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
An excellent and enjoyable day. Steve was very patient and very helpful in ensuring we all came away very proud of our efforts.
Diane Moverley - - #1514
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.
Gill Welch - - #1512
Really nice course, relaxed as well as informative. Definitely recommended!
marieke martin - - #517
A fabulous course really informative and lots of gorgeous glass to take home!
Carys Rodwell - - #516