Latest reviews

31 Aug 15'

Barbara reviewed: Enamelled jewellery for beginners and improvers - fired glass jewellery techniques

"Thank you an absorbing and interesting day enamelling in your mini summer course. It was not the first course I have done with you Toni and I doubt it will be the last. Shame you no longer do classes near to Chelmsford but that's how things go I'm afraid. I always come away thinking of things I could have done better! It would be interesting to do some combined silver and enamelling one time. Or maybe I will come and do some glass beads for a change. Thanks for a good day. Barbara"

30 Aug 15'

June reviewed: " Day of the Dead" Silver Clay Workshop

"Magical day for me, learning all about the fantastic silver clay. Sara is a great teacher . knows such a lot about this skill and is so lovely and patient and I learnt such a lot, which I am now going to continue at home, maybe even investing in a kiln! I travelled from Bath in Somerset to take part in this course,stayed over the night before and it was worth every penny! I strongly recommend this lovely course, I think 'The Secret Garden' course will be very special too! Thank you so much Sara :-) x"

30 Aug 15'

Liz Corfield reviewed: Full day introduction to glass fusing course.

"This was a brilliant course. Amanda was so friendly and welcoming and put me at my ease immediately. The background information that she gave us about the different types of glass was really interesting and the course information was very comprehensive. She has a super garden studio and everything was provided for us to "have a go". She was a very patient and encouraging tutor. It was exciting to collect my pieces a couple of weeks later. The coffee and cookies at the start of the course and the 2 course lunch were delicious too. I would thoroughly recommend this course and am looking forward to the Christmas decoration one."

30 Aug 15'

Linda Marsden reviewed: Handspinning workshop

"An absolutely brilliant course. Book it and enjoy :) Diane is an excellent teacher and everything is meticulously organised. A stunning setting adds to the wonderful experience you will enjoy. I can thoroughly recommend this course, Linda"

30 Aug 15'

Sian reviewed: Blacksmithing for beginners - one day taster

"I enjoyed excellent tuition from Aarron, his experience in teaching is evident and he was entremly patient, explained in detail and tailored things to my pace. I learn lots about the art and skills of blacksmithing as well as its role in industrial development and Welsh history. Despite the physical nature of the course and a fair amount of standing, it was relaxing and distracting and a world away from my usual hectic life and demanding job. I would love to do more perhaps even a bit of welding next! I am extremely proud of the fire irons I made, and take every opportunity to show them to friends, family and any visitors."

29 Aug 15'

Victoria reviewed: Enamelled jewellery for beginners and improvers - fired glass jewellery techniques

"I had a great day, as part of Toni's mini summer school. Toni is an excellent teacher & I loved trying different techniques on copper. When things didn't go the way I'd hoped, she was able to suggest ways to 'save' my work & make it look good. So, I finished with 3 nice pieces, that I can turn into jewellery & had fun doing it. I'd love to come back & try silver clay enamelling sometime."

29 Aug 15'

Victoria reviewed: Flamework (Lampwork) - Making glass beads for beginners

"Excellent course & lots of fun. Toni is both knowledgeable & a very good teacher. She made us feel confident at trying something new, helped & encouraged us. It was an enjoyable afternoon, with a selection of glass beads ... which looked a lot better than we thought they would. I'd live to do it again & maybe be more adventurous"

29 Aug 15'

Lucy Hampton reviewed: Crochet workshop - Benny Rens Creations

"I have attended a few of Bethany's workshops. The atmosphere is always relaxed and Bethany is at hand to help should you become stuck at any time; she has even managed to help me master the dreaded 'magic loop'! I would highly recommend Bethany if you want to catch the crochet bug!"

29 Aug 15'

Lorna Moreton reviewed: Powertex fabric sculpted figure/Angel/Masai

"What a wonderful day me and my best friend spent with Annette making our first powertex angel sculpture! Annette is a kind, calm and patient teacher who guides you through each step to create your own angel. I am so pleased with mine and have already booked on another course. My Angel is proudly standing in my hallway and I have already received lots of compliments. I would highly recommend anyone (even if you consider yourself not creative) to book on a course with Annette who will confidently help you make a creation you will be proud of."

28 Aug 15'

Alona Bettinson reviewed: Glass fusing introductory workshop with Laura Hart of Hart Glass

"My husband and I spent the day with Laura in her studio whilst on our honeymoon. It was a fantastic experience and we made a wonderful piece which I'm very proud of and also a great memory."

28 Aug 15'

Magali Roberts reviewed: Handspinning workshop

"Brilliant course. Diane has a real gift for teaching, is very personable and encouraging. She made sure she looked after everyone with lots of personalised guidance. The day was well organised and I left with an even greater passion for spinning than I had before!"

