Alice Varnava Apr 2024

I loved every minute! I went to this felting class (making a hare) because I’d been to the framed-picture felting class last year and really enjoyed it. I’d never done felting before but our teacher was great - showing us individually what to do and fun chit-chat in between, making the whole 3 hours enjoyable. THANK YOU!

Needle Felting Class Hare review by Alice Varnava - Cardiff

Tristan Mark Goodway-Sims Apr 2024

Great day experience, very friendly teacher, and relaxing workshop atmosphere, plant of time to ask questions

Irene Watkins Apr 2024

Loved the classes I have had here - glass fusion, clay jewellery and today’s seascape bubble glass hanging. Well informed and instructed by the tutor- it’s a fun class with something beautifully made at the end (my photo is pre fired!)

Glass and Mosaic class review by Irene Watkins - Cardiff

Ursula Fairhurst Apr 2024

Angelina was very welcoming and friendly. The course was relaxed and informal, perfect for first-timers.

Susie Phillips Apr 2024

Fantastic course, very well run, friendly & sociable we’ll be BACK … so look out Angelina
What a great way to be creative.

Glass and Mosaic class review by Susie Phillips - Cardiff

Sue McDonagh Apr 2024

The morning flew by! Tuition was excellent and the venue is well set out for six of us. I thoroughly enjoyed my morning, thank you so much!

Annie Llewellyn-Edwards Apr 2024

A Christmas gift from my husband which I’ve been really looking forward to.
Relaxed and happy, in the lovely makers space at Penarth Library. Clear tuition from Cathie. Such an incredible variety of pieces made, very diverse and all very desirable.
I loved the opportunity to make such a lovely keepsake.

Lesley Edge Apr 2024

This is now the 4th Glass By Design workshop I have attended and as usual, they are wonderfully well organised classes. Both Angelina and Cathy are fantastic hosts. I would describe myself as someone who is more enthusiastic than creative but with Cathy's patient support I think I might have created a coaster that I will be proud of. What I particularly like about their workshops is the relaxed, non-judgmental atmosphere. The encouragement you receive is great and they are very generous with their advice and suggestions. Getting to decorate the little bird was a much appreciated extra. This might have been my 4th workshop, it won't be my last.

Sian Withey Mar 2024

Great session. Cathy was really helpful, explained what to do and how to make some beautiful glass pictures. It was suitable for all abilities and lovely to see such different designs

Half Day Fused Glass Workshop review by Sian Withey - Cardiff

Jean Carlson Mar 2024

Very enjoyable class. Instructor was welcoming and helpful. Happy with my project, already planning my next class.

Annie Llewellyn-Edwards Mar 2024

I attended the Bubble Glass Workshop with no experience, little expectation of personal skill, but full of hope. The tuition and guidance with encouraging comments proved to be excellent. It was a thoroughly enjoyable and informative course. I am looking forward to the next one, already booked. Thank you.

Kate Mar 2024

Valuable, detailed and brilliantly communciated instruction from a generous and warm-hearted expert teacher. The studio space was a delight to be in and the class represents fantastic value for money. If you are reading this review whilst being on the fence about attending a class, I encourage you to hop off that fence and make a booking immediately.

Valerie Carter Mar 2024

The whole experience was superb; teacher, venue, the results of the practice. And excellent value for money. If the teacher ever does a follow up course, I would do it.

Louise Phillips Mar 2024

Really great day. Start to finish, it was really enjoyable. Angelina was a great host for the day. Richard is very knowledgeable and generous with his time. Got to make lots of pieces and try out techniques. Will be looking out for the next course to book a spot! Thank you!

Full Day Gilding Workshop review by Louise Phillips - Cardiff

Rhiannon Williams Mar 2024

Spent a lovely morning with the very talented Susanne making a fox. I learnt some new techniques and tricks to I prove my needle felting hobby.
Susanne was warm and welcoming and generous with her advice. Thorougly recommended. I will definitely be back

Tarel Lavelle Mar 2024

Starting from zero knowledge we were taken step by step instruction and hands onnoractice through cutting, copper foiling, assembly, soldering and finishing in a very small class so Angelina was able to support each individual. By the end of the day we were indeed proud of our finished panels and inspired to learn more. Friendly, well planned and resourced and a lunch at a local cafe. Highly recommended.

Glass and Mosaic class review by Tarel Lavelle - Cardiff

Emma Mar 2024

This was a brilliant day. Angelina was a superb teacher, explaining everything and demonstrating everything really clearly and she was lovely and very encouraging. The materials were really well organised and we worked in a lovely studio. Delighted with my stained glass panel!

