Latest reviews

16 Mar 23'

Louiza reviewed: Beginner's Upholstery Workshop

"Really enjoyed the day. Just a few of us so Kim was able to spend time with everyone "

From Loft to Loved responded:

" Thank you so much for your lovely review Louiza, we're pleased you enjoyed it. You know where we are if you need anything. Sarah and Kim "

16 Mar 23'

Fay Painter reviewed: 2 day upholstery course in York City Centre (consecutive days)

"My second course with Jo and amazingly I have finished my chair and I am really pleased . Never imagined with my total lack of skills in this department that I could end up with something I am truly proud of! I can only put it down to Jo's tutoring, she has endless patience. I loved every minute of the 4 days I have spent with hammers and tacks, horse hair, hessian and an industrial sewing machine. Thank you Jo for a truly fab experience."

16 Mar 23'

Heather reviewed: Silver Jewellery making class at Sandra Kerns Jewellery studio, Little Sampford

"I had such a fabulous few hours making a silver ring. Sandra is a great tutor and made the whole experience so interesting and rewarding. Highly recommend."

16 Mar 23'

Vee reviewed: Marbling & Book Binding at Kirkstall Forge

"Enjoyable course learning new techniques and coming away with a very attractive notebook"

Darn It! Workshops responded:

" Thank you so much Vee! I really appreciate it."

16 Mar 23'

Maeva reviewed: Silver jewellery making workshop for 2 people

"We had a great time doing the silver jewellery workshop with my partner. We both decided to make rings. Julie was patient with my 'creative process' meaning a bit more testing. We ended up working at different pace but Julie accommodated that with no issue. She was also happy to answer questions about the process or suppliers, as we were interested on carrying on as a hobby. I would recommend :)"

Jewellery By Julie responded:

" It was a great workshop and you both made amazing rings. I hope you do take it up as a hobby. You'll love it! Thank you for the review. Julie"

16 Mar 23'

Heather McBeth reviewed: Fused Glass Half Day

"Fabulous afternoon with my daughter, Julie is just amazing at explaining all about what you can achieve with the various glass and your own design. We loved the whole experience which was very relaxed and mindful. We are over the moon with our glass art created and will be going back again for sure. Thank you Julie you’re a star. "

Julies Handcrafted Glass responded:

" Thankyou Heather it was a pleasure working with you we all had fun . "

16 Mar 23'

Elena and Jill reviewed: One day stained glass course

"We had a wonderful day. The workshop is a warm and welcoming place to work and we were surrounded by Cheryl’s beautiful works of arts. She is an inspirational and encouraging teacher and is generous with her materials and advice. We both came away with pieces that we were really proud of."

Cheryl Powling Glass responded:

" What lovely words thank you so much ! X "

16 Mar 23'

John reviewed: Spoon carving taster session

"Dave was a great teacher for my partner and I, he walked us through each step while showing use the technique with different tools and then alternative to match individual preference. He offered lots of reassurance and ways to correct any mistakes we made, using his years of experience as well as further information to help get started yourself after the session if you wanted to try at home. I'd highly recommend this to anyone as a great way to spend an afternoon "

Woodwyrm responded:

" Many thanks John, I'm really pleased you both enjoyed the session. Cheers"

16 Mar 23'

Safronne reviewed: Wirework Tree of Life Necklace Workshop with Hand Crafted Jewellery by Jo

"Brilliant wire wrapping courses , I just love them , you feel at ease and can go your own pace which is great , jo is amazing at what she does , I highly recommend these courses."

Handcrafted Jewellery by Jo responded:

" Thank u, im reallt glad you enjoy the workshops x "

15 Mar 23'

R STOTT reviewed: Damascus knife making in Grassington

"Great course, great instructor, gives good instruction and helps where needed, would definitely recommend going, left with a knife I will keep for a long time. Well worth it "

15 Mar 23'

Ian Seddon reviewed: Day classes in traditional blacksmithing ... make an item to take away

"Had an amazing day with Rudi, great coach and trainer with a wealth of knowledge. Made a rake for the wood stove and a garden spike with ornamental head. Would strongly recommend this course. Thanks Rudi for a brilliant day."

15 Mar 23'

Ann Waterman reviewed: Tutored Life Drawing Weekend: Structure and Anatomy, taught by Jake Spicer

"I really enjoyed the whole weekend! It was the first time that I had done anything like it, and I found it inspiring. As the weekend progressed I felt more and more confident to tackle what was in front of me. Jake was a very interesting teacher, super knowledgeable about his subject and very encouraging. He had plenty of time for all of us. I would definitely do another course run by Jake again."

Draw Brighton responded:

" Thanks so much Ann, it was a pleasure to meet you and to have you on the course this weekend! Jake"

15 Mar 23'

Naheedah reviewed: Pottery Wheel Taster Private Session

"Allison was a lovely teacher and was absolutely fantastic at explaining everything. We had such a fun time getting to know her aswell as enjoying the pottery session. Would definitely recommend this class to anyone who wants to have a go at the pottery wheel 10/10 !!!"

