Workshops, residencies and education

I am a fully qualified teacher having completed my PGCS at John Moores University, Liverpool in 2009, teaching in a high school and college during my 5 years as an art teacher. I have worked as artist in residence in schools and hospitals, developing workshops and creating collaborative artworks with groups of all ages and ability levels. I have experience of working with people with limited physical abilities and learning difficulties. I also run regular beginners glass workshops from my home studio which is in a stunning rural location in North Wales.

Glass Fusing and Painting Workshops from my glass studio in North Wales – ongoing
To view and book on current studio workshops please visit:

Criw Celf- Flintshire 2019
Bluecoat Display Centre- CERI Teachers Workshop- May 2019
Crafts Counts, Ruthin Craft Centre and CAMHS Rhyl Hospital- series of 4 workshops working with children from CAMHS unit, culminating in an exhibition of the work at Ruthin Craft Centre- Summer 2018 and Summer 2019
Playing Fields– Workshops with Year 5s in Ysgol Bryn Tabor, Wrexham. Drawing and identifying plants on the school fields, pupils creating artworks for exhibition using various 2d techniques. Culminating in production of a glass panel for the reception area made by myself, inspired by the plants we found and my time spent there.
Art Workshops as part of residency at The Walton Centre- Liverpool working with neurological rehabilitation patients and outpatient groups- Aug – Sept 2017 plus a series of 12 follow up workshops within the CRU, permanent glass work made with the patients installed within the unit- June- Sept 2018
Craft in the Bay, Meet the Maker- Oct 2017, July 2019
Ruthin Craft Centre– Glass painting Workshops – May 2017
Ruthin Craft Centre– MAKE drop in workshop, Feb 2017
Criw Celf Mawr- Anglesey 2016
Mostyn Gallery– Masterclass in Glass Painting- June 2016
Bluecoat Display Centre– Artist Talk- April 2016

Samantha Rhodes, Director, Bluecoat Display Centre- Verity developed a series of stimulating and engaging workshop activities for the patients and out-patients and visited the hospital twice a week over an 8 week residency period from July 2017. In our experience Verity approaches all her creative work with careful consideration and planning as well enthusiasm and great energy. We have been impressed by her self motivation and strong work ethic and would be very happy to work with her on future exhibition projects within the gallery context as well as in our wider community with the BDC outreach programme.
Michelle Hughes and Dr Jo Iddon, Clinical Psychologists, Complex Rehabilitation Unit -The positive feedback given by patients on the ward speaks for itself. I would highly recommend Verity and encourage any service considering an art residency with her to take advantage of this opportunity. Furthermore the artwork produced by the patients and input/influence they have had over commissioned art pieces created by Verity for the hospital have been spectacular. The art work is a welcome addition to any hospital environment. Verity has held two residencies at the Complex Rehabilitation Unit at the Walton Centre over the past year and I have had the pleasure of working with her for both. Her friendly and professional manner has enabled her to establish an excellent rapport with our patients, their families and staff on the ward. Verity has utilised a variety of interesting techniques and materials within the workshops which have kept our patients interested and engaged.

Head of Dept- Manchester Academy– Staff really enjoyed learning new techniques in both glass and ceramics and the handouts were also very useful. We now have lots of new processes that we can explore with the students that will particularly benefit GCSE students. The links to artists was also very helpful as this is something we have found difficult to find.
Sarah Barker-I had such a great time at one of Verity’s glass bird making workshop. Great value, lots of fun and the thrill of getting our birdies back from firing all shiny and beautiful. Highly recommended. Thanks Verity.
Alison Chapman -What a lovely way to spend a Sunday. Thank you so much Verity
Great fun, extremely tasty homemade cakes , great company and wonderful tuition in an inspiring setting I loved it !! would definitely recommend the course I am looking forward to another one
Thank you
Rachel Davies-Had a fantastic workshop this weekend. An absolute joy to work with Verity who is so talented. From the lovely warm welcome, the coffee and cake, to making our birds we all really enjoyed the experience. I would recommend it to anyone. Thank you Verity.
Helen Taylor-I wanted to thank you for a lovely day. I really enjoyed trying something new in a nice relaxing atmosphere, you’re a brilliant tutor. Also a big thank you for
considering my diet restrictions, lunch was one of the best I’ve had in ages. It was a lovely group to be with. Can’t wait to see the final piece.
I couldn’t of asked for a better 50th Birthday present!
Janet Heath– We had such a great day, you have got it absolutely right, lots of help and guidance but also all the freedom to produce something personal. I didn’t expect to be so proud of what we made!!
On top of all that, lovely, lovely warm people and scrumptious food!
We were pooped last night – all that concentrating on which way round everything goes and being so careful (not usually my style!)

Sarah Davies — 5 star Totally fantastic day with the gorgeous and talented Verity – thank you sooo much for your inspiration and patience! Really can’t wait to see the pieces…so exciting! This is something I want to do again and again. Just loved the day, chilled out completely with my friends too, making something unique to be proud of. I could not recommend Verity’s workshop highly enough. Can I give 6*?

Jan Read — 5 star Had great fun at the workshop on Saturday. Verity is a very calm teacher & spent time with each of us. Made beautiful personalised ceramic decorations for Christmas.

Nia Ellis — 5 star Attended a workshop of Veritys today. Even though I turned up late she was warm and welcoming. The workshop itself was brilliant, very accessible and suitable for all skill levels. I would highly recommend her workshops to anyone!
Megan Louise Borland — 5 star I attended one of Verity’s workshops today with a friend, and we both thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
I would highly recommend it to anyone! The class was brilliant (easily accessible to all abilities) and Verity was welcoming and friendly.

Kim Moore — 5 star Today I had a relaxing and creative morning…just what I needed!! Enjoyed sharing time chatting, having coffee, cake and being ‘creative’….with old friends and new friends…Verity you are very inspirational and a lovely friend. Looking forward to seeing the finished products and further workshops. Thank you.

Louise Rawson-Sparrow — 5 starI went to Verity s Christmas tree decorations workshop today, I had a brilliant time it was a relaxed atomosphere and Verity and Clarrie were warm and welcoming… cant wait for the next workshop 🙂

Sarah J Davies — 5 star Been on a workshop today to make porcelain Christmas Decorations, had a wonderful day & met some lovely people. I can’t wait to see my “art” once its been fired. Thank you once again! I can really recommend this Fabulishious Workshop!!!!