Fazey Woodcraft reviews

14 Sep 22'

Phil Chesterton reviewed: Birch Bark Container Workshop

" Very good course, well tutored and organised. Thanks Jack for a very enjoyable day. "

Fazey Woodcraft responded:

" Thanks Phil!"

22 Jul 22'

Anthony C reviewed: Spoon carving workshop with Fazey Woodcraft

"My wife and I did this course with Jack at the beautiful Carey's Secret Garden. The venue was stunning and we both really enjoyed the course. Jack is a great teacher and gave us both the confidence to make decent spoons as well as a lot of interesting information about wood and sculpting. The pace of the course is really good, and easy to follow. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone."

Fazey Woodcraft responded:

" Thanks Anthony!"

16 Jul 22'

Susan Richardson reviewed: Spoon carving workshop with Fazey Woodcraft

"Great course- really relaxed day and Jack was a great teacher. Really enjoyed it. "

Fazey Woodcraft responded:

" Thanks Susan, good work and enjoy using your spoon!"

3 Apr 22'

Gloria reviewed: Spoon carving workshop with Fazey Woodcraft

"What a brilliant day and we were very lucky with the weather and the sun was shining most of the day at the beautiful location of Walford Mill in Wimbourne. Jack ensured we were all taught the importance of using the axe and knives safely and was always willing to help and give advice during the day. I was a total beginner and had no idea when I arrived what I would be doing but I came away from the course with a lovey spoon which I am very proud of. I would recommend this course to anyone whether a beginner or experienced. Thank you Jack?"

2 Mar 22'

Karen reviewed: Spoon carving workshop with Fazey Woodcraft

"I loved my spoon carving day. I’d dabbled at home but wanted some hands on tuition and the day fitted what I wanted perfectly. I came away wishing I’d booked the follow up day as well."

28 Feb 22'

Keith reviewed: "The Next Level" Spoon Carving Workshop

"An excellent day course for those wanting to progress their carving skills. Jack is a patient and calm instructor with a wealth of experience and seems to enjoy sharing this information. Courses for intermediates can be challenging due to the varied levels of experience and skill, but Jack managed this really well, ensure everyone on the day gained a lot from it. Excellent, comfortable and homely workshop with plenty of space and light. Overall a great experience and I hope to do another session in the future."

Fazey Woodcraft responded:

" Thanks Keith! I'm glad to hear it met with your expectations!"

15 Feb 22'

Fiona reviewed: Birch Bark Container Workshop

"Had such a fun and informative day , surprised myself with a very passable birch bark container all thanks to the excellent and patient tutor - thank you Jack Mike and I really enjoyed ourselves ."

Fazey Woodcraft responded:

" Thanks Fiona! I'm glad you enjoyed the day and well done both of you on your boxes, it's not the easiest thing to do!"

13 Feb 22'

Mike reviewed: Birch Bark Container Workshop

"An excellent course with the perfect balance of precise instruction delivered in a relaxed style by someone with a genuine love of the craft. The result a truly beautiful, useful birch-bark-box"

Fazey Woodcraft responded:

" Wonderful to meet you Mike, another genuine lover of The Crafts.... We'll meet again I'm sure. Thanks for the kind words. ?"

2 Feb 22'

Tonia reviewed: Birch Bark Container Workshop

"Really fascinating to learn about this extraordinary natural material. A well taught course, pleasantly intricate and hugely satisfying to come away with such a lovely object. Thanks Jack!"

Fazey Woodcraft responded:

" Thanks Tonia! I hope the pot serves you well for many years! Jack"

1 Feb 22'

Alan Rowe reviewed: Spoon carving workshop with Fazey Woodcraft

"I bought this course because I wanted to know about spoon carving. Jack was a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic instructor. He managed to get the information over very clearly for a mixed group of people. I went home with a nearly finished spoon and a part formed spoon. I would highly recommend Jacks course to anybody."

