The Purple Stained Glass Studio reviews

28 Aug 22'

Claire H reviewed: 2 day traditional stained glass course

"Such a lovely couple of days. Left wanting to go back and do more. Everyone left having made such fantastic pieces. Bonnie was supportive and honest to make the design the best it could be. Really feel Love that you can be creative and not held back on what you can make, which is what made me choose the course."

23 Jan 22'

Ursula Cox reviewed: 2 day traditional stained glass course

"I had a brilliant couple of days, learnt so much and achieved more than I expected. Bonnie is very knowledgeable, supportive and patient. Not only did she share her knowledge and experience she also made fab cups of coffee. The atmosphere was very relaxed and you are able to work at your own pace. I would highly recommend this two day course, I only wish I’d learnt this craft many years ago. I definitely want to do more. I was also lucky (Alison) other attendee was great fun, making the experience even more enjoyable. Thanks Bonnie for making it a fab 2 days."

20 Jan 22'

Alison Morris reviewed: 2 day traditional stained glass course

"What a fantastic course. Bonnie was there constantly offering support and guidance - along with lots of great cuppa's in a really great environment, and to my absolute surprise I made a beautiful glass panel and am now looking at what glass courses I can do next to build up my confidence. Thank you so much Bonnie, you are an star"

The Purple Stained Glass Studio responded:

" Thank you so much Alison. I had a lovely couple of days with you and Ursula. It was nice that you got on so well with each other too. You know where I am if you have any more questions. Bonnie"

15 Oct 21'

Sue Lyons reviewed: 2 day traditional stained glass course

"Absolutely brilliant course. I came away with a beautiful panel which I designed and made in 2 days. Also learnt lots of skills. My tutor Bonnie was extremely helpful and knowledgeable, and excellent at explaining everything clearly as we went along. She certainly got the best out of me and was always patient, encouraging and positive."

7 Sep 21'

Annie Wilkins reviewed: 2 day traditional stained glass course

"I had a lovely two days. Bonnie could not have been more patient and I came away with a wonderful glass panel that I feel very proud of. I would highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to have a go at a new craft."

26 Jun 19'

Leena Harper reviewed: Two Day Traditional Stained Glass Workshop

"My husband bought me a Craft Courses voucher as a Christmas present, and had attached the details for this stained glass workshop, as he thought it was right up my street! And how right he was! I have just completed my 2 day stained glass workshop with Bonnie Brooksbanks at Purple Stained Glass Studio, and I have thoroughly enjoyed every second of it. Being able to try a craft, that I knew nothing about, was a little daunting and a challenge, but Bonnie's expertise and relaxed way of teaching, put me at ease and helped build my confidence. I am over the moon with my finished piece of glass art and feel like I have achieved something amazing! Would highly recommend this course. Thanks Bonnie and Purple stained glass studio! 👍😁 Leena x"

12 Feb 19'

Stephanie reviewed: Two Day Traditional Stained Glass Workshop

"I thoroughly recommend this course! I learnt so much in the 2 days and am so pleased with what I made. The atmosphere was relaxed and very welcoming. I’ll definitely be signing up for the evening classes…"

The Purple Stained Glass Studio responded:

" It was a lovely two days Stephanie. You will love evening classes. See you soon. xxx"

22 Jan 19'

Jo ricketts reviewed: One day Fused Glass Workshops

"I went to Purple Glass Studio for a one day fused glass course three years ago, and was so enthused that I have been going weekly (in term time) ever since! Bonnie is so knowledgeable and keen to develop your skills. She enables you to learn, make mistakes and move on, all in a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere. I am particularly impressed with the way that Bonnie enables absolute beginners to produce fused glass pieces that they can be proud of, at lest 3 or 4 of them in a day - participants always leave with a smile on their faces, and many like me return again. I would recommend the Purple Glass Studio to anyone who wants to learn the basics, or to develop their skills, not only in fused glass but in stained glass too. You will have a fantastic day or two, and leave with something to be very proud of!"

The Purple Stained Glass Studio responded:

" Thank you so much Jo, We love having you and seeing as you now have your own studio and kiln, are hugely grateful you still come to class. And I adore the trees you have just brought in! Bonnie"

28 Oct 18'

Mrs Margaret A Forsyth reviewed: Two Day Traditional Stained Glass Workshop

"Fantastic course , very relaxed and informal. Bonnie has great teaching skills and patience. I was amazed that as complete beginners both my husband and myself managed to produce beautiful peices that we will treasure. Highly recommended."

The Purple Stained Glass Studio responded:

" Thank you for the lovely review. And thank you for sending me the photos. It was a pleasure teaching you both."

1 Jun 17'

"Mandy Goldstraw reviewed: One day Fused Glass Workshops

"I have just been on a 2 day stained glass leading course with Bonnie. I have enjoyed it so much and also learned a new skill. Bonnie was an excellent tutor, helpful when needed but great at showing how somethings done and letting you get on with it. I can't believe how much I have learned in 2 days and how confident I feel to have a go on my own. Bonnie has been most helpful with advice about equipment and supplies. All who have seen my window are very impressed, my husband says it's a masterpiece. Bonnie is very friendly and patient and made me feel very comfortable and at ease. I would absolutely recommend the course, it is such a lovely and worthwhile way to spend a couple of days learning how it's done."

9 May 17'

Stephanie Harold reviewed: One day Fused Glass Workshops

"I recently went on a 2-day course with Bonnie at the Purple Stained Glass Studio near Loughborough and it was a thoroughly enjoyable and enlightening experience. I was a complete beginner, but under her expert tuition, I actually came away with a stained glass window that I feel really proud of and can display in my home. My partner was surprised at how 'professional' it looks! Bonnie is an exceptional tutor with a natural aptitude for teaching- she is calm, reassuring and has oodles of patience. She is very flexible and tailors her course around what you actually want to learn, and if you have a specific project in mind, will help you complete it, incorporating more days if needed. In theory, you can learn how to make stained glass windows by watching YouTube videos- in practice, you can't beat hands-on tuition where you get ongoing advice and tips. I highly recommend anyone wanting to learn about the 'how to' of stained glass to go and see Bonnie- you won't be disappointed."

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