Amerton Arts Studio reviews

8 Sep 22'

Carolyn reviewed: Wood carving course at Snowshill Manor

"The nicest weekend I've had in a long time! I'd recommend it to anyone."

7 Sep 22'

Anne Springett reviewed: Stone carving course at Snowshill Manor

"Great location with excellent teacher who gave everyone individual assistance. Struggled a bit on first day but was happy enough with the end result. An enjoyable experience."

Amerton Arts Studio responded:

" Thank you for your review Anne."

4 Sep 22'

Catherine Wickens reviewed: Stone carving course at Snowshill Manor

"A friend and I had a lovely time on the stone carving course at Snowshill Manor. Expert tuition from Miranda , beautiful location in an Apple orchard and a happy outcome as I was delighted with my finished owl statue with its kind ,wise face ."

Amerton Arts Studio responded:

" Thank you for your review Catherine, glad you both enjoyed it."

9 Aug 22'

Helen Kirk reviewed: An introduction to portrait sculpture

"This was a fantastic experience. Miranda guided us just the right amount to allow us to challenge ourselves as well as teaching us a variety of techniques and giving us access to individual support throughout. I have never done anything like this before and it has whetted my appetite to try it again in the future."

8 Aug 22'

Chris Little reviewed: Three-day stone carving course

"Miranda is a wonderful teacher who differentiates well to match her teaching to each students needs. I will probably book another of her courses. "

7 Aug 22'

Sharon reviewed: Stone carving sculpture course at Chillington Hall

"My second course with Miranda and it was brilliant. A great teacher, so patient and I was really pleased with my finished piece. Miranda also welcomed my 15 year old neice who had a fantastic time on her first sculpture course. Many thanks. Highly recommended!"

Amerton Arts Studio responded:

" Thank you for the review Sharon, glad you both enjoyed it. "

23 May 22'

Beryl reviewed: Stone carving course at Snowshill Manor

"A thoroughly enjoyable experience in a lovely setting, at Snowshill. Instruction was clear and supportive throughout. A really great way to spend a weekend learning and appreciating the art of stone carving. Thank you"

23 May 22'

Catharine Fleming reviewed: Stone carving course at Snowshill Manor

"Will never look at stone carvings in museums and cathedrals the same way again! Spent two lovely days with Miranda teaching in Snowshill Manor's orchard, learning the skills required to pull something interesting out of a block of limestone. Instruction was expert and focused, and it was fun to learn a new way to be creative."

16 May 22'

Sebastian Barnes reviewed: Wood carving course at Wightwick Manor

"I found the two day Carving course an excellent introduction to a potential hobby. The tutors and pace were just what I needed."

4 May 22'

Alison reviewed: Wood carving course at Little Moreton Hall

"This was pitched at just the right level, assistance when needed but also able to get on without interruption in between. Venue was lovely too!"

3 May 22'

Anon reviewed: Introduction to stone carving at Little Moreton Hall

"Excellent standard over 2 days- highly recommended"

3 May 22'

Paul reviewed: Wood carving course at Little Moreton Hall

"I’ve just come back from the woodworking course. It was a great experience and I was very happy with what I produced. The tutor was very knowledgeable and helpful and I look forward to attempting a few of my own pieces. The location was also great, thanks very much."

1 May 22'

Beth reviewed: Wood carving course at Little Moreton Hall

"I was actually on the wood carving course; we worked along side the stone carvers. It was a superb experience and well worth the tuition fee. We learnt such a lot and created some fantastic pieces. Thank you so much!"

14 Apr 22'

su hampton reviewed: Introduction to wood carving at Middleton Hall

"Thoroughly enjoyed this 2 day course, it was set at a great pace which worked for both the novice and those with a little woodworking experience."

13 Apr 22'

Lina reviewed: Introduction to stone carving at Middleton Hall

"This course was a Christmas present for a friend who has always wanted to work with stone. He absolutely loved the 2 day course that was in a beautiful setting. Luckily the weather was good so he could work outside. He did say it was hard work but thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I benefitted from his hard work and was given the beautiful piece of art."

12 Apr 22'

Carol reviewed: Introduction to stone carving at Middleton Hall

"A well run course with expert tutor. Miranda was really supportive and encouraging and wanted everyone to get the best out of their respective sculptures. The bonus was lovely weather and working outside in a lovely setting."

Amerton Arts Studio responded:

" Thank you for your review, we were lucky with the nice weather."

