I have been on several of Deborah’s courses. Each one has taught me so much. The Christmas workshop is always a favourite. Whilst you are learning new skills, you have such fun making wonderful Christmas decorations. Debs is always on hand to teach, support and give advice where needed, so no matter how skilful, or not, you are, you will always go home feeling as though you have achieved something wonderful. The afternoon tea was truly scrumptious. The Bailey’s tiramisu was so delicious. I can’t recommend Silver Zebra courses enough.
Karen Brierley - - #26414
This is now a firm fixture on our Christmas calendar! A wonderful day creating beautiful fused glass objects.
Gorgeous handmade potential Christmas gifts for your house, tree or friends if you can bear to give them up!
Great supportive tuition, great company and a fab festive afternoon tea! Baileys tiramisu is divine. I always learn loads of new stuff every time, Deborah has so much knowledge, it’s always a joy to attend a Silver Zebra workshop!
Rebecca Knowles - - #26398
Having previously attended a beginners course it was great to be able to return to a Christmas workshop. So many different projects were made - small Christmas tree decorations, glass wreath, birch tree panel, personalised bauble and more. Deborah supervises carefully so everyone is using a good technique. One of the highlights of Silver Zebra clases is the great catering. For this course we had an Afternoon Tea including sandwiches mulled wine and mini desserts. With carols and mince pies too it was a great way to get in a Christmas mood. Thanks - hope to come again. Alison
Alison Humphries - - #26366
Very much enjoyed the workshop and produced some lovely items and learnt a lot. Deborah was very supportive, is a great teacher and very knowledgeable about glass. Very much enjoyed my workshop. Would absolutely like to join another course soon. Also we were well looked after, supplied with tea and coffee and a lovely lunch. Would highly recommend.
Pauline Vickers - - #25462
I attended the 3 day course after my first visit to the studio to attend the amazing Silver Zebra Christmas one day course, Deborah is so knowledgeable and supports you through each project encouraging creativity and embedding the necessary technical knowledge for each piece. You go home bitten by the glass bug and can't wait to collect your finished projects; always amazing, you learn such a lot each time you visit. I will be booking on the Christmas course our 3rd) with my friends, I can't wait, and those lunches are absolutely delicious! Thanks Deborah!
Rebecca Knowles - - #24428
Fabulous! We have been on several glass workshops here & each time found it value for money, relaxing, beautiful lunches & we made some really great projects.
My wife was hesitant to go on a glass course but with Deborah’s guidance we soon got into it. She’s a fun knowledgeable tutor & doesn’t skimp on materials. There’s a box of off cuts you can help yourself to if you have a bit of spare time to have a play & I made 3 extra coasters
We have just booked onto the Xmas workshop.
Stephen - - #24415
Excellent course, I learnt a lot of techniques to further my studies. Deborah is a great tutor patient and enthusiastic. She guides you through the glass sessions effortlessly. The ladies on the course were fabulous too. I thoroughly enjoyed the course and the learning. Thank you.
Elizabeth Teague - - #14983
Having attended the introductory 1-day course I recently attended a further 2-day course which extended my knowledge and enabled me to use different materials including glass paints and stringers and well as learning about kiln carving. I was again amazed how many projects you are able to complete during Deborah's courses. Lots of useful advice is given including how to obtain and set up a kiln. The other highlight of a course at The Silver Zebra is the excellent lunch. Hope to come back in the future.
Alison Humphries - - #11647
I recently did Deborah's 3 day workshop on glass fusing and it was a really worthwhile experience. I had dabbled a couple of times before with glass fusing and really wanted to be able to get my teeth into it. Deborah's course was just what I needed - it covered all the basics plus more in-depth information.
The group size was small, so we all had as much attention as we needed. The homemade lunches were lovely, too!
I can certainly recommend this course for anyone who thinks they might like to have a go at glass fusing, or for someone who's had a go at a half-day/one-day course and feels that a day is not long enough! I do feel I learnt a lot from Deborah and that the course was value for money.
Mary Allison - - #10290
This was a fabulous introduction for a beginner with lots of information about materials and techniques provided. Deborah is encouraging and helpful and the templates and ideas given help you to make the most of the day. I can see why people get addicted to this craft! There is a lovely lunch provided as well as tea and coffee as required. Thanks very much to Deborah at the Silver Zebra for sharing her skills, experience and enthusiasm.
Alison Humphries - - #9905
Had an amazing time, met new friends, learned so very much, ate wonderful food and brought away memories and many glass inspirations, the whole thing was well taught with an informality that made everyone comfortable with the work they produced.
Carolyn Littlewood - - #9862
Thoroughly enjoyed all three days, learnt a lot, made a lot of pieces, met lovely people and shared some delicious food. Can't recall being so satisfyingly absorbed in an activity. Deborah is an excellent teacher, generous with her knowledge, ideas and materials. Course is excellent value for money.
