Jo Garden Art reviews

29 Nov 22'

Colette and Leslie Redmond reviewed: Hare Sculpture one day workshop with Jo Garden Art in beautiful Norfolk/Suffolk

"we both had a fabulous enjoyable time on this course Jo is an excellent teacher and was encouraging and helpful throughout the whole process. Still cannot believe we created these sculptures in a single day - and managed to get them back home in one piece! We totally recommend this course it's fun and we learned a new skill which has given us the confidence to tackle a bigger project next time - we will be returning!!"

28 Nov 22'

Dan reviewed: Hare Sculpture one day workshop with Jo Garden Art in beautiful Norfolk/Suffolk

"Great setting, great teacher, great day. Thank you."

Jo Garden Art responded:

" Thank you Dan! I just loved your hare's mahoosive ears! So glad you enjoyed the day. Jo x"

26 Nov 22'

Tracey Morris reviewed: Hare Sculpture one day workshop with Jo Garden Art in beautiful Norfolk/Suffolk

"What a fantastic time we had. Jo and her husband were great, so organised, relaxed and welcoming. We were 7 friends having a few days away and we were all amazed at the process and what great hare sculptures we took away with us. We are already planning on looking at a 2 day course. Could not recommend Jo highly enough - you will not be disappointed by this course at all, Jo was brilliant at communication from the very start to the end of the process and even said if the manage to break the sculptures afterward she can offer a repair kit!. 4 of us bought other kits to make at home in different poses - but there is absolutely no pressure to buy anything else we just loved the sculptures so much."

Jo Garden Art responded:

" Thank you Tracey - it was lovely having your group here. A really nice buzz to the day. Hopefully you will never need a repair kit 😆. Enjoy making your leaping hares and please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. Jo x"

25 Nov 22'

Kath Busfield reviewed: Hare Sculpture one day workshop with Jo Garden Art in beautiful Norfolk/Suffolk

"Fab 1 day course. We had a great day... it was very relaxing and good fun. We have all come away with a hare.... all very different but all really impressive. Would definitely consider a 2 day course or doing the 1 day one again!"

Jo Garden Art responded:

" Thank you Kath - I often have people return for another 1 day workshop as they know the process in advance and have worked out what they wish to do. As you saw from the photos, the 2 day course is just bonkers fun!!! Jo x"

25 Nov 22'

Val Murphy reviewed: Hare Sculpture one day workshop with Jo Garden Art in beautiful Norfolk/Suffolk

"This was a lovely day making hares. Jo is a great friendly tutor explaining and demonstrating in a clear easy to understand way and we all came home with sculptures that exceeded our expectations."

Jo Garden Art responded:

" Thank you Val! I keep on tweaking my explaining & demonstrating, so it's lovely to hear the delivery works 🙌. Jo x"

22 Nov 22'

Angie Heal reviewed: Large Outdoor Plaster Hare sculpture kit (60 - 75cm) with full video instructions

"I am really pleased with my finished sculpture, large hare. The kit was great as was the video and the accompanying instructions. I have had lots of compliments about it, as it sits on the decking looking out on the view! "

Jo Garden Art responded:

" Thank you so much for writing this review Angie - I'm delighted you enjoyed the kit and now have a new friend sitting on your decking! Jo x"

16 Nov 22'

Gillian Dennis reviewed: Hare Sculpture one day workshop with Jo Garden Art in beautiful Norfolk/Suffolk

"Thank you Jo for a really enjoyable day. Beginning with your emails beforehand giving really clear instructions and directions, friendly welcome and guidance throughout the day resulting in a hare sculpture to take home. You made us feel very comfortable and relaxed, had a great time."

Jo Garden Art responded:

" Thank you Gillian - so pleased the communication leading up to the workshop was helpful and you enjoyed the day 🤗 Jo x "

15 Nov 22'

Janet reviewed: Hare Sculpture one day workshop with Jo Garden Art in beautiful Norfolk/Suffolk

"What a brilliant day. I enjoyed every minute of it and came away feeling so proud of the hare I made. Jo was great and made everyone feel so welcome. I would definitely recommend this course. I am going back to do a 2 day course"

Jo Garden Art responded:

" Thank you Janet - and you should be justifiably proud of the hare you made. Looking forward to seeing you in 2023 for the 2 day workshop! Jo x"

15 Nov 22'

Simon Fielding reviewed: Hare Sculpture one day workshop with Jo Garden Art in beautiful Norfolk/Suffolk

"Brilliant course - Jo is a great teacher , prepares well and goes that extra mile. Wonderful to spend a day in present time! Highly recommended ."

Jo Garden Art responded:

" Thank you Simon - I loved your ear scratching hare! Very enjoyable day. Jo x"

15 Nov 22'

Jane Fielding reviewed: Hare Sculpture one day workshop with Jo Garden Art in beautiful Norfolk/Suffolk

"My husband and I attended a one day workshop with Jo.. we had a fantastic time. Jo is not only extremely knowledgeable and professional she is also great fun! We worked in her spacious studio in her garden, which is light, warm and airy. Jo goes the extra mile in providing everything we need as well as copious cups of tea coffee and kitkats 🤗We came away with two hare sculptures which we never would have believed we could achieve. Highly recommended. "

Jo Garden Art responded:

" Thank you Jane - I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop as well 🤗. It's a privilege having a 'job' which is so much fun. Really happy you both loved your sculptures. Jo x"

15 Nov 22'

Julie Green reviewed: Hare Sculpture one day workshop with Jo Garden Art in beautiful Norfolk/Suffolk

"Really excellent day on Saturday. Jo is extremely welcoming and professional, she takes you through the ingenious sculpture process in a very understandable way - aided by many cups of tea and coffee! I and my three friends each came home with a really nice hare sculpture, that I think we were all surprised we had achieved - especially in one day! Great location, friendly people, two lovely little dogs - even the sun shone...in November! Can recommend for all - even for lifelong non-arty types!"

