Swanwick Studio

Swanwick Studio

handmade stained glass

Glass Studio

Unique designs made from beautiful glass.

Available via selected retailers, pre-booked  events, Etsy & through Swanwick Studio’s online shop.


Glass sun-catchers are made using the traditional Tiffany method of copper foiling.

Many designs are sold with driftwood, oak & sandstone plinths.

All are designed to be packaged & posted and some are gift wrapped appropriately.

Glass pictures

These are unique & one-off designs.

Often using glass offcuts from larger commissions determines the picture that is then created.

Glass workshops

I run all my workshops from my Titchfield studio in The Tanneries PO14 4AR with free parking on site. Workshops are run for the beginners upwards. Themed workshops run throughout the year & ‘project’ based workshops will  also run monthly during 2018.

If there’s a group of 4 together you can choose your own date and theme 🙂

Latest workshop reviews


Feb – all day glassy workshop (review posted on ‘craft courses.co.uk’ site)

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Superb day course- Wanted to share with you what a fabulous experience the days Glassworks Experience was yesterday. Totally engrossing… totally addictive. And will be booking another day. Rachel is great at encouraging and assisting when necessary for you to create your own stunning art piece.

Feb – privately booked workshop for a group of 4 choosing their own date (review posted on ‘craft courses.co.uk’ site)

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ We booked the stained glass workshop as Christmas gifts , very impressed with the organisation , we were provided with beautiful gift vouchers to give on Christmas Day, Rachel who runs the course kept in touch with informative email too beforehand
The actual day was great, we all thoroughly enjoyed it, so much so that I am sure we will be back
Rachel is an excellent teacher and communicator, providing enough instruction but also giving a good deal of freedom on individual approach
We all agreed it was the most excellent Christmas present

Jan 2018 – all day glassy workshop (review left on Swanwick Studio’s google page)

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️I had a day’s workshop experience with Rachel at the Swanwick Studio yesterday. It was a thoroughly enjoyable day, with just 4 of us on the workshop, meaning that Rachel was always on hand to offer help and guidance without having to spread her time too thinly.

I had had a go at stained glass work before so had brought an idea of what I wanted to create in the 6 hours, but for the other ladies, Rachel had provided plenty of examples of images to inspire them, stimulate their ideas and show them some things that were possible with the materials. Rachel was happy for me to do my own thing, and encouraged me to use whatever resources I wanted from the huge quantity and range of types and colours of glass that she had.

Overall, it was a fantastic day. The hours flew by, with plenty of cups of tea and biscuits, and all four of us came away with a lovely hand made piece to treasure. This is an amazing technique to work with, and having someone as enthusiastic and helpful as Rachel to guide you, who has years of experience to call upon, its is one I will happily return to again.

Thank you Rachel, I’m sure I will book another session later in the year.


Oct – privately booked workshop

 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ It was a really good day in a small class of 4 making some wonderful stain-glass creations. Rachel was very friendly & helpful.

 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Brilliant day making. Really friendly and great instruction. So much fun and some great crafts to take home. Thank you

Sept – panel workshop

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Great day spent with Rachel.

Instruction was excellent and fun.
Ended up with a piece I was chuffed to bits with 😀

July seaside workshop

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️An absolutely brilliant experience .
Ideally located. Easy to find & easy to park (free)
Such a warm welcome.
Rachel Is a beautiful person and an
Excellent tutor.
So pleased with my glass artwork.
Will definitely be back.
This is going make my husband’s Birthday & Christmas shopping for me so easy.😀
Thank you Rachel for a fantastic fun experience xx

Springtime workshops

I had a lovely time at Swanwick Studio yesterday.

