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".
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.
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! :) :) :)
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.
I have just had the best Easter weekend at Steve Robinson's glass studio. The two day course allows you to experiment with colours and techniques, on day one, and then see your results on day two, in order to complete your masterpiece by the end! The kiln opening is excessively exciting, and beyond believable that everything comes out looking so beautiful. I can't wait to have another go....
Had a great workshop day with Steve on Saturday, very informative and helpful.
Steve is a great tutor and doesn't hold back on teaching his excellent techniques.
I learned a lot on the one day course.
We had a delicious and memorable meal at lunchtime in a nearby restaurant.
Saint Davids is a beautiful place to visit, and I can throughly reccomend the course and Saint Davids.
An excellent course which Steve taught exceptionally well, giving plenty of time to all the students and very generous with materials. We had a lovely lunch at a local pub with free range on the menu not restricted to the cheaper items. My wife and I came away with 2 60x30cm panels, three tea light panels and 8 20x20cm panels between us.
What a wonderful day spent with Steve on his glass fusion class, very full on but so rewarding, delighted with the pieces I took home. Certainly intend to book another course later in the year. Thank you for your guidance and patience.
I booked this course for a friend's Hen Do because another friend had enjoyed the course previously. We had a fabulous time with Steve and we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The process was fascinating and we all loved creating our own individual masterpiece
This was my second workshop in St.Davids...once again a great experience, Steve has such enthusiasm for his craft and is always encouraging, even in times of panic and indecision-you couldn't ask for a nicer tutor.
A thoroughly fascinating, enjoyable and rewarding day. Steve introduced us to the materials and how they behave, then demonstrated the basic techniques that a beginner should try to master. Pre lunch we all concentrated on 20cm square pieces of glass to prepare for the main event of the afternoon working with 60cm x 30cm glass. Steve patiently helped all advance quickly and encouraged experimentation.
All five participants produced several very different pieces and all were delighted with the outcome when the kiln was opened on Sunday. I think that all of us intend to take part in another course next year.
If you love Pembrokeshire and love colour then a workshop with Steve Robinson is for you, even if you think you are not creative or artistic, Steve will guide you through to create a beautiful piece of work. The opening of the kiln after firing is always greeted with gasps of wonder. 'Did I make that?'
Steve is so very nice that he was pulled 5 ways to help the customers.
Sadly I lost out in this division of labour - not helped by a lady on my table who dominated time and space. Each and every sentence I had with Steve was interrupted and by mid afternoon I had been reduced to such a small workspace that I left early.
My advice would be to have a clear idea of your end product and make sure you get enough advice to complete it to you own satisfaction.
It may be worth having a male only class to avoid the decibel diplomacy women of a certain age seem to enjoy.
Results can be spectacular, even though you cannot judge the end product until the end. However, I'm disappointed in mine.
Had such a wonderful day with excellent company
Steve was a patient & inspiring instructor who had the ability to bring out the best in us all
A thoroughly enjoyable experience which I would love to repeat someday
I had an amazing day at the glass fusing workshop, with Steve Robinson and four lovely fellow learners. I cannot believe the results, and have definitely got the glass fusing bug!! I can't wait to try it again, but will go next time, armed with some definite ideas!! Even though my final panel doesn't look anything like the vague vision I had initially, I am so so pleased with it. Thanks to Steve for his unending patience and kindness.
Wow! This two day course exceeded my expectations , it was my third course with Steve and it didn't disappoint. We were introduced to new techniques which allowed us to experiment with our creativity and stretch our abilities. The joy of two days gives you the opportunity to do "test" designs as we got to fire Friday's work and see the colours that then informed what we could do on Saturday.
Steve as ever was a great teacher, helping us all to expand our thinking and skills.
I would thoroughly recommend this course I have learnt so much and created so many pieces of unique art work. Thanks to all the team.