Emma Fairweather Mar 2024

I have just enjoyed a glass daffodil painting class. It was a lovely, chilled session with lots of help and guidance. What a pleasure! I would definitely recommend and will be back for more workshops in the future. Thank you!

Anonymised ClassBento student Feb 2024

This was a birthday gift and such a lovely present as you get a beautiful keepsake at the end which is all your own work. It was a very calming environment and felt very relaxed. Even if you don’t think you are artistic or creative, you’ll easily get into this activity.

Fiona Lanc Feb 2024

Thoroughly enjoyed the papier mache sculpture course in Penarth. The venue was great and an easy, short walk from the station. Debbie is an excellent instructor - she explains each stage really well and is happy to share her techniques. We were totally absorbed in the sculpting and it was a very relaxing two days! Her work is so inspiring. Thank you so much ️

Miss M C Gape Feb 2024

Really great instruction.easy to follow and super enjoyable. Don't need to be artistic to do it.

Adrian Edwards Feb 2024

The Stained Glass half day course was a birthday present from my wife who had already been to a Fused Glass course. Being an OAP I tend to think that all craft courses are expensive, particularly those where there are lots of people and all you get is a lecture. Here it was "hands on" and there were only 3 of us so we each had a lot of attention. We were shown each stage and advised what could go wrong if not done the correct way and helped if we did get it wrong - as I did once or twice! The teacher was great very friendly and encouraging. I got a lot of pleasure from it and in retrospect worth the cost.

Mari Jones Jan 2024

Fantastic class. Cathy made us feel very welcome and supported. We really enjoyed being creative and making a lovely glass keepsake. I attended with my mother and daughter so it was a lovely activity to do together. Highly recommended.

Jacqui Caley-Hawker Jan 2024

It was a Christmas gift from my husband's mum who since giving it to us, has passed away. So it was really lovely to have enjoyed the workshop and have a beautiful keepsake to remember her. Well set up & prepared space, good choice of coloured glass, helpful instruction. We all finished just after an hour so it would have been nice to possibly make another one to use more of the 2 hrs. Not sure what it cost so I sense it was a good value workshop. We loved how mindful it was and got us into a lovely zone.

Glass and Mosaic class review by Jacqui Caley-Hawker - Cardiff

Rachel Cole Jan 2024

Another cracking workshop. Fabulous ladies and new venue is perfect. Good lighting, enough room for 8-10 people and great friendly atmosphere. Can’t wait to book another workshop later in the year.

Half Day Fused Glass Workshop review by Rachel Cole - Cardiff

Isla Cahusac Jan 2024

Great class and venue. Lots of good guidance and plenty of materials to get creative with.

Thomasina Powell Jan 2024

A birthday present for a friend who chose the fused glass 1/2 day. Booking process and communication very good. Lovely light spacious modern venue and everything was explained clearly and loads of support during making process. Masses of choice in materials and colours. The friendly, happy, relaxed atmosphere made for a great morning with my friend and something to show for it!

Christine Richards Jan 2024

I absolutely loved this craft session. The 2 ladies who run this course were very friendly, approachable, passionate and knowledgeable. I would recommend this class to anyone and will be looking at other courses run by Glass by Design.

Mary Tornabene Jan 2024

We made our dichroic fused glass pendants in a 2 hour workshop. Tutoring and materials were first class. Great value for money. We would certainly go again. I can't wait to pick them up from the fusing kiln.

Lacea Jan 2024

Very welcoming,
friendly and clear instructions given. Looking forward to seeing the final product.
Many thanks will definitely book again.

Fused Glass Workshop: Dichroic Mosaic Pendant review by Lacea - Cardiff

Hannah Armitage Jan 2024

I absolutely loved this class. It was my first time felting and Suzanne was such a wonderful teacher. She made me feel very at ease as a first time felter!
It was a very intimate class, very relaxed and just an all round lovely experience. I will be booking onto the 3D felting course next Thank you for such a brilliant day.

