Suzanne Raffellini


Regular price
£2,385.00 GBP
Regular price
£2,650.00 GBP
Sale price
£2,385.00 GBP
Tax included.
Outside of house
New Barn Farm


16 -21stJuly 2023

A totally different kind of summer school.

If you are creative or simply long to be creative but never quite make the time for yourself then this could be just for you.

Imagine allowing yourself the time  for 5 nights and 5 days of total creative immersion at a beautiful historic location in a Buckinghamshire idyll. 

Spend a week with an expert in luxury surroundings which will cater to your physical needs and nourish your soul. 

Let your imagination run wild and create a piece of stained glass that you are incredibly proud of.

Barn classroomYour gorgeous classsroomExterior of barn classroom



This is an invitation to: 


Take time away for yourself, to immerse yourself in your own creative practice

Design and produce your own Stained glass panel.

Bounce ideas around with others and gain inspiration from your surroundings.

Engage in deep and rich conversation about creativity and well being.

Learn from an expert who is on hand to help you tweak and refine your skills whatever your level. 




tutor showing a piece of stained glass to learner

 expert guidance

 What you'll receive
  • Fully Catered Luxury Retreat 
  • Working classroom in the 17th century Barn
  • Expert tuition on design, techniques and manufacture
  • Wild Creative exercises to expand your creative vision
  • Opening Sound Ceremony & Ritual 
  • Wine tour through Organic vineyard
  • Wonderfully nutritious food 3 times a day
  • Refreshments throughout
  • All materials for creating your own masterpiece including luxury notebook and apron  


relax in the pool

Explore your creativity

Whilst spending a large part of the day working on your panels, we’ll also be working together on specific relaxation techniques and creative exercises that will enhance and expand your creative outlook and feed into your design making process.

This is a chance to really find what makes you tick, what inspires you.

We'll start on Sunday evening with a welcome dinner and a stimulating Gong bath experience to set the tone for the week.

We’ll start each day with a creative exercise to help get those juices flowing!



 demonstrations of skills


 Suzanne Raffellini

Artist, Teacher, Mentor

Described “Outstanding” by Offsted

I have been a glass artist and teacher for over two decades, helping people to harness the creativity within themselves and achieve results that they had not previously dreamed of. My students, not only develop artistically over time but also many have gone on to start their own creative businesses.

idyllic surroundings

Accommodation and Catering

We'll be staying in a luxury environment in the 17th century listed farmhouse with private or twin rooms.

Wake to the sounds of nature on a summers day in rural Buckinghamshire.

Start your day with an early morning walk around the 17 acres of beautiful grounds or a swim in the heated outdoor pool.

Relax at the end of the day in the sauna or hot tub.

Eat delicious, nutritious food prepared locally with local produce




Non residential access

For local people there is an option to attend the retreat on a daily basis.

Full participation including breakfast, dinner, and all activities but no overnight is available at a reduced rate.



What my clients say about me


“Suzanne has a rare innate ability to inspire learners to push the boundaries and aspire to achieve great results.” 

“Suzanne exhibits an exceptional synergy between creativity and teaching ability that inspires learners to continually engage, …… ensure they achieve their own learning objectives”

“Suzanne is professional, enthusiastic, and demonstrates an extensive expert knowledge and is very motivational; she continued throughout the workshop to maintain direct personal links with every individual leaner and was incredibly attuned to learners’ needs, attitudes and capabilities.  One older learner who lacked the underlying requisite skillset was supported without interrupting the broader class dynamic; an example of exceptional pedagogical skills”

ANNE - Suzanne is extremely knowledgeable and generous with her experience, she is always able to teach me how to make whatever I have in mind, she encourages me to go outside my comfort zone and to try new things. My confidence and ability have grown massively under her patient tutelage.

MAGGIE - I went to a stained-glass workshop run by Suzanne in 2015 and also tried my hand at fused glass. I was so pleased with the results that I signed up for her adult education class and have been going ever since. At first I was terrified at the thought of cutting glass but Suzanne was so helpful and reassuring that I soon became quite good at it. Suzanne is excellent at helping me achieve the effect and ideas I want to achieve in glass and encouraging me to keep moving forward to more ambitious projects. I love going to her classes and find them very rewarding.

FRANCES - I have been attending a glass class with Suzanne for nearly 6 years. Initially it was trying my hand a something within the creative field having retired. How hooked can you get, you can become immersed in colour and form and produce functional or decorative pieces. Suzanne is a competent and inspiring teacher willing to go at your speed. Her skills in teaching have enabled me to progress well, she is always willing to go that extra mile to help you achieve your aim. 





One off payment

Single room £2400 (available until 31st March, thereafter £2650)

Twin room £1900 (available until 31st March, thereafter £2150)

Non Residential £1400 (available until 31st March, thereafter £1600)

I'm always happy to offer to offer a payment plan. Simply choose your room choice and secure with a 30% deposit and let's chat about staged payments