Fazey Woodcraft responded:

" Hi Alan, it was great to meet you and thanks for the lovely review. Good luck sorting that old hook knife out! Don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any issues! Jack"

23 Oct 21'

Sue Knight reviewed: Spoon carving workshop with Fazey Woodcraft

"This one day course was given as a birthday gift to my husband and me. Such an interesting and enjoyable day. Jack was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable about his craft. I was impressed at how he made sure we all adhered to safe practice without being a killjoy! We were amazed at how a spoon materialized with support, as and when required, by just using an axe and some very sharp knives! We would certainly recommend this course as a gift for someone or a treat for yourself."

Fazey Woodcraft responded:

" Thanks Sue!"

2 Oct 21'

Jake Rowland reviewed: Ash splint basket workshop - 2 day

"I had a fantastic time on the two day ash splint basketry course! The course was really chilled and relaxed, and nothing was too much trouble. It was amazing to go through the whole basket making process; from log at the start of day 1 to basket at the end of day 2. Michelle is a natural teacher and it was great being able to understand the why as well as how of the different steps in the basket making process. Jack has a real wealth of knowledge of wood, its properties, management and uses at it was awesome to be able to tap into that for the weekend. We all had a great laugh and I came away with a basket I’m really proud of."

Fazey Woodcraft responded:

" Thanks Jake!"

24 Aug 21'

Cora reviewed: Birch Bark Container Workshop

"A fantastic and inspirational day getting an insight into working with birch bark and ultimately, producing an individual, functional and very beautiful, natural box which I will be using to put my lunch in! An excellent tutor, with clear instructions and always checking and available to help guide through the process. Loved it!"

Fazey Woodcraft responded:

" So glad you loved it Cora! Enjoy the box and hopefully see you again in the future!"

21 Aug 21'

Adam Browne reviewed: Spoon carving workshop with Fazey Woodcraft

"The spoon carving workshop was given as a birthday gift. It was awesome to meet Jack and hear about his passion for woodcraft, which definitely came through during the course with his teaching and advice. I thoroughly enjoyed the course and was proud to take home my finished spoon. All the tools and resources were of great quality and the location was lovely too. I would definitely recommend Jack and Fazey Woodcraft to anyone interested in doing something different or learning a new skill. Thank you ?"

Fazey Woodcraft responded:

" Thanks Adam!"

7 Aug 21'

Sam Cheesman reviewed: Birch Bark Container Workshop

"We had a great day learning how to make bark canisters in Wimborne. The tutor was great - patient and passionate about his craft. Thank you for a lovely day."

Fazey Woodcraft responded:

" Thanks Sam! Hope to see you again!"

6 Jun 21'

Jennifer Faulkner reviewed: Spoon carving workshop with Fazey Woodcraft

"Great day, excellent tutor, beautiful suroundings . Really enjoyed learning how to carve a spoon .☺"

2 May 21'

Steffan Parry reviewed: Spoon carving workshop with Fazey Woodcraft

"What a great day! The setting is wonderful with a nice cafe within 20 steps and a rippling brook too. More importantly the instruction was fantastic - as a secondary school teacher I think a lot about quality instruction and Jack nailed the day in terms of safety, scaffolding the teaching with phased delivery of skills and enough time for practice under his supportive observation. The teaching was real quality and the advice on suitable tools really useful. His knowledge of his field and enthusiasm is an inspiration. It was almost a two hour drive but I would go again in a heartbeat. He allowed some more experienced students to move on quicker and threw in a sharpening talk and demo for those interested. Highly recommended."

Fazey Woodcraft responded:

" Thankyou Steffan!"

