Latest Reviews

My daughter and I had an extremely nice two days. We were both complete novices. Delighted with what we managed to achieve. Peaceful unhurried supportive atmosphere with guidance and inspiration from Maddie. I plan to carry on making mosaic and see junk in a whole new light...
By Brigit - 8 years ago
I had such a great experience in Maddie's Art and Soul Workshop while I was visiting from California. There I was in the middle of the Welsh countryside in this ideal little studio with other creative woman making mosaics. I was in heaven! Even though I have been making mosaics for many years I learned many new techniques that I...
By Natalie Calder - 8 years ago
Really enjoyed the experience of learning a new skill, in beautiful surroundings of the workshop ample space and materials with expert help with lots of useful tips , hooked and looking forward to the next one..
By Barbara price - 8 years ago
Best two days I've spent in a long time. Learned loads, had a lot of fun and I'm now seriously addicted to woodturning. Oh and the coffee was pretty good to:-)
By John Banks - 8 years ago
Last year I learnt to carve spoons with Sharif Adams and even though I was a complete beginner, his clear instructions made me feel able to use the carving tools with confidence. Sharif's teaching really has opened up a new interest in my life. I went on to carve in my own time, even on Christmas day! I've made a...
By Annie Gill - 8 years ago
I attended a spoon carving course held by Sharif in October 2012 and I am now totally addicted! Sharif is a natural teacher, very patient and clear in his instruction. He's very knowledgeable about the subject of green wood carving and you can't help but be infected by his enthusiasm. Just looking at the spoons and bowls he his produced...
By Edwin Mitchell-Finch - 8 years ago
This was an excellent weekend learning a great craft in a great place. James is a fantastic tutor, very patient and enthusiastic...and he makes a wicked cuppa! It was great to learn something new and also very rewarding to produce something beautiful and unique for the end result. Looking forward to heading back later this year!
By Nicky Walker - 8 years ago
I really enjoyed this two day course of weaving not only have I enjoyed learning about bit I have enjoyed watching James teach his passion. Can't wait for the next session :)
By Fern Slater-Walters - 8 years ago
Having been a fan of Hot Fusion Glass I was delighted to find out that they now run classes. My expectation was simple: to enjoy a day 'playing' around with coloured glass. An intimate class of three eager students supported by two equally enthusiastic tutors began with a delightful breakfast/get to know you session. I came away feeling both pampered...
By Rosemarie Eastham - 8 years ago
I arrived to a warm welcome of coffee scenting the air and Graham in pinny already preparing lunch! Jane's wonderfully light and airy studio was full of marvellous things to look at and admire. I had looked forward to my day enormously and wasn't disappointed. From setting the frame to the final tapestry I took home and feeling distinctly proud...
By Kirstie Shearer - 8 years ago