Workshop Testimonials

I've been fortunate to have some great people in my workshops.  Here are a few of the comments I've received from them.

  • "Paul is an exceptional instructor and a kind person.  He is sharing, very knowledgeable, and detailed regarding his artistic glass methods." - A. P.
  • "I really enjoyed your class. I thought you were well prepared and that you knew the material. When I attend classes, I find that I not only learn about the specific technique that is the subject of the class, but I also learn a great deal of other information about working with glass. You were not only knowledgeable about your specific subject matter, but had great information about glass in general, including suggestions for firing schedules." - T. C.
  • "I really enjoyed your class this week.  I've been working to achieve depth in my work for a while now and your layering technique will be very helpful. I also appreciate the in-depth discussions and demonstrations for working with enamels, as I have never painted with enamels before this week.  Thanks so much for sharing so many of your helpful hints (such as "brush haircuts") and techniques with us during class.  I'm looking forward to practicing and adapting some of the techniques you taught to my current style of work."  - B. B.
  • "We recently took a class from Paul Messink.  He is an accomplished artist and an awesome teacher.  This is a hard to beat combination!!!  He shared tips, techniques and experiences in a comfortable atmosphere.  Yes, we will join him again!" - B. H. and D. H.

  • "Paul is a fantastic teacher! Don't miss the opportunity to take his class!!" - D. H.

  • "Spending four days with you was magical; not a morning person, I couldn’t wait to get out of bed and be in your classroom. You have a wonderfully patient nature, good sense of humor, and handled everyone’s demands with grace and fairness. Your daily agenda was very organized and implemented well.  I would highly recommend your classes to glass enthusiasts. Thank you for the knowledge shared and the inspiration you provided me." - C. V


Lecture at Creative Glass in Bristol, U.K.

I attended a lecture yesterday at Creative Glass Guild where Paul was speaking. I was totally inspired by Paul as he provided as absolutely wonderful presentation. He not only spoke freely and in depth about his art and techniques, he explained how he got to where he is in his life now but he also shared the journey. I am of a similar age to Paul when he started and I have also taken a leap of faith into the brilliant world of glass art. He has convinced me that my decision was correct and inspired me to build on my skills and create some unique art myself. I am really looking forward to attending his master class in the uk next year and will be doing lots and lots of experimentation until then.(as he said if you're not making mistakes you're learning)
Thanks for a great lecture and I wish you continued success with your work, art and life.
Kind regards
Jason Leggett (inspired glass artist)

Jason, thank you for your

Jason, thank you for your wonderful comments about the Artist Talk yesterday in the U.K. It was a fantastic turnout, and I appreciate you coming. Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions down the road.


5 Day Creating Dimension Class Review

I took Paul’s 5 day Creating Dimension class in Indio last month and it was great. The instructions and the techniques I learned were exactly as described in the class description. Because we practiced the techniques Paul taught in class on two different projects, I learned these techniques well and I am able to practice them with confidence at home. Paul’s teaching style was perfect, he was able to systematically go through the class outline while still patiently answering students questions. I highly recommend this class.

Very appreciated!

Thanks, Carrie, for that wonderful endorsement. It’s a great experience for me as well - I love passing on what I’ve learned, and helping people assimilate both the concept and the process. I’m looking forward to seeing what you create!

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