Latest reviews

28 Nov 22'

Tam Cameron reviewed: Alien spoon carving

"Great day out, Alan is a excellent tutor with a wealth of experience and patience. I learnt a lot about wood craft and best working practices. Very happy to finish the day with a spoon and 10 fingers. "

28 Nov 22'

Sarah reviewed: Introduction to Epoxy Resin Block Casting

"A very enjoyable workshop. Great explanation of and customer service. I would highly recommend "

Hand forged Yorkshire responded:

" Hi Sarah, thank you very much indeed for your review. Really glad you enjoyed the workshop, it was a great afternoon and you both made stunning blocks, very well done"

28 Nov 22'

John Gray reviewed: Walking stick making - Come and make a stick with Bill at Dukeries Community Workshop, Ollerton

"Really good tuition and lovely relaxed environment"

Dukeries Community Workshop responded:

" Thank you for kind words John, I have passed them to Bill"

28 Nov 22'

Kathy Wolfenden reviewed: Fused Glass workshops at Bere Alston, near Tavistock, Devon

"I had the most enjoyable morning and learned so much about working with glass. Wendy was lovely, welcoming and very helpful. I love the lantern I was able to make, I would recommend this course for anyone looking for a great craft experience."

28 Nov 22'

Lucia reviewed: Introduction to crocheting

"Lovely course and very enjoyable. I'm practising my crochet daily and getting better all the time. Thank you Pauline and hope to see you again "

Stanwick Lakes art and craft courses responded:

" Dear Lucia Thank you very much for your lovely review - I will let Pauline know :) Best, Stanwick Lakes team"

27 Nov 22'

Amanda Mountford reviewed: Silver jewellery making course - one day for beginners. Salt Way Silver

"I did this course today and cannot recommend it highly enough. Jonathan has been helpful and professional from the minute I booked. I spent a lovely day in his studio. I've been making wire- work jewellery for a long time but learned so much, including soldering, cutting, filing, shaping and much more, coming away with some very special jewellery. I was delighted with the pieces I made and had a wonderful day learning and making. Thank you Jonathan- I highly recommend this course."

Salt Way Silver responded:

" Thank you Amanda! Sounds like you really did have a good day making silver jewellery at Salt Way Silver! Your skills certainly developed throughout the day, along with your confidence - despite your early doubts. It was a pleasure to help you develop your new skills and to help you make your chosen design. Best wishes for the future and I hope the jewellery you made brings comfort. Jonathan"

27 Nov 22'

Candy Mathias reviewed: Bronze casting weekend

"Still buzzing from an incredibly informative weekend. Value for money is exceptional… anyone wanting to create a bronze and learn about the process will do well to attend a course here. I’m really excited for future projects "

New British Art responded:

" Thank you Candy! It was lovely to meet you and really pleased that your cast came out so well. Best wishes, Mark & Caroline"

27 Nov 22'

Lux reviewed: Enamelling on silver - Cloisonne

"The course is excellent! Lynette is amazing! She is very patient and explains different techniques in detail to me. She demonstrates the making process step by step, in the meanwhile, she gives you the freedom to make your own design. She has a great passion and professional knowledge of jewellery making and enamel design. Highly recommend the course. All the best to you, Lynette! Thank you."

LCEnamels responded:

" Thank You. Luxi, very kind feedback. So glad that you enjoyed the course. It was lovely to meet you. Lynette xx"

27 Nov 22'

Duncan R. reviewed: Hand forged viking knife one day workshop

"I had an amazing day with the team, living up to expectations and more. The day was run by Aiden and Spencer who were both excellent instructors and good fun to work with. I had Spencer helping me most of the day who was 10/10 and made the whole experience better - thank you for sharing your knowledge and some of your own work too. I would strongly recommend this to anyone and will be giving this a go myself in the coming months too. Thank you all! "

Anvil Forge responded:

" Hi Duncan Thanks for review , these mean a lot to all of us . I look forward to you coming in again and making another 'man blade' John"

27 Nov 22'

Caroline Robertson and Claire Plaice reviewed: Fused Glass workshops at Bere Alston, near Tavistock, Devon

"Thank you Wendy for another great day at your lovely studio. Looking forward to seeing our Christmas Tree decorations. I’m sure we will both be back again sometime next year. "

27 Nov 22'

Janet Wilson reviewed: From fleece to fibre: two day course in hand spinning

"I had a lovely weekend in Elaine’s studio in a small group of four. Elaine shared her extensive knowledge of fleece selection and preparation. We had lots of hands-on work with the fleeces and equipment. The course was relaxed and unhurried, with plenty of time at the spinning wheels. I loved every minute of it and left with a lovely skein of hand-spun yarn and the confidence to carry on spinning. The studio is in a wonderful location. We stayed nearby at the Derby Arms in Witherslack, which I can highly recommend."

Cartmel Handspun Spinning School responded:

" Thank you Janet. It was a pleasure to work with you and the others passing on the historic craft of hand spinning. I hope you enjoy spinning for many years to come and perhaps have the opportunity to share your skills with another generation. Best wishes. Elaine"

27 Nov 22'

Anne-Marie Marray reviewed: Bladesmithing Experience Day - Wiltshire

"I had a brilliant time on the course. Graham, David & Declan made it clear and interesting, can’t recommend it enough."

Clarke Knives responded:

" It was a great group on Saturday, we all enjoyed ourselves."

