Teaching Teenagers

The Real Glass Painting Podcast: Episode #2

Have you ever heard people say how the young can’t draw, the young can’t paint, the young can’t concentrate “like I could when I was their age …”?

Well, based on our experience in the studio here, that’s just not true.

Listen up, and Stephen will share some entertaining and instructive tales with you.

Teenagers, and the will to paint stained glass

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David Williams of Williams & Byrne, the glass painters


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10 thoughts on “Teaching Teenagers

  1. A lovely radio break. But the pompous, useless officialdom! It sounds even worse than the glorious, liberal, and enlightened state of New Jersey. Keep as far under the radar as you can, and carry on gentlemen!

    Geoff C.

    • Under the radar it definitely is (though I’m sure ‘officialdom’ will get to hear this podcast and cause us all kinds of bother …).


  2. Thank you: I agree with you wholeheartedly. Why are some people prepared to go around with their heads in the doom and gloom that the media puts out? It’s a beautiful world, and I’m not a dreamer – I have three young adult children, early twenties, all committed to their University courses and internships/jobs, all enjoying life to the full. Oh and me, I just love painting on glass as well as enjoying my paid three-day-a-week job! There is a way: enjoy life – everyone can!

    Sue T.

    • Exactly. Most mainstream media is agenda-driven tosh – amply proved wrong by particular facts such as those we experienced in the studio with the teenagers, and those you experience with your three children (and me with my own three, by the way). And you’re right: life is too short to waste a single day.

  3. Hello every one, hope all are well. It’s great how you can present your point of views. I think lawyers are lucky that you don’t work aganist them … you would beat them! Man, you know how to fight and win your case. I think it’s a wonderful thing what you have shared with us today. And yes I did change my point of view about the young men: I think they have all the right to be given the chance to learn in order to gain a good life and work experience for the very simple reason that we are going to die one day and they will be the next line in the line of life-duty.

    Again, it’s always great to listen to you. I myself learned a lot from you and David.

    All the best!

  4. I loved your podcast! I still don’t know if it’s David’s or Stephen’s voice, but I love the accent and the tone – and especially the sentiments. You found a way to reach the young people, despite all the red tape which gags us in our modern society filled with paper trails and too much emphasis on safety. I agree wholeheartedly – life is a risk and there is nothing worthwhile in life that doesn’t carry some sense of risk. How on earth do young people ever get to be athletes or Olympic heroes if they’ve never known what it is to hurt themselves?

    Best wishes,

    • It’s me. (You’ll hear David in due course when we do a podcast together.) Your closing question is a fine one. And the thing you know is something we must all remember: young people do get to be Olympic heroes, which means they are prepared to take risks and sometimes harm themselves. Theirs are achievements we should be proud of.


  5. Hello Stephen,

    Definitely I am not missing the voice. The vocal sound is real under your direction when we were in your studio from Singapore way back in 2011 and no change in every bit till today! I have not heard from David quite a bit and believe he too would be on the next podcast.

    Yes, I too share the same sentiments with you all guys and I got similar reaction when I was attached with some schools last year with teenagers or ‘young adults’ with glass.

    Philip and I wish both of you the best in every move you make and carry on.

    • Hi Eugene,

      How interesting to hear you too were impressed by the teenagers whom you worked with. Trusting the media, I’d be surprised; trusting my own senses, I am not.

      Best wishes to you and Philip!

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