"Swansea changed my life in a way I didn't know was possible. I love my job and every day I wake up, that makes me happy. The course gave me the building blocks needed to take the next step in my career, from initial glazing skills to traditional style of painting. Every aspect of my job has been informed by Swansea in one way or another, from the history of stained glass to the designing and making of new commissions."
"As I rattle around in my glass studio these days, I can't help but miss the life and soul I experienced at the glass department in Swansea for the duration of my studies. It's like no other place I've visited since a true gem amongst stones and my only regret is not staying on longer to complete my MA when I had the chance. I would highly recommend the degree course to anyone interested in the art of stained glass."
"The course felt like home to me, the environment was comfortable and all the staff worked together like a family. Everyone was welcoming and inclusive. it was a fun lively enriching atmosphere to be a part of. Students were from all ages and walks of life, the teachers were so passionate about glass there was a free flow of ideas and sharing of information. As a mature student, I had no art background but the teachers showed me how to unlock my potential.
The glass course gave me a strong foundation of knowledge that I have built my career upon. I had not previously thought about working in stained glass conservation but have since found that I can use new techniques and materials within this traditional craft, both sides of which (modern and traditional) I was taught."
Elisabeth Voss Sinnerud, Trondheim, Norway.
"I attended the Glass course in Swansea and spent three years falling in love with the designing and making of stained glass. With amazing tutors, lovely fellow students and truly inspiring materials to work with, I found myself looking forward to going to University every day. And these days, I’m looking forward to going to work each day. I work in the stained glass workshop at Nidaros Cathedral in Norway, where we’re restoring the stained glass of both our beautiful cathedral and take on external projects from all over Norway. Restoration of stained glass means you get to work with all the different techniques of traditional stained glass, and you also get to be challenged every day.
I can honestly say that I never thought of stained glass as a profession before I found the Architectural Glass course by a coincident. I am so glad I did, and I would recommend both the course and a profession within architectural glass wholeheartedly!"
Stacey Poultney, Architectural Glass Centre, Swansea
“Gaining my degree in Architectural Glass has enabled me to pursue a career in both traditional and Contemporary stained glass design and fabrication. My experience has made it possible for me to work with some of the leading artists and studios in Great Britain and internationally”