I had a really fun time and learnt that I could do something new. Deiniol is a supportive teacher who genuinely enjoys sharing his knowledge of making. If you have got this far in looking at a course -go for it and I am sure you will really pleased that you did.
Richard Haynes - - #19527
A very talented potter with great knowledge and more importantly, patience. Having never attempted anything like this before I was a little apprehensive but was soon put at ease by Deiniols relaxed manner.
A very enjoyable weekend course with great company, good food and interesting conversation - never a dull moment!
Deiniol is an excellent teacher and encouraging at all times. I learned a lot about ceramics and the various processes and with his help I was able to produce a number of pieces of work which I am very much looking forward to taking home to show off to family and friends.
I can't recommend Deiniol and this course highly enough and would also recommend it if you are struggling to think of something interesting and different to buy as a gift.
Thoroughly enjoyed it.
Fran - - #19520
A very fun day, with a lovely crafted product at the end of it!
Eleanor HIll - - #11476
Just love these courses
Liz birchall - - #11399
A good day that gave me the basics of making and finishing coil pots. Deiniol is patient and relaxed but manages to sneak a fair bit of information into your head about the finer points of working with clay. He lets you get on with it as much as you can but is happy to step in if things are going awry, which they did for one of my two pots that I made over the course of the day. One is now functioning as a water jug at home, the other which was a vase - because I faffed around when choosing the surface finish, was only bisque fired. Deiniol has since helped me finish it (actually my kids did it!) and I'm looking forward to seeing the finished item. I absolutely exceeded my expectations, but as there's still plenty of room for improvement I'm hanging out to do more and see if I can't do better the second time. I started thinking afterwards that a hand made jug and vase would cost more than the course fee too, so it was well worth it.
Adrian Lambert - - #9921
I loved the tile course and coil pottery deinol is a excellent teacher looking forward to doing alot more
Liz birchall - - #9746
This is a really enjoyable course, over two half days in a fab location. Day 1 is spent learning the basics of preparing and handling the clay and then moulding and shaping flowers, day 2 is for decorating and colouring the flowers in preparation for a final glazing. Dainiol is a great teacher, very enthusiastic and patient. I made three flowers over the session and can't wait to see how they look once glazed.
Jenny - - #7846
An excellent course. The day was well organised and the atmosphere was relaxed. A great environment to be creative. Deiniol explained everything very clearly, was happy to answer all our questions and provide expert tuition. I highly recommend this course.
Bethan Charles - - #5675
I absolutely loved this course! Super relaxing fun, Deiniol is really friendly, knowledgeable and creative, and I came away with some beautiful tiles.
Jude Harrison - - #5668
I had attended tile making and coil pot courses before and came back because Deiniol's courses before had been excellent, well organised and with plenty of chance to try things out, I shall be looking out for other courses and am hoping to continue an interest in ceramic tile making
Malcolm Knight - - #5663
I was only able to attend the 1st part of the course this time, but can't wait to do the second part.
Deiniol was a great teacher, & we were quickly hands on & making the tiles for ourselves, using a variety of different decorating techniques. Great fun, I would definitely recommend it.
Louise ward - - #2365
A fantastic course! I thoroughly enjoyed doing this tile making course. Deiniol is a great teacher, very patient and friendly, and made all the techniques accessible and easy to understand. We got to try many different decorating techniques and styles, and were encouraged to use our own imagination to put our own stamp on the tiles we made.
The price of the course is extremely reasonable considering all the materials provided and the amount of time Deiniol puts in; not only the course time but time in the studio preparing for the course and then firing the tiles afterwards etc. And we get to take home the tiles we made (I made at least 6).
I would highly recommend this course to anyone, as I said I loved doing this course and look forward to doing another.
Laura Lightfoot - - #2360