Jo Garden Art responded:

" Thank you Julie - it was great having the four of you together in the studio. Cannot believe lunch was outside in the sunshine mid November 😲😄. Jo x"

13 Nov 22'

Vivien Turner reviewed: Hare Sculpture one day workshop with Jo Garden Art in beautiful Norfolk/Suffolk

"A fabulous friendly and relaxed workshop. Clear instructions, lots of clear guidance, very informative and fun. Jo is a great tutor and makes great tea. I went home with a beautiful hare and had a great time."

Jo Garden Art responded:

" Thank you Vivien - What a lovely surprise for us to realise we went to 'tech' about 45 years together 😆 Where has the time gone! So pleased you enjoyed the day. Jo x"

12 Nov 22'

Suzanne reviewed: Sculpture workshop two days with Jo Garden Art in beautiful rural Norfolk/Suffolk border setting

"Absolutely loved the 2 day workshop - can’t thank Jo enough for her excellent guidance in helping me create my owl - it was an emotional journey with wonder and joy at every stage ending in something I really couldn’t believe I had created. A truly magical process and can’t recommend highly enough. My owl brings me a smile of pride and huge satisfaction every time I look at it - couldn’t ask for more."

Jo Garden Art responded:

" Thank you Suzanne 😊 - your owl was gorgeous and looked stunning in the copper Verdigris finish. The extra movement you put in the wings and tail really bought it alive 🙌🙌🙌. A fabulous workshop all round! Jo x "

9 Nov 22'

Jenny reviewed: Large Outdoor Plaster Hare sculpture kit (60 - 75cm) with full video instructions

"A wonderful kit. My partner and I really enjoyed making our Hare and can’t wait to display it in the garden when the weather improves. It was a brilliant kit and we could make it all on the dining room table! The written instructions and you tube video were really easy to follow and everything could be done at an enjoyable pace. My only feedback is that we needed to buy about 3 extra rolls of foil (maybe we scrunched it too tightly ?) . I highly recommend this !!"

Jo Garden Art responded:

" Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review Jenny! So glad you enjoyed the kit and found the instructions easy to follow. I am smiling regarding the foil, and apologise for you having to obtain more. I think I'm making the armatures a little bigger now, plus chubbier hares are evolving! Different makes of foil can also be thinner and therefore compact down more. However, I'm thrilled you like your finished sculpture. You can pop it outside about a week after finishing it. Mine stay out all winter 🤗👍. Jo x"

7 Nov 22'

kim mayhew reviewed: Sculpture workshop two days with Jo Garden Art in beautiful rural Norfolk/Suffolk border setting

"A fabulous two days - this was a follow up for me as I had done the one day course and this gave me the opportunity to learn more skills and enjoy a relaxing environment with friends. I leant loads and was very pleased with what I took home."

Jo Garden Art responded:

" Thank you Kim 😀 Your project of a tennis player was a wonderful challenge for Andy's design and welding skills, which you then created a brilliant sculpture over! So glad to hear you are using all the techniques learned at the workshops back at home. Makes my heart sing 🤗 Jo x"

31 Oct 22'

Jo Beresford reviewed: Hare Sculpture one day workshop with Jo Garden Art in beautiful Norfolk/Suffolk

"A friend and I did this course as our Christmas 2021 treat (albeit not until October 2022!) and what a wonderful day we had. Jo’s studio is light and bright, set in beautiful grounds with plenty of space to work, get messy and creative! Jo is an excellent tutor and wonderful host explaining every step in detail and on hand to help with any queries and suggest tips to improve our ‘hares’. There are plenty of hare sculptures around the studio to gain inspiration and develop your individual hare. Everyone who did the course on that day had completely different sculptures and I created something I am truly proud of, I just can’t decide whether to keep indoors or put in the garden! We both bought a small hare kit to do at home and have planned our own sculpture workshop day at home. I thoroughly recommend this fun and rewarding day."

Jo Garden Art responded:

" Thank you Jo 😀 That was an amusing day with three 'Jo's' in the studio!!! So glad you both enjoyed the day making your hares - you could have them inside during the winter months and outside during the summer. Mind you - they look great covered in frost and snow, so outside is great all year round! Enjoy making the kits! Jo x"

27 Oct 22'

Karen reviewed: Hare Sculpture one day workshop with Jo Garden Art in beautiful Norfolk/Suffolk

"We 3 friends came with more than a little trepidation and left with a beautiful masterpiece! In the comfort of a cosy studio whilst the rain pelted down, we drank tea and created our hares under the gentle supervision of Jo. Each step of the way was clearly explained with individual guidance and help for the more tentative of us. We were all thrilled with the results which are proudly displayed at home. A great feeling of achievement and satisfaction. Thank you so much!"

Jo Garden Art responded