This site is here to help you learn the beautiful techniques of kiln-fired stained glass painting.
Mid-year enrolment for Illuminate! re-opens on May 16th:
This 8-week foundation course will suit you if want to learn the core skills.
You can find out more about Illuminate! right here.
Any time you’re on this course and want help with something, just ask us.
Hello – we’re David Williams and Stephen Byrne.
Our studio is called Williams & Byrne.
We design and paint stained glass for large projects like a set of 16 skylights of which you see 6 here:
The main point is we teach.
Our studio is in England, and students visit us from many different countries:
Countries like Peru, the USA, South Africa, Canada, Norway, Japan, New Zealand, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Australia, Canada, Denmark, Holland, Taiwan, France and Kuwait.
Everyone who decides to travel here and learn with us in person – we make sure it’s more than worth their time and money.
But travelling here is not an option for everyone.
That was our first thought – it costs a lot of money to travel here and practise in our studio.
Our second motivation was, to give you the knowledge behind our techniques, to dig deep.
For example, say you want to improve your skill at tracing.
Well, YouTube is full of people showing off their skills.
The problem is, while some of it’s inspiring, it won’t do what you need it to.
Namely, videos like you those won’t change how you understand and use your paint.
That’s why our first course tackles something which seems un-sellable: how you mix your paint.
Who’d spend three hours learning that?
People who come and learn with us in person, that’s who.
And what’s good enough for those who travel is also the right thing to film for online study.
After all, how can you ever improve your skill at tracing …
… unless you learn to mix the kind of paint we use:
How To Mix A Perfect Lump Of Glass Paint: it’s here.
Also, we’re not interested in impressing you.
We just want to do what’s right:
- So to get a feel for how we teach and our commitment to you, see the video blog.
- And when you want training, take an online course.
In person or over the internet, we’ll always make sure it’s more than worth your time and money. What matters is your skill and confidence, and what you then go on and paint: