Steve's glass fusion course was very relaxed but stimulating at the same time. It was both fun and very informative. I would highly recommend it to anyone interested in art, glass, and using their creative powers.
Chris Layne - - #4441
WOW!!!! yet again....what an amazing day! I really enjoyed every moment... Steve is not only a stunning glass maker, artist and designer but an extremely patient tutor ... a true inspiration to anyone wishing to undertake this workshop. Even though this is the second full day workshop I have experienced it was just as exciting to do...... it's not only creative but encouraging with continous support, clear and concise instruction. Steve is incredibly generous with skills, knowledge and with all materials to enable you to produce your own unique 'works of glass art' ... truly magic!!!
clare padfield - - #4362
Fab day that was very enjoyable. Lots of information and support whilst creating your own work. Lots of opportunities for one to one support and I came back with multiple pieces. I am just sad that I do not live close as I would be a very regular visitor. A great way o spend a special day and very much want to do it again. Keep running the days.
Mandie Webster - - #4235
This was my second workshop as I enjoyed the first one so much. It is such a great creative experience in a small size group so that you have plenty of tutor Steves advice and attention.
Steve is great fun really knows his craft and is great at coaching you to get the best product and experience from the day.
The grand opening of the kiln on Sunday is a great experience where you see the stunning transformation of your work into fused glass. I am really pleased with my unique pieces of glass that now have pride of place in my home.
I would thoroughly recommend this course.
Sarah Massie - - #4229
An extremely good day. Steve managed to get round to us all constantly, not easy when you are able to make up pieces so quickly. It is the first workshop I have ever been on (& I have been on quite a few, in varying art themes) where I actually made what I had in my minds eye.
So am very happy with all my pieces, especially the large one.
Would so recommend going on this workshop.
Mandy Rutter - - #3566
My mum and I came down all the way from Chester for this course I and can thoroughly say it was fantastic and so well worth the journey! It exceeded all of our expectations on not only on what we were able to make but in excellent teaching from Steve and great company through out the whole course, I would defiantly recomnd it to anyone who enjoys being creative!
Jan and Emily Birch - - #3559
I had a great experience on this one day course with Steve and five others.
I am not artistic, but with Steve's help and support I managed to produce a very good sunset picture looking westward from our caravan at St Justinnian.
In addition to the above I produced two smaller pictures and two tea light.
Steve is a very good communicator and can translate your thoughts to a piece of glass: his help and incouragemet is infectious.
This day with Steve Robinson Glass was a gift, worth every penny.
David Stephenson - - #3535
I attended the course as a last minute thing with a friend and I'm just so glad I did! Steve gives each and every one of the 'artists' his time, help and support although how he manages to keep so calm I'll never know! I came away with so many wonderful pieces but my main piece, I can honestly say, I am absolutely thrilled with. I think quite a few members of family will be having glass this Christmas! Can't wait to go again! Thanks Steve.
Sarah Murray - - #3527
I’m a glass artist who wanted to extend the techniques available to me and this was an excellent introduction to glass enamelling. Steve covered health and safety and made suggestions which I will be implementing for my other work. Steve’s enthusiasm for both the enamelling and the teaching of us, with all our different levels of ability was incredible. His guidance on choices of colour, (which change when fired) and techniques of getting the enamel powers on to glass was invaluable. The venue is a spacious workshop with plenty of bench space and two large flat bed glass kilns. Steve made available a large range of enamels (well over 100) and explained the results that we could expect from the ones that were used. The large panel which I made now has pride of place over the fire in the living room. I’m now dreaming enamels!
Tim - - #3522
This was a really enjoyable day's course with Steve offering amazing levels of help and guidance. I would recommend it to everyone.
It is a good idea to have something in mind, especially for the large piece you produce in the afternoon. In the morning you can do many smaller pieces, practicing the various techniques and try out the many and varied coloured enamels.
A break for lunch in the local pub gives you an opportunity to better get to know Steve and the other participants and take a well earned rest. The following day's grand kiln opening is not to be missed!
Pru Johnson - - #3520
I've attended two of these workshops and have thoroughly enjoyed them, as did everyone else there. Steve was a really good teacher, making it interesting and fun. He helped as much or as little as you liked and advised freely so that we could create our own masterpieces! Even those of us who started out feeling nervous to start were reassured and felt capable and confident to make their own piece by the end. I intend to attend another workshop in the future and have recommended these workshops to others. If I come into some money, I'd love to attend the day course!
