Creative Retreats and Holidays

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Creative Retreats and Holidays

Creative Retreats and Holidays
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 9:45 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 9:45 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Our glass studio in Chilham, near Canterbury, Kent, is the home of creative glass courses in Kent, UK. We run short breaks, creative courses, creative workshops and weekly classes as follows: copper foiled stained glass courses, leaded stained glass classes, glass fusing taster days and courses and glass applique taster days and glass courses for small groups and individuals. It's the perfect way to spend a few rainy days during your visit to Ashford, Canterbury or the beautiful Kent Downs. Taster days from £90 include use of all necessary equipment, all materials, refreshments and lunch, for a memorable experience. Two or three day breaks can include visits to other local attractions for inspiration if desired. We do regular weekly classes too if you live in the area. PLEASE NOTE THAT WHILE THE UK IS IN LOCKDOWN DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, WE HAVE HAD TO SUSPEND RUNNING GLASS COURSES. ALL BOOKINGS AFFECTED WILL BE RESCHEDULED FOR MUTUALLY CONVENIENT DATES. We'll be back very soon!
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Andrew M
Maidstone, UK32 contributions
Glass Fusing class - GREAT FUN
Dec. 2020 • Couples
Wow ... After a few hours you are left with a real "zero to hero" feeling - by the end of the day we had both produced creations that were way beyond our expectations. My wife has already decided to go back for a 2 day stained glass introduction (if time permits I'll be there too). Great care was taken with the (unfortunately required) social distancing - we both felt comfortable and safe with the precautions taken (number of students / cleansing / distancing /...).
Written 12 December 2020
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Les
Kent UK14 contributions
Had such a fab day, I will be back for another thank you
Nov. 2020
Such a wonderfully enjoyable experience and you make something unique at the end of it. I did a one day class with Mattt she was so enthusiastic and ever so easy to like and get along with, truly nothing was too much trouble. During this Covid pandemic I was a little concerned about being safe because I am clinically vulnerable, but I needn't have worried because Mattt had her hygiene protocols and routine well in place and the class size was small enough to allow for good social distancing, she kept a vigilant eye on everything which allowed me to stop worrying and just enjoy the day and the wonderful new experience. We had morning tea/coffee break and for lunch Mattt even made this super tasty bread to go along with the home made soup, the lady is tireless and has so much knowledge which she is so very generous and willing to share. She made the day enjoyable because I knew within half an hour that she was just so pleasant and easy to get along with. I would highly recommend this experience to people because no prior skill set is necessary and there are so many class options available, you are spoilt for choice. I went on my own and felt very comfortable, but the choice is yours. Thank you for a thoroughly enjoyable day out , I will return, all the very best wishes.
Written 11 November 2020
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Caroline S
6 contributions
Great day spent glass fusing
Aug. 2020
After a welcome cup of tea and warm croissants Mattt explained the process of glass fusing and we had a practice cutting glass and making our first piece with greenhouse glass. After a lovely lunch of homemade bread and soup sitting in the shade on a hot summer’s day we returned to the studio and made our glass fusing project. Mattt is a very good teacher and clearly enjoys what she does. She was very patient, helpful and full of ideas and encouragement. I would definitely recommend her courses and hope to return, if I can decide which course to do!
Written 31 August 2020
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Lyndsay M
18 contributions
Excellent experience
Aug. 2020
My husband and I very much enjoyed our day with Matt. She gave fantastic instruction and also has a very dry sense of humour. Wonderful homemade lunch which was delicious. We enjoyed our glass fusing so much we will be repeating it a bit later in the year. Highly recommend! 👌🏻
Written 9 August 2020
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Rose S
1 contribution
Great day learning glass applique!
Feb. 2020
A warm welcome from Mattt was followed by clear tuition, a delicious lunch and a completed piece of glass applique to take home. A really enjoyable day in great surroundings.
Written 29 February 2020
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shell9017
1 contribution
Great way to spend your weekend
Feb. 2020 • Solo
Had a fantastic time learning how to make stained glass. Matt is a wonderful host and brilliant teacher. Would thoroughly recommend 😀
Written 23 February 2020
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Thank you! It was lovely to welcome you. Hope to see you again! Mattt
Written 26 February 2020
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Hilary Plowman
1 contribution
Fabulous Glass Fusing Day
Jan. 2020
This really was a day to remember. On arrival I was greeted by Mattt and offered coffee and fresh croissants. The morning was spent learning about glass and cutting techniques, followed by the chance to create a piece using greenhouse glass (which I am so pleased with!). After a tasty lunch of homemade bread and soup, which was truly delicious, we were let loose with the colourful, and stunning, bulls eye glass. Mattt was so patient, helpful, and informative, and with her help I have created some pieces that I am extremely proud of. I will definitely visit again and would recommend this course to anyone - not only does it leave you with fantastic memories, you get to take home some amazing original artwork to treasure forever.
Written 13 February 2020
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Thank you for your review! It was a pleasure to welcome you and I look forward to your next visit. If your family don't know what to get you for birthday or Christmas, you can always drop a hint about our gift vouchers ;-)
Written 14 February 2020
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snowflake71
Rochester, UK510 contributions
A Fun Day Glass Fusing!
Jan. 2020 • Couples
My husband and I went on the glass fusing day. On arrival we were greeted by Matt, and offered coffee and freshly baked croissants. There were 6 of us in total on the course. The ‘classroom’ is a bright and airy room with lots of space to work. In the morning session we were introduced to the basics of glass cutting and glass fusing, and had the opportunity to design and make a piece using clear greenhouse glass. After a lovely lunch of soup and homemade bread we returned to the classroom, this time to make our own creation using coloured glass. Matt was a patient & relaxed teacher and happy to help with techniques. 5 days after the course our glass, having been cooked in the kiln, was ready to collect. We both had a very enjoyable day learning how to fuse glass, and whilst it’s not something we’re likely to take up as a hobby, we will treasure the items we made!
Written 23 January 2020
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Thanks for taking the time to post a review. It was lovely to welcome you both and to introduce you to glass fusing. You're welcome back at any time!
Written 24 January 2020
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Rosie L
Beccles, UK122 contributions
Glass fusing experience
Sep. 2019 • Friends
Really excellent day learning to cut glass and prepare glass for fusing. It was great to learn so much in one day. Lunch in the September sunshine a bonus. Matt was informative, helpful and encouraging. Only criticism of the day was that time went too quickly!
Written 17 September 2019
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Thanks Rosie! You were a pleasure to teach. Your glass is now ready, by the way!
Written 18 September 2019
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Tricia S
3 contributions
Glass fusing
Jul. 2019 • Friends
I had a fantastic day and learnt a lot, lovely breakfast and lunch a thoroughly enjoyable day. Thanks Mattt
Written 14 July 2019
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You're welcome Tricia! Hope to see you again soon...
Written 18 September 2019
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