If you are looking for a perfect Birthday present for your special someone, this workshop is really great! Thank you to all, it was lovely to meet you. xx…….Yuko (was given a gift voucher and stained glass tools for Christmas)

Hi Rachel…..I just want to say I had a lovely time yesterday, and it was great to learn a new craft in the inspiring setting. Thank you……Kirstie  (was given the workshop as a gift)

Hi Rachel….. I had a brilliant day yesterday & my family are amazed by what I made! …….Sarah (was given the workshop as a gift voucher & chose her own date)


Really good day again. Enjoyed the wreath making excercise. Found it challenging but very enjoyable. Look forward to more workshops in the New Year. Sandie

Thanks Rachel. Another great workshop. Really enjoyed it & will look out for your next one at Titchfield! Lesley

Amazing day crafting, able to take home beautiful creations. Help available at very stage.

Lovely day crafting some amazing glass items.

Not sure I’m a fan of soldering so was grateful for the help!

Had a brilliant day. Learnt a lot! Now to use that new found knowledge to good effect. My wife will adore the Xmas decoration. Sincere thanks Rachel. Barry


“Really enjoy it. Lots of aspects involved. Don’t know where the day went but it fast! Good instruction, help when needed but didn’t take over. Good sized class”

“Really enjoyed the day. It was very good to learn some new techniques & Thank you very much. Will definitely come again”

“Really enjoyed it Thank you. Excellent teacher – pitched it just right. Thank you.

“Thoroughly enjoyed my day. would love to do another day. Many thanks

“Great day. Good facilities.”

“Lovely chilled day. Went by very quickly”

“very informative and good fun! would recommend highly”

“Good personal help to achieve a beautiful finished object”

Given as a gift voucher – “lovely class size (5), teacher, facilities & surroundings! 5 out of 5 :-)”

“Excellant workshop. Ideal group size (5). Fantastic teacher, full of enthusiasm energy & encouragement”

“Excellent day. Group just the right size (5), very patient teacher. Creativity encouraged, not just a pattern to follow”

“A brilliant morning, even I can do it ” Hilary

“Lovely & interesting project” Jacqui
“Great morning. Thank you”

“I’ve had a lovely morning & am now very proud of my own made Christmas Tree” Tracy

“Thank you so much for a wonderful class making stained glass Angels. I have really enjoyed the morning learning new techniques & creating my own personally made decorati
ons. Can’t wait for the next one.” Lindsey


Thanks Rachel, I have really enjoyed both the ‘3 Kings’ & ‘Angels’ workshops. I have learnt so many new skills. Looking forward to the next one” Sally

Thank you for a fabulous class making Christmas Angel ornaments! Really good fun, & very addictive! Rachel was very helpful & taught us fab new techniques! I will definitely be coming back for more classes! Excellent morning! Clarlie

“Brilliant morning, great to learn something new & create a beautiful set of beach huts. Rachel was so supportive & helpfu
l allowing us to create our own individual pieces” Amanda

“Absolutely brilliant morning! Rachel is fantastic & I am so pleased with my beach huts. I will be booking in again. Thanks so much Rachel” Maria x

“What an amazing morning. Thought I wouldn’t be able to do it, but Rachel made everything achievable! She’s very informative, helpful & encouraging every step of the way! I’ll definitely be back, so watch out! Kimberley

“Yet another craft I must get started. You made the alchemy of glass
work understandable. Thanks, it was a fab class” Lesley

“Brilliant morning, lots of fun, met new people & Rachel is a brilliant teacher” Thanks for it” Debs


“my crocus flower looks gorgeous. Did I really make it myself?”

“very daunting to begin with but have enjoyed the experience. Very pleased with finished product, with a little help from Rachel. Thank you”

“Nervous to start with but enjoyed my mothers Day treat with my daughter & something (my crocus) to take home at the end of the day.”

“Had a great time. A well selected & achievable creation made so by Rachel’s supportive & jolly demeanour.”


Glass Panels


Glass panels are made using a combination of  the traditional leading process & copper foiling. These are designed solely by Rachel Russell who owns the copyright on all designs.

Larger panels are ideal for internal door panels & fan lights & involve Rachel liaising with you, interpreting your ideas & specifications. A stunning & personal addition to any home or business.

Call Rachel on: 0792 9525 012 or email info@swanwickstudio.co.uk if you would like to discuss things further. 


Swanwick Studio East Street The Tanneries Titchfield Fareham PO14 4AR