Elizabeth James - - #2827
WOW!!!! what an amazing day! I really enjoyed every moment... Steve is not only a stunning glass maker, artist and designer but an extremely patient tutor ... a true inspiration to anyone wishing to undertake this workshop. The day was relaxed with encouraging support and clear concise instruction. Steve is incredibly generous with materials, I made beautiful pieces to take home and was excited to see the kiln opening the next day! The best Easter for a long while spent in the stunning setting of St Davids... thankyou so much... :) Clare 2015
clare padfield - - #2489
A brilliant course with dedicated tuition from a gifted, caring artist. I was one of five on a one day course, and between the five of us we kept Steve very busy all day. Although busy, Steve had time to answer every query, however complicated or trivial, and not once was I (or any of the other participants) made to feel that our query was anything other than important to him. At the end of the day we all finished with some special pieces of glass art, and I for one will treasure mine and give them pride of place. I have now been inspired to continue with glass enamelling at home in addition to my usual stained glass panel hobby.
Roger Loxton - - #2193
A startlingly enjoyable day - starting with no experience and being coached through first principles to an understanding of the medium and a sufficient sense of adventure to attempt that piece of artistry I've been pondering for years - which now hangs on our sitting room wall. Really welcoming and supportive, and a lot of fun had by all of us. I couldn't recommend this too highly.
Antony Johansen - - #2170
Excellent! Steve is massively enthusiastic, patient and supportive. Thank you for a great day. I was glad that I had had an opportunity to plan ahead - (Watched Steve making my splashback) Came home full of ideas for next time! Enjoyed and appreciated the small group because this allowed effective personal tuition as well as having other people to bounce ideas off. The quality of materials was high and the finished products were really ego boosting.
Dianne - - #2160
Just finished a really fabulous time trying out glass as a new medium for me. With Steve's help it was amazing to see how eventually I finally achieved something that is especially me in glass.
The sun is shining through a piece of work in our window and it is making me feel very proud of myself. All possible because of Steve's patience and encouragement.
The friendship, food and companionship made this a most enjoyable and memorable experience.
Ann Maull - - #2156
The four hour drive down to St David's for the course did nothing to dent our anticipation. As owners of an unused kiln we have been itching to put it to good use.
The great thing is that with just five people per course we were given as much one to one help & direction as we could take in in one day. Prior to the course I bombarded Hannah with a range of questions regarding 'other materials' that we rather fancied adding into our creations-all these she answered patiently.
We were amazed at the high quality of detail we achieved-aided by the ever attentive Steve who gently steered us when required towards our goal of creating something that we would feel proud to hang on our wall.
Many thanks for a very enjoyable day!
Michael Harrison - - #1999
A very enjoyable day, well worth the cost. We had a great demo and time to explore the materials and make samples before the excellent lunch. Afterwards we were able to make a larger piece and Steve was a helpful and patient advisor. He was generous with materials and flexible - although we were making a wall-hanging I was able to place mine on a mould and slump it. We went back the next day for the opening of the kiln and were able to take our finished work away..
Irene funnell - - #1948
I booked this course for my ten year old daughter, following an earlier short course which she had enjoyed immensely. I remained with her during the day as she had to be supervised more closely than the adults. Steve's instructional style is incredibly patient and he manages to provide help to all of the participants equally. He was careful to explain the use of enamels, how best to achieve the results that you wanted, and what factors might influence the end product. Where our choices would not have been appropriate, he nudged us in the best direction. In addition, he was very generous with the materials that we used. Achieving the right balance between instruction, safety and fun is very difficult with a diverse audience, but he did it easily.
My daughter had a really enjoyable day which we considered to be very good value for money.
Bryan Clover - - #1939
I decided to do this course after visiting The Glass Studio in St Davids. My reasons for doing so were firstly how much I admired the work on display and wanting to know a little more on how the effects are achieved.
I had an idea what I wanted to try and produce before I arrived and met up with the other attendees. I think to have a idea already in your mind is quite important as it allows to to practice on the small samplers before diving in to produce the main piece.
What I ended up with I was very pleased with. It did represent what I had in mind but with the valued help given by Steve it turned out as something very unique. It is now on display in my living room at home and certainly attracts positive comments when viewed by outsiders; even the samplers are on display at the top of the stairs.
In conclusion my feelings are that it was a really brilliant day, new things learnt and nice to meet interesting people also with a willingness to learn and experiment.
I greatly recommend this course to any one thinking about doing it.
Peter Rowland - - #1932