I had an interesting and fun morning with Toni learning a few different techniques in making lampwork glass beads. As a complete beginner I was put at my ease with good demonstrations and lots of encouragement. I would like to return and progress learning more. Toni is very friendly and likes to pass on her knowledge. I would recommend to a friend.
My partner and I had a really fun time learning different ways to make an assortment of glass beads. The pace was relaxing and Toni took time to help us, but also encouraged us to keep going and gain confidence. I would thoroughly recommend this course if you want to try out something new with a great tutor. Thank you Toni
Absolutely loved my day with Toni, she is very patient with excellent teaching skills. First time for me using silver clay and I made some beautiful earrings to treasure. I was also very interested in the other courses that she ran and will be looking into these to book with friends. All in all a good day that made you feel you had accomplished something special, with Toni there guiding you. 5 stars from me *****
I had a fantastic day, the course was fun and informative. I'll definitely book again with Toni to learn more about the different types of enamelling and silver clay classes. I would recommend this course to anyone who would like to unravel the mysteries of enamelling
Response from CG Crafts:Lovely to have you visit for a class, Bridget. Enjoy your crafting. Best wishes, Toni
I had a really enjoyable day with Toni. She is an excellent teacher and I learnt a lot and was very pleased with the silver pendant I made. Would definitely recommend this course
Response from CG Crafts:Thank you Sue. It was lovely to teach you both and I hope you have plenty of confidence to now use the tools you have stashed ready to get going :-)
Did Toni's flamework session with my (adult) daughter. We both really enjoyed the morning, Toni went at our pace and we were able to get confident making basic doughnut beads then building on these with more advanced techniques. Can't wait to see our beads once they're out of the kiln and hope to do an advanced class. Thank you Toni!
I've just had a brilliant day with Toni on her silver clay course. I was a complete beginner but Toni soon put me at ease with her very warm personality. She is an excellent teacher and very generous with her knowledge. I really feel I learned a lot from the day. I will definitely book another course with her and would not hesitate to recommend her. Thank you x
Response from CG Crafts:Aww thank you Joanne, that’s a lovely thing to say. I’m so glad your daughter liked her necklace. I look forward to seeing what you make next. Toni :-)
What a fabulous way to spend a morning! I have never done anything like this before and Toni was perfect at creating a relaxed atmosphere with her extensive knowledge, inspiring teaching, encouragement and advice on various techniques all imparted at your own pace. A couple of days later, after Toni has finished off the beads in her kiln, you receive a package of the lovely beads you've created! Great fun and I would definitely recommend.
Response from CG Crafts:Thanks Lynn, so pleased that we finally managed to do the class after Covid delays. You both did brilliantly.
I had a fantastic day on the beginners lampwork course. Toni put me totally at ease in a calm and friendly atmosphere. I had great fun learning a new skill, everything paced to my speed of working and learning.
I would recommend to anybody.
Thank you Toni
Response from CG Crafts:Hi Gail, Thank you, it was lovely to meet you and teach you how to make glass beads. I hope you make something lovely with them. Best wishes, Toni
We had a brilliant day with Toni yesterday and learnt so much. I felt very inspired by Toni and will be participating in more classes in the future. The day was very relaxed with no pressure to come up with something amazing, just the time and space to play around and have fun whilst learning. This class is a good introduction to the endless possibilities that enamelling presents. Thank you Toni x
This was such an amazing first experience working with glass! Toni is an amazing, patient, informative teacher and really went above and beyond to structure the class to what I wanted to learn. The experience was really inspiring, getting a good base knowledge on glass, how it works and the tools, as well as various different techniques. Such a great day I can't wait to go back for a second lesson!
Response from CG Crafts:It was a pleasure to research something slightly different. You were definitely a natural and achieved a very high standard for your first go. Many thanks for booking. Hope to see you again. :-)
I had a wonderful day with Toni in Colchester. The course was very informative and inspiring, Toni is a brilliant and informative teacher. She has planned the day perfectly, I felt very inspired when I left. I will recommend this course to anyone who wants to try flameworking, would love to do it again!
Toni explains everything really well and I felt I learned a lot in her class. I met a like minded friend there so we have now done two classes together and have arranged to do an enamelling class with Toni in the New Year.
Response from CG Crafts:Thanks Jan, it’s so lovely that you and Sarah have made friends in one of my classes. Looking forward to the next one. Toni
I just finished a half day with Toni Peers. I rate it 11 out of 10. Way exceeded my expectations. Clear tuition with lots of useful feedback. Generous tips and tools information as well as an opportunity for lots of practice. It was just what I needed. Big thanks
We had heard great comments about the courses that Toni delivers and we were not disappointed with the outcome of the three and a half hours spent with her. Lucy - our daughter (and fifteen school friends) were guided through the entire process from initial design, colour selection, choice of gems and firing. At the end of the enamelling session all 16 eleven year olds had created a unique ‘memory’ to treasure when moving up to secondary school. I have to confess that myself and another adult could not resist joining in and are both delighted with our end results. Toni - we will definitely be coming back!
My daughter and I have just had a really enjoyable day jewellery making with Toni. We made 2 pairs of earrings each and are chuffed to bits with them. Course very suitable for teenagers. Thanks Toni!
I had a great day at the silver clay making class, and would definitely recommend it to anyone interested in trying it. I was pleased with how my pendants came out and I felt I learnt a lot thanks to Toni! Thanks again for a fab day :)
Response from CG Crafts:Thanks Laura, glad you and your Dad had a great day. You made some beautiful jewellery - hope he's wearing those unique cufflinks.
I took my dad on this course as we had had a rather disasterous experience with silver clay trying to do it on our own. Toni explained everything really clearly, let us try painting silver clay slip (from her own stock) onto leaves and we produced some lovely pieces (even if we do say so ourselves!)
It was great to find a course locally on enamelling. I have learnt enough to give me the confidence to explore this process fully. I enjoyed the 5 hours I had with Toni, it was nice to meet her. Toni delivers the lesson very thoroughly and clearly. I am very proud of my two pieces that I made on the day.
My partner and I booked a course with Toni using silver clay. And it was a great experience. Toni was very paitent and informative. It is now something that we would both like to continue and learn more about. Fantastic. Give it a go.