Latest reviews

30 Jul 22'

Dave T reviewed: Pottery gnome kit

"excellent product and idea, and great fun to make as a family on a wet afternoon - and great video explaining the whole process - thanks!"

Green Man Ceramics responded:

" Thanks Dave, glad you enjoyed it 😁"

30 Jul 22'

Tim prince reviewed: Key skills for converting vans into campervans 2 day course

"I really enjoyed the course. Scott is a very friend guy and really knows his stuff. I learnt alot from the course and it gave me the confidence to get started on my own project. I forgot what he said about insurance though. Great venue. Great 2 days. Would definitely recommend. "

30 Jul 22'

Kathy Medlicott reviewed: Lino printing landscapes

"I had a fantastic day at Lee's lino print workshop. It was exactly what I wanted. His tuition was spot on. He really knows his stuff. He was informative with clear instructions and guidance in a friendly, kind and encouraging way. The class was small which gave time for each student to have more than enough personal tuition. At the same time he allowed each of us to put into practice our own freedom of creative expression and interpretation of what we wanted to achieve. I learned so much. Such a nice guy. I am now getting some stuff to practice on my own. The old school is a great location too and you feel inspired just by being there and soaking in the creative atmosphere of what other students are doing. Book a course. You will NOT be disappointed"

30 Jul 22'

Michael reviewed: Blacksmithing for Beginners - Full Day Forging for One

"An awesome experience, Chris is an exceptional smith and teacher who takes you through the forging process step by step. I would highly recommend this course, I'll definitely be back to tackle another project soon."

30 Jul 22'

Kathlyn Riley reviewed: Macrame - plant hangers

"Had a wonderful time making my second plant hanger. Wendy is very helpful and assists all the way. I would recommend this course to anyone who would like to create a lovely hanger. Thank you. "

29 Jul 22'

Lowri Taylor reviewed: Traditional Stained Glass Day Course

"Many thanks for a great day, I learnt loads"

Gill Rogers responded:

" Many thanks Lowri, it was so great to meet you and so thrilled to hear you enjoyed the course. Hope to see you again sometime in the near future! Best wishes Gill x"

29 Jul 22'

Jan Kilford reviewed: Make your own leather belt with Cazzy, a qualified saddler.

"A great course in beautiful surroundings in the New Forest. Cazzy is a patient, very knowledgeable tutor, I made a super belt and very much looking forward to returning in the future. Thank you Cazzy!"

29 Jul 22'

Suzanne and Matt reviewed: Introduction to woodturning: for two people

"I bought the day of wood turning for 2 as a birthday surprise for my partner. I knew he would enjoy the day but I was very pleased to also have a great day. Bill was endlessly patient and depite our mistakes made sure we both had beautifully finished bowls by the end of the day. We may go back for another go (if Bill will have us) "

29 Jul 22'

Angela and Rosie reviewed: Lino Printing Day with Oxford Linocut Workshops

"Claires workshop was fabulous and the entire day was a real pleasure. The location in a beautiful barn in a gorgeous garden surrounded by lovely things only added to the experience. Claire’s patient, calm, step by step, skilled and intuitive teaching style meant we learnt so much and achieved beyond our expectations. Claire was organised, friendly and very professional. All the materials provided were set out with such meticulous detail and Claire made a real effort not only to check and support our work but also to include everyone and talk to us all. Claire had thought of everything and every part of the day was thought through from the pretty little name cards to refreshments and seating in the garden. "

29 Jul 22'

Catherine Juckes reviewed: Lino Printing Day with Oxford Linocut Workshops

"Claire is an excellent tutor whether you have had any experience of linocut or not. There is no doubt that you will leave with something you are very proud of. Her studio is a lovely space to be in. And she is incredibly gifted…her own work is beautiful to see. "

29 Jul 22'

Angela Langrish-Smith reviewed: Linocut one day workshop: one to one

"wonderful day. Learnt a lot, laughed a lot."

