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

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Carolyn - - #39701

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Response from Jason Thomson - Sculptor:

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.

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

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Ruth Crawford - - #39691

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.

Response from Jason Thomson - Sculptor:

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!

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

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Kay - - #38536

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.

Response from Jason Thomson - Sculptor:

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.

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

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Sue - - #37286

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


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

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Miranda Newbery - - #33408

Great course allowing you to do your own design. Thanks

Response from Jason Thomson - Sculptor:

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

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

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Ian Armstrong - - #33172

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.

Response from Jason Thomson - Sculptor:

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!

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

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J Grocutt - - #31071

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.

Response from Jason Thomson - Sculptor:

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!

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

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Vivienne Hemingway - - #29214

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!

Response from Jason Thomson - Sculptor:

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!

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

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Michelle Sargieson - - #28453

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.

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

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Pete Stanley - - #28325

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

Response from Jason Thomson - Sculptor:

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.

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

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Heather Croft - - #28421

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.

Response from Jason Thomson - Sculptor:

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

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

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Janet Watts - - #22954

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!


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

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Martin McAssey - - #19837

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.

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

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Catherine - - #19818

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

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David Westerman - - #13685

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.

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

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Karl Dalgleish - - #13207

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

Response from Jason Thomson - Sculptor:

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

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

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zarla harriman - - #8518

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 !