We did this course as part of our Silver Wedding anniversary celebration. It was a great couple of days and we managed to produce a unique silver spoon each for us to remember our anniversary by plus having a nice weekend in Sheffield.
Charlotte is a great teacher balancing out letting us discover how to work the metal and helping us as we went through the process.
We both feel like we really learnt a lot and would recommend the course to anyone.
Ed & Ann McNamara - - #26896
This is a brilliant course that has a perfect combination of professionalism and friendliness that made it a joy to be on. I learned so much in just 3 days and the end result has had a huge amount of admiration at home! The location is perfect for travelling and accommodation. I couldn’t fault any aspect of the course and strongly recommend it.
Andrew Glennie - - #25950
I had an extremely enjoyable 2 days with Charlotte. She guided me through the full process in a way only a true expert could, whilst ensuring the finished bowel was all my own work. This was a great experience, fun, interesting and productive leaving an immense sense of achievement.
Stephen Powell - - #25425
This was my second course with Charlotte and, as with the first it was very enjoyable. The various processes involved in raising the silver tumbler and working with the silver were very clearly explained and demonstrated. I am very pleased with the end result and would highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to experience working with silver.
Alan Dowling - - #24130
I really enjoyed the course and am very pleased with the finished bowl. Charlotte explained and demonstrated all the various processes involved in a clear and very understandable way. I recommend this course to anyone who wants to try working with copper and achieve a wonderful bowl that you can be proud of.
Alan Dowling - - #22658
This is the second weekend course I have attended at Charlotte’s studio and I enjoyed it just as much as the first.
Charlotte is an excellent tutor fully explaining all the processes involved and the use of all the tools and equipment before letting you get on with it.
I was very pleased with how my copper bowl turned out and can thoroughly recommend these courses .
You’ll have a great time
Desmond Clesham - - #20700
This was my first experience of making anything since school, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Charlotte was a great tutor, friendly and not at all intimidating. She gave the right level of guidance and then allowed us to get on with the task, offering help where necessary. It was also a privilege to watch her at work. I was surprised how good the copper bowl looked by the end of the second day. I'd definitely recommend the experience to others.
John Cooper - - #20668
This course was perfect to work through the process of raising a piece of silver.
I had experience of making jewellery in silver but none of the specific skills of silver smithing. I have read how to raise a piece of silver but felt I needed a dedicated course to work though the process. This course was just what I was looking for.
Charlotte is a very good tutor, with clear demonstrations on what to do and providing clear advice and guidance as we worked our own piece.
The whole experience was very enjoyable as well as educational and I came away with my own worked silver cup, which I'm really pleased with.
Lynn Brindle - - #19549
Really enjoyed the course. Small group and great atmosphere. It was amazing to take the decorations from start to finish. Would highly recommend and would love to do it again and make more decorations for my Christmas tree.
Claire Owen - - #19213
I was given this course as a Birthday present and I did't really know what to expect but I really enjoyed the course. Charlotte was very welcoming and the studio was a lovely place to work. I usually think of myself as being terrible at craft, but despite this I managed to make two beautiful decorations which I was very proud of. I would love to do another of these courses - it was a really lovely day.
Louise P - - #18773
What a fantastic day. My granddaughter and I had a wonderful day working with Charlotte. Charlotte was patient with us, as we learnt to use the tools to make our Christmas decorations. When ever we needed help and advice she was there and encouraged us throughout the day. The finished decorations look amazing and this is down to Charlotte’s wonderful instructions and encouragement. Tea, coffee and biscuits are readily available throughout the course.
My granddaughter has already insisted that this becomes part of our annual Christmas preparations. Having seen the finished pieces and listening to us talk about what a wonderful time we had, my daughter wants to join us.
If you only book one craft course a year make it one with Charlotte.
Phil Sutcliffe - - #17982
Really enjoyed our time at Charlotte's workshop. loved making the copper decorations and would highly recommend the course
Rebecca Hoyle - - #17751
We had a great 2 days learning how to raise a copper bowl. Starting with a flat disc Charlotte took us through the process step by step, clearly demonstrating and explaining the techniques and how to use the various tools. We would highly recommend the course and enjoyed the whole experience.
Lyn Glazzard - - #12868
I would have never have thought of signing up for this course, but I won it in a prize draw at an exhibition of silversmithing at the Harley Gallery. It turned out to be a most enjoyable two days. With no previous experience at all I succeeded in producing a remarkably spoon-like object. Charlotte was an excellent tutor with the right balance between showing you how to do it and letting you get on with it yourself. The workshop was well equipped and a good working environment. Having the piece hallmarked at the end of the process is a nice touch - gives you a warm feeling you've produced something of lasting value.
Ian Mitchell - - #12805
I didn't really know what to expect when I went on the course, as the last time I'd done any metalwork at all was when I was about 14 and still at school! But Charlotte explained everything simply and clearly, and had lots of patience with my slow and tentative start and soon had me cutting, sanding, drilling and polishing. The resulting ornaments are now hanging on my tree and I'm proud to be able to say 'I made those!'
I would recommend the course to anyone - Charlotte is a great teacher and also a friendly and chatty person who put even a complete beginner at ease.
Polly Turner - - #12146
Great course, very different to anything I have done before. Small groups so Charlotte is able to spend time with each person individually. Very good value, I will be recommending it to everyone!
Jenny - - #12144
I can thoroughly recommend this course. We spent a fantastic day at Charlotte's workshop, learnt lots of practical skills and produced some unique and rather lovely decorations. Charlotte was very welcoming and relaxed. She talked us through the various techniques really well and was on hand all day to guide us. We were treated to hot drinks and biscuits, mince pies and fruit. A very special day, something different and fun and we were really proud of our creations. We're booking again for next year :-) thank you Charlotte.
Fiona Moore - - #12101
This course was a surprise gift so I had no idea about what was involved in raising a bowl.
Charlotte was most welcoming and easy to get on with. She was also extremely patient, as I found the flames and acid kind of scary to begin with ( I can't even use a lighter easily!) but I soon became an old hand at it. Her demonstrations helped me to understand what to do and she offered advice through out. It was hard work but well worth the effort.
I thoroughly enjoyed the course and was very impressed with the bowl I managed to produce.
Moira Ross - - #11367
I did this course a little while ago and enjoyed it very much. All the tools needed were available and Charlotte was good at giving clear instruction while putting me at ease. Once shown how to do a stage she stood back and let me get on with it whilst keeping an eye on me. My version was more rustic looking than Charlottes examples, but I was pleased with the end result and use my spoon every day. All in all an enjoyable two days with something to take home at the end of it (after hallmarking). It's a good way of getting an insight into the amount of work that goes on to produce something that is hand made and unique as no two spoons will turn out the same.
Lesley Goulbourne - - #11305