This was my third workshop with Rachel and it did not disappoint. Rachel is very knowledgeable and guides you through the whole process. I was able to try different techniques and was really pleased with my results. I wish I could play in Rachel's workshop every day!
Response from Gifted Crafts Company:Thanks so much Claire. You’re such a star. x
After attending the one day course, 'Sketch-booking for New Artists, Journals, Keep Sake Books and Coursework' I have no hesitation in recommending Rachel and any of the courses she offers.
Prior to my visit I let her know exactly what I was trying to achieve in my own art book; areas I was finding difficult and techniques I'd like to experiment with. On my arrival everything had been well prepared in advance and things we would need carefully laid out.
I found Rachel extremely knowledgable and a great teacher. Nothing was too much trouble, anything I asked for appeared and I felt totally indulged and spoilt.
The day was fun, I learned loads and thoroughly enjoyed my day in the studio.
Response from Gifted Crafts Company:Wow. Such kind words. Thank you Sandra. So lovely to work with you. Well done on developing great techniques and styles. Rach
A fairly intensive day
Yes can look at laser cutting videos but nothing replaces the face to face contact , questions /answers and handling the materials to set you on the right track.
A very good day .
Response from Gifted Crafts Company:Thanks Stephen. And well done!
Quick and friendly service.
Well made, presented and wrapped.
The cheese board was as exactly as shown on the website.
Response from Gifted Crafts Company:Thank you so much. Glad you liked it. Thanks so much for the order. Rach 😀
What a fantastic workshop! We were able to get stuck in almost straight away. Clear simple instructions, from Rachel, allowed us the freedom to experience pewter casting to its fullest. I would highly recommend this course.
Thank you Rach.
Response from Gifted Crafts Company:Thank you so much Claire. Such lovely comments and I really appreciate you taking the time to write a review. It was lovely to meet you and you all did so well. I couldn’t believe the quality and quantity of what was produced! Take care. And thanks again. Rach
A lovely, enthusiastic tutor who couldn't have been more helpful. I really enjoyed the afternoon.
Response from Gifted Crafts Company:Thank you Jude. It was lovely to meet you. Well done for your lovely pieces too. All the very best. Rach
What a brilliant course! The 3 hours wizzed by and we all said we could have stayed all day. Rachel was lovely and helpful and gave great instructions making it accessible for a wide rage of ages to take part. My daughter overcame her fear of fire to use the blow torch and loved using all the tools. I would recommend it to anyone!
Response from Gifted Crafts Company:Thank you so much Claire. It was lovely to meet you all. Well done for all the lovely pieces you made. And your daughter did so well. All the very best. Rach
We've had such a lovely a lovely time, both myself and my children loved it. Really well run with just the right amount of help and support.
Thanks so much, hope we can do another course in the future.
Response from Gifted Crafts Company:Thank you so much for your lovely comments and taking the time to do a review. It was lovely to meet you and you all did so well! All the very best. Rach
An incredible experience! Rachel was not only the perfect host, putting us at ease but also the best teacher you could ask for.
Step by step, she implicitly demonstrated and explained, inspired and patiently re-explained…
Thank you so very much Rachel, I’m bowled over by what I created! I’ll love wearing my necklace and earrings (with pride). X
Response from Gifted Crafts Company:Thank you so much Sal. It was an absolute pleasure. Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review and such lovely comments too, so kind! Well done again. Beautiful. Xxxx
What a fantastic day.
I learnt lots of techniques in a wonderful environment and had all the help and support I could ask for from a wonderful lady.
I would not hesitate to recommend this course.
I knew nothing and came away feeling I had achieved a great deal, with two pairs of earrings that I made, and the skill and enthusiasm to want to make more.
Response from Gifted Crafts Company:Thank you for taking the time and your lovely comments. Such a pleasure. Take care. Rach x
Had an amazing time! Rach was so knowledgeable and nothing was too much of a problem. The studio was well set up and was great to craft in it. A very relaxed and informative session. Can't wait to come back for another course! Rach also makes a great brew! Thanks again for a great session
Response from Gifted Crafts Company:Thank you. It was an absolute pleasure. Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review. I really appreciate it. Look forward to seeing you again!