Pam Jan 2024

The course was excellent. Cathy had a lovely natural teaching style. She was very informative and knowledgeable. She taught the group the skills needed to not only produce a fabulous piece of work on the day, but that would be the foundations of good practice if we wanted to continue to do more glass fusing in the future.
All of the pieces made were unique, and participants were able to create very personal pieces of work.
Cathy had just the right balance of leaving us do things ourself but helping when needed.
It was a fabulous daythank you ❤️

Sharon Hortop Dec 2023

Had a lovely hour decorating a Christmas themed glass tile with my daughter. Thank you glass by design

Family Fused Glass Christmas Mini Workshop review by Sharon Hortop - Cardiff

Olivia Botting Dec 2023

Wonderful day out!
The teachers were entertaining and helpful and would happily go above and beyond to help.

Nikki Dec 2023

So worth the money, a really wonderful, mindful activity.
The ladies are lovely and it’s done in really small, intimate groups so very easy to ask for help, chat and get stuck in.
Really recommend, such good fun for all abilities.

Sian Jones Dec 2023

Excellent workshop, really enjoyed.
The teacher explained everything fully and was on hand to help out and make suggestions.
Venue was clean, tidy and well organised.
Thank you for a lovely morning

Sarah Harding. Nov 2023

Excellent value for money, teacher was so patient and engaging, what a lovely way to spend a few hours learning a new craft

Mark Cooper Nov 2023

Very talented teacher who was generous in passing on her knowledge and experience.
Lovely intimate venue with all materials, coffee and food provided. A friendly and enjoyable experience that took place over two days which was just right. You learn a huge amount watching and being helped by the artist. The close contact with the artist, being able to ask zillions of questions is what l enjoyed most. I made three papier-mâché sculptures that l was able to take home (with any left over clay). Excellent value for money in my opinion.

Karen Dowley Nov 2023

Absolutely brilliant. Excellent tutor and excellent venue. Only problem was that the time went too quick

Colin Faulkner Nov 2023

I so enjoyed this class. Lovely venue with a warm welcome from the staff. Debbie was a fantastic and enthusiastic teacher who invested a great deal of time in sharing her amazing talent and passion for sculpturing. I had so much support from her that from a novice position on the first day, I was able to take home a couple of my own pieces of work at the end of the second day. A thoroughly enjoyable course. Thank you!

Jayne Nov 2023

A great way to channel a little creativity within a fun and supportive environment. Good value for money.

Fiona Brookman Nov 2023

Very friendly atmosphere. Clear explanation of use of tools and materials, all of which were provided. Choice of projects to work on. Advice, suggestions and encouragement given by the teacher, Angelina, throughout as we took our individual designs from the planning and design stage to the finished pieces ready for firing in the kiln. Excited to pick up my tea light Santa in around 10 days time. Thank you for a very relaxing, enjoyable and productive experience.

Louise Morgan Nov 2023

Excellent value for money and a unique experience - Kathy was a patient and skilled teacher would highly recommend

Carlene Nov 2023

Thank you Kathy and Glass by Design for a very enjoyable fused glass Christmas workshop. This was purchased as a gift for my best friend’s birthday and we both had a wonderful experience. Thank you.

Helen Clare Graham Nov 2023

Only 4 of us there so we had attentive teaching. Lovely chance to be creative and spend time as a family. Great materials and fantastic end product!

Family Fused Glass Christmas Mini Workshop review by Helen Clare Graham - Cardiff

Betty Evans Nov 2023

As soon as we arrived, the three of us, we had a very warm welcome with tea and coffee provided. We were given a quick lesson on how to handle the glass and then our lesson began. It was a very enjoyable hour and a half and we have a lovely (hopefully) glass to treasure for all time. I'm going to purchase a gift card for my daughter for Christmas. I'm sure that she will enjoy it as much as I did. Many thanks.

Susan Hoddell Nov 2023

Clear and detailed instructions from a very encouraging and supportive teacher. Allowed us all to produce original work and enjoy the process and the end product

Needle Felting Picture Workshop review by Susan Hoddell - Cardiff

Alice Varnava Nov 2023

Fantastic course! I’ve never done felting before, but thanks to a knowledgeable, creative and encouraging teacher, I finished the course with a lovely piece of art (if I don’t say so myself!).

Textiles class review by Alice Varnava - Cardiff

Julie Nov 2023

Excellent step by step tuition for a small class of beginners. Everyone learned so much in a day, and the glass panels were all stunning! Venue was well equipped, with all tools and materials provided. Will definitely book further courses

Full Day Stained Glass Workshop review by Julie - Cardiff

Nel Bat Nov 2023

Very enjoyable. Teaching was excellent and the venue too.Unfortunately when home I put the carrier bag with my stained glass window on the table and it toppled over and smashed. I’m very upset.
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