Latest reviews

30 May 23'

angela reviewed: Glass bottle cutting for beginners - Sittingbourne

"A very informative, interesting and enjoyable morning where we learned how to safely cut glass bottles to make a variety of useful items. Everything was provided that we needed and we each came away with a bag full of glass pieces which we had completed or are able to complete at home. Claire was very helpful with information about the best places to buy the tools we need."

Fancy Tat responded:

" Hello Angela, Thank you so much for your kind review. I very much enjoyed spending the morning with you and I am really pleased that you had a lovely time :) Kind Regards Claire & Janet"

30 May 23'

Sara reviewed: Tiffany stained glass wild flowers workshop

"I had been looking forward to this course for months and wasn't disappointed! A wonderful day that absolutely flew by - Kate was a fab teacher and I came away with much more confidence in going forward with glass cutting and soldering (even though I have a long way to go to get to Kate's standards!!) not to mention 7 stems of flowers! Took the opportunity to order lunch from the restaurant on site and can highly recommend this too. A word of warning - if you do this one day course, you'll be uttterly hooked and will spend the following days trying to figure out how to give up the day job so you can dedicate your time to longer courses!"

Martin McAssey Glass responded:

" Thank you for the lovely review."

30 May 23'

Katie and Paula reviewed: Scrap glass mosaic workshop (1 day) in Sheffield, South Yorkshire

"We had a fantastic day creating mosaic tiles, it was such an enjoyable day. Kate was incredibly patient and gave clear instructions, and plenty of guidance when needed. There was a great choice of glass to create with and plenty of examples to provide inspiration. Highly recommended. Thank you 😊 "

Martin McAssey Glass responded:

" Thank you for the lovely review."

30 May 23'

Alan C reviewed: Axe Making Class

"Had a brilliant day hammering a lump of metal into an axe. Really friendly / relaxed environment and first timers like me were made to feel welcome. As other reviews have said it's fairly physically demanding and it helps if you can aim a sledge hammer but Will stepped in if anyone needed a bit of help. Highly recommend this course."

30 May 23'

Laura, Chris & Emily reviewed: Stonecarving Weekend, Gloucestershire Cotswolds

"We booked this as a family experience to share with our teenage daughter and it did not disappoint. The sculpture garden and off grid workshop is an idyllic tucked away spot and the course itself a thoroughly engaging and yet relaxing activity. With Sebastian’s gentle encouragement and guidance we all exceeded our own expectations and by the end of the 2 days had each created a stone carving that we were proud to take home. We would definitely recommend this course - it’s impossible not to love it! "

30 May 23'

Steph reviewed: Pottery throwing in Buxton

"Me and my friends thoroughly enjoyed our throwing session with Geoff and Guinness (the dog). Geoff was kind, funny and a great instructor! I would recommend the session to anyone or any group! As it was just us and Geoff in the studio we could ask lots of questions and we had a really relaxed atmosphere. We were all chuffed with our bowls and will be going back for a glazing session as soon as we can!! It was a fab day out and great value!! "

Earth Pig Pottery responded:

" Thank you for your kind review. I'm glad you enjoyed the session. It would be great to see you if you come back to glaze your pots."

30 May 23'

Clare reviewed: Lampwork Beadmaking Full Day Introduction

"A really enjoyable day course! Ruth is a friendly, intelligent and entertaining person to spend a day with. I found the course very well thought out and prepared. Ruth has a fantastic way of explaining not only what you should do but why, what the effects will be if you do or don't and where you can deviate safely. Ruth was very on the ball and I felt very safe with the equipment. I really loved that I was able to pick my own colours and designs within what I had learnt by the end of the course. All round excellent course with great communication before the course too. I'm very excited about receiving my beads :) "

Kalypso Glass responded:

" Thank you Clare, it was great to meet you and glad to hear you had a good day."

