Amerton Arts Studio reviews

22 May 24'

John Webb reviewed: Two day wood carving course at Snowshill Manor

"I spent a great weekend at Snowshill and Geraint was a patient and knowledgeable teacher. I came away from the course with a carving I was very pleased with and the enthusiasm to use the knowledge I gained in continuing with doing more carving"

21 May 24'

Graham and Sophie reviewed: Two day stone carving course at Snowshill Manor

"Everyone on the course finished their project to a very good standard which tells you how good the tuition was. Miranda had the skill of stepping in with tips when needed but not actually doing it for you. Sociable, enjoyable, productive and in a wonderful location too - what more could you want!"

Amerton Arts Studio responded:

"Thank you, glad you both enjoyed the weekend. Miranda"

20 May 24'

Laurence Scott reviewed: Two day wood carving course at Snowshill Manor

"Great course, really expert tuition, loads of tools, well paced instruction and achievable projects. Lovely location too. Thoroughly recommended."

20 May 24'

Fiona carmichael reviewed: Two day wood carving course at Snowshill Manor

"Fabulous course. Wonderful setting in the orchard. We were blessed with great weather and very patient tutor in Geraint. He never made you feel like a fool, even at the end of the day when concentration goes and your neck aches. The 4 of us were really pleased with our results despite being complete beginners. Thank you for a smashing experience."

19 May 24'

David reviewed: Two day stone carving course at Snowshill Manor

"An absolutely brilliant introduction to carving in stone, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed this weekend. Miranda’s expert tuition guides you through the process with constant support whenever you need it. Great facilities and an absolutely beautiful setting in the orchard at Snowshill Manor with fantastic Cotswold views. "

Amerton Arts Studio responded:

"Thanks David, glad you enjoyed the weekend. Miranda"

19 May 24'

Kathryn reviewed: Two day stone carving course at Snowshill Manor

"Excellent course in a lovely setting. Miranda is a very good teacher, knowledgeable, patient, serious about quality, and serious about helping everyone to achieve a good result. I'd thoroughly recommend this course."

Amerton Arts Studio responded:

"Thank you for your review Kathryn, glad you enjoyed it. Miranda"

19 May 24'

Chris Hoggett reviewed: Two day wood carving course at Snowshill Manor

"A great weekend, learnt lots in a beautiful setting"

16 May 24'

R Booth reviewed: Green Man clay sculpture course

"Great day, tutor was first class, though overstretched with number of pupils."

Amerton Arts Studio responded:

"Glad you enjoyed the day Rupert. A few more than usual and lovely sculptures from everyone. See you next month. Miranda"

8 May 24'

Aline Shand reviewed: Two day wood carving course at Middleton Hall

"This was my third woodcarving weekend with this organiser and I most probably will do more. Those courses are so well organised and in beautiful settings. Gerraint is an excellent teacher, positive, encouraging and most importantly you go home with a huge sense of achievement and a carving you would never imagine you could achieve in 2 days. Working with wood is so therapeutic too. "

8 May 24'

Janey reviewed: Two day wood carving course at Middleton Hall

"What a wonderful two days I have just spent.... I knew nothing about woodcarving and the course with Geraint was exactly what I hoped it would be. The individual work places, the introduction to tools and how to use them, the right choice of subject - I did an ammonite (wanted to do the hares but Geraint wisely said too much too soon!!) Geraint came around with advice and skill just when I needed him every time!! The location at Middleton Hall and the weather were perfect too. Go for it if you are at all interested....!!!"

6 May 24'

Janice reviewed: Two day wood carving course at Middleton Hall

"Great way to spend a weekend, learn a new skill and take something home from it. Instruction was first class and friendly. Setting was beautiful and the weather was perfect. Would thoroughly recommend to anyone wanting to learn something new. Thank you."

6 May 24'

Nigel Wood reviewed: Two day wood carving course at Middleton Hall

"Loved it. Excellent course, well planned and presented. Geraint was pleasant, friendly and full of advice and help throughout. Will book another course to keep learning. "

5 May 24'

Teresa St Claire-Barrass reviewed: Two day stone carving course at Middleton Hall

"Absolutely loved this course. Miranda explained the stone carving brilliantly & was always on hand to either demonstrate, assist and explain the process.It was a lovely weekend in a lovely setting, well organised with everything you needed to hand. We came away very proud of our Portland stone carvings."

