Swanwick Studio

Swanwick Studio

handmade stained glass


Delivering the Next available glassy workshop 

23/09/17 Panel inspired

Glassy workshops are run for the complete beginner upwards & each process is demonstrated before you try. I am passionate about passing on the skills of this traditional craft & assist those that wish extra help. There’ll always be a variety of glass colours & templates to choose from. You’ll be cutting glass, copper foiling, soldering through to beautiful embellishments. Using glorious beads, driftwood & wire you can customise your very personal creation. I aim for you to have a day of relaxed & glassy fun. Small class numbers ensure lots of help to hand. An endless supply of drinks & biscuits are provided – but please bring your own lunch.


Delivering creative workshops to schools

I hold a current mobile DBS certificate & through the Hampshire Cultural Trust I am also trained to deliver bronze & silver Art Awards.

I currently have a diverse artistic schedule & one of my rewarding ‘hats’ is to visit local schools delivering creative workshops. 

Having successfully run an infants after school art club for more than 5 years I realised this was an area I loved & wanted to expand. 

I currently deliver fun & creative workshops in schools, assisting pupils to create fantastic unique displays whilst trying different artistic platforms & techniques.


Should you be interested in a school project then please call me on: 0792 9525 012 or email: info@swanwickstudio.co.uk

Pupil referral unit visits

As a visiting artist to local pupil referral units, pupils & I have created lovely bright signs that now hang above two of the enhance foyer doors.  This has also married well with a welcome sign also created. We made background boards incorporating things that are important & personal to the pupils & using individual pupil silhouettes made this a unique & vibrant installation that the pupils are proud of.

The pupils fully participated in creating the 3D signs, using photography, painting skills, printing techniques & researching worldwide printing methods. The pupils were encouraged to use individual skills sets to create their own hand prints/ collage to decorate a large welcome sign now hung in the unit’s entrance foyer. This project has given the pupils ownership of their installations & pride in the finished pieces.

The key Pupil Referral Unit – Bridgemary


Delivering glassy painting party plans, great for hen’s & special birthday treats

You could have your own unique celebration wheel created when a group of your nearest & dearest each decorate triangular wheel inserts. Using glass paints you can each create your own designs. I will then install them into your own bike wheel installation. These are fabulous totally unique party pieces & a fabulous way to remember a special day.

Latest workshop reviews


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.”


Swanwick Studio East Street The Tanneries Titchfield Fareham PO14 4AR