15 Mar 23'

Iain reviewed: Bladesmithing Experience Day - Wiltshire

"Thank you for a brilliant experience. I had a great day and would thoroughly and unreservedly recommend the course to anyone. "

Clarke Knives responded:

" We all enjoyed the weekend with you too. We hope to see you again sometime."

15 Mar 23'

Belinda Hales reviewed: Introduction to Blacksmithing - One Day Experience

"Amazing day learning how to work metal into beautiful and useful items, Tom was incredibly respectful throughout and really awesome at showing each step and even repeating the step if needed, he is also a blast tho have a conversation with and was very good at explaining the different types of metal used for different types of metalwork, all in all I will most certainly go again to make some more amazing items, a big thank you to Tom "

15 Mar 23'

Steve reviewed: Beginners 1-day pairs woodturning workshop

"I had a really enjoyable day learning the art of woodturning at Blended Monkey. Simon is a very friendly and knowledgeable tutor. I worked on three items which I was able to take away with me at the end of the day. The lunch and hospitality were excellent. Overall, I would thoroughly recommend the experience."

Blended Monkey responded:

" Hi Steve, Thanks for providing a review and so glad you enjoyed your day. -- Simon"

15 Mar 23'

Phil Trainor reviewed: Leather tooling course with Pip Davidson

"Two days of one to one tuition with Philippa has most definitely gave me the skills to start leather tooling with confidence. Always on hand to help and answer any questions Philippa’s informal style of teaching really made it easy for me to get to grips with new skills. I highly recommend this course."

15 Mar 23'

Gillian reviewed: Glass Suncatcher Copper Foiling workshop

"Jo our instructor was excellent, taking us through all the different stages, demonstrating and guiding us when needed. Definitely recommend to anyone, not just those who are creative. I learnt a great deal during the day and really enjoyed the whole experience."

Stanwick Lakes art and craft courses responded:

" Thank you for leaving such a lovely review. We are so pleased you enjoyed the course and shall let Jo know too. Best wishes, The Stanwick Lakes team."

15 Mar 23'

Sue reviewed: Plant Support Workshop (Willow Obelisk)

"Really enjoyed the course, thank you Lorraine! The location is lovely and although we were outside and the weather on the day was cold & wet, we were under cover and there was hot tea and cake to warm the soul. I made 2 small obelisks and my friend made 1 small obelisk and a larger one (which I declined on the day as I thought it would be too tall to fit into my car!). Lorraine gave clear obelisk-making instructions/help throughout and I can't wait now to put my new obelisks in my garden, with maybe clematis to grow up, once they've dried out a bit more. Excellent workshop, thank you :)"

15 Mar 23'

Alison Martin reviewed: Furniture Painting Workshop (levels 1&2 techniques covered) in Preston, Lancashire (1 Day)

"Hi Jo had a really relaxing enjoyable day with you yesterday. The workshop was very informative and it was lovely to meet likeminded people.Thank you for your help and patience and continued support with any future projects. Best wishes Alison"

The Boho Shed responded:

" You were a pleasure to teach Alison. Thank you so much for your lovely review. I’m delighted you enjoyed the day, it was great to meet you. X"

15 Mar 23'

George Parkes reviewed: Throwing on the wheel for couples morning sessions

"We had a fantastic morning with Geri making pots! Despite being a bit clumsy she was super patient and supportive and, as a result we really enjoyed the results. There was a healthy amount of competition between us and we enjoyed it so much we’ve even planned to do more! I would highly recommend this session for any couple looking to try something new! Let your creativity flow. Thanks for a lot of laughs and patience! "

Geraldine Francis Ceramics responded:

" Thank you for taking the time to review the session. I am so pleased you enjoyed yourselves, and look forward to seeing you again. Geri"

15 Mar 23'

Charles Mills reviewed: Axe making course

"Brilliant experience. Andy was an excellent teacher and clearly very passionate about what he does. I urge everyone who is thinking about doing the axe making corse to go do it! You won’t regret it! "

15 Mar 23'

Penny reviewed: Wheel Throwing Workshop

"A lovely time with friends and with Kate who made us feel very welcome. Excellent tutor, reassuring, demonstrating first and patience of a saint lol. Pleased with our results and waiting to see how they turn out at collection. Highly recommended! "

Orchard Grange Pottery responded:

" That's really kind Penny thank you! Looking forward to returning your creations soon :)"

15 Mar 23'

Claire reviewed: Ceramic Whale sculpture

"It was brilliant!! I loved it!! Relaxing homely environment. Really chilled. Linda was super helpful. Can't wait to get my glazed whale next week. I'll be booking another soon ."

Green Man Ceramics responded:

" Thanks Claire 🙂"

15 Mar 23'

Chris Coleman reviewed: Personalised silver clay jewellery making day for TWO with prosecco

"Wonderful course and teacher. Came home with a beautiful pendant, very pleased."

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