28 Aug 15'

Patc reviewed: Whittling course

"Martin is a welcoming and thoughtful host for a fab day of relaxing whittling! Everything is taken care of and Martin shares his experience and knowledge with enthusiasm and humour, learned so much and really looking forward to trying out the techniques and projects ourselves. Many thanks Martin from Pat and Di, 23.08.15"

27 Aug 15'

Holly reviewed: Crochet workshop - Benny Rens Creations

"Bethany is amazingly patient, kind and thorough, she too time to make sure I properly understood what I was learning and showed me several times without hesitation, she makes learning the art of crochet fun and it has now become a bit of an addiction for me :) Highly recommended to anyone who wants to learn to crochet as you will get a 5* teacher and understanding"

27 Aug 15'

Claire Hoyle reviewed: Crochet workshop - Benny Rens Creations

"Bethany is an amazingly patient and approachable teacher. I had managed to teach myself a chain, but was floundering on any actual stitches. Bethany was able to make the patterns and instructions make sense. I recently attended a wreath workshop, which was great value for money and will be attending future crochet workshops to troubleshoot my progress!"

27 Aug 15'

Maddi reviewed: Crochet for Beginners (Adults) in Putney

"What a great afternoon! Sowmya's techinques and method of teaching was incredibly easy to follow. She was very patient and helped me to rediscover the art of crotchet. The examples she gave were very clear, and she encouraged me to continue patterns without relying on the instructions. I now feel confident to continue practising this art and would highly recommend Sowmya's class to anyone!"

27 Aug 15'

Philippa Wilmot reviewed: Crochet workshop - Benny Rens Creations

"I loved Beth's class. Inspiring and brilliant tutoring. I now have the crochet bug. Thank you Beth x"

27 Aug 15'

Caroline Edwards reviewed: Crochet workshop - Benny Rens Creations

"Bethany is so knowledgeable but also has the ability to break down and teach a variety of techniques. I recently did a wreath course with her and learned so much. It's a long time since I made something I was so proud of! I can not recommend her more highly!"

27 Aug 15'

Margaret Baldwin reviewed: Crochet workshop - Benny Rens Creations

"Bethany is amazing, lovely bubbly lady, always there to show you how to read patterns, understanding diagrams, and showing you how to crotchet different stitches if you still don't understand. Very patient and always accessible. Thank you Bethany xx"

27 Aug 15'

Georgie reviewed: Crochet for Beginners (Adults) in Putney

"I really enjoyed this class. Sowmya was very patient and encouraging. Initial frustration soon subsided and I was surprised but very pleased to have produced a granny square by the end of the session and feel confident to practise from here. I would definitely recommend Sowmya's class - it would have taken me ages to get this far just with a book or even an online tutorial."

27 Aug 15'

Lisa Horstead reviewed: Crochet workshop - Benny Rens Creations

"Bethany is an excellent tutor. She's so creative and her beautiful makes are very inspiring. I had no idea about crochet before I met her, but now I have a good basic knowledge and look forward to doing some more classes with Bethany (especially the wreath class). Bethany is kind, very patient and gives good clear instructions..... And doesn't mind repeating herself ;o) Thank you Bethany!"

27 Aug 15'

Katrina Wilson reviewed: Crochet workshop - Benny Rens Creations

"I learnt to crochet on Bethany's beginners crochet course - 3x 2-hour sessions saw me making granny squares and a rose. I'm not at all creative and my Mum failed to teach me how to crochet despite many attempts over the years. I'm now attempting other simple patterns on my own and I'm about to attempt a teddy bear! Would highly recommend. Will be booking another course soon."

27 Aug 15'

Nat Truan reviewed: Crochet workshop - Benny Rens Creations

"Bethany is a brilliant teacher. She was well prepared and had lots of visual aids and well written instructions to complete a wreath. She provided all the equipment and thought of all the details- even down to the pins needed! Bethany was brilliant in showing me how to complete some of the stitches required. She is a lovely, bubbly and knowledgable lady that will make you feel welcome and nothing is too small for this lady- you won't be disappointed"

26 Aug 15'

Kate lewis reviewed: Silicone rubber blanket mould making course: for sculptors and makers

"Mark is a first rate artist and teacher and I feel very honoured to have been taught by him. This is very specialist knowledge and skills and is extremely interesting to watch and learn myself. If you are looking to learn these skills whilst in a beautiful part of the world with a fun and supportive teacher then you have found a bargin here. Thank you mark!"

26 Aug 15'

Kate lewis reviewed: Bronze casting weekend

"I cannot recommend this course highly enough! Mark and Caroline are amazing, kind and inspiring peaple. If you get the chance, do this course, it is so exciting and fun. The setting couldn't be more inspiring and relaxing. Mark has a real gift for teaching and I can honoustly say i recived the best art education from him. You feel totally supported and encouraged to reach beyond what you expect from yourself. I want to come back and learn more soon! Kate"

26 Aug 15'

Martin Bennett reviewed: Beginners 10 week woodworking course NO LONGER RUNNING

"I really enjoyed the time on the course, it’s given me something I want to continue to learn and a set of skills I love putting into practice."

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