What a lovely day we had. Wonderful views! Excellent lunch. And a very good teacher. We all came home with beautiful pieces of silver jewellery. Jo had time and patience with everyone. Joan
Joan - - #23691
Response from Cowshed Creative (Kentmere Farm Pods and Creative Courses):Lovely to meet you Joan and thanks for your kind words. We look forward to seeing you again.
A wonderful day. Jo is an excellent teacher who guided us all through the use of silver clay with plenty of detail and useful tips. She has endless patience and supported everyone to develop their own ideas. I was delighted with the pieces I made and would recommend every aspect of both the workshop and venue. We had a lovely lunch sitting in the beautiful sunshine, I will certainly go again.
Heather Mather - - #23692
Response from Cowshed Creative (Kentmere Farm Pods and Creative Courses):Thanks Heather for lovely comments. I will pass them on to Jo. Look forward to seeing you again.
A perfect and wonderful way to spend a day with like minded people. The setting was wonderful and the weather was glorious. I think I was glad I’d put a little thought into my creation but still felt like I couldn’t commit when the time came to it! Not sure whether I’d gone with too many ideas and going with a more clueless approach would have been better(?). Love the fact we left the session with a finished piece. Nothing seemed too much bother for Jo. She worked around the group expertly supporting everyone. I enjoyed the explanations she gave around how to work with the clay, why things would and wouldn’t work. The session ran over expected time but this didn’t seem an issue. No feeling of being rushed. Obviously there was a little time pressure as we couldn’t stay all day and night! Although I didn’t need it, Jo provided a sort of after-course service to help people get their desired finished for pieces. I thought this was an exceptional service from a tutor.
Definitely inspired to do some more creating of my own. Would look into doing another silver clay knowing what I know now! Have booked another course for this summer at The Cowshed already!
Rosie Hancock - - #23629
Response from Cowshed Creative (Kentmere Farm Pods and Creative Courses):Thanks so much for such detailed feedback. I have passed your lovely comments on to Jo and look forward to seeing you again.
Stunning location, inspiring and relaxing. Jo is an excellent teacher, she made it very easy for us all to produce great pieces. George is a great host and she looked after us with the most amazing healthy lunch plus fabulous cake! Highly recommend Cowshed Creative as a location and Jo Dix as a teacher. Will definitely go again.
Annabel williams - - #23623
Response from Cowshed Creative (Kentmere Farm Pods and Creative Courses):Thank you for your lovely comments Annabel. Look forward to seeing you again.
Received a friendly welcome to the beautiful and comfortable venue-great facilities.
Hadn't done any pottery before and was a bit apprehensive but the course leader flexi-ed activities to allow more experienced participants to expand tasks as he supported the various ability levels.
Glazing our pots on the second day then waiting to see how the firing affected the finished effect was exciting and absorbing.
Lunch on both days was delicious (as was the range of cake!)
Would highly recommend Cowshed Creative Raku pottery course.
Anne Boyle - - #23504
Response from Cowshed Creative (Kentmere Farm Pods and Creative Courses):Many thanks for such positive comments and hope to see you again soon.
This is the second course I’ve taken part in at Cowshed Creative & once again it was excellent.
The first Saturday was spent making pots after a great introduction to the Raku process & some examples of Raku tea bowls etc. Various techniques for hand building were shown to us & we in turn each made a few different pots to be fired.
The second Saturday we were given more of the history of Raku before then glazing & Raku firing our pots made the previous week in an outdoor kiln & dustbin of sawdust & wood chips.
It was so exciting to see the results! And the effects were really quite magical.
I can’t fault the excellent tuition, and once again the fabulous location, facilities & delicious food. Perfect.
Belinda Worsley - - #23450
Response from Cowshed Creative (Kentmere Farm Pods and Creative Courses):Thanks again for such lovely feedback. Some amazing pots and an exciting day!
Loved everything about it!
Great course & fabulous venue.
Nothing else to say, just; am going again.
Kay Banks - - #23235
Response from Cowshed Creative (Kentmere Farm Pods and Creative Courses):Thanks so much for all your positive feedback Kay. Hope to see you again.