29 Jul 22'

Alison Debenham reviewed: Taster Sparkly mixed media at my farm studio, your choice from 5 tuitions £99.99 for four people, TV artist Marilyn Allis

"Fabulous morning - especially being able to sit outside in the sunshine at Marilyn's brilliant studio location. Although I'm very familiar with many of the materials and techniques, to learn new ways of application and interpretation was highly beneficial. As always, I've come away wanting to spend even more money on materials - loved the dyes for their vibrancy and intensity. Will be having another go tomorrow!"

29 Jul 22'

Angela Morris reviewed: Introduction to herbal medicine - weekend courses

"Brilliant weekend course. I loved it. I had an interest in using herbs more for health benefits but knowing where to start and not getting over whelmed by the info out there can be tough to navigate! This course gives you a solid base to launch from and it was in the most gorgeous surroundings with lovely people. What a great way to spend a weekend. Rowan could not be a more lovely, knowledgeable and passionate teacher and host! "

29 Jul 22'

Sasha reviewed: Interior design workshop in historical Norwich

"What a lovely day with Dawn! I brought her my thoughts about my living/dining room and we talked it all through and after a wander around the department store I discovered that I can be much bolder with colour than I thought, and I have a definite plan of action to bring it all together into something that looks deliberate. And there was lots of tea and cake, plus delicious strawberries. Highly recommended!"

DM Interior Design responded:

" Thank you Sasha; I'm so pleased you enjoyed the day and felt you'd gained in colour confidence along the way! It was a pleasure helping you and I wish you well with your lounge/diner and any other future projects in your home. If I can be of any further assistance, do get in contact. Very best wishes Dawn""

29 Jul 22'

Eva Stacey reviewed: Stool making course at Sallerton Wood

"What an amazing 3 days we had making our stools! In a methodical way, Andy guided us through the process of cleaving the wood, carving and shaping it in order to produce a very treasured and functional stool which we are now proud owners of. Being immersed in our “work” and spending the whole time in the beautiful Sallerton wood was both invigorating and calming. We are looking forward to joining Andy and Jane next year for another adventure! Thank you so much for a fab experience! "

Sallerton Wood responded:

" Thank you very much indeed, Eva, for your kind review. We are so pleased that you and Lesley enjoyed the course so much, and the experience of being in Sallerton Wood. We look forward to welcoming you back to Sallerton Wood when you return next year for another course. In the meantime, enjoy using your stool! "

29 Jul 22'

Jane reviewed: Beginners 1-day one to one pottery/ceramics workshop for 1 person

"Louise was a very encouraging tutor. I really enjoyed a day playing with clay and the one on one help made a huge difference as I tackled the wheel for the first time. What a treat! "

29 Jul 22'

Jane reviewed: Beginners 1-day 1-2-1 woodturning workshop for 1 person

"I had a really great day with Simon. He's an excellent tutor and despite this being my first experience working with a lathe I ended up with a very beautiful bowl. "

Blended Monkey responded:

" Hi Jane, Thank you for your praise and so glad you enjoyed your experience. Any future help required, please don't hesitate to get in touch. -- Simon"

28 Jul 22'

Gill Smith reviewed: Individual 'Have a Bash' at Blacksmithing course in Shropshire

"After receiving vouchers for my birthday I decided I wanted to have a go at blacksmithing to make a poker for our stove. I chose the two people course so my husband could come too. I think he was a little sceptical about how much he would learn as he works in construction and is used to making and welding parts etc. We were both blown away with how much we learned and how well our items turned out. Jake was a brilliant tutor and I was thrilled to be able to make a tool to lift the hot plate from the top of my stove with Jake’s expert help modifying my poker. They look fabulous hanging next to each other on the hooks we also made. Thank you so much Jake I had a truly memorable birthday present and we both thoroughly enjoyed our time with you in your workshop. I would love to come back again soon. "

28 Jul 22'

Lyne Looker-Revell reviewed: Basic woodworking day course

"Both my Son and I enjoyed our day learning important new skills. Ted was very patient and understanding. Would love to come back to learn door hanging! Looking forward to having a practice at some joints at home. Thanks Ted!"

