"Thrilling day spent in a small group full of motivation and with all the help and support from our great teacher, Sally. Making my first piece of jewellery (a pendant) starting from scratch... a lot accomplished in just 1 day. Won't be my last jewellery creation for sure. Eager to any upcoming courses with Sally. This is just the beginning of a great new hobby!"
"Today I had a wonderful day learning to work with silver clay.
I did not have any expectations as I hadn't done anything like this before. Sally was fab and supported me in coming up with my very own design for a necklace pendant.
I even managed to come out with a small pair of earrings too as I had more than enough clay.
Excellent day, great value for money. I would thoroughly recommend and will be returning."
"Really good introduction to learning to use silver clay! Sally was very attentive to each of us and I came away with a lovely matching set of a pendant and earrings which was a wonderful souvenir of a wonderful day :) she also had lots of tips and tricks for someone wanting to start doing it for themselves with cheaper alternatives to marketed silver clay tools which can be quite pricey! All in all an amazing day and a good introduction to the wonder that is silver clay!"
"Earlier this year I attended one of Sally’s needle felting courses and loved it! Last Saturday a friend and I did the wet felting course and loved it equally as much!
Sally is a wonderful teacher, very patient and encouraging, with a really good sense of humour! We all went home with a picture, a small pot and a bowl ( mine not really a bowl but a nice piece of felt!!) I would definitely recommend Sally’s courses and will be booking more in the future.
Thank you Sally."
"I attended this course on 13th July 2019 as a follow on to a previous needle felting day with Sally to refresh the process of both needle and wet felting.
It is the third course I have done with Sally and I cannot recommend them enough. It is a very relaxed small group session which means that Sally is able to offer everyone individual tuition as needed.
She provides a warm and welcoming atmosphere along with a good sense of humour. Whether you are a beginner or more experienced there is alway something to learn from Sally’s expertise and she is happy to share all her knowledge openly and encourages you to continue with your chosen craft.
Each day offers a variety of projects so everyone can have a choice and work at their own speed which is brilliant rather than all doing the same thing.
I recommend Sally’s courses and will be booking more in the future and attending her Sunday follow up craft sessions."
"I loved this course. I made something that I'm excited to wear and I'm fired up ready for the next level. I hope for a course soon. Sally is passionate about the subject and it rubs off. We were all nervous about messing it up but were soon put at ease and we all made amazing items.
Thank you Sally for making it so easy and much less scary at home to continue,.."
"What a fantastic day! I had never even heard of, let alone used, silver clay before booking onto this course. Sally packed a huge amount into the day, and I feel a lot more knowledgeable and have picked up a new skill and taken home some beautiful earrings as well. And into the bargain she's a lovely, friendly and approachable tutor as well - even when dealing with someone as stressy as me!"
"Had a brilliant day doing this course. Sally tailored her teaching to meet the needs of those completely new to crochet and those with some experience. I went after trying (unsuccessfully) to learn crochet from YouTube so I was a complete beginner and I'm now obsessed! I went straight to the craft shop and got more supplies and my technique has improved dramatically over the last couple of days. Would recommend this to anyone. It was a relaxed atmosphere and everyone else on the course was lovely too."
"Our day yesterday was brilliant. The group number was good, the venue lovely and Sally herself was a kind, welcoming and patient tutor. Our day was marked by lots of laughter which for me means participants were relaxed, and consequently in a good place to learn. Acquiring any new skill is initially a challenge but Sally took away the fear and was incredibly patient. I am already looking at booking my next course with her and can’t wait for it. Five star in every way!"
"I couldn't believe at the start of day when Sally showed us examples of pieces we could do that a beginner could achieve it. But we did! The day was amazing; good company and Sally was happy to help and answer all our questions, guiding us to make our finished pieces.
I would recommend this to anyone interested in silver clay and will be looking at further courses run by Sally in the future."
"Wow! What a great day, I learnt loads. Sally was really lovely, she let us go our own way with loads of encouragement. Will definitely go again to learn more, it's great to have someone that knows how to point you in the right direction, also very patient. Thanks Sally you're a star...."
"Thank you for a most enjoyable day! No pressure on any of us and lots of patience given. Lovely atmosphere and constant flow of tea, coffee, biscuits and even bowls of fruit.
We all left with lovely..if not perfect mosaics in different designs and colours.
Highly recommend. Will certainly be back again.
Very best wishes for future success"
"Thankyou Sally for an excellent day, making my first piece of mosaic art.