Loved the course. Hannah guided us through with infinite patience and generously shared her knowledge and enthusiasm for this beautiful craft - I'm hooked! I'd highly recommend Cowshed Creative to anyone- it's a fantastic venue in a beautiful location. George was a fantastic host, and made us all feel very welcome. Great food, good company & crafting - my idea of a perfect day - I'm spoilt for choice as to which course to book next!
Justine Burton - - #23118
Response from Cowshed Creative (Kentmere Farm Pods and Creative Courses):Thanks for your lovely comments Justine. Hope to see you again.
I thoroughly enjoyed my day, Hannah was very patient and knowledgable in answering all our questions. I came on my own and met some great people. We had a lovely lunch which we ate outside. It is a super venue and I am proud of my trug. George has thought of everything and I have already booked and am looking forward to my next workshop.
Heather Mather - - #23065
Response from Cowshed Creative (Kentmere Farm Pods and Creative Courses):Thanks so much Heather. We look forward to seeing you again!
Fantastic day in a wonderful location. Hannah was very thorough & encouraging & it was great to be able to produce a simple basket in a day. The barn opens out onto beautiful views of the Kentmere valley & we were able to sit outside for a delicious lunch of homemade soup & cakes.
Belinda Worsley - - #23051
Response from Cowshed Creative (Kentmere Farm Pods and Creative Courses):Many thanks for your enthusiasm and lovely comments.
Fabulous day spent with great people at Cowshed Creative near Windermere.
Excellent tuition from the wonderful Kate who taught us lots of different techniques. I'm thrilled with my final cushion.
The day was thoroughly enjoyable with a lovely lunch and the roaring log burner warming us as we had tea and cake.
Kate Allan - - #22832
Response from Cowshed Creative (Kentmere Farm Pods and Creative Courses):Many thanks for such lovely comments. We hope to see you again.
This course was a fantastic experience. My reasons for choosing this course:
1. I already knew Amanda as a tutor and wanted to work with her again. She is patient, talented and very well organised. I like her as a person and really admire her work. I'm not naturally crafty but I knew she would ensure I made a lovely ring.
2. George's barn is such a beautiful place. It has been so well renovated and the scenic surroundings make it a joy to visit. George went to great lengths to cater for my allergies and the food was delicious. She was so attentive, making teas and coffees and ensuring we were all comfortable.
3. It was a great opportunity to make a ring with my son (age 23). The day was his birthday present and he wanted to make a ring for his partner. I knew it would be a friendly environment and a small enough group for us all to chat and enjoy each others company.
We had a wonderful day and I would definitely do it again.
Catherine Amor - - #22801
What a wonderful day....cold and wet June outside but a warm welcome at the Shibori Dye workshop despite our late arrival!
My 2 daughters and I really enjoyed learning about different techniques in the lovely company of other like minded crafters. We produced lots of samples following Kate's instructions, getting carried away in the process. A lovely lunch was provided followed by cake and refreshments from George. Can really recommend this course and great value for money. The only decision I must make now, what to do with the samples I produced....maybe incorporate into a quilt or some nice cushions! Many thanks to our lovely host and tutor and looking forward to visiting again at some point.
Isobel Atlasi - - #22751
Response from Cowshed Creative (Kentmere Farm Pods and Creative Courses):Thank you for such kind words. It was really fun to meet you and your daughters and we look forward to seeing you again.
A fantastic day in a wonderful venue. The workshop was really engaging and I absolutely love the ring I made. A lovely atmosphere helped by the venue host and the workshop leader. Would highly recommend and plan to go again!
Ash - - #22635
Response from Cowshed Creative (Kentmere Farm Pods and Creative Courses):So glad you had a good day and created something so special. Look forward to you coming again. Thank you!
Such a fabulous day
Gorgeous surroundings, wonderful homemade food, friendly group of people and an amazing tutor with endless patience. We all made a spinner ring to be proud of and went away with new skills, new friends and happy hearts.
Thank you so much - can’t wait to come back again
Elaine Davis - - #22649
Response from Cowshed Creative (Kentmere Farm Pods and Creative Courses):Thank you for such lovely comments. It was great to meet you and we look forward to seeing you again.