Running a B and B and working from home offers all sorts of flexibility. For one, it means I can offer private day workshops and stained glass retreats for individuals and couples.
I absolutely love teaching stained glass to people. I love doing it in my home, on a one or two to one basis and giving people my full attention. It’s a joy to enable them to achieve more that they feel they can, and to see the smiles on their faces when they go home with a finished article of their own design.
My studio is typical of that of an artist, its a bit disorganised, full to the brim and ready for the next spurt of creativity at the drop of a hat!
Private day workshops
Private tuition – one to one £140
Two people sharing £90 per person
Three people sharing £70 per person
9:30am – 4:30pm tuition including all materials and guaranteed to go home with a completed item of your making. Light lunch included
Private, tailored weekend retreats
£200-£275 per person based on two people sharing
The weekend includes 2 nights bed and breakfast and a total of 11 hours tutoring and all materials and equipment. The weekend will just be for you and your friend/partner/family member.
On day of arrival there will be 2.5 hours introduction and orientation. for beginners this will include explaining what all the equipment is and soe initial practice to learn how to cut glass. We will begin to create or identify a project for you to make over the course of the next two days. The main day after breakfast you will have access to the studio and tuition from 10 am until 4pm. we will finalise realistic projects and make great headway in completing your item. complexity and process will depend on ability and time. The day will include teas/coffees and a light lunch (either sandwiches or soup – homemade). On the final day after breakfast you will have a further 2.5 hours to complete your project before checking out.
Currently I am running and delivering community classes alongside a second teacher, at Myddfai Community Hall, Carmarthenshire, for groups of 14-30 students at any one time. Individuals book a block of 5 sessions but can renew and stay for longer, and they often do. In the sessions people start from basics and learn how to copper foil and use lead… in this instance they can also get involved in making a 1.5m x 2.5m window for the hall!
I am available to offer a similar service to other community groups.