29 May 23'

Sarah reviewed: Sculpture workshop two days with Jo Garden Art in beautiful rural Norfolk/Suffolk border setting

"I had such a wonderful time creating my running hare over two days. I still can’t quite believe I was the person who made him. The experience was a wonderful one and it has inspired me, a complete artistic novice, to do more. Jo was a great tutor and the venue in her garden of sculptures was inspiring."

Jo Garden Art responded:

" Thank you Sarah - your running hare was fabulous whatever angle viewed from. I cannot wait to see a photo of him in your garden! Jo xx"

29 May 23'

Wendy Johnson reviewed: Chair making course at Sallerton Wood

"Really enjoyed this course. Andy was supportive, encouraging but helped me when I needed it. I have never done anything like this before but felt empowered and I am extremely proud of my finished chair. The surroundings are beautiful, the whole experience was very positive and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to try something different and creative. It was hard work but I enjoyed every part of the process and it was an experience I will never forget. I met some lovely people and at 67 I achieved something I never thought I could. Thank you Andy you are brilliant at what you do long may it continue. "

Sallerton Wood responded:

" Thank you very much indeed, Wendy, for your lovely review. We are really pleased that you enjoyed the course so much, and the environment in which it took place. You and your husband, George, both made wonderful chairs, and we hope that you enjoy using them for many years to come. We'd love to see you back at Sallerton Wood at sometime in the future, for another course, or just for a visit. "

29 May 23'

Ian Sherwood reviewed: Introduction to spooncarving at Hill End

"Had a really excellent day with David Knight and his wife . Great tutors , lovely place in oxfordshire. This course has given me the skills to start spoon carving . "

29 May 23'

Andy Newman reviewed: Saggar, barrel and raku firing weekend workshops in beautiful Devon

"I've just returned home after an absolutely wonderful weekend of alternative firing with Abi and Alison. Being fairly new to pottery and somewhat socially anxious I kept putting off doing a course. Heaven knows why because this course was fantastic from start to finish. Any ability or level of expertise will get a tremendous amount out of this course. I think mainly due to the two tutors warm hospitality putting everyone at ease and small groups meant plenty of tutor time available to everyone in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere. I came away inspired and ready to have a go on my own! To keep learning, experimenting, accepting my failures and rejoicing in my successes. Thank you Abi and Alison."

29 May 23'

Jean Kiekopf reviewed: Sculpture workshop two days with Jo Garden Art in beautiful rural Norfolk/Suffolk border setting

"Fantastic experience. Jo will always support and stretch you to achieve your best and help you to make your vision come into reality. The two day workshop is really rewarding whether you are new to the process or would like to flex your skills on a big project. Thanks so much to Jo and Andy for their professionalism and support. "

Jo Garden Art responded:

" Thank you Jean! Watching your journey has been amazing - and I'm so happy you achieved your large abstract horse so beautifully. Can't wait to see what else you create in the future. Jo xx"

29 May 23'

Sally reviewed: Watercolour Painting AFTERNOON CLASSES (SINGLE LESSONS BOOKABLE)

"This was a relaxed class and in my case good for a complete beginner although there were also much more experienced participants. Brenda was welcoming and motivating. Thank you!"

Relaxation Through Art responded:

" Thank you Sally, it was lovely meeting you both. I am so happy you enjoyed your day trip to Wanstead and your time with us, creating watercolours and relaxing. We look forward to welcoming you again. Arty regards Brenda "

29 May 23'

Jennifer Powell reviewed: Blacksmithing Experience

"My husband really enjoyed the course, he would highly recommend it. It was a great birthday gift for him. He really wants to do the intermediate course next. "

AthelstaneForge responded:

" Glad he enjoyed it! I look forward to seeing him again soon!"

29 May 23'

Linda Roberts reviewed: Oil Painting & Still Life - 5 week course in lovely Lawrenny

"The oil painting and still life course was my first experience of using oils and I was a bit apprehensive. Louise is very enthusiastic and encouraging and guides you through each stage suggesting different ways of looking at and developing your work. I liked the way the paint behaves and the vibrancy of the colours. A truly inspirational experience."

