James Mouland Ebru Studio reviews

4 Dec 21'

SF Barlow reviewed: Marbled Woodcut Stegosaurus

"I ordered two Christmas decorations ( TRex and octopus) and was so pleased with them that I ordered another four! They were delivered very quickly and in perfect condition. Many thanks."

James Mouland Ebru Studio responded:

" I'm so pleased you like them, thank you for commenting :)"

1 Apr 21'

Sue Jones reviewed: Marbled Woodcut Mermaids

"Beautiful mermaids and individual. I sent them as part of a new baby gift and the parents were delighted with them. Quick delivery, will buy more in the future."

James Mouland Ebru Studio responded:

" Thanks Sue, so pleased to know they are being enjoyed. James"

22 Feb 20'

Rosie reviewed: Paper Marbling Class Full Day at Hotwalls Studios Portsmouth

"After a warm welcome from James Mouland, my nine year old grandson and I settled down to our marbling session feeling relaxed and keen. He got us participating in a short time without the kind of ponderous lecture that gets one impatient to start. Thereafter he led us through the basic steps with great patience and a professional lightness of touch which engendered confidence. Our two-hour session (sharing a tray) flew by and we both loved it and the results we got. James is personable, engaging and considerate and one senses his vast experience in this exquisite art of Turkish marbling. Really a 5 star experience in every respect and great value for money. Many thanks."

James Mouland Ebru Studio responded:

" Thanks Rosie, it was lovely meeting you and your grandson, you both made really good progress in a short time. Hope to see you again soon, James."

6 Feb 20'

Milli proust reviewed: Paper Marbling Class Full Day at Hotwalls Studios Portsmouth

"A lovely studio and great teacher. Loved this workshop. We learnt a lot and it was very relaxing. The studio is right by the sea too, it made such a good day out."

James Mouland Ebru Studio responded:

" Thanks Milli, so pleased you enjoyed your marbling experience, hope to see you again soon."

20 Jan 20'

Lisa Dougherty reviewed: Paper Marbling Class Full Day at Hotwalls Studios Portsmouth

"I did a day workshop with James and it was fantastic. I learnt so much and got to try so many different techniques. Being able to take away my work on paper and the wood fridge magnets was so satisfying. James is an excellent teacher - very encouraging and obviously passionate about marbling and very talented. Can’t wait to get started at home now!"

James Mouland Ebru Studio responded:

" Thanks Lisa, you did a brilliant job, I’m sure you will have lots of fun practising at home. James."

5 Jan 20'

Misha reviewed: Paper Marbling Class Full Day at Hotwalls Studios Portsmouth

"I thoroughly enjoyed my workshop with James. He was very knowledgeable, friendly and patient. It was a very relaxed atmosphere, and great that I was able to choose what we did in the workshop. I learnt so much in such a short space of time. I'd highly recommend this to anyone and would love to do another workshop with James."

James Mouland Ebru Studio responded:

" Thanks Misha, you made some great progress, I look forward to seeing you again soon."

12 Dec 19'

Carolyn Holland reviewed: Paper Marbling Class Full Day at Hotwalls Studios Portsmouth

"It was a really lovely way to spend a special morning with my daughter. We both enjoyed making multiple patterns and learning about different techniques. James was very friendly and welcoming and explained the techniques very clearly. Much enjoyed."

James Mouland Ebru Studio responded:

" Thanks Carolyn it was lovely meeting and teaching you both, hope to see you again soon.Best regards,James"

10 Dec 19'

Jane Donald reviewed: Paper Marbling Class Full Day at Hotwalls Studios Portsmouth

"An extremely interesting and enjoyable workshop along with my daughter. We learned a lot and laughed a lot too. James has a relaxed way of teaching his craft which encourages you to learn more. I thoroughly recommend doing one of his workshops, they are fun!"

James Mouland Ebru Studio responded:

" Thanks Jane it was my pleasure to meet and teach you and your daughter, you are most welcome to return for fun and laughter!! James :)"

14 Sep 19'

Lynne Cunningham reviewed: Paper Marbling Class Full Day at Hotwalls Studios Portsmouth

"I recently enjoyed a 1 day workshop with James at his Ebru Studio to experience the basic Ebru marbling technique. It was an excellent day, great fun and very absorbing. James is a very friendly, very patient and encouraging teacher and I was amazed and delighted - even as a complete novice I was really thrilled at what I achieved! It's a very forgiving craft - I made mistakes, or at least I thought I had, but with James mistakes don't really happen - he happily encourages and shows a way of converting those 'mistakes' into a creative success! Relaxing, fascinating, absorbing - I would highly recommend doing a workshop with James - and his studio is also in a lovely location!"

