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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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..
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.
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.
Amazing day spent with Steve & 4 others. I thought that we would only be making 1 glass piece but it was great to practise & get the hang of using the enamels before lunch (2 small items completed) & all to have all afternoon for our 'show stopper' piece! Steve was so helpful & very patient answering all our questions & guiding us to achieve what we all individually wanted to do! Will definitely give it another go next year.