Glass By Design

Glass By Design, Penarth: Hours, Address, Glass By Design Reviews: 5/5

Glass By Design
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Speciality & Gift Shops • Art Galleries • Lessons & Workshops
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Glass By Design specialises in handmade stained and fused glass. There is an onsite studio so you are able to see the artworks being made and a progressive programme of beginner's day courses available for both Stained and Fused Glass. There is also a good range of sheet glass, tools and materials to buy. The studio is complimented by a Retail Art Gallery featuring not only stained and fused glass, but a range of handmade unique work by Makers from South and West Wales. The Gallery features slate, ceramics, wood, felt, paper and wire work. Makers can be commissioned to make one off bespoke pieces.
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David S
Brecon, UK1 contribution
Stained glass delight
Sep 2020
My wife and I attended a stained glass full day workshop yesterday run by Angelina.
The course was a great success and we came away with two totally individual stained glass panels that are taking pride of place on our living room window sills. Angelina was very knowledgeable but equally importantly was very attentive and friendly and had a great way of teaching our group of four total novices the intricacies of stained glass. The covid 19 measures where probably the best I have seen in a workplace or public space and we felt totally safe the whole day.
We will definitely be back for either more stained glass or the fused glass which looked equally rewarding.
Written 13 September 2020
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Grace Uruski
2 contributions
Glass experience
Sep 2020 • Solo
I attended a stained glass workshop today taught by Angelina! I absolutely loved it and would highly recommend to others!The environment was very safe in our separate cubicles and all guidelines were adhered to in a professional but friendly manner. Well worth the price and you having something beautiful to show at the end of the day!
Can’t wait to book another class soon.. Grace x
Written 12 September 2020
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Constansa
Gloucester, UK55 contributions
Special visit
Aug 2020 • Solo
Came especially. Not open when the website says it is open. ☹️
Not really much else to say.
Looks like a nice shop.
Written 20 August 2020
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Gosh I am so sorry - I have only just seen this review. I have looked back in the diary for the 20th August and we were definitely open from 11am (This is the time on our website). I just can not see why you found the shop closed. I am so sorry you had a wasted journey.
Written 14 December 2020
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Stephen P
8 contributions
A great sense of achievement!
Aug 2020 • Friends
Three of us attended a day’s stained glass workshop run by Angelina. This was a (very) belated birthday present, which was rebooked from earlier in the year. We were extremely impressed by the anti-Covid measures which had been taken to protect us. We each worked in individual booths equipped with hand cleanser, and all facilities were scrupulously clean.
The pace of teaching was superb! During the morning session, we were taught how to cut our glass to precise shapes. The afternoon session comprised preparing the glass for soldering together and the actual soldering and completion of the work into a beautiful free-standing glass panel, securely mounted on an attractive wooden stand, harmonious to the contemporary design.
Angelina was helpful, patient and informative. She’s an expert in her field, a hugely talented artist (you only have to look at the pieces she has on sale in the shop - absolutely stunning) and a patient, helpful tutor. Cathy was also on hand to give tips and advice, and I’m sure she would have dried the tears if it had all gone horribly wrong (which it didn’t!)
Organisation was first-class, with all materials and equipment places conveniently to hand, with full instructions on their safe use - especially the soldering irons!
And it represented great value for money. Everything - all materials, expert tuition - included in the price (including VERY nice cups of tea made by Cathy), with no extras to pay. There were three of us, and we each came away with something to treasure and to display proudly. We felt a great sense of achievement when we carried the finished items away at the end of the day! We were also tired, as the day is pretty intense, but in a most satisfying way.
We ought to mention the nearby community garden, where Angelina and Cathy directed us to have the packed lunches we’d brought. Just three minutes walk from the shop, and a lovely oasis of calm in the middle of Penarth. Perhaps a case of ‘Use it or lose it’?
Huge thanks to Angelina and Cathy. We’re giving the day five stars, and can’t wait to go back for another day at Glass by Design.
Written 15 August 2020
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Andrew B
27 contributions
Great experience, fab shop, lovely owners, massive effort in social distancing measures
Jul 2020
Spent a fab day at Glass By Design doing the stained glass full day workshop. Angelina and Cathy have clearly put a lot of thought into how to maintain social distancing in the shop without compromising the experience.

The set up for the classes is with each person in an individual, screened off workstation with all the tools you need set up in containers under the bench. Angelina was able to demonstrate everything from a portable teaching table in the centre of the workstations.

Everything was kept immaculately clean and tidy and all the processes and procedures were well planned out.

I would highly recommend coming along for a class or if you are looking for a gift the shop has a massive array of beautiful things from different artists and the hugely talented Cathy and Angelina also take commissions.

All in all a fab experience and I will definitely be back next time I am looking for a special gift.

Thank you both for a lovely day.
Written 25 July 2020
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TeeJayCee2500
cadugan34 contributions
Excellent workshop and tuition
Jul 2020
I’ve been on a couple of glass workshops with the Glass by Design team and they have always been excellent. I had been booked to attend a fused glass workshop with Cathy in March, the weekend after the lockdown began, and so it had to be postponed. However, I have just attended the workshop at the beginning of July as they have worked hard to build out individual booths in which you can work, separate from the other attendees and the tutor, whilst still getting excellent practical advice from knowledgeable tutors such as Cathy on fused glass (and Angelina on Stained Glass). They have put in place much to ensure that you and their safety is maintained at all times. Already thinking about when I should book another day. Thank you Cathy, I had a great day, as expected.
Written 6 July 2020
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ALAN R
Bridgend, UK13 contributions
enjoyable and interesting
Mar 2020
A big thank you to Angelina and Cathy for a very enjoyable and interesting afternoon. Thrilled with my piece of leaded glass, which now hangs in pride of place.
Written 5 March 2020
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MGW
1 contribution
Glass painting workshop
Feb 2020 • Friends
I recently visited for a glass painting workshop, which was fantastic. I was a complete novice working with glass so I learnt a lot during my half day. I thoroughly enjoyed my time and I can't wait to see my finished piece ( currently being fired) thanks Angelina.
Written 21 February 2020
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Thanks so much for the review. The glass painting is a lovely course and I am looing forward to seeing how the pictures fire. Hope to see you again soon
Written 22 February 2020
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Sandie A
1 contribution
Stained Glass Window Workshop
Nov 2019 • Friends
I was delighted yesterday when my friend & I attended a days workshop to create our very own stained glass picture. It was a very relaxed day & Angelina who expertly (and in my case, very patiently - thank you) guided us through choosing our design & glass colours & then the whole process, from cutting the glass through to completion of our very own picture. The workshop is run in a very small group so you get loads of guidance, tips & support. I chose to display my picture in an upstand & my friend mounted her's in a picture frame, however we are both very proud of our creations which you get to take home as it is included in the workshop cost. As the picture is a reasonable size I think this makes the days course, which was a full day and great fun, really good value for money. A great enjoyable day out & an ideal gift that I wouldn't hesitate to recommend.
Sandie Allen
Written 1 December 2019
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Thank you so much for such a lovely review! You were such a nice group to teach and I am so glad you had such a good time.
Written 2 December 2019
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JFManc
1 contribution
Shopping
Nov 2019 • Friends
This has got to be one of the best shops in Penarth! Some beautiful designs and a great Christmas shop window. Well worth a visit. Well done to all the team- we shall be back!
Written 18 November 2019
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Thank you so much. Great that you found us, and have seen the beautiful handmade work we have here. Hope you are able to visit again soon.
Written 2 December 2019
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