James Mouland Ebru Studio responded:

" Thanks Lynne, I really enjoyed teaching you and you produced some lovely results you should be very proud of your achievements!"

10 Aug 19'

Sian Riddell reviewed: Paper Marbling Class Full Day at Hotwalls Studios Portsmouth

"Just spent a great morning on this course. James took us through the technique step by step and let us experiment too. It’s such a calming, enjoyable activity, which we both loved, with great results. We’d recommend it to anyone! Thank you!"

9 Aug 19'

Sally reviewed: Paper Marbling Class Full Day at Hotwalls Studios Portsmouth

"Just come home from a fantastic day learning all about this lovely craft. James is a great host and teacher, thank you so much James, we’re planning to come back and learn lots more. Great fun ?"

James Mouland Ebru Studio responded:

" Thanks Sally, it was great fun teaching you both, I look forward to your return, so we can master those tulips!"

9 Aug 19'

Natalie reviewed: Paper Marbling Class Full Day at Hotwalls Studios Portsmouth

"What a great day! James took us through a variety of techniques step by step and at the right pace for both of us. He’s very patient and we learnt loads. We’re already planning a return visit."

James Mouland Ebru Studio responded:

" Thanks Natalie, I had great fun teaching you both, I can't wait to see your displayed work and you are welcome back anytime. Best wishes, James."

19 Jul 19'

Christine reviewed: Paper Marbling Class Full Day at Hotwalls Studios Portsmouth

"I thoroughly enjoyed my one to one session and was more than pleasantly surprised with the results. It was the start of a journey with Ebru ; a learning experience which was : challenging, rewarding and therapeutic. I can't wait to start experimenting with my new hobby kit."

James Mouland Ebru Studio responded:

" We had fun didn't we Christine and surprised your partner with your progress, can't wait to see what you produce at home with your new kit!"

24 Jun 19'

Sam Harwood reviewed: Paper Marbling Class Full Day at Hotwalls Studios Portsmouth

"I really enjoyed my workshop with James. I'd had some experience with marbling before but it was fascinating learning about Ebru and trying it myself under the friendly and enthusiastic guidance of James. I love the fact that this is something you can do without having very much artistic talent and you can still get reasonable results. Of course, the master artists spend years trying to achieve perfection in their art and that's another story entirely. The location of the studio is wonderful and it's a great atmosphere. A real pleasure to spend the day here and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend to anybody."

James Mouland Ebru Studio responded:

" Thank you for your kind words Sam, it was lovely to meet you and share the marbling experience, I hope you make wonderful progress back home! James"

18 Jun 19'

Hollie Branson reviewed: Paper Marbling Class Full Day at Hotwalls Studios Portsmouth

"I had such a fun day at James' studio learning Turkish Ebru Art. James explained the different techniques very clearly and was very flexible in what you wanted to achieve from the day. The course length was just the right amount and allowed time for rest breaks. James also allowed my fiancé, who came to watch, to have a go at some of the different techniques which was great. This is something I would love to do again in the future and to learn some more techniques. Thanks James!"

James Mouland Ebru Studio responded:

" Thanks Hollie, you and Sam both did a great job, I hope your future Grand kids enjoy the video archive!"

4 May 19'

Karen reviewed: Paper Marbling Class Full Day at Hotwalls Studios Portsmouth

"Spent a great afternoon engaged in a one to one Ebru workshop with James. The technique is both relaxing and quite engrossing so the time flew by. By the end of the afternoon I had been able to have a go at many of the Ebru techniques and produced some pieces I was quite proud of. The atmosphere is relaxed and I think you'll be amazed at what you're able to produce, even as a beginner."

James Mouland Ebru Studio responded:

" Thanks Karen, I’m so pleased you enjoyed the Ebru Workshop you made incredible progress, your tulips were particularly impressive!"

2 Apr 19'

Lorraine Newman reviewed: Paper Marbling Class Full Day at Hotwalls Studios Portsmouth

"James put on a workshop especially for us two. He made us feel very welcome and kept us supplied in drinks & Turkish delight. He’s a good teacher, he shows you what to do then let’s you have a go. He supervises you throughout the process and we picked it up quickly. Ebru painting is different to anything I’ve come across before and I would like to have another go sometime."

2 Apr 19'

Emma reviewed: Paper Marbling Class Full Day at Hotwalls Studios Portsmouth

"We had a great afternoon with James. We were both new to ebru and James made us feel very comortable, to a point we were confident enough to play around with different ideas and techniques. James is a great teacher and adapted his style to what each of us needed, so we got a lot more out of the lesson than we had anticipated. Highly recommend!"