Colin & Shirley Scott - - #9865
AMAZING!!!!! We enlisted on Deborah's 3 Day Fused glass Course as complete beginners not knowing anything about glass at all. We made 7 what I would call substantial projects as well as 11 smaller but fun projects and came away with a broad view on what Fused Glass is. We were greeted well and absolutely spoiled with amazing lunches! Deborah's wonderful Farm is also a bit of a bonus to see with their cows & chickens.
The course was an absolute treat and we are already planning to return for the Next Step Course.
Steph - - #8212
I was looking for a course that would give me a good foundation to learn and develop my understanding of fused glass. The course was perfectly structured - a large variety of projects with all the guidance and materials we needed. I loved the fact that we were encouraged to use our own creativity rather than everyone producing something that looked the same. Deborah is extremely knowledgeable and an excellent tutor... she is obviously very passionate about her art. She made us very welcome and the lunches she provided were lovely (she's an excellent chef!). I would recommend Deborah's courses to anyone - I will definitely be back for the Intermediate Course in a few months.
Jenny Smith - - #5275
Superb course, 3days of glass and great food, Deborah is very knowledgable with years of making glass art as it runs in the family.
We started making simple coasters (square pieces) just to get used to glass cutting, then moved on to one medium size glass art piece using glass frit, next we made 3 squares of glass concentrating on surface design and texture, the last day we made our final 3panel piece.
It was a great 3days and more than I expected, very pleased to now have glass art on my wall and to say I made that!
Amanda Roberts - - #4006
I have been twice now and I'm hoping after hinting to my husband for Christmas to go back again but for the 3 day course :) Having attended other classes I can honestly say that this is the best value for your money with no limitation to materials. The lunches are amazing and are worth going back for alone! Fab location, great tuition with a friendly welcome. On the last 2 occassions I made 3 main projects and about 6 little fun pieces in total.
Sam - - #3847
I was looking for a course in fused glass that would give me the confidence in jumping in and having a go with my own kiln and I'm pleased to say that Deborah gave me skills with all the hints and tips I needed in starting out. It was a great class of people, very relaxed but professional and we all made at the least 12 projects in total [I even had chance to make jewellery pieces too] Deborahs 12 yrs in glass really does show and I don't think you could find a better tutor, her enthusiasm really rubs off on you.
All in all an excellent weekend away with lovely people in a beautiful location, amazing food and I came away with all the skills I felt I needed to make a start in fused glass on my own. I couldnt recomend this course enough. I feel there are many glass courses to choose from but I can see that there is a difference between hobby style glass classes and studio glass which gives you some technical background without being scary, I also noticed the standard of projects we made and choice too.
I have already booked onto the 3 day next step course and cant wait, my kiln is ordered and I know that I have someone to call on for help if I get stuck!
Tom Trident - - #3354
Super course and tutor, we learnt much more than expected and we even had time to make a few extra projects at the end. Lunches and cakes are worth going back for alone and the location is so relaxing [we loved seeing the cows and calves]
Deborah is a very patient tutor full of knowledge and she made us feel relaxed and welcome in her amazing studio. We had completed a day course with someone else but felt they didnt have the experience needed. Deborah can answer every question and teaches on a practical level we all felt comfortable with but enough theory so we knew what we were doing!
All in all we would be happy to return and we would recommend to anyone of any level.
Thank you for a super day out - we will be back :)
Stephen and Trish - - #3267
Really great course and value for money. Deborah is a really engaging tutor and expert in her field. Met some really interesting people and enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere of the whole day. Can't believe we made 6 items and can't wait to see how they have turned out.
You don't have to know anything about fused glass before hand but I did a little research on what kind of fused glass I liked. Future projects?!
It isn't technical or mind blowingly difficult just a way of expressing your creativity with some simple techniques and in a very interesting medium. I think I'd like to know more about the glass. A chat with your dad may suffice!
I've already recommended it to some of my friends, was posting on Facebook my before creations so I may be back.
Can't recommend it enough. And thank you for a lovely lunch. Your mum's home made scones with cream and strawberries were fab!
Gillian Brayshaw - - #2790
Have just got back from an amazing day spent with Deborah at her workshop. I attended the one day course on " The introduction to Fused Glass" along with 8 others, some had a pretty good idea what was going on but some were like me a total novice. I have to admit attending on my own was very daunting and I did feel quite apprehensive but within 10 minutes of the class starting I settled and became totally engrossed in all that was being taught.
Deborah is a excellent teacher who guides you through the techniques of fused glass and then let's you loose to design your own master pieces.
The facilities are great with constant tea, coffee and water available all day and the lunch was lovely.
Thank you Deborah for a wonderful experience.
Pauline Bladon - - #2782