"I had a fantastic day with Gareth, as a complete beginner in woodcarving it is a real
privilege to have a whole day of 1-2-1 tuition and wide ranging conversation from a real artist and a patient teacher. Seeing into the home he is rebuilding in his own image alone was worth the 4 hour drive. He promised we would get into the zone and I really did, the sense of mindfulness stayed with me for hours afterwards. Thanks Gareth"
"What an extraordinarily wonderful day - thank you Gareth. It was intense, fascinating and exhilarating (occasionally mortifying!!) but it has raised my self-confidence so I'm able to do it on my own. I have decades of learning ahead, and Gareth's meticulous tuition has really set me off down the track. What a great day - fabulous! Thank you again - beyond happy! "
"As birthday presents my cousin and I were treated to the training day by our wives as we are both interested in woodwork but had no previous carving experience. No really knowing exactly what to expect we were both delighted with the day's training provided. Gareth is clearly in a league of his own as and sculptor, artist and trainer. As a retired surgeon I was particularly impressed to find Gareth's house strewn with anatomy books which, as did the old masters, he used to understand the underlying structures before producing the most amazing anatomically accurate pieces of art.
The training we received was thorough as well as clearly and patiently conveyed. We were both proud to present really quite acceptable works to our wives which we had, to a large extent, carved ourselves.
I would without hesitation recommend this day to anyone who wishes to take up, or indeed improve their, wood carving"