Jason Thomson - Sculptor reviews

14 Jun 22'

Carolyn reviewed: Jason Thomson sculptural woodcarving with hand tools, eccentric whittling courses, Sheffield.

"Hi Jason. What a fabulous day we had! Wood carving is something I've wanted to have a go at for many years and you were the perfect choice with the right mix between standing back and letting us get on with it while keeping an eye out for when we needed more guidance without being pushy or making us feel as if we were getting it wrong. Your love of your craft shines through in the many mediums you work with. We totally enjoyed l every minute of it. I love my oak leaf, as a first go I'm quite proud of the result. Life is short, follow your dreams, go miniature! Putting my request in now for vintage Bowie to work to next time :-} Carolyn and Ian"

Jason Thomson - Sculptor responded:

" Thank you Carolyn for trying something new out with such energy, gaining great results. It was a lovely day and a bit more vintage Bowie next time! I’m in the middle of working out future dates for a three day carving course."

13 Jun 22'

Ruth Crawford reviewed: Jason Thomson sculptural woodcarving with hand tools, eccentric whittling courses, Sheffield.

"Myself and my husband joined Jason for a days wood carving course yesterday. His studio is in a great location and we had a fabulous day. It was very calm and relaxed day. Jason is extremely talented at his craft. He looked after us well. We learnt a lot. I'd highly recommend this course to anyone. I'd never done anything like this before but managed to produce a lovely carving."

Jason Thomson - Sculptor responded:

" Thank you Ruth for your lovely review and the company of yourself and husband. Along with your fellow couple I enjoyed the day and seeing your great results - your owl is delightful!"

11 Apr 22'

Kay reviewed: Jason Thomson sculptural woodcarving with hand tools, eccentric whittling courses, Sheffield.

"A well organised workshop and friendly atmosphere. Jason gave very good demonstrations and helpful advice. I had a very enjoyable and productive day - I didn't finish what I was making but I hadn't gone with that intention - I'm aiming to join further classes with Jason to learn more and to finish my project."

Jason Thomson - Sculptor responded:

" Thanks for your review Kay! It was a lovely day with a diversity of ideas to help along . Great to work with a lively group happy to learn carving techniques."

21 Feb 22'

Sue reviewed: Jason Thomson sculptural woodcarving with hand tools, eccentric whittling courses, Sheffield.

"I had a fabulous time. Jason is very skilled and with a pleasant manner. I have booked more sessions. Sue Peak District"

7 Jun 21'

Miranda Newbery reviewed: Jason Thomson sculptural woodcarving with hand tools, eccentric whittling courses, Sheffield.

"Great course allowing you to do your own design. Thanks"

Jason Thomson - Sculptor responded:

" Thanks Miranda it was a great productive day and your little wren was lovely."

23 May 21'

Ian Armstrong reviewed: Jason Thomson sculptural woodcarving with hand tools, eccentric whittling courses, Sheffield.

"Just got home from my whittling course with my Green Man sculpture. Have surprised myself with the end product. Jason was a great instructor and helped and guided everyone as required. The group on the course were really friendly. A great day out - highly recommend."

Jason Thomson - Sculptor responded:

" It was a great day and thanks for pursuing your carving through to completion- your green man tag team team up was most unexpected but made for a great pic, thanks to you and Ed!"

5 Oct 20'

J Grocutt reviewed: Jason Thomson sculptural woodcarving with hand tools, eccentric whittling courses, Sheffield.

"Went to have a go at something I admired and enjoyed myself immensely. Jason was friendly and helped me find the right way to make my idea a reality. Every tool was there to use and Jason explained everything clearly and helped in any way he could. Would definitely come back."

Jason Thomson - Sculptor responded:

" Thanks for your kind review -It was a great day of carving and a pleasure to skill share with you- looking forward to another visit!"

6 Mar 20'

Vivienne Hemingway reviewed: Jason Thomson sculptural woodcarving with hand tools, eccentric whittling courses, Sheffield.

"Attended the wood carving course a few weeks ago. Jason teaches with just the right mixture of instruction with the various tools, showing you how to achieve a particular effect, and just letting you get on with it. It was a lovely relaxed atmosphere in an inspiring workshop, and we all got help when we needed it. I was amazed at what I could achieve in a day from having had no prior experience. Thank you Jason - I will be back!"

