Testimonials

I spent a most creative, joyful & productive weekend at Michelle O’Donnell’s “Glass Fusing” workshop.
Michelle proved to be a very patient, informative, entertaining & organised tutor. Materials were provided, examples of previous work displayed, & and ideas & encouragement given to each participant. A large , ‘safe work area was provided. We also got to have coffee outside & lovely lunches.

I can highly recommend this course to anyone thinking of trying something new & creative over a weekend.
Thank you Michelle,
I’ll be back !

Yours Sincerely,

Sheila Kingston.

 

A huge thank you, Michelle. Your fused glass workshop was wonderful. I thoroughly enjoyed learning a new skill. Coloured glass has always intrigued me. Now I have a much greater appreciation of the materials, expertise and huge cost, involved in each piece you create.

I look forward to my beginners pieces revealing themselves, once the kiln has worked its magic. Your patience as a tutor, your passion and enthusiasm really made the workshop extra special.

Keep up the good work. You are truly blessed to enjoy your talent / gift and work at it for a living.  I will be back. Fused glass panels for my dream home.

With Thanks ,

Philomena.

 

Michelle’s workshop was such a delight. A beautifully stunning location, a large workshop space alongside a gallery full of colourful creative glass ideas, what more could you wish for – nice food perhaps- this super woman provides that too!

She is an extremely generous facilitator, sharing so much of her time and her technical knowledge, encouraging and building confidence, in her students, of the glass processes. She also gently suggests creative additional ideas which in fact put the icing on the cake, you are not on your own!

Her love for her ‘delicious’ craft and her fun personality is truly infectious. What a joyous uplifting experience, I will be back. Don’t delay in signing up for a session with Michelle, you will be giving yourself a real treat, whether you are a beginner or experienced.

Thanks again.

Vera.

 

Attending Michelle’s recent glass fusing workshop at her stunning studio in Offaly was a pleasure and a revelation. I learned a lot over the three days. Large double doors left open to let in the summer breeze, coupled with a spacious layout, unobtrusively facilitated social distancing measures. Michelle shared her extensive technical knowledge in glass work with courtesy and kindness.

We all felt encouraged and supported by Michelle to experiment with the profusion of raw materials available. It was just really good fun in a wonderful atmosphere. The gorgeous lunch was an opportunity to share ideas and relax, as every precaution was taken to keep us safe at this strange time. The whole experience was food for the soul.

Marian

 

A great workshop !

Michelle has a real passion for glass and she passed that on to me. She could not have been more helpful and she shared her knowledge of glass as well as showing examples of her own beautiful creative pieces. She was wonderful with ideas, techniques and technical information and so encouraging that I loved every minute. I got so much from the weekend.

It was so exciting to see all the participants’ work come out of the kiln all the different colours and textures. Michelle sent us the video as she opened the kiln to reveal all the beautiful glass. It was wonderful to meet such a lovely, creative group of people in the workshop.

Michelle also had delicious home made food for us .

With Covid-19 all social distancing and hygiene precautions were in place and Michelle was well organised with masks, shields, gloves and sanitizing gel. The workshop was big and airy with lots of space to work. Thank you Michelle for a wonderful weekend.

My recommendation is – do it you won’t be sorry ! Michelle is great ! I am looking forward to the next one.

Maree