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
What can I say except...what a fantastic experience my friend and I had while doing the silver jewellery workshop, the setting was magical and Rach was so patient with us as we decided to go totally off piste and design our own pieces. Can’t wait to do the next work shop and will be recommending it to all my friends and family.
Many thanks Rach, see you soon.
Response from Gifted Crafts Company:Thank you so much Sharon. You are such a star. I loved working with you on your creative ideas. Such a pleasure. You both made such beautiful and unique pieces. Look forward to seeing you again. All the very best. Rach
Myself, my mum and my 5 year old daughter spent the morning doing an enamelling workshop with Rachel. We enjoyed every second of it. Rachel was able to adapt for my daughter and explained the process so well.
We were all so pleased with the results and the surroundings were just beautiful. We will definitely be back. X
Response from Gifted Crafts Company:Thank you so much Gemma. You are lovely and so kind. You all did so well and it was an absolute pleasure. Look forward to seeing you again. Rach x
I spent a wonderful morning on the Beginner Silver Clay Jewellery course with Rachel.
I loved everything about it, from the setting and the sign at the entrance welcoming me, to the lovely conversations, Rachel's knowledge and passion for what she does, and her encouragement, help and support whilst creating lovely treasures and jewellery.
I will definitely be back to learn more about the art of silver clay, I'm hooked!
Thank you so much for such a lovely experience xx
Response from Gifted Crafts Company:Thank you Jessica. You are so kind. You really did impress me with the beautiful pieces you produced. Look forward to seeing you again! x
Beginners crochet course taken during lockdown - I really enjoyed this course, it is excellent value for money and Rachel is a very patient, knowledgeable teacher. The lessons are very informal and it works well virtually. Now planning my next crochet project and buying yarn will be my new favourite pastime.
Response from Gifted Crafts Company:Thank you so much Anita. You are lovely. I really appreciate you taking the time and being so kind!
We have received three 'parcels' and a dropbox link to 30 videos.
We haven't got the chance to 'éxamine' the materials in detail so far. However, at a glance, we should have enough information to make a book. :)
Thank you very much for reaching out to us - greatly appreciate.
Response from Gifted Crafts Company:Thank you so much for letting me know you’ve received everything Paul. Please do let me know if you have any questions or need any help. Enjoy bookbinding! All the best. Rach
Rachel went out of her way to ensure that I had the right item for my needs, colour of wood, style of text etc. Very happy with the finished product and would definitely recommend her.
Response from Gifted Crafts Company:Thank you so much for your lovely review. So kind. I really appreciate you taking the time. All the very best. Rach
I had an amazing morning with Rach. Snow on the hills but enough tea and coffee to keep my fingers warm while I watched magic being created. The course was well explained, all the equipment was ready to go when I got there. I came away with beautiful jewellery and treasured memories. Thank you.
Response from Gifted Crafts Company:Thank you Suzie. You are so lovely. And you did brilliantly!
The course was so much fun. Rachel is a great teacher, really knowledgeable and friendly.
It was fantastic to get stuck in and making my first item straight away, I got to try lots of different techniques and tools. There really is all you can drink tea & coffee too and lunch was superb.
I came away with so many beautiful items and the confidence and skills to to have a go at home.
Can't wait to book the next course!
Response from Gifted Crafts Company:Thank you so much Vikki and for a fab day. You made such beautiful pieces. Look forward to seeing you again! All the very best.
The course was fantastic - I came home with some beautiful pieces. I'm not sure if I can bear to give them away as Christmas gifts though, which was my intention! Everything was laid out so simply and Rachel's instructions/guidance were superb all throughout. We tried so many different techniques - I actually can't believe the items I made. Homemade bread and shortbread for lunch topped the day off perfectly! I will absolutely be doing some of her other courses soon.
Response from Gifted Crafts Company:A huge well done and thank you. Your pieces were definitely too lovely to give away!
This course was absolutely fantastic - I'm so amazed with the beautiful items I came home with. Who knew clay would turn into silver?! Even now, I still can't believe I made them! They get so many comments! Nothing was too much trouble for Rachel in terms of extra supplies or guidance on what to do/how. We tried so many different techniques over the course of the day and I'm so glad I decided to stay over at the campsite in one of the bell tents. I will DEFINITELY be booking on her other courses as soon as I can.
Response from Gifted Crafts Company:Thank you so much Carly. And well done for your beautiful pieces. Looking forward to seeing you again.
Such a great morning with Rachel learning how to enamel. Every stage was well demonstrated and Rachel was on hand to offer help and advice throughout. I am thrilled with what I managed to produce in 3 hours (which flew by!) Will definitely be trying some other avtivities in the future, thank you Rachel.
A brief mention of the dreaded Covid19...we both wore masks, the window was open and we maintained social distance, it felt a very safe activity, well managed.
Response from Gifted Crafts Company:Thank you so much Claire. It was a really lovely morning. Thank you! And your enamel pieces were so beautiful. Well done. Look forward to seeing you again soon!