Latest reviews

14 Apr 24'

Richard Hudson reviewed: Blacksmithing Beginners day courses in Yorkshire and the North East

"I have done a number of short, skill based courses in my time. Dry stone walling, hedge laying, etc. This is the best course I have been on in ages! Just the right mix of instruction and then ample space, with help where needed, to get stuck in bashing some hot metal. Great day, lovely people and plenty of delicious food (who knew blacksmiths ate so well!) A must for anyone wanting to try out blacksmithing."

14 Apr 24'

Alex Bainbridge reviewed: Blacksmithing Beginners day courses in Yorkshire and the North East

"Absolutely fantastic day with Adrian and his crew, hospitality was very welcoming and the end results that we got to produce were fantastic "

14 Apr 24'

Beth reviewed: Printing with Leaves in Mells

"This was a brilliant course and completely unique to anything I’ve tried before. It didn’t feel too complicated but with impressive results. There was plenty of material to go around. Our group of 4 felt a good number to have time to try the technique on the heat press. Really enjoyable. Mells Walled garden is beautiful and a lovely spot for the lunch break. Thanks. "

Clare Walsh Design responded:

"Thankyou so much Beth , I’m so happy you enjoyed the workshop and Mells garden ."

14 Apr 24'

Sally, Jane and Mel reviewed: Beginners Weaving Workshop in Brighton

"Booked this course with two friends. We had a fantastic time. Siobhan explained what we need to do in clear and simple terms. She was quick to come and help us individually when we had issues. Great choice of yarns, and cookies and cake! We all loved our final wall hangings. Would highly recommend"

14 Apr 24'

N Perry reviewed: Morning Creative Weaving 2 hour Taster Workshop - flexible timing

"A very enjoyable and informative morning."

14 Apr 24'

Neil reviewed: Willow Plant Supports

"Excellent course. Well taught by Richard in a relaxed atmosphere at just the right pace. 'Therapeutic' working with the willow, creating something both functional yet unique. (Enjoyed too the little snippets about willow and its use through history.) Recommended! "

Windrush Willow responded:

"Hi Neil, Thank you for your review, definitely going to borrow your design for the partitions. Regards Richard "

14 Apr 24'

Hugh reviewed: Experience, make and take the pen of your choice: 1-2-1 workshop

"Duncs thank you for a great morning, it was really comfortable and enjoyable to be with you and make a pen."

Duncs Wood Turning responded:

"Hugh, Thank you, I'm pleased that you enjoyed it and I think that you selected and made a fabulous pen. I hope this gives you years of pleasure. Duncs. "

14 Apr 24'

Alison reviewed: Pottery throwing experience with Ceramics at the Croft

"We had an amazing afternoon with Carolyn, she guided our group of four complete beginners through thick and thin clay, with barely a slip, to throw us into shape! We're really excited to see our pieces, we would love to do it all again and would recommend to anyone! "

14 Apr 24'

Heidi reviewed: Resin Cheeseboard & Coaster Workshop

"A really enjoyable introduction to resin. Eunice was friendly and knowledgeable and was very quick replying to emails. Many thanks. "

Eunice J. Friend responded:

"Hi Heidi thank you. It was lovely to meet you and I loved your designs Happy creating Eunice "

14 Apr 24'

Nicholas Almaas-Jacobsson reviewed: Forge Your Own Wedding Rings- Blacksmithing Experience Day

"Excellent wedding ring making course. Jon was very approachable and helpful, giving all the necessary info, but also let you crack on and do your own work. Lovely setup and very relaxed, but professional atmosphere. Cheers Jon for an awesome day."

14 Apr 24'

John Milik reviewed: Hand forged rustic knife course

"I'd not been in a fabrication workshop since the 90s, Andy even knew the company I used to work for. He's very knowledgeable and easy going with a great teaching style. It's a great introduction course."

14 Apr 24'

Oli reviewed: Introduction to spooncarving at Hill End

"I bought the course as a gift for myself and my mother at Christmas. The experience, location and teaching were spot on. Dave and Caroline made the whole day so much fun, so much so that I can't wait to make another spoon. Met a great bunch of people and walked away with a new hobby. Couldn't recommend more highly. Oli "

David Knight Woodland Crafts responded:

"Hi Oli and Lanne, thanks so much for booking on the course. It was an absolute pleasure to work with you all in creating a unique object from a piece of wood. I do hope the follow-up notes are helpful and you both enjoy your spoon carving journey."

14 Apr 24'

Sam Steer reviewed: Willow Obelisk Plant Support

"What a lovely morning in the woods, amongst the bluebells making a beautiful Willow Obelisk. Suz was lovely and a very patient tutor, I think we were all very proud of what we achieved. Thank you."