10 Apr 22'

Steve reviewed: Introduction to wood carving at Middleton Hall

"Very good two day course; value for money. Learnt a great deal and feel confident to continue wood carving. Garaint, our instructor, was very helpful and provided excellent direction on the use of the different tools to create a carving. It is held in the open air so there's a need to be prepared for the weather; cold wind or sun. It would be helpful if a fact sheet could be provided for those wishing to take up carving. 10/10. Would recommend anyone give this a go."

6 Apr 22'

L N reviewed: Clay animal sculpture course

"I had the best time and would love to continue on a regular basis so will be booking again. If you're never done clay modeling before you will be learning in a tranquil environment and Miranda is a calm and intuitive tutor. I found this course excellent for all levels due to the tutorial guidance. Thoroughly enjoyed!"

Amerton Arts Studio responded:

" Thank you, so glad you enjoyed it."

3 Apr 22'

Pauline reviewed: Green Man clay sculpture course

"Went to the green man class. Everything is provided. Very clear instructions. Inspirational day. Loved the way we all achieved our own individual results. Very clear instructions and support. Felt in good hands. You may need an apron and warm clothing. Tea and coffee available but bring your own lunch. You will come away feeling a great sense of achievement."

Amerton Arts Studio responded:

" Thanks for the review Pauline, we certainly did have a variety of individual green men!"

30 Mar 22'

David reviewed: Wood carving course at Chillington Hall

"This was an excellent two day course with a very experienced and patient tutor - I learned a lot and came away with a finished piece that came out pretty well! Definitely recommended! Bring a hat/sunscreen if the weather's good, working outside is lovely but even in March was a bit hot."

Amerton Arts Studio responded:

" Thank you for the review David, glad you enjoyed it."

28 Mar 22'

Siân reviewed: Clay animal sculpture course

"Fab day, helped further by the weather so that we could be outside in the sunshine under gazebos. Miranda came round with helpful hints and I think we all produced something to be proud of. I had time to do another small sculpture as well. I do hope that they survive the firing process, I was so pleased with them!"

Amerton Arts Studio responded:

" So glad you enjoyed the day Sian, thanks for the review. Miranda"

27 Mar 22'

Jullie Keyser reviewed: Wood carving course at Chillington Hall

"I didn't have any experience of carving and received a place on this course as a gift. I really enjoyed the course, and the instructor was very good. My husband was very impressed by my carving of a Hare."

Amerton Arts Studio responded:

" Glad you enjoyed it Julie, thank you for the review."

27 Mar 22'

margaret reviewed: Clay animal sculpture course

"Hi I attended the clay course yesterday and was so pleased with how the day went. It was a treat to be outside on a lovely sunny day and Miranda was an excellent tutor. She finds a good balance between being instructive but also giving you the freedom to go at your own pace and with your own style. She was very generous with the clay and her tools and for making suggestions as to how best to use the clay and which tools to use when for best effect. She was very relaxed and there was no pressure but she kept good time keeping in encouraging us onto the next stage bearing in mind there was a lot to do in the day. Perhaps on a longer course it would be good to learn about different techniques for creating animals and the different ways that clay can react to kiln firing."

Amerton Arts Studio responded:

" Thank you for your review Margaret, so glad you enjoyed the day making your elephant, we do run longer courses so may see you again."

14 Mar 22'

Cathy B reviewed: Wood carving course at Chillington Hall

"As a total beginner I found Geraint was very patient, and gave very clear guidance about how to approach what we were doing, one step at a time. We had a choice of projects, but it was clear that he had selected ideas that would be achievable over the two days so we all came away with a finished item. It was very enjoyable."

Amerton Arts Studio responded:

" Lovely to meet you Cathy and I am really pleased you enjoyed the course."

13 Mar 22'

Joerg Niehoegen reviewed: Wood carving course at Chillington Hall

"This was my first time of woodcarving after a little bit as a youngster. Geraint gave a very good introduction and had carefully selected projects that were doable. The tools available were phantastic and his support made it possible for me to get a project done much better than I thought I could. The venue was excellent with a really nice athmospheric room with a beautiful view and courtyard for lunch. Nice company too. Excellent value for money. I wish Geraint would offer regular workshops to move on with his support. The only negative side is that I probably will spend a fortune on new toys to play with. Throughly recommend this, even if you think you have no talent for this sort of thing. Give it a go."

Amerton Arts Studio responded:

" It is lovely to know you enjoyed the course!!"

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