I would highly recommend attending this course. Having had no previous experience of working with stained glass panels, I was apprehensive about what could be achieved over three days. I was delighted to complete a panel of a landscape, as well as a smaller copper foil project, to take home. Dave is a patient and encouraging teacher, providing invaluable advice, technical expertise and encouragement whenever needed. The course is very well structured, and the setting adds to the appeal. His wife ensured we were provided with lunch (much appreciated!). The course has given me a good foundation from which to consider further projects. Dave encourages an individual approach, reflected in the range of styles of the participants on the course I attended. His enthusiasm and and support throughout the course ensured an instructive and enjoyable experience!

Jana B

Our Cheviot windows are beautiful, changing in depth of colour and hue depending upon the time of day and the weather outside. We are delighted with your attention to detail, the variety of textures and the way you have combined the different types of glass has given an excellent result. We really enjoy looking at the view in, rather than through our window.

Louise W-G

I met Dave at a Craft and Artisan Fair in Buxton in late 2013. I was blown away by his designs and decided there and then that I must have one of his glass panels in my home. Following an extremely interesting consultation/design/creation process my transom window was fitted on May 10th 2014. To say that I’m extremely pleased with it is a massive understatement! What I particularly like is the fact that my window is uniquely mine – and Dave’s of course – as no-one else will have anything quite like it.

Sue H

This is the second window Dave has made for us. The only response to this work is ‘wow’. We couldn’t have asked for more from you Dave. Our commission was to create something beautiful to obscure the outside view but you have created a real masterpiece. It’s only been in place for a few hours and already you are impacting on our lives. Many many thanks.

Pat M

Dave consulted at every step of the way taking us step by step through the initial design process where we explored all options from formal to abstract and to what season we wished to reflect even to deciding the thickness, colour and textures we preferred in the glass he ultimately sourced.

Vicky W

His examples of a stylized view of Calder Valley depicting the four seasons were perfect and we were thrilled with the finished results. The imaginative blend of gloriously coloured and textured glass highlights the forms and shapes of fields, tress, moorland and sky.

Sue D

On sunny mornings, our walls are warmed with speckles of coloured light, as the jewel-like studs set into the picture refract the sun’s rays.

Anne Osbourne

It’s been such an amazing and enjoyable weekend! Your enthusiasm for the subject and not letting us be satisfied with gaps and wobbles has resulted in a great transfer of knowledge so we are truly proud of what we’ve achieved.

Julie S

This was the best ‘short course’ I have ever done. It has really motivated me to go out and buy the equipment and have a go myself. The sense of satisfaction and excitement from making a really presentable panel is immense. I would really like to do another course to develop my techniques. The workshop facilities were excellent: It was nice to have my own workbench and space.

Claire W