Teds Woodworking/ instrument making Courses responded:

" Thanks Lynette you and your son did very well on the day and You had a good hand skills which was a pleasure to see up close. Look forward to seeing you soon 👍👍👍 Kind regards Ted "

28 Jul 22'

Sarah Fowler reviewed: Private or private group silver jewellery making / silversmithing workshop half-day at Silver Designed Personally

"5 Star Service from a 5 Star Sara! Absolutely fantastic time learning with Sara, and created my very own ring under her skilled watch. Ever so knowledgeable, Sara imparted her expertise deftly to the group spending time with each of us to aid in our creations. I’ve since used Sara on a couple of occasions to fix some broken jewellery and am so happy, and impressed with her skill. Her own creations in her shop on Etsy are so beautiful that they’re definitely worth a 2nd look (& a purchase or 2!). Thank you Sara for a very enjoyable day and I will absolutely be back! "

Silver Designed Personally responded:

" Sarah - thanks so much for your lovely review and shout out, very much appreciated. You were a total pleasure to work with and I loved your ring :-) Sara"

28 Jul 22'

Russell and Debs reviewed: One day pottery workshop, wheel throwing and handbuilding techniques.

"My wife and I took this course last weekend. Absolutely brilliant. Jo has changed it up a bit so that people who don't want to be on the wheel all day can try different things. We loved the wheel though, so mostly did that. We made goblets, bowls, a tankard, flowerpot, and did a little bit of pinch pot and coiling while waiting for the pots to dry before turning them. Jo and Mark were great teachers (and brew makers), and couldn't have been more helpful. Would heartily recommend the course, fingers crossed that all the pieces survive firing. Looking forward to picking them up in a few weeks."

Greenfield pottery responded:

" We are really pleased you enjoyed the day and you both did really well for your first time on the wheel. The coil pots and minion were great too! Will be in touch once they are all fired and finished. Many thanks for the review."

28 Jul 22'

Heidi Pepper reviewed: Blacksmithing Experience in Grassington (3 hours)

"This was the best experience! I’ve loved everything about it. It was easy to book, easy to find, great communication. The day itself was great ( I was very excited to have a go at this!) Richard was a great teacher and explained the process well including the science behind blade making. It was a very friendly environment. I was super pleased with the finished product, I made a toasting fork. I will definitely be returning to make something else😊 Thank you Richard for a fabulous experience "

28 Jul 22'

Marion reviewed: SAORI weaving session with Wayward Weaves (Weds evenings 7pm-8.30pm)

"Highly recommended! A really enjoyable evening in a very relaxed and friendly environment. There was plenty of easy to follow instruction with helpful suggestions of things to try and to experiment with. It was also good to be left to my own devices to 'do my own thing' whilst knowing I could ask anything at any point. It's also very reasonably priced. "

28 Jul 22'

Kirsty Murphy reviewed: Pottery wheel & glass fusing half-day private course

"I bought the half day pottery and glass fusion class as a Mother’s Day gift for myself and my mom. We had a lovely time and have some fab…maybe questionable but fab nether the less items that we made to keep as memories. Both Sarah and Chris were very welcoming and friendly, easy to chat and joke with. I also came down with covid a few days before we were due to go and they were very accommodating and professional about it. Great experience and would highly recommend."

Sarah Greening Glass responded:

" A great Mother/daughter activity - so pleased you both enjoyed it so much! Thanks very much for leaving a lovely review!"

28 Jul 22'

Emily reviewed: Introduction to traditional stained glass (1 day) in Sheffield, South Yorkshire

"My father loved the course, would recommend to anyone!"

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