The Coppice Co. responded:

"Thank you Sam! It was a lovely morning indeed and was great to meet you!"

14 Apr 24'

Sarah and Clare reviewed: Fused glass day course - beginners/intermediate

"Nicky was a kind and thoughtful tutor, and we learned a huge amount about glass and creating designs. This workshop really encouraged us to make any shape or subject we wanted - there was no sense that everyone in the small group had to make the same thing. The location in a blossom-filled orchard was a bonus - a very peaceful and restoring day."

14 Apr 24'

Darren Male reviewed: Introduction to spooncarving at Hill End

"David was a great tutor with helpful assistant Caroline. Very happy with my spoon. Lovely venue."

David Knight Woodland Crafts responded:

"Thanks so much Darren! I hope you’ve caught the Spooncarving bug and you’ll enjoy carving spoons for many years to come!"

14 Apr 24'

Kiah reviewed: Beginners 1 Day Traditional Stained Glass Course

"We had such a lovely day. Gill was a great teacher, the space is lovely and the session was relaxed and extremely satisfying. We were amazed with what we made and Gill gave us tonnes of tips and info for making more at home. "

Gill Rogers responded:

"Many thanks Kiah and Maria for your lovely review, so great to meet you both and hope to see you again sometime in the near future!👍😁 Best wishes, Gill x"

14 Apr 24'

Natalie reviewed: SAORI Weaving Taster session

"Amanda was an amazing teacher and the taster session was a brilliant introduction to weaving. I am thrilled with the piece I have created - it totally exceeded my expectations"

14 Apr 24'

Amanda Whitwood reviewed: Introduction to fused glass (1 day) in Sheffield, South Yorkshire

"An excellent course. Lots of guidance and support from Martin which enabled us to make several unique pieces of fused glass."

Martin McAssey Glass responded:

"Thank you for the review."

14 Apr 24'

Chris Hale reviewed: Wire bird sculpture workshop

"A very enjoyable experience. Lynne was a friendly and patient teacher. A great step by step tutorial and everyone came away with a recognisable finished bird. Came away wanting to do more. A lovely setting with a gallery of work to be inspired by. And the bonus of excellent refreshments. "

Lynne Littler Sculpture responded:

"Thanks Chris so pleased it inspired you to do more - happy making! Hope to see you both again soon "

14 Apr 24'

Ann Draj reviewed: Mosaic in the Garden Room

"I had a superb day in a beautiful setting . Ali is a very helpful and experienced teacher and mosaic creator and she kept us supplied with drinks and cake. The studio is set in her garden which is really gorgeous. All in all a great day and highly recommended "

Mosaic Workshops in the Garden Room responded:

"Great day had by all xx"

14 Apr 24'

Eleri reviewed: Buttercups and Daisies Textile Wreath with Debra Thompson

"Loved making this and met some lovely ladies. The course finished at 3pm instead of the advertised 4pm. This extra hour was needed to finish the work. Nevertheless I would recommend this workshop as it was a very relaxing and fun day."

14 Apr 24'

Michelle Tynan reviewed: Art clay silver

"I would highly recommend this class. Had an amazing morning making a lovely pendant. Thank you so much. "

Goldwrightsjewelleryschool responded:

"Thank you Michelle, such a lovely unique piece of jewellery with one of my favourite patterns:) "

14 Apr 24'

Suzanne Way reviewed: Beginners Pottery Day Course

"I can't thank Mat enough for the most wonderful, professional, informative and fun day at the wheel! I absolutely loved it and will definitely be doing more courses with him. Once you find an instructor who is so good at teaching and passing on such a wealth of creative knowledge you don't need to look elsewhere for another pottery/ceramics course. I would love to have a go at creative sculpture and hope this is something Mat can accommodate. Very excited to see my pots after firing. Thank you Mat. Suz"

13 Apr 24'

Pauline Davis reviewed: Introduction to fused glass (1 day) in Sheffield, South Yorkshire

"Thank You, this was an amazing day we learned so much and made many beautiful items. Can't wait to see them once they have come out of the kiln."

Martin McAssey Glass responded:

"Thank you for the review."

13 Apr 24'

Brian Robinson reviewed: Blacksmithing Beginners day courses in Yorkshire and the North East

"I attended the course today and really enjoyed it. Adrian and Andy were brilliant instructors and Debbie provided delicious food. There was a relaxed atmosphere and step by step instructions. I didn't feel rushed at any point. Great to see their amazing handiwork too. Thoroughly recommend."

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