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We have had the pleasure to work on many bespoke projects throughout the years and have asked our clients to share any comments and testimonials to assure future clients of our skills and professionalism. We think theres nothing better than ‘word of mouth.

 

Having participated in the 1-day course recently, I feel I must convey my appreciation. Firstly for the competence of Roberta Larkin and her pedagogic skill as well as sheer creative enjoyment in a relaxed atmosphere.

I would recommend such an interesting experience to enjoy the beauty of glass art

Rosemary Verstrynge-Magill

 

Having spent ten years intending to have the stain glass in my front door repaired, I chanced one morning on a van advertising Larkin Glass Art. An e mail generated a speedy response from Roberta followed by a site visit and more importantly a perfectly restored window. Thank you for a very professional job.

Patrick 

 

Your patience and professionalism have restored both the stained glass door panel and the memories it evokes.

Bill Freel

 

Thank you for the repairs and restoration of my glass panel. It looks fabulous and evokes many happy memories as it is of great sentimental value. I am really pleased with the result.

Jacqueline McIntyre

 

Thank-you for completing the repair of our inner front door stained glass window. I would recommend you to others, as the repair was carried out professionally. We had been looking to find someone who could do this for several years and are very pleased that you were able to do this for us.
Best wishes

Peter Bailie

 

This is just to say thank you for your skilful and sensitive restoration
work on our stained glass. We continue to be very happy with it. Just as
importantly, you came when you said you would and were equally punctual about returning and fitting the repaired door panel.

We would be happy to recommend your work to others. With very best wishes.

Donal and Susan Boyle

 

Roberta, We are really pleased with the glass feature that you created for our home. It adds real interest to the area and also lets plenty of light through as requested. A very professional job. Thank you.

A and J Morris

 

Roberta has been my inspiration into the whole new world of Tiffany glass.  I attended my first one day course at the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum and because of Roberta’s professionalism, right from the start, I have become hooked.

I have since attended another two day course where I made a fabulous horse and had numerous meetings directly with Roberta (to finish him off); she has been a great support to the point where we are now friends.

I would definitely recommend the Tiffany glass course as a totally different way to spend you time.  It’s a very methodical process, and the results are simply beautiful.

Regards

Ruth
Ruth McEwan-Lyon

 

I would just like to say thank you for the new stained glass panel for our front door. The new insert ties in really well with our existing fan light and makes the door special. I am really impressed with the final product and will definitely be recommending you to my friends and family.”

Many thanks,
John

 

Hi, I would just like to say that Roberta done a fantastic job in repairing my stained glass mirror, very easy to deal with and considering she had to order parts from England a very quick turnaround. Thanks and I would definitely recommend using her services.
Kind Regards,

Graham Jarvis

Assistant Regional Manager Ireland

BELFOR UK Ltd

 

1 Day Tiffany Glass workshop

I have just attended the above workshop with Roberta.
Roberta is a fantastic teacher who has a wealth of knowledge to pass on to a beginner like myself.
I was able to produce a a piece of Tiffany Glass with which I am delighted. Thank you Roberta and I look forward to developing this skill further.

Sinclair McKee

 

Hi Roberta
Many thanks for your work on our window panel – it has never looked cleaner or fresher, and is a welcome addition to our new home. Hopefully we will see you in your evening classes next year!

All the best
Steve and Ciaran

Steve Cartwright

 

Dear Roberta
Many thanks for the wonderful job you did restoring our stained glass front door. It’s perfect. Thank you for being professional and punctual, I would highly recommend you.

Yours sincerely
C&M McAllister

 

Roberta did a great job in repairing a stained glass panel which we had received as a wedding present but which had been damaged in transit when moving house. As a result we hadn’t been able to display it properly for years but after Roberta’s careful and sensitive refurbishment we can enjoy now hanging this unique decorative object with its sentimental value once again. Roberta went out of her way to be helpful and to repair the panel quickly and creatively.

Thanks,
Paul & Jenny Harron

 

Dear Roberta,
My sister and I took your stained glass workshop on 21st and 22nd February at An Creggan visitor centre.

We both enjoyed the workshop very much.  It was extremely enjoyable and relaxing and we loved being able to take something we created home with us.

Many thanks,

Helen and Lesley Marmion.

