to the point. The transition to getting on with the job was timely - enough information to help us get going but no delay in getting down to working with the glass. Advice from Steve was helpful throughout the day - gentle pointers how to get what you're looking for and avoid the pitfalls. Good food at lunchtime and good company.
I was delighted with the results of my workshop. Just can't decide which wall now best fits my own "work of art".
Mark Fowler - - #9872
Everyone says Steve is brilliant and everyone is right. I've done this course twice now and enjoyed both times immensely. I also learnt a lot, in fact enough to make me feel that if I did it once more (which I well might), I could even make something good enough to surprise myself with. The important thing is to recognise that you can't make the kind of outstanding piece of glass in a day that it takes a professional years to perfect, although several people in the groups I was with did in fact do pretty well. Their success was partly down to Steve's excellent advice as to what's likely to work and what isn't and to his hands-on help at crucial moments, partly because they came well prepared, and partly because they took real trouble and worked more carefully than, sad to say, I did. Because Steve is a really nice person who quickly creates a friendly and enabling atmosphere - on both the courses I was on, everyone got on brilliantly right from the beginning. It may seem quite a lot of money, but given the cost of materials, energy, and the outstanding tuition provided by maybe the best person in the field, it's actually very good value indeed. The premises are also great to work in and his gallery / shop a pleasure to see.
Peter Grundy - - #9385
I had wanted to do a glass workshop for a very long time - this course was available and the date fitted in with my trip to the area! The whole day was fantastic! - I learnt so much and was able to create several great pieces with the help of Steve and the lovely cups of tea! ... the workshop atmosphere was relaxed which added to the whole experience - best way to spend a Saturday!! Thoroughly enjoyed myself and have spread the word to all who will listen... great course, great place, great people! :) :) :)
Karen Peake - - #9037
Having done a 1-day course with Steve in Sept ’16, I couldn’t wait for the 2-day course and it was fantastic. As always, he is incredibly patient and helpful while at the same time, allowing you to create your own little [or not so little] piece of beauty.
The 2-day course gives the opportunity to learn new techniques as well as being able to practice on the first day so that you can see what works and what doesn’t, still giving plenty of time to create something wondrous.
I cannot wait to book another course!
St Davids is a wonderful location and the landscape gives plenty of ideas and inspiration for your work of art.
Sian Lorimer - - #8753