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Fabulous way to spend a day!

Attended a glass fusing taster day on Saturday with my husband and friends and thought the whole... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2018
debr706
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Kent, United Kingdom
Fantastic glass fusing taster

We had a wonderful day. Matt is an excellent teacher and she taught us how to cut glass before... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2018
Gill D
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London, United Kingdom
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Our glass studio in Chilham, near Canterbury, Kent, offers short breaks, courses 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...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Maidstone Road | Tollgate Cottage, Chilham CT4 8DD, England
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Reviewed 30 July 2018

Attended a glass fusing taster day on Saturday with my husband and friends and thought the whole experience was fabulous. Mattt gave excellent tuition and was patient, supportive and encouraging. The day included a wonderful homemade lunch and after being taught the very basics of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank debr706
wrgie360, Owner at Creative Retreats and Holidays, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2018

Thank you for your kind words! It was lovely to welcome you to the studio and I'm sure you'll be delighted when you see your creations. I look forward to welcoming you for your next course too!

Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful day. Matt is an excellent teacher and she taught us how to cut glass before letting us make our creations. The studio is a lovely space and very well equipped. Matt also provided plenty of refreshments including a delicious lunch of...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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wrgie360, Owner at Creative Retreats and Holidays, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2018

Thanks Gill! It was lovely to welcome you here. I trust that you'll be thrilled with your creations when they arrive with you. I hope you come again for more gorgeous glassmaking!

Reviewed 20 May 2018

Had a lovely weekend at creative retreats. Was so much fun to create the leaded glass panel. I went with my mum but mixed age group 20s to 70. It’s a lot harder than you think but so enjoyable. We all cut short lunch as...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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wrgie360, Owner at Creative Retreats and Holidays, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2018

Thanks for your kind words! It was lovely to welcome you both to the studio and to the wonderful world of glass art. I hope we'll see you again!

Reviewed 9 April 2018

I was going to wait until the end of my 10 week course to post a review, but it would be a little selfish not to share how brilliant this course is, even if it means it becomes busier! The glass fusing course has exceeded...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

My mum and I attended a one day Glass Fusion workshop . Mattt, gave us a warm welcome and we felt at home from the start. Mattt is a great teacher, very patient, as we were both novices and glass cutting didn’t come that easy...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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wrgie360, Owner at Creative Retreats and Holidays, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2018

Thank you for your review! It was lovely to welcome you both and I hope you'll come for another course in the not too distant (but possibly less snowy) future!

Reviewed 20 January 2018

A one day taster course in glass fusion with a great tutor was all I could have wished for. Materials were extensive and techniques explained clearly ( and patiently!) no rush but we all achieved two pieces of work at our own pace. Have to...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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wrgie360, Owner at Creative Retreats and Holidays, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2018

Thank you for your kind words. It was lovely to welcome you. Your beautiful creations have come out of the kiln and are ready for you to collect. They look great!

Reviewed 13 August 2017

I'm very pleased with the result of my two day course in copper foil stained glass. Mattt was a patient teacher and guided me all through the process. I'm now interested in trying other glass techniques at Creative Retreats.

Date of experience: August 2017
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wrgie360, Owner at Creative Retreats and Holidays, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Hi Sue. Thanks for your review; it's much appreciated. You were a pleasure to teach and created a beautiful piece of art- I trust that your rose has been getting rave reviews too! I look forward to welcoming you back.

Reviewed 10 July 2017

What a enjoyable and fun day we had at Mattt's Creative Glass Fusion One Day Course in Chilham A friendly atmosphere welcomed us and we felt at ease immediately. Welcomed not only by a choice of coffee or tea, but two chocolate brioche each! After...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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wrgie360, Owner at Creative Retreats and Holidays, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Dear Caroline, It was a pleasure to welcome you and Carole and to introduce you to the world of fused glass. I look forward to teaching you more techniques when your regular weekly classes start later this month. You'll soon have your Christmas gifts sorted!

Reviewed 18 April 2017

Never did I think that a two day course in copper foiling would lead to such a fulfilling new hobby! Mattt has been a fantastic teacher helping me to explore all manner of glass techniques and produce some wonderful pieces. She is extremely patient and...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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wrgie360, Owner at Creative Retreats and Holidays, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

Thanks for your kind words! It's been great to see your glass skills progress from complete beginner to being a keen explorer of new ideas, & I look forward to seeing your next creation evolve.

Reviewed 26 March 2017

As complete beginners we had a fantastic time being guided through the techniques to start glass fusing. Mattt is a lovely host and teacher explaining and demonstrating how to use the tools needed and encouraging use to have a go and try out our own...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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wrgie360, Owner at Creative Retreats and Holidays, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2017

It was lovely to welcome you & I look forward to your next visit! Thanks for taking the time to post a review.

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Hi. Im Not sure the maximum number but there were 5 when I went. The classroom had 4 long tables if I remember so perhaps cater I think for about 8.
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