Louise Burdett Artist responded:

" Ah, thank you so much Linda. I'm glad you loved oils so much - I feel the same! Hope to see you again soon. Louise x"

29 May 23'

Lisa reviewed: Bookbinding kit - Make your own book!

"Finished my book today and really pleased with the outcome. Will be using it to list all my crafting ideas :) "

29 May 23'

Annie Hargreaves reviewed: One-day Colour Workshop - experiment with colour and expression in lovely Lawrenny

"I really enjoyed the colour half day course. We had lots of time to practice before starting on our canvas. Loved the level of advice & guiding and it has whetted my appetite to continue! Very enjoyable, laughed and felt inspired in equal measure."

Louise Burdett Artist responded:

" Hi Annie - I really enjoyed spending the day with you all and so glad you love playing with colour as much as I do! It was a real pleasure and hope to see you again some time soon. Louise x"

29 May 23'

Lisa reviewed: Craft it yourself outdoor mosaic kit: Floral Bee Heart

"Good fun making my mosaic, very pleased with the outcome :) "

29 May 23'

Lisa reviewed: Mosaic Craft Kit - Butterfly in three colour variations

"Had a lovely time producing my butterfly, very informative and very happy with the end product "

Boxclever responded:

" So pleased you enjoyed making your butterfly"

29 May 23'

CR reviewed: Candle Making Workshop in Sedgefield, County Durham

"Lovely relaxing craft session. Great introduction to scented candle making with hints and tips to avoid the pitfalls."

From Loft to Loved responded:

" Thank you so much for coming, it was a lovely morning. "

29 May 23'

Rebecca reviewed: Pottery throwing experience with Ceramics at the Croft

"Absolutely loved doing this. Teacher was fab and we had such a great morning."

29 May 23'

Sylvie Verinder reviewed: Silver jewellery making course - one day for beginners. Salt Way Silver

"Jonathan was a brilliant teacher and very personable. Basic skills in the morning followed by making a piece of silver jewellery in the afternoon. He spread his attention between the three of us really well. Lovely tea and cake and a pretty garden to relax in for lunch. Just what I needed to switch off from a stressful week. Hope you enjoyed your birthday evening Jonathan! Would love to go back for a bespoke 3-4 hour session. Thanks :) "

Salt Way Silver responded:

" Hi Sylvie, Thank you for your kind review - I thoroughly enjoyed teaching you. Looking forward to your return session! Thanks Jonathan."

29 May 23'

Rebecca Pope reviewed: Two day stained glass workshop - lead panels or garden sculpture

"Amazing 2 days. Would do it all again! And hope to!!!! Great teacher, great company, fabulous results! "

Stained Glass Workshops responded:

" Thanks, Rebecca, it was a pleasure to have you in the studio. :-)"

29 May 23'

Andreas Rose reviewed: Blacksmithing Introductory Course

"A really fun, informative and creative day! The development of skills was progressive and each was modelled clearly with the tutor explaining why as well as how each step needed to be done, including how to maintain and use the fire to best advantage. John was very proactive regarding safety and in anticipating potential pitfalls, but balanced this with allowing each of us to make and learn from our own mistakes. It was also great to be given quite a bit of historical information. Obviously, this was just a one day introduction, but it has left me with a hunger to do more, and possibly explore some of John’s other specialities of copper and tin work. Thoroughly recommended."

Stanwick Lakes art and craft courses responded:

" Thank you for taking the time to leave us a great review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the course and shall let the course tutor know. Best wishes, The Stanwick Lakes Team."

29 May 23'

Janette Knight reviewed: Macrame Pot Hanger Workshop

"Completed the macrame plant pot hanger workshop with the lovely Alice. Alice is very talented and a great teacher of this craft. I found this very calming and enjoyed our time together learning a new skill to make plant pot hangers. I will be making many more for family and friends. This workshop is highly recommend. Thank you Alice for sharing your craft knowledge and experience. "

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