27 Nov 22'

Kate Riley reviewed: Stained glass decorations for Christmas

"Thoroughly enjoyed my stained glass course with Caryl Hallett, she is an excellent tutor. I would highly recommend! "

Caryl Hallett Stained Glass responded:

" Thank you Kate for your positive response to my workshop- very much appreciated. Caryl x"

27 Nov 22'

Amanda reviewed: Candle making workshops for beginners - St Albans, Hertfordshire

"Brilliant morning candle making, in a beautiful setting, Anne was very knowledgeable, patient and friendly. I now have a new hobby and would definitely recommend this course to others."

27 Nov 22'

Paul white reviewed: Upholstery full day class - strip, pad and cover a dining chair

"Thoroughly enjoyable couple of hours. Lots of good advice and tips. Very practical."

27 Nov 22'

Debra Skittrall reviewed: Fused Glass workshops at Bere Alston, near Tavistock, Devon

"Lost count how many classes I've done of Wendy's! She is fantastically patient. So knowledgeable & talented. Definitely worth every penny, definitely recommend."

27 Nov 22'

Sophie Laurie reviewed: Creative metalwork and welding, scrap metal sculpture.

"Thanks to Felix and Izy for a really well run and welcoming course. I wasn’t that confident of my ability when arriving but with their help was able to make something I felt very pleased with and learned the basics of welding. With tea, coffee and biscuits on hand all day and lots of friendly company I can thoroughly recommend the course 😊"

WTF Workshops responded:

" Thanks Sophie, it was a pleasure having you join us at the workshop. Glad you enjoyed yourself :)"

27 Nov 22'

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

"Fabulous course. Learnt so much from an excellent teacher. "

Tina Pedrick - Bobbin Lace Teacher & Maker. responded:

" Hi Carol Thanks very much for taking the time to leave your review. I am pleased that you enjoyed the weekend as well as learning alot. I hope you enjoy getting back into lace making. I will be in touch with websites soon. Keep in touch. Regards Tina"

27 Nov 22'

Edward reviewed: Blacksmithing - one to one - Hammer Skills

"I had a cracking day with Bob. Brews on tap. Bob is really good at what he does. The workshop day is good value for money. Great company. Bob was fantastic to watch and learn from, very patient and helpful. I came away with some really nice items. I can't recommend it enough. Itching to get back! "

27 Nov 22'

Rob reviewed: Introduction to Blacksmithing in North York Moors National Park

"What a great day we had. David has put thought into the days lesson and it is structured well. His knowledge and experience shows throughout the day. We had a great time working metal using different techniques. My wife was apprehensive at first but had a fantastic day. Highly recommend this to anyone for a great day"

David Stephenson Artist Blacksmith responded:

" Rob, Thanks for your message. I'm glad you and Hannah had a good day. I hope the new puppy is settling in well. All the best. David"

27 Nov 22'

Helen Isbell reviewed: Stained glass day course (Bristol)

"We really enjoyed the course very good teaching and good range of materials very impressed "

Catherine Dunstan Glass responded:

" Thanks Helen, it was a pleasure to have you on the course. :)"

27 Nov 22'

Iris Fisher reviewed: Xmas Doodle Workshop! 9-12s Price

"I loved the workshop and I really want to come again and I didn’t want to leave. "

Planet Brill responded:

" Thank you for your review I'm glad you had a good time!😊"

27 Nov 22'

Joanne reviewed: Beaded snowflake Christmas decorations - with Lindsay Forbes of Laconic, Durham

"Had a very enjoyable afternoon and left with some lovely snowflakes. Lindsay is a very good, patient teacher and very helpful. "

Laconic responded:

" Thanks for your feedback Joanne and for coming along to this workshop. The snowflakes you made are fantastic, I hope they add some sparkle to your tree this year! "

27 Nov 22'

Helen reviewed: Wire Christmas Wreath Workshop, including lunch - with Lindsay Forbes of Laconic, Darlington

"Enjoyed the course and learnt some new techniques. I came away with a lovely wreath - which I will treasure. All my family are very impressed. The course is 4 hrs and probably could do with being 1-2hrs longer. The first half was well paced with enough time to practice and produce the different leaf shapes - such as mistletoe, holly. But the afternoon was more rushed, which is where another 1-2hrs would have been useful. I finished mine off at home. Couple of comments to make it easier for others - parking around the venue is difficult with lots limited to 2hrs or residents only. Some information on where best to park would be useful. The venue although well lit and roomy was extremely cold. Other crafters put their coats back on. Either ensure that this is in the information so people wear appropriate jumpers or ensure better heating. The food spread at lunch was stunning and catered for all needs (including vegan and gluten free). I would have been more than happy to have brought a packed lunch though. I’m not sure from a financial point of view whether this level of catering is viable. I was too busy making berries to really benefit from the lunch. Still overall well worth a go - most of the group had no previous wire working experience and all came away with lovely wreaths "

Laconic responded:

" I'm glad you enjoyed the course Helen and thanks so much for your feedback too. You've made some great points which I'll be sure to take on board going forward!"

27 Nov 22'

Denise Hayton reviewed: Fused glass Christmas decorations- taster

"A friend and I attended a fused glass Christmas decorations taster course. Prior to the day, Karen sent useful information and answered questions promptly by email. On the day, she was welcoming and gave us plenty of clear instructions. The youngest attendee was 8years old and the oldest in their 60´s, but Karen was never condescending; she was keen that we should all produce pieces we were pleased with. She had lots of resources available and encouraged us with suggestions and was always positive. We made far more decorations than I expected and it was interesting to have the techniques and materials explained as we progressed. She is obviously very busy but will still find time, after firing them, to tie coordinating ribbons on thé decorations before they are ready for posting/collection - that really is going the extra mile! We finished the workshop with mince pies. It was a really good course and my friend and I are now considering one of the other courses on offer. "

Redcurrant Glass responded:

" Thank you "

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