Hello – we’re David Williams and Stephen Byrne:
We’re here to help you learn the beautiful techniques of kiln-fired stained glass painting:
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.
Sometimes we teach abroad – here in the US:
More often we teach here. 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 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 dig deep and give you real skill and independence.
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. Videos like those won’t change how you understand and use your paint. That’s why the 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.
That’s exactly what we teach them.
And what’s good enough for those who travel is also the right thing to film for online study.
Wherever you are in the world.
You see, the best, most certain way to improve your skill at tracing …
… is, learn how to mix great glass paint like this:
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, 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: