Latest reviews

2 Oct 22'

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

"Fantastic course and perfect for anyone, regardless of ability! Alison and Abi are great teachers and made the workshop very enjoyable. Would love to do it again! "

2 Oct 22'

Tanya Mace reviewed: Beginners 1-day 1-2-1 woodturning workshop for 1 person

"I had a wonderful day making a beautiful bowl & honey dipper with Simon's help. Simon was so patient & understanding ...especially as I was awaiting a retina operation & my eyesight was not 100%.. Lunch was plentiful & delicious mmmmmm,,,,,THANKS Louise :) I really enjoyed the day & would recommend it to everyone regardless of ability ,,,,I look forward to having another class in the future :)"

Blended Monkey responded:

" Hi Tanya, So glad you enjoyed your day and we look forward to seeing you again in the future. — Simon & Louise"

2 Oct 22'

Josie Reay (Class Creative). reviewed: Faux Calligraphy Evening Workshop in Henstridge, Somerset (near Stalbridge Dorset)

"Such a lovely experience, Stephanie was a great tutor who provided an informative, well structured Class into the art of faux calligraphy. I learnt lots of techniques and tips that I will be able to apply to my future creative projects. Highly recommended!"

South West Art Courses Ltd responded:

" Thank you for the feedback Josie. I’m glad you enjoyed it and that I was able to help you! Steph "

1 Oct 22'

Janet Wilson reviewed: Pumpkin Calligraphy/Lettering Workshop in Henstridge, Somerset (near Stalbridge, Dorset)

"Good fun. Interesting and useful!"

1 Oct 22'

Harriet Richards reviewed: Pumpkin Calligraphy/Lettering Workshop in Henstridge, Somerset (near Stalbridge, Dorset)

"Really enjoyed this lesson, came in not very confident and finished really happy with my result. Very nice time and really good teaching."

1 Oct 22'

Vicky reviewed: Monotype printing with plants

"An inspirational time in a small group printing with plants. Great teaching and encouragement along the way discovering the amazing art that can be created in such a short time. If you wish to escape from the world you will enjoy this class and the tutor. Thank you."

Bury St Edmunds Print Workshop responded:

" Thank you for the review Vicky, I'm so glad that you enjoyed the class. I love the prints you created. All good wishes. Evelyn "

1 Oct 22'

Liz reviewed: Lampwork Bead Making in the flame.... 4hrs of ADDICTIVE FUN.. Bring a friend get a discount

"We just attended the frameworks bead making course by Kim. It was a fantastic course. Kim is a very thorough and patient teacher. She puts you at ease and we would highly recommend her. We made some fantastic beads for various pieces to take home. "

Bethyboobeads responded:

" Lovely to have seen you and your lovely friends and family. You made some beautiful beads, clearly very artistic and creative, and your review is much appreciated, many thanks x"

1 Oct 22'

Jean reviewed: Introduction to silk painting

"Very enjoyable. Nice bunch of ladies. Helpful tutor."

Stanwick Lakes art and craft courses responded:

" Good afternoon. Many thanks for leaving a lovely review. We are pleased you enjoyed it. Best wishes, Nicky"

1 Oct 22'

Tamsin reviewed: Stained glass one day course: one-to-one

"Excellent day, great pace. Lovely teacher. Thank you"

1 Oct 22'

Martin, Dawn and Steph Clarke reviewed: Afternoon mosaic workshop for beginners

"We had a great afternoon with Marie-Paule and would highly recommend it. I, my wife and my daughter did it, we are enthusiastic but not natural artists but she was patient and encouraging in helping us pick a design or firm up an idea. It was only us 3 on the course this afternoon so she was on hand for prompts, observations and positive input. We each came out with something distinctly different that made the most of our individual talents and passions. As a measure of how it went I was so engrossed at one point that we had spent an hour and a half building the scenes and I hadn't noticed the time flying by."

mppmosaic responded:

" Martin, Dawn and Steph, thank you very much for your review. You were great fun to work with, and i thoroughly enjoyed teaching you. Happy birthday again! I wish you the very best with your future mosaic and artistic pursuits. Marie-Paule"

1 Oct 22'

Emma Waite reviewed: Candlemaking for Beginners

"My partner and I really enjoyed our candle making workshop with Rob. He was incredibly knowledgeable, explaining the different processes, wax types and had lots of things to show us. We had the opportunity to make a range of candles which allowed us to learn different techniques. The session had a lovely and relaxed feel and he was great to chat to! Would definitely book again! "

1 Oct 22'

M reviewed: Beginners Epoxy Resin Workshop (Afternoon)

"Six months ago I have done this course as the 1st step to get some experience in working with epoxy. Richard was very engaging and got everyone excited about learning how to work with epoxy resin. "

1 Oct 22'

Kelly Johnson reviewed: Copper leaf sculpture workshop with Gill Bridgestock

"Thank you Gill , I really enjoyed this workshop, I learned something new . Lovely cake and coffee and super relaxing atmosphere . I will be back . Kelly Johnson "

Gill Bridgestock Metal Artist responded:

" Thank you Kelly and for someone who had not foldformed before you made a stunning leaf Sculpture with gorgeous colours! I look forward to seeing you again;)"

1 Oct 22'

Kate Buckle reviewed: Blacksmithing Experience

"I had a great day with Sandy at Athlestane Forge. He is a great teacher with endless patience and enthusiasm. He took time to show me different tools and equipment in the forge giving me confidence to use them myself. I would certainly recommend this course and hope to go back soon to try out my new skills."