The venue is a lovely small campsite not far from Shrewsbury and was easy to find following the directions that were provided. Upon arrival there was a personalised welcome board signposting us where to park and to the studio. Rachel was very welcoming and patient with us throughout the session. We were able to use our own creativity and Rachel assisted us to make our ideas a reality. All the materials and advice we could need were provided (as well as tea coffee and biscuits) and we were both really surprised at the quality of the pieces we were able to produce. We thoroughly enjoyed the session and would highly recommend to anyone. Thank you Rachel :-)
Response from Gifted Crafts Company:Thank you so much Laura. You are so kind to take the time to do a review and such kind comments too. It was an absolute pleasure. :-)
This package was amazing. Good value for money. Cant wait to try these out once current project completed. This might make my life a lot easier
Response from Gifted Crafts Company:So pleased you like it. I'd love to see photos of what you do! Thank you so much for taking the time to do a review. So thoughtful. Enjoy! Rach :-)
After a scenic drive into Shropshire we were welcomed at Gifted Crafts. There was a blackboard welcoming us and informing us where to park; a lovely touch. Following a nice cup of coffee, we discussed our designs with Rachel and she showed us the techniques. We had our own work stations and equipment and felt Covid secure.
Rachel was an excellent instructor sharing her expertise and knowledge to help us create our designs. She was patient, enthusiastic and supportive and we felt very proud of what we were able to produce in the workshop.
It exceeded our expectations and we hope to return in the near future. Thank you Rachel.
Response from Gifted Crafts Company:You are so kind. Thank you Peter. And I was so impressed with your ideas. Look forward to seeing you again. All the very best. Rach
Wow, what an evening! I cannot believe how much we managed to learn and practice in a 3 hour workshop! Rachel was such a great teacher, the pieces of silver jewellery we created are just wonderful and are going to make great gifts.
I am so tempted now to set up a home workshop to get more practice at this new learnt skill!
I would highly recommend this course to anyone.
Response from Gifted Crafts Company:Thank you so much for your lovely comments and a great evening! You are lovely. 😀
I had the best time on this course! Rach is a fantastic teacher and guided every step of the way. It was fascinating learning about the process and I came away with some fabulous pieces of enamel jewellery.
Thanks so much Rach. I’m coming back with more ideas in mind! 😃
Response from Gifted Crafts Company:Thanks so much Tiff. I loved your individual style and the ambitious shapes you created showing great skill. Looking forward to seeing you again soon! :-)
Absolutely fantastic course ran by the ever attentive Rach. She is so willing to adapt to your individual requests and ideas and couldn’t be more encouraging. Had an absolutely wonderful time enamelling, have told everyone to go and try it. Can’t wait to do it again! Thank you xx
Response from Gifted Crafts Company:Thanks Millie. You are lovely. And absolutely loved your ideas and creativity. Can’t wait to do more with you! Xxxx
We throughly enjoyed our silver clay workshop. Rachel was very encouraging and supportive and made the day very relaxing and fun.
Response from Gifted Crafts Company:Thanks so much Jim. And thank you for a great morning yesterday. All the best to you and your Mum. Rach 😃
Bought these for myself, but they would make a fabulous gift, arrived beautifully packaged with a personal note. Loved the fact that I could choose my own names. Really good quality, I will be back for more!
Response from Gifted Crafts Company:Thank you so much Vanessa. So kind of you to take the time. Really pleased you like them! All the very best. Rach
I bought this course as a Christmas present for myself and my Mum. I was excited about it before we went, but even then it exceeded my expectations! Such a fun course creating really unique pieces, thank you Rachel for your excellent tuition and enthusiasm. It was truly a wonderful way to spend a Saturday morning.
Response from Gifted Crafts Company:Thank you so much Ruth you are lovely. It really was a pleasure and you both did so well. All the very best. Rach x