 

Hi Roberta,
Just wanted to pass on my thanks for a lovely 2 days learning the processes involved in stained glass working. I think we all came away happy that we had achieved new skills and benefited from having enjoyed some great company.

Mairead Conway

 

Roberta Larkin is replacing the leaded lights parts (13) of windows in our house to close to the original “Tudor” design and build. These panels are then inserted into double glazed units and installed by another firm. As part of this restoration she has completed a leaded light front door panel, which is now in place. We are delighted with the result and can’t wait to see the windows back to their original appearance. It’s a gradual process but well worth the wait. Watch this space.

Regards R&M

Marilyn Guthrie

 

Dear Roberta,
My sister and I took your stained glass workshop on 21st and 22nd February at An Creggan visitor centre. We both enjoyed the workshop very much.  It was extremely enjoyable and relaxing and we loved being able to take something we created home with us.
We are both keen to learn more and would be interested in doing another two day course where we could learn how to create the panels.
If you could let us know were and when you are taking more courses in making panels we would appreciate it.
Many thanks,

Helen and Lesley Marmion.

 

What a fantastic day my mum and I had yesterday at one of Roberta’s Tiffany Glass workshops. Mum and I both had very different projects in mind, but Roberta was patient and accommodating and packed so much tuition into the 7 hours we had with her. From cutting, to grinding and soldering we covered off all the any processes involved in a simple and clear way. Mum ended up with a lovely celtic knot panel, while I achieved a long-held ambition to make a secondary glazing panel for a window in my home. We are both thrilled with the results and would thoroughly recommend Roberta’s workshop – the day flew in and we’re both exhausted but delighted!

Sian Mawhinney

 

Hi Roberta, many thanks for the great workshop and all your invaluable help and guidance. I am very pleased with my beautiful Poppy.

Jim Finola

 

Roberta
Ian and I would like to say a big thank you for the excellent work you did in repairing and restoring the stained glass panel to our front door. We’re extremely pleased not only with the quality of your work but also the way you undertook the job, giving us dates and times that you stuck too and at a price that we considered very competitive.
Once again thank you.

Denise Wilson

 

Hi Roberta
Thank you for doing such an amazing job on our stained glass in our front door. As you know, after 80 years it was in a very poor state – you have rejuvenated it without losing any of its old world charm.
Brilliant!

Philip

 

Hi Roberta
Thank you so much for fixing our door at short notice. It looks great.
Roberta came to our rescue one evening after an urgent issue with the leaded lights in our Edwardian front door. She has repaired and refitted within a couple of days. All at a very reasonable cost. Additionally, she has given us contacts to get a new door made to accommodate our 1930’s glass panels. No request too much trouble and beautiful craftsmanship. Very pleased.

Sarah

 

“Roberta Larkin replaced 13 leaded lights in the windows of our home as we wanted to return to the original “Tudor” design used when the house was built. These panels were then inserted into double glazed units and installed by another firm. We also added a large lead light panel to the front door which was not in the original build. We are delighted with the result, it was a gradual process but well worth the wait. Many thanks Roberta.”

Marilyn G

 

Hi Roberta
Thank you so much for making a very cold front hall very warm and welcoming after you repaired and installed the three pieces of salvage stain glass I have had in my possession for some time. The oval piece which you remodelled into a rectangle looks as though it has always been in situ along with the two side panels. A very professional job and very much appreciated.

Lorraine

 

Hi Roberta
Many thanks Roberta for an enjoyable day of learning the new skill of Tiffany glass design. Your patience and sense of fun was much appreciated for a novice such as myself. It’s lovely to have a beautiful item to remind me of the course.
Thanks again

Valerie

 

We are delighted with the stained glass window Roberta has made for us. As part of a full renovation, we needed a large feature window for the stairwell in our Victorian house. We worked with Roberta on a design which complemented the period of the house. Roberta took great care with the proportions of the design and finding the right coloured glass, and with highly skilled workmanship she has delivered a stunning result.

Jacqui

 

Hi Roberta
A big thank you again for the Workshop on Saturday, Michelle and I thoroughly enjoyed the day. It was great to have the opportunity to attempt a new skill and we both appreciated the time and expertise you shared with us. We would certainly recommend the Workshop.

