Blended Monkey

Contact Name: Simon Taggart & Louise Taggart

Blended Monkey
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About Blended Monkey

Blended Monkey is a husband and wife team.
Our studios are based in a small village on the Norfolk/Cambridgeshire border. Our setting provides ample inspiration for our work, and is perfect for our woodturning & pottery courses.
Louise (ceramicist) - I studied at the Falmouth School of Art & Design and I am interested in various art forms, design and applied arts.
Simon (woodturner) - I love working with wood & exploring its versatility. I'm the Secretary of the Ely Guild of Woodturners.

Courses, kits & gifts

"2 Crafts in 1 Day!" 1-2-1 woodturning & pottery experience in 1 day for 1 person
Platinum AWARD
(13)
"2 Crafts in 1 Day!" 1-2-1 woodturning & pottery experience in 1 day for 1 person
In-person course
Norfolk - Next course on 30th January 2022
£240
This workshop gives you the unique opportunity to experience the basics of two crafts in 1 day in your own personal workshop with one to one tuition. The studios are...
"2 Crafts in 1 Day!" 1-2-1 woodturning & pottery experience in 1 day for 2 people
Platinum AWARD
(13)
"2 Crafts in 1 Day!" 1-2-1 woodturning & pottery experience in 1 day for 2 people
In-person course
Cambridgeshire - Next course on 30th January 2022
£440
This workshop gives you the unique opportunity to experience the basics of two crafts in 1 day in your own personal workshop (no other students in the workshop) with private...
Beginners 1-day 1-2-1 woodturning workshop for 1 person
Platinum AWARD
(79)
Beginners 1-day 1-2-1 woodturning workshop for 1 person
In-person course
Norfolk - Next course on 12th April 2022
£225
Learn woodturning in the peaceful setting of our workshop located in the cottage garden of our home on the Cambs/Norfolk border. Classes are one to one so you will have...
Beginners 1-day 1-2-1 woodturning workshop for 2 people
Platinum AWARD
(12)
Beginners 1-day 1-2-1 woodturning workshop for 2 people
In-person course
Cambridgeshire - Next course on 26th February 2022
£425
Learn woodturning in the peaceful setting of our workshop located in the cottage garden of our home on the Cambs/Norfolk border. The workshop is one-to-one so you will have an...
Beginners 1-day one to one pottery/ceramics workshop for 1 person
Platinum AWARD
(20)
Beginners 1-day one to one pottery/ceramics workshop for 1 person
In-person course
Norfolk - Next course on 22nd January 2022
£225
Come and have some fun with clay in the peaceful setting of my studio located in the cottage garden of our home on the Cambridgeshire/Norfolk border. The 1-day (approximately 6...
Beginners 1-day one to one pottery/ceramics workshop for 2 people
Platinum AWARD
(1)
Beginners 1-day one to one pottery/ceramics workshop for 2 people
In-person course
Cambridgeshire - Next course on 22nd January 2022
£425
Come and have some fun with clay in the peaceful setting of my studio located in the cottage garden of our home on the Cambridgeshire/Norfolk border. The 1-day (approximately 6...
Beginners half-day 1-2-1 woodturning workshop for 1 person
Platinum AWARD
(2)
Beginners half-day 1-2-1 woodturning workshop for 1 person
In-person course
Cambridgeshire - Next course on 24th January 2022
£120
Learn woodturning in the peaceful setting of our workshop located in the cottage garden of our home on the Cambs/Norfolk border. Classes are one to one so you will have...
Beginners half-day 1-2-1 woodturning workshop for 2 persons
Platinum AWARD
Beginners half-day 1-2-1 woodturning workshop for 2 persons
In-person course
Cambridgeshire - Next course on 24th January 2022
£220
Learn woodturning in the peaceful setting of our workshop located in the cottage garden of our home on the Cambs/Norfolk border. Classes are one to one so you will have...
Beginners half-day one to one pottery/ceramics workshop for 1 person
Platinum AWARD
(6)
Beginners half-day one to one pottery/ceramics workshop for 1 person
In-person course
Cambridgeshire - Next course on 22nd January 2022
£120
Come and have some fun with clay in the peaceful setting of my studio located in the cottage garden of our home on the Cambridgeshire/Norfolk border. The half-day (approximately 3...
Beginners half-day one to one pottery/ceramics workshop for 2 people
Platinum AWARD
(5)
Beginners half-day one to one pottery/ceramics workshop for 2 people
In-person course
Cambridgeshire - Next course on 22nd January 2022
£220
Come and have some fun with clay in the peaceful setting of my studio located in the cottage garden of our home on the Cambridgeshire/Norfolk border. The half-day (approximately 3...

Reviews

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Beginners 1-day 1-2-1 woodturning workshop for 1 person

In-person course
Janet Patrick - - #26636

Simon’s woodturning course was a surprise birthday present from my daughter, something I have always fancied trying. I was a complete beginner but with Simon’s guidance, patience and kindness I was pleased and surprised to come away with what I thought were three amazing pieces. I would recommend this course to anyone who would like to try their hand at something new. Many thanks also to Louise for the very welcome refreshments throughout the day.

Response from Blended Monkey:

Hi Janet,

We're so pleased you enjoyed your day. It was lovely to meet you!
Thank you for your fab review too :-).

Beginners 1-day 1-2-1 woodturning workshop for 1 person

In-person course
Ben Tregenna - - #27178

A wonderful and inspiring day course! As an absolute beginner I learnt so much and came home with a magnificent bowl and other bits. A really warm and friendly couple, Simon’s teaching was well paced and Louise provided a great lunch and never ending cups of coffee. Cannot recommend too highly!

Response from Blended Monkey:

Hi Ben,

Thank you for your lovely review :-).

We're really pleased you had a good day, and it was lovely to meet you.

We get a buzz from the enthusiasm that our 1-2-1 woodturning workshop can generate for this really interesting craft.

Beginners 1-day 1-2-1 woodturning workshop for 1 person

In-person course
Tom - - #27944

Simon is a really nice guy, and did a good job of teaching me not only the basics of wood turning, but also what tools and equipment I should get as a beginner.

I highly recommend if your a beginner who's thinking about having a go at wood turning.

Response from Blended Monkey:

Hi Tom,

Thank you for your fab review!

We're so pleased you've enjoyed your first session, and we're looking forward to seeing you again soon.

Kind regards

Simon & Louise
(Blended Monkey)

Beginners 1-day 1-2-1 woodturning workshop for 1 person

In-person course
Christian - - #28284

Simon was really patient and friendly, judged my learning pace really well. Excellent lunch and kept well watered. I will be back to further my knowledge. Simon has a real passion that shines through ! Came away with pieces of work I am really proud of and a thirst to develop further. Inspiring!

Response from Blended Monkey:

Christian, you were a pleasure to teach and picked up the craft really well. I look forward to helping you progress in the craft, and, now that you have a lathe, you can practice, practice, practice! 😊