I thoroughly enjoyed this one day course with Gen at Wicked Gen Crafts. Gen was very welcoming and a joy to spend the day with sharing her knowledge and passion for all things glass. I felt that I learnt a great deal from Gen who was happy to answer my questions and guided me through each stage to complete a now treasured piece of glass work. I now feel ready to start my new creative path into working with glass in confidence with the skills Gen taught me. Thank you for an inspirational day!
Response from Wicked Gen Crafts:Thank you for such lovely feedback. Good luck with your new creative path, and feel free to email me if you have any questions or need any advice.
I can not express how much I enjoyed my time with Gen at Wicked Gen Crafts. I found the course stimulating it was far better than I expected and I was looking forward to it. Gen is very knowledgeable and has a lovely manor when taking you through all the process stages. I highly recommend this course.
I also should say that the other students on the course, Trevor, Lynn, and Grey were a pleasure to spend time with.
Thank You Ian
Response from Wicked Gen Crafts:Tuesday was a really fun day of teaching - lots of laughter from everyone whilst learning the different techniques of making a leaded stained glass panel. Thank you for coming on the course and thank you for your lovely feedback.
A fabulous day making a stained glass panel. The other three participants were good company and very supportive. Gen is an excellent teacher, knowledgeable, helpful and encouraging at all stages and I actually came away feeling proud of my panel but also with a clear understanding of the process. Lunch in the garden was fab!! Thanks for a great day - I feel inspired to do more.
Response from Wicked Gen Crafts:Thank you Lyn for a lovely review and for being part of a really fun day of stained glass. I hope you feel inspired to continue with your creative activities and will come back for more glass learning.
An excellent day. Gen the tutor was knowledgeable and supportive in her teaching. All materials were supplied, lunch was lovely and the rest of the small group (just four of us) were all great. We each came away with a small stained glass window of our own making. A great introduction to the craft.
Response from Wicked Gen Crafts:Thank you Trevor. I had a really great day with you too and I hope you have more creative fun making more panels of your own.
Completed the taster session with my daughter and really enjoyed it. Genevieve is very relaxed and informative and the 3 hours passed so quickly. Really nice to have completed work to take home immediately and some peaceful, positive creativity in today's situation. Recommended.
Response from Wicked Gen Crafts:Thank you for such a lovely review. It was lovely to share with you both the fun and excitement of working with a hot kiln to produce lovely original enamelled work.
Had a fabulous day enamelling with Genevieve and two other really nice pupils. Genevieve's passion came through in her teaching and she puts everything into what she does. Her joining instructions were excellent. Her facilities and stock were perfect for what we were doing. Lunch was five star as well. If you are a bit nervous of using kilns - don’t be. It was a safe environment. I came away with some lovely pieces and I’m definitely going to go again. Thank you Genevieve.
Response from Wicked Gen Crafts:Thank you for such lovely feedback. Having an enthusiastic group of students makes my life as a tutor so much fun and I loved the day too. You made some lovely pieces of work which you should be very proud of. I look forward to having you back for some more creativity.
Gen is a lovely, relaxed tutor who not only teaches clearly but lets you experiment and try out ideas. Well structured and paced class which results in you having pieces to take home. Recommended.
Response from Wicked Gen Crafts:Thank you for such a lovely review. I always love teaching students new to enamelling and their excitement when working with a hot kiln with great results at the end.
I did the enamelling taster course and thoroughly enjoyed myself. I hadn't done any work with copper before and Gen was a great teacher, providing us with an array of different materials to work with. We each left with 3 pieces to take home and I would love to do it again.
Response from Wicked Gen Crafts:I am really pleased you had a good afternoon. It is always fun teaching an enamelling course as the process is so immediate and it is exciting working with a hot kiln.
I really enjoyed my day spent enamelling with Gen. Gen has a large range of resources to work with and is really enthusiastic and encouraging with her students, which was perfect for me as a newbie to enamelling. Thanks Gen for making me feel welcome in your studio and keeping me fed and watered throughout the day.
Really enjoyed my day learning the basics of enamelling. Gen provided excellent tuition and had lots of materials and supplies for me to experiment. She demonstrated various techniques for creating patterns and was on hand to help if I got stuck. Lunch was delicious too! Had a wonderful creative day and came home with lots of lovely work
Response from Wicked Gen Crafts:I had a great day too teaching you about the fun and creativity to be had with enamelling onto copper.
This was my 4th course with Gen and definately my most challenging but with a great deal of help and patience from Gen i love my finished piece .
Response from Wicked Gen Crafts:Thank you for coming back for another course and I am glad I managed to challenge you some more! I hope to see you back again for another course sometime soon.
My second time on this glass course.Very enjoyable time working along side friends who were there for the first time.
Gen gives her time generously to explain and show how to make pieces of glass artwork to be proud to take home.
A fun taster to working with glass.
I was invited on this taster course by a friend. I have always loved glass art in every form, but had no knowledge of how any of it was achieved. Gen gave us a really good introduction of the different products used in glass fusion. Then a short demonstration and practice using some tools.
Then on with the creating our 3 glass pieces. Gen was very encouraging and helpful, while we all got absorbed in growing our colours and shapes on our glass. Lots of fun and amazement at what we had achieved!! Can't wait to see my finished pieces after they have been fused in the kiln.
A great way to get creative!
Craft courses do vouchers, so can treat a friend!
Arranged a special day of glass fusing with Gen so a friend could join in whilst she was up in Yorkshire. I made some glass hangers for my garden this time as I think they'll look good reflecting light near my bird feeders. It was a very 'full on' session and everyone was kept busy the whole time making different things. Great way to spend a memorable day with friends.
I had already enjoyed the introduction to glass fusing with Gen and this course was similarly great. Biggest difference is that we used the kilns as we went along so could see how the materials are transformed by heat. Gen is the perfect teacher. Everything organised and well-structured with clear guidelines. Her enthusiasm is brilliant and her gentle reminders and encouragement ensure that everyone makes something to be proud of.
I wanted to try a new craft so signed up to this taster in enamelling. It was great fun, Gen is lovely and patient, and her enthusiasm for the craft rubs off on her learners. I enjoyed the session so much I have booked on one of the pay as you go enamelling sessions in a few weeks time to have another go, which I'm really looking forward to.
I had my first go at fused glass and it was thoroughly enjoyable I can't believe how much we did in a relatively short time but there was no sense of rush or being hurried along. I really enjoyed choosing different colours and textures and can't wait to see the final results. Gen was excellent, very knowledgeable and encouraging.I would highly recommend this course and a great way to spend some time with a group of friends.
Fantastic morning .I am not particularly arty but have really enjoyed having fun making 3 pieces of glass artwork.It was amazing what I achieved with a bit of help.
I can,t imagine how anyone would not enjoy themselves and have already told friends about it.
I shall be on my 3rd visit to one of gen's classes next week, taking friends and family on each occasion. It is a very good and creative experience, gen is an excellent teacher, she explains what can be done with all the different materials in a very relaxed manner, so you can really enjoy what you are doing.And the end results i've found to be really exciting. I would definitely recommend trying one of gen's classes, and they make excellent presents too.
Gen is a real artist who enjoys sharing her knowledge I 1st did the taster course which is great value for money you make 3 pie4ce of glass and I have since been back several times to pay as you go lesson and the 2 day introduction to glass fusing both are fantastic I highly recommend Gen to anyone wanting to learn or have a fun day