James Mouland Ebru Studio responded:

" Thanks Emma, I'm so pleased you enjoyed the workshop, welcome back anytime.James"

29 Mar 19'

Margaret Ferguson reviewed: Paper Marbling Class Full Day at Hotwalls Studios Portsmouth

"I did this course last Friday and it was brilliant. I learned a lot about Ebru marbling techniques and was delighted with what I produced at the end of the day. James was an excellent teacher and made sure that I had a taste of the different aspects and then allowed me to concentrate on those parts I liked best. I came away with not only a real buzz of enthusiasm but also a feeling of relaxation after such an enjoyable and interesting day."

James Mouland Ebru Studio responded:

" It was a real pleasure teaching you Margaret, you produced some lovely work by really focusing on the colours and patterns you wanted to achieve, I look forward to welcoming you again."

25 Mar 19'

Helen reviewed: Paper Marbling Class Full Day at Hotwalls Studios Portsmouth

"I did the full day (5 hour workshop) with James. It was fantastic! I've already done a fair bit of marbling and was really looking to develop my skills - this workshop definitely helped me to do this. I took away technical knowledge, new techniques and some very lovely pieces of marbling. I can't wait to put my new skills into practice at home. It was definitely worth the two and a half drive to take part! Thanks James"

James Mouland Ebru Studio responded:

" It was lovely meeting you and your mum and you both produced some really good work, can't wait to see what you produce at home with your new skills!"

13 Mar 19'

Dawn reviewed: Paper Marbling Class Full Day at Hotwalls Studios Portsmouth

"Fantastic hour with James in his studio. James shares his amazing talent but also lets you take the lead and let your imagination run wild. Very relaxed atmospshere, i came away feeling very chilled and quite destressed! The one problem with James and his Ebru art is that you instantly want to plan your next session!!! More, more, more!!!"

James Mouland Ebru Studio responded:

" Thanks Dawn, I look forward to seeing you again and helping you to nail the perfect pansy!"

5 Mar 19'

Josef Packham reviewed: Paper Marbling Class Full Day at Hotwalls Studios Portsmouth

"My wife and I had an incredible day with James. He is extremely knowledgeable and his teaching style is very relaxed, meaning you get maximum time in the hot seat! As total beginners, we were shocked at just how much we achieved and the range of techniques we learnt in one session. Fantastic day with a lovely chap. Would recommend to anyone."

James Mouland Ebru Studio responded:

" Thanks Joe, so pleased you and your wife enjoyed the Ebru workshop. I look forward to seeing some snaps of your framed work in your new home!"

18 Feb 19'

Ann reviewed: Paper Marbling Class Full Day at Hotwalls Studios Portsmouth

"I've done two 2-hour workshops with James, both times sharing a 'tray' with someone else, which is a great idea. I thoroughly enjoyed both workshops and James is a fantastic teacher, first giving you the basic techniques, then allowing you to 'freestyle' and create your own designs. At the second workshop he guided me through creating a piece of artwork which I was very pleased with. A class in Ebru is something anyone can try and it's great fun... and you don't need any particular artistic talent beforehand - try and be surprised at what you can do!"

James Mouland Ebru Studio responded:

" Thanks Ann, your progress was brilliant, your final piece was a real triumph!"

14 Feb 19'

Cathy Hurman reviewed: Paper Marbling Class Full Day at Hotwalls Studios Portsmouth

"Wow what a day. I have just had the most amazing day spent with a talented artist and a very friendly person. I was a bit apprehensive about undertaking this course as I am not artistic whatsoever (you should see my attempts at even drawing a cat!) but as it was a gift from my husband I thought nothing ventured nothing gained. I was so nervous as even though I have admired James' products over the years, I have never tried to to it myself and never once thought that I would get a chance to design something even half as beautiful. On arrival I received a huge smile and such a welcome that my nerves just flew away. James is a very peaceful and patient person and not once throughout the day did I feel unwelcome or useless. After a short basic explanation of the history of the artform, it was time for me to have a go. Well let's just say my first few attempts were acceptable! However by the end of the day, I now consider myself a master (well in my own family I am!!). I now have 3 wooden items that can be used for various decoration around the house and I also have some lovely A4 sheets that I am going to have framed and put on the wall at home. I can certainly recommend this course. Beautiful location, talented artist, a new friend has been made and best of all I have some amazing mementos of my day. Give it a go everyone, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain. In fact in a few months I am going back to learn even more techniques. Cathy, Manchester"

James Mouland Ebru Studio responded:

" Thanks for leaving such an enthusiastic review, I am so pleased you enjoyed your day, you did a great job, welcome back any time. Can't wait for you to share some snaps of your framed work! :)"

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