20 Apr 21'

Sue Jewsbury reviewed: Spoon carving workshop with Fazey Woodcraft

"I recently attended a 'Spoon carving workshop' hosted by Jack of Fazey Woodcraft, and what a great day it was! We were provided with all the necessary tools and equipment, with instruction from Jack into the correct and safe use of each implement. This was followed by an introduction into the properties of the wood used in green woodworking, with particular attention to the piece we were about to craft. The group of willing students was small enough to allow Jack to provide each of us with one-to-one assistance when required, whilst keeping a watchful eye on the rest of the group. His tuition was pitched perfectly for our skill level, in this case mainly newcomers to the art. As we progressed through the day he demonstrated different carving techniques to enable us to complete our task successfully. We all left with our ‘works of art’, with mine requiring a little ‘homework’ to complete the finished look. I slowed towards late afternoon, as I’m not used to working with fine tools for prolonged periods and finger-fatigue began to set in! Nevertheless, I’ll be going back for Jack’s more advanced spoon carving workshop and maybe some of his other workshops too. There’s a world of green woodworking knowledge yet to learn, and I would certainly recommend Fazey Woodcraft as a great starting point for anyone who may be interested."

Fazey Woodcraft responded:

" Thanks Sue! I'm glad you enjoyed it so much! I look forward to seeing you again on another workshop!"

17 Apr 21'

Jody reviewed: Spoon carving workshop with Fazey Woodcraft

"I couldn't wait for my spoon carving day. Jack was a really good, engaging, thorough teacher. Having a small group was perfect also. He patiently demonstrated and explained all aspects of carving and definitely gave us the confidence to (hopefully) carry on. Thank you Jack!"

Fazey Woodcraft responded:

" My pleasure Jody! Great to meet you both, good luck on your spoon carving journey!"

19 Dec 20'

Kate reviewed: Spoon carving workshop with Fazey Woodcraft

"A great way to spend a wet Sunday - under a gazebo! Jack was well prepared and an excellent tutor. He is very knowledgeable and happy to share his skills and enthusiasm for wood carving. We had good quality tools to use which made the learning easier. Already booked on the bark course!"

14 Dec 20'

Celia Jardine-Smith reviewed: Spoon carving workshop with Fazey Woodcraft

"Had a great day, despite the rain! Such an absorbing (and potentially addictive) activity! Jack’s teaching was excellent."

Fazey Woodcraft responded:

" Thankyou! It certainly helped you all remaining in good spirits despite the damp! See you again."

14 Dec 20'

Michael Gendi reviewed: Spoon carving workshop with Fazey Woodcraft

"Had a really good time, even though it was raining and cold, we sat under a gazebo and everything was good. Made a spoon. Talked about interesting stuff. Enjoyed the other people there. Very welcoming relaxed atmosphere. Jack is very engaging. Really glad I did this. Wasn't sure what to expect. It was very good. Michael"

Fazey Woodcraft responded:

" Thanks Michael, it was great to meet you both. Good luck in your woodworking adventures!"

31 Oct 20'

Caroline Taylor reviewed: Spoon carving workshop with Fazey Woodcraft

"It turns out that spoon carving is fun. Great fun, and very therapeutic. Five of us (all socially distanced) spent yesterday celebrating special birthdays with the brilliant Jack from Fazey woodcraft and had such a memorable day. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and are chuffed that we each have a spoon(like) memento of the day. As long-time friends we usually spend most of our time talking, non-stop. Yesterday at times all you could hear was the (almost) metronomic sound of axe or knife on wood as we focused our attentions on creating our own personal 'masterpieces'. Jack's technical mastery and the artistry that goes into making a spoon were evident but so were his excellent teaching and communication skills which made the day even more enjoyable. He clearly loves what he does and, with a sense of responsibility combined with fun, is able to inspire that enthusiasm in his novice students too. I would absolutely recommend Jack and spoon carving. A great day. Thank you Jack."

23 Oct 20'

Madelaine reviewed: Spoon carving workshop with Fazey Woodcraft

"This course was amazing! Jack was a very calm and encouraging teacher, full of knowledge. Walford Mill is a beautiful location and the staff are excellent, with lots of other things to see. I would love to do more courses there soon and visit their wonderful exhibitions."

23 Oct 20'

Craig reviewed: Spoon carving workshop with Fazey Woodcraft

"I recently attended a spoon carving course run by Jack and it was a fantastic experience. The event was extremely well organised and Jacks delivery style ensures a relaxed learning experience. He built confidence step by step and by the end I had a number of projects completed. Would definitely rebook for more courses. Thanks Jack"

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