Latest Reviews

I have been twice now and I'm hoping after hinting to my husband for Christmas to go back again but for the 3 day course :) Having attended other classes I can honestly say that this is the best value for your money with no limitation to materials. The lunches are amazing and are worth going back for alone! Fab...
By Sam - 6 years ago
I admired Mark's boxes when attending the Cabinet Making courses in Penrith and made the decision to build on my woodworking skills by attending the Box Making course. Just returned from a most enjoyable Box-Making weekend in a snowy Cumbria; it was a welcome sight to see the smoke of the wood-burner drifting skyward as I pulled into the car...
By colin - 6 years ago
A perfect course for enthusiastic beginners and also those with some artistic flair or experience. The day was both educational and creative, with great tuition and encouragement from the talented Siobhan. There were lots of inspiring pieces in the gallery itself and a good workspace for the small number of participants. Lunch was fresh and delicious. All in all, a...
By Peta - 6 years ago
My son and I enjoyed a day of tuition from Mort in December 2015. Both complete novices, under his supervision (and with his assistance) we learned about the traditional techniques of blacksmithing and made arrowheads, knives and leafs. Mort is very informative and friendly and the whole day is a pleasure. Highly recommended.
By Richard Furniss - 6 years ago
I recently attended one of Martin's weekend spoon carving courses. This was a thoroughly enjoyable experience. Martin is an excellent tutor and the course has the right balance of practical work to theory. As an absolute beginner, to be able to produce a spoon and butter knife from a block of wood using only traditional craft skills gave me a...
By John Bone - 6 years ago
loved every minute of this and indeed so much so that I have gone on and made further figures and will continue to do so.
By Sue Bysouth - 6 years ago
Dunja provides a wealth of materials, information and practical application under her expert supervision, building on what she covers in the beginners' spinning day. All in wonderful, relaxing surroundings and very enjoyable.
By Jane Draper - 6 years ago
Having spent a half day with Graham in September, I decided to have a full day this time. Graham is a natural tutor who knows how to balance instruction and discovery. During the day I turned a 10" bowl, a mushroom and a box. I had a real sense of achievement when I got home and the bowl was bagged...
By Rob Harvey - 6 years ago
Picking the bramble prior to making the basket made me feel really connected to the finished product. I also felt the achievement of mastering the skill of turning an unwanted plant into something of beauty and use. Feeling the rain on your face makes you feel alive; hearing birdsong, you share the bird’s vitality and zest for life.
By meike - 6 years ago
Bought a Christmas Felt making experience for me and my wife as our anniversary present and we weren't disappointed. It was great fun making the felt and then decorating a wreath with it. There were so many options to choose from, and we fully enjoyed ourselves! We couldn't recommend it highly enough.
By Robin - 6 years ago