I would highly recommend Sally's courses, a lovely small group and full of lots of ideas. Sally was so helpful and informative, all tools and materials are provided plus tea, coffee, biscuits and fruit. Lots of parking and disabled access. Will buy gift vouchers for birthday present etc. Sally also does other courses, which I will definitely try ."
"This course is fantastic in all respects. Sally provided all materials necessary (and more) for you to be able to produce a really substantial piece of art. She is a talented tutor who guided me expertly through each stage, and insisted on supplying me with tea and coffee all day and wouldn’t even let me clear up. The premises were ideal and we had a lovely self contained room for us to work.
All in all, an fabulous day, excellent value and I came away with a new skill I am thrilled about.
Will be booking on another course soon!
Thank you Sally x"
"Such a great day learning to make a mosaic. Sally is very patient and informative and it was a great venue with everything to hand. I will be booking on some more courses and can thoroughly recommend them to anyone who wants to try some crafts!"
"My first attempt at mosaic and I thoroughly enjoyed this class . Sally was an excellent teacher and made the lesson really enjoyable. Plenty of tea and biscuits too , the perfect way to spend a Saturday."
Do you really expect me to believe that this flimsy piece of clay will turn into a solid piece of silver?
Are you suggesting that even though I'm a complete beginner I'll produce a piece of jewellery that I can wear at the end of just one day?
Are you seriously saying that the cost of the tuition, tools, venue, silver, and all the biscuits are included in the fee?
Yes ! Yes ! Yes !
What a totally magical day - thank you Sally - (am hoping to come again soon - 'cos I still can't quite believe what happened...!)"
"Just had a great day doing silver clay jewellery and am very chuffed with what I managed to do (even if I did go for the more challenging things!). I got my partner to photo 'my treasures' so that I can brag about them to my friends - I'm right proud of myself! Now planning to do some more and hopefully make some pieces worthy of Xmas gifts.
As a person with a disability, I would especially like to thank Sally for all her help and the amount of work she put into it so that I could join in seamlessly, she's very thoughtful and inclusive. Thanks for making it possible and I would encourage anyone to give it a go. I will certainly be back for another craft venture at some stage."
"Just attended the course on 23rd March. Brilliant is all I can say. Sally is very patient takes you step by step on what you are doing. I cam away with a pair of earrings that nobody else will have. Wonderful session with a lovely group of ladies.
Thank you Sally"
Craft Workshops responded:
" Thank You Wendy. I love that everyone starts off with the same amount of silver art clay and everyone leaves with pieces of jewellery which are unique. The variety of ideas never ceases to amaze me!
"What a brilliant course with a lovely group of ladies. I had a fantastic day, thoroughly enjoyed myself and came away with three pairs of small earrings and a beautiful leaf pendant to replace one that had tarnished. Sally is so patient, helpful and encouraging. What a talented lady and incredibly brave to let us loose with a blow torch!"
Craft Workshops responded:
" Thank You Liz. You did really well making the earrings and replacement leaf pendant. I have nerves of steel (or should that be silver?!) :)
"I was lucky enough to have this course bought for me, what a lovely present! I had a wonderful day. Sally is a lovely tutor, so full of knowledge, encouragement and humour! We worked in a small group of people and were able to choose what we made. We all chose either a mole in a pot or a sleeping fox but I think if we all had chosen something different Sally would have taken it all in her stride. I made a fox which actually looks like a fox! I learnt a new skill and I’m definitely going to do more. I thoroughly recommend this course and I will be back for more, hopefully the wet felting later in the year!"
"Had a wonderful time on this day course. Was a complete beginner and despite being an enthusiastic amateur where brain/eye/hand co-ordination is practically non-existent, I came away with a completed woodland animal that looked close to what it should look like! Sally was extremely encouraging and was able to put me right without me being aware of it. We were able to work at our own pace amongst a small friendly group of like-minded people and the time just whizzed by. Got the bug and will be back for more!"
"I attended this course with my mum as and early Mother's Day present and we had a fantastic day. Sally is lovely; she really wants you to get the most of out the day and we were not told what to make, we were asked what WE would like to make. Sally really wanted everyone to leave at the end of the day with having made something that they love. Some of us made cute moles and some of us, including me, made sleeping foxes.
Sally is very good at explaining technique (and funny, too!) and she is patient and encouraging; perfect for complete beginners like us!
Both mum and I came away with a cute creatures and a great feeling of achievement. I keep looking at my fox thinking "I made that!". My mum really enjoyed making her mole and had a great day. I highly recommend this course and I am now looking at Sally's other classes, because I know that they will be excellent. Thank you, Sally."