AthelstaneForge responded:

" Thanks, Kate! It was a pleasure to teach you, we will get the candle holder finished up next time!"

1 Oct 22'

Joan johns reviewed: Needle Felt a Blue Tit (with video instructions)

"The video instructions were faultless; very explicit and the wool worked exactly as Gwen the instructor was telling us and couldn’t be improved. The package of wool was very generous and I was able to make, as she said, four more. I would emphasise, as Gwen did, in taking your time when doing this work. Although this was my first needlefelt, I have worked with textiles; sewing machines; needles etc. So anyone who’s never picked up a needle before will be able to do this if they listen carefully about ‘use of the barbed needle’. Thoroughly enjoyed doing the work and will certainly be buying from Gwen again. "

1 Oct 22'

Jayne Sutherland reviewed: Jewellery making for beginners in the Vale of Clwyd

"This is a great introductory course for anyone wanting to explore working with enamel. As Lucy said using enamels is a bit like baking and it's possible to produce finishes pieces relatively quickly. By the end of the day I had several sets of earrings and pendants to take home. Lucy will show you how to choose and combine enamel colours and how to apply these to your pieces (I used a mixture of copper and silver blanks) All the pieces are fired on the day and ready to take away. A very enjoyable and rewarding day."

1 Oct 22'

Helen reviewed: Half day glass fusing for beginners/intermediate

"Excellent instruction as if was my first attempt at Glass Fusion. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience "

1 Oct 22'

Sharon Lucas reviewed: Traditional mohair teddies - 'Milo' - Beginner's 2-part workshop, York

"Did this course at ilkley. Very informative super hints and tips on how best to make teddy bears. Love my bear. Lovely tutor. "

30 Sep 22'

Jane Marsh reviewed: Inkle Loom Weaving with Fiona Nisbet

"Really enjoyed my day with Fiona and covered a whole raft of related subjects too. Very knowledgeable and patient tutor!! "

Shropshire Weavers responded:

" Thanks so much for your swift review, Jane. It was lovely to meet you. Good luck with your Spinning and Inkle Weaving. I look forward to helping you with your warping mill next and seeing the finished inkle braid/ribbon. Warm Wishes Fiona"

30 Sep 22'

Pris M reviewed: Plaster mould making for slip cast ceramics with Ed Bentley

"I booked a 10 day course with Ed as I wanted to refine my mould making techniques. I gained invaluable knowledge and skills to help me with my journey in a professional and personal capacity. During my time, we critiqued drawings and discussed ideas, refining them into elegant forms. These discussions were extremely beneficial as I was able to resolve design issues with someone who has worked in industry. Ed is an incredible being. He is passionate, knowledgeable and talented. Everyday day was met with a smile and a positive attitude. Graceful and delicate in his approach to working, Ed’s manner put me at ease and filled the studio with a relaxing vibe. The workshop is amazing, the setup is smart, full of creativity and has a lovely atmosphere where you can immerse yourself in the creative process. Overall, it has been an unforgettable and invaluable experience. I would 100% recommend Ed for tuition!"

30 Sep 22'

Carol reviewed: Two Day Beginners & Beyond - Bobbin Lace Making Workshops (Surrey).

"This was a great two day course. Tina was well prepared for beginners and excellent at explaining the stitches. Stephen provided excellent tuition in spangling bobbins - now I know where I went wrong! Tina went above and beyond to help me and I left with a neat piece of lace and a determination to carry on learning."

Tina Pedrick - Bobbin Lace Teacher & Maker. responded:

" Morning Carol Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. It was a great pleasure to help you with your Ballerina plus the others you wish to make for all your granddaughters. I am also looking forward to extending your lace making knowledge at future sessions at Stoke D'Abernon. Along with giving you the confidence to carry on with this traditional craft. See you soon Regards Tina "

30 Sep 22'

Matt Jones reviewed: Copper leaf sculpture workshop with Gill Bridgestock

"This is the second copper crafting experience with Gill and I loved it!!! Gill is so warm and welcoming, with a wealth of experience and knowledge, she leads you through each stage of the process to achieve your leaves. A great teacher, a great location and great cake! "

Gill Bridgestock Metal Artist responded:

" Haha glad you liked the cake Matt! Thanks for your lovely review, it was a joy to see you realise your beautiful leaves. "

30 Sep 22'

Jude reviewed: Half day glass cutting for mosaic workshops with Laura Barnes.

"I had a brilliant afternoon with Laura making a glass mosaic. She is a very talented artist and shares her skills really well as a teacher. She is patient and supportive and helps develop your own design ideas "

Laura Barnes Crafty Fox Studios responded:

" I'm really pleased to hear from you! This course is a proper learning curve and you got to grips with it. My evening class students love your green Budgie. I hope to see you again when you're back visiting the area. Many thanks, Laura. "

30 Sep 22'

Fraser Williams reviewed: Key skills for converting vans into campervans 2 day course

"Scott has a real passion for passing on knowledge about his craft, and over this weekend course, he delivered some very valuable hands-on knowledge about campervan electronics and plumbing. Thanks Scott!"

Black Paw upcycle project responded:

" Hi Fraser thanks for the lovely review, I'm so happy you found it useful Scott"

30 Sep 22'

Diane Marshall reviewed: Willow Garden Structures (1 day) in the Peak District

"It was a very well run course. The hosts Alison and Peter were very welcoming and Eddie is an excellent teacher. I really enjoyed the experience "

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