It was good meeting you, Lorraine and your four legged friends. Best wishes for the future.

Kind regards

Gail

 

Many thanks Roberta for doing an excellent job repairing our stained glass front door. The work was done quickly to a high standard with no disruption or fuss. Looks better now than before the football made an impression!!

Paddy

 

Hi Roberta.
I absolutely adore the lamp shade and side shades (after) tiffany,
I did not look for the repairs seriously but it was obvious that they
were very well done because the whole set looks stunning. I showed them to a friend on the way home after collecting them
and they would have been sold except that their new hall ceiling was just not high enough!!! Like I said! there is a debate going on as to whether
I get to keep them or sell them!!! They do look good hanging from my gallery ceiling!!
It is great to know that we have your sort of artistic skills in N.Ireland
Many thanks for a beautiful job well done.
I will know where to recommend my friends to go to when they have art glass for repairs or indeed commissions
for art glass or leaded glass windows.
Very many thanks.

Hubert

 

Church Window Work:
The light panels were created by removing damaged panels in the original church doors. With a new reception area being created the church wanted to combine the old with the new. Roberta restored the stained glass and lead work. These were then encased in the wooden frames made from pitch pine reclaimed from old pews. The beautiful panels are displayed in the north and south porches of St John’s Newtownbreda and are illuminated during Sunday worship

David

 

I spent a lovely relaxing day with Roberta in her workshop. She has great patience and skill and talent and it shines through with her teaching. Thank you Roberta for a enjoyable day.

Jane Cordner

 

Hi Roberta,
Thank you so much for such a wonderful day. Stained glass art is something that I have always been interested and it was super to be taught all the aspects of this form of art with such an expert. From the cutting, grinding, coppering and soldering, it was trickier than I thought but I am now game to have a go at it on and am awaiting the arrival of my glass grinder for Christmas to get started on my own small projects!!
Thanks again for the fun and hospitality.
Warm regards,

Ciara

 

Absolutely delighted with Roberta’s skills, the glass tree is now 2 and they sit perfectly displayed. Well done.

 

Spent a days work shop with Roberta repairing a lamp made some previous years. Cannot thank Roberta enough for her expertise, knowledge and patience in reconstructing a new beautiful lamp.

Sarah

 

Hi Roberta

We are over the moon with our front door, you have done a fantastic job, thank you. Been wanting to do this for ages and it really makes the house and brings back the original features. We’ll certainly recommend you to others looking.
Thanks again

Lucy and James

 

Hello Roberta,
Just to say how much I enjoyed the stained glass workshop. Your tuition had just the right balance of explanation and practice in basic skills, and I also appreciated your advice on the glass element of my woodworking project. It was a fun day and a great introduction to the craft.
With thanks and best wishes

Alastair

 

Hi Roberta

Brilliant workshop on Tiffany glass work, made so much easier by your concise and enabling approach. Delighted to actually produce a suncatcher to be proud of. I definitely now have the confidence and skills etc to take this art form further.
Thank you

Kathy

 

Hi Roberta

The window is lovely, you’ve done a brilliant job, thank you so much.
Regards

Niamh

 

Refurbishing our new home we decided that a window in our dining area was crying out to be a stained glass feature. Inspired by some of the examples on the Larkin Glass Art website we met with Roberta and began a collaboration to make it happen. Roberta came up with some ideas that we developed. We now have our window in situ. To say we are pleased is an understatement. Our neighbours love it too.

Regards

Richard and Gillian

 

It was a professionally run course, nice atmosphere and worth the price. I would recommend doing this and look forward to progressing to the next stage. Thank you Roberta for sharing your knowledge . You are a Stained glass master.

Regards

Iga

 

Thanks again Roberta for the amazing job you did restoring my window! It is absolutely gorgeous and has been admired by so many people! A work of art!

Kind Regards

Ann Dullaghan

 

Hi Roberta
We are delighted with the front door. It looks great.

Thanks

Moira

 

I attended the one day Tiffany glass course . It was a small friendly class so a wonderful way to learn new skills. Roberta’s love of the subject and extensive knowledge makes it a great workshop to inspire new students . I really want to learn more, I think that is a mark of an excellent teacher . At the end of the day I had a finished piece of work, which does encourage you to continue . If you have an interest in stained glass this is a great way to test the waters !