Jason Thomson - Sculptor responded:

" Thanks for a lovely review Vivienne! A great day all due to your fellow course mates and yourself for working so hard. I look forward to seeing you again!"

17 Feb 20'

Michelle Sargieson reviewed: Jason Thomson sculptural woodcarving with hand tools, eccentric whittling courses, Sheffield.

"My first time at wood carving, Jason is a lovely person and puts you at ease. He explains things well and can give you all a lot of one on one time in the group. He explains which tools and techniques would be best to use on certain areas of your carving. I was surprised how much we managed to carve in a one day session. It was a great day and I would recommend."

16 Feb 20'

Heather Croft reviewed: Jason Thomson sculptural woodcarving with hand tools, eccentric whittling courses, Sheffield.

"Fabulous day making a wren. Jason encouraged me to use softer wood and I’m so glad I did. I learnt how to use chisels and a saw and my new best friend ‘the rasp’. To feel confident using the tools was a first for me. I thoroughly enjoyed the day and also the passion and enthusiasm Jason delivered."

Jason Thomson - Sculptor responded:

" Thank you Heather, it was lovely to meet you and help you with carving your wren."

14 Feb 20'

Pete Stanley reviewed: Jason Thomson sculptural woodcarving with hand tools, eccentric whittling courses, Sheffield.

"Jason has a very good and patient teaching technique. He instills confidence and has the right balance of letting you learn and giving guidance."

Jason Thomson - Sculptor responded:

" Thanks Pete, I like to encourage the diversity of people’s ideas. Helping them find their carving way- especially with as technically demanding projects as your own pursuit of intricate Celtic knot work. Great group to work with."

26 Jun 19'

Janet Watts reviewed: Jason Thomson sculptural woodcarving with hand tools, eccentric whittling courses, Sheffield.

"A friend and I attended Jason's wood carving course on Sunday. We had a brilliant time. He is very knowledgeable and patient! Found out that he is skilled in metalwork, leatherwork and can offer other courses, too. Great!"

17 Feb 19'

Martin McAssey reviewed: Jason Thomson sculptural woodcarving with hand tools, eccentric whittling courses, Sheffield.

"I went on this workshop with my 13 year old daughter, we both had a great time and left at the end of the day with all two beautiful wood carvings. Jason is a good teacher and as a very good knowledge of his craft."

16 Feb 19'

Catherine reviewed: Jason Thomson sculptural woodcarving with hand tools, eccentric whittling courses, Sheffield.

"The course only ended half an hour ago but wanted to say a massive thank you to Jason for a great course. He was calmly jolly, patient and funny, gave really clear but creative explanations for things (I’ll never forget not to carve underminingly into my mountains) and was encouraging without being remotely patronising or fake. I find it hard to have confidence or to learn new skills without getting frustrated but this was pitched at the ideal level and Jason accommodated everyone. The studio is easy to get to with lovely views of sunny Sheffield too. Thank you Jason and wishing you very well with your bone projects."

18 Mar 18'

David Westerman reviewed: Jason Thomson sculptural woodcarving with hand tools, eccentric whittling courses, Sheffield.

"Booked for my wife as a birthday present and we had a day to remember. We are both new to wood carving and were a bit apprehensive but Jason made us feel very comfortable in his workshop and taught us a lot of techniques during the day. The time went too quickly. Will be booking again."

24 Feb 18'

Karl Dalgleish reviewed: Jason Thomson sculptural woodcarving with hand tools, eccentric whittling courses, Sheffield.

"My 10 year daughter and her friend went to one of Jason's woodcarving workshops and loved it. They spent 5 hours learning new techniques and creating sculptures they designed themselves. Jason was good at letting the girls just get on with it, offering hints and tips along the way. I would definitely recommend it to other children or even adults. Great workshop, great tutor. Cheers Jason best wishes Karl"

Jason Thomson - Sculptor responded:

" The girls were great to work with- attentive and determined to carve - both getting great results and only ten years old!"

31 Mar 17'

zarla harriman reviewed: Jason Thomson sculptural woodcarving with hand tools, eccentric whittling courses, Sheffield.

"I had absolutely no prior experience with the tools involved in this kind of carving nor of creating anything so large. I learnt lots and came away with a carving I absolutely treasure. Jason was always patient, with just the right mix of 'let me show you how' and 'let me help' to get me carving confidently. I would definitely come back time and again if I could. Just being in the studio amongst Jason's own works was enough to inspire !"

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