Amerton Arts Studio responded:

"Thank you for your review Teresa, glad you all enjoyed it. "

1 May 24'

Manjit Cheema reviewed: Two day wood carving course at Chillington Hall

"I did the 2 day wood carving course and really enjoyed it. Geraint Lloyd was a very patient tutor as all of the participants were new to this but everyone left with a beautiful piece of wood carving. "

30 Apr 24'

Lennie reviewed: Two day wood carving course at Chillington Hall

"I felt like an old fossil with a gammy back and right elbow. I did not know how to cope with the pain, the posture or manipulate my tools. Every step of the way I was supported by Geraint and now I have a lovely ammonite. It could be more shapely and mature... but think of its potential for development. While I primarily focused on sustaining the stamina for my own project, it was just great being among others, watching and appreciating all their achievements."

30 Apr 24'

Roger Seager reviewed: Two day wood carving course at Chillington Hall

"Very enjoyable wood carving course learnt a lot and Geraint was very encouraging "

30 Apr 24'

Brian Graha reviewed: Two day wood carving course at Chillington Hall

"We did the two day wood carving course which was simply brilliant - a really enjoyable experience with great instruction and friendly fellow learners. We came away with carvings that look great and of which we are proud, but more importantly we experienced a great couple of days - thanks !"

16 Oct 23'

Joe Cork reviewed: Two day stone carving course at Chillington Hall

"The 2 days were a great experience! The location, the tools and set up provided, the other craft participants and of course Miranda’s patient and friendly guidance to help even the most novice of people such as myself. Came away with something to be proud of. I would definitely do it again. "

Amerton Arts Studio responded:

"Thanks for your review Joe, glad you enjoyed the weekend. Best wishes Miranda"

20 Sep 23'

Helen marshall reviewed: Two day stone carving course at Snowshill Manor

"This was a fantastic course, really well run and so enjoyable. Miranda was a patient and informative teacher . The setting was lovely, carving in the orchard was a complete pleasure with beautiful views across the valley. Would recommend to anyone."

Amerton Arts Studio responded:

"Thank you for your review Helen, glad you enjoyed the course. Best wishes Miranda"

20 Sep 23'

David Shacklady reviewed: Two day wood carving course at Snowshill Manor

"My friend and I did this course on a somewhat mixed weather weekend. The instructor Geraint was very knowledgable and a good teacher. When the weather changed, cover was available, when it was nice, carving in the orchard was a treat. A very enjoyable course with lots of options for the final pieces. I would certainly recommend the course."

20 Sep 23'

Susanne reviewed: Two day wood carving course at Snowshill Manor

"Geraint was a friendly and positive tutor. We wasted no time getting on with our projects, and I was very pleased with my finished hedgehog. My husband did the ammonite which looked very professional and was a beautiful finished object. Help was on hand when we were struggling. The course does involve standing from 10am to 4pm with only short breaks for coffee/lunch, so this needs to be born in mind. Having said that, Snowshill is a beautiful venue in warmer weather. We had cover from the rain on day 2, but the ground was damp."

18 Sep 23'

Louise Ovens reviewed: Two day wood carving course at Snowshill Manor

"Loved the course. Really good project set so that you could learn a great deal and finish the piece. Geraint was very attentive to everyone throughout. There was no mention beforehand that the course was held outside. It wasn’t a problem but would have been helpful to know in advance as it was quite damp and we would have worn different shoes and brought along a coat. "

17 Sep 23'

Sandy reviewed: Two day stone carving course at Snowshill Manor

"Had a great two days in a lovely setting. I learnt a lot from Miranda and came away with a sculpture of a seahorse which I’m very pleased with. Choice of 4 projects. I found it less physically demanding than I thought it would be. Highly recommend this course, a fun weekend! "

Amerton Arts Studio responded:

"Thank you for your review Sandy, glad you enjoyed the weekend. Best wishes Miranda"

17 Sep 23'

Jane Davies reviewed: Two day wood carving course at Snowshill Manor

"What an absolutely super experience. Lovely venue & experienced, knowledgeable tutor. LOVE my hedgehog. ❤️"

16 Sep 23'

Jane reviewed: Two day wood carving course at Middleton Hall

"Excellent 2 day course. Geraint gave everyone individual attention and encouragement. Recommend."

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