Thanks

Linda

 

Hi Roberta
Thank you for a very informative workshop today. We both really enjoyed it and learnt a lot and mastered basic techniques. We are delighted with the results.

Regards

Heather

 

Hi Roberta
It was a lovely, fascinating and instructive day and I cannot thank you enough for making my introduction into the world of stained glass one of enormous enjoyment. My leaf suncatcher is already hanging in the window, just waiting for tomorrow’s sun to bring it to life! I very much look forward to more workshops with you.
Till then,

All the best,

Marie-Therese

 

We had bought an old stained glass window to use as a feature in our extension. When we went to put it up we noticed that there were a couple of cracks in some of the pieces. We contacted Roberta at Larkins Glass and she was so helpful. She advised us of our options, managed our expectations and kept us up to date with her progress. Roberta’s enthusiasm and her love of her work is evident. She is very professional and talented and we are delighted with the way the window has turned out. We would not hesitate to use Roberta again and would definitely recommend her. Thanks Roberta.!!😁

Regards

Grainne

 

Hi Roberta
The stained glass has come up a treat and looks fabulous with the new leading. Am delighted. Thank you for taking such care.

Kind Regards

Alison

 

Roberta guided us expertly through the design process and provided us with options from which we could choose, including the design motif, texture and colours of the glass. The outcome has been an expertly designed and crafted stained glass panel for the entrance hall of our home. We are very grateful for the skill and considerable time taken to prepare and fit the panel.

Regards

Robert & Lorraine

 

Roberta has restored our front door glass so beautifully. She came and removed it without any trouble, gave it back it’s traditional beauty and replaced it to perfection. I am so pleased to have found her! She respects the art of tradition and treats the age old panes with such love – i just knew it was in great hands The stained glass has come up a treat and looks fabulous with the new leading. Am delighted. Thank you for taking such care.

Kind Regards

Rebecca

 

Hi Roberta
Many thanks for the repairs you did to my front door stain glass window. It’s looks perfect now. I’m delighted with your work!

Regards

Marianne

 

Roberta repaired a leaded side light in our porch. This involved the removal of and retaining the original, 1930’s, slips to reuse which was not an easy task. The finished repair is an amazing job and has returned the panel back to it’s original glory, everybody who has seen the repair has commented on how well it looks.
I will be employing Roberta again to carry out a repair on the opposite side light and would not hesitate to recommend her services. All work is carried out in a professional manor and to a very high standard.

Many Thanks

Will

 

Hi Roberta
The hall in my new flat was so dark. The panel of a peacock which you made for me in leaded and tiffany glass just opens up my hall and is so welcoming. Willie the joiner made a lovely job of inserting it and the reinforced backing glass into the wooden fireproof hall/lounge door.
Regards

Patricia

 

Hi Roberta
A huge thank you to Roberta for restoring our front door stained glass window. It is a first class professional job. Roberta is a pleasure to deal with and to have in our home working away.

Regards

Rosel

 

Hi Roberta
Thanks very much for fixing the stain glass in the cupboard door. I was so worried it was beyond repair! It’s just great to have it securely in place again and at such a reasonable price.

Cheers

Frances

 

Hi Roberta
Thank you so much for the excellent job you did on repairing my leaded glass doors, they look fantastic.

Regards

Debbie

 

My mother’s much loved tiffany standard lampshade was expertly repaired by Roberta within a short time span and at a competitive price. The glass shade had detached from the vase cap due to the sheer weight of the shade, thus rendering it useless. Roberta, however, readily agreed to take on the task of repairing it to its former glory and thoroughly explained the process and cost involved. Cleaning, application of copper foil, and soldering were involved and when she returned it, the expertise of her work was apparent. She also reinforced the shade by means of a ‘spider’ with the aim of providing extra support. My mother was delighted to have dealt with Roberta who is a friendly, efficient worker in her trade. We would have no hesitation in recommending her for anyone wanting a job of this type well done. Many, many thanks Roberta.

Gillian

 

Hi Roberta
Thank you for my beautiful stained glass window. It is all that I hoped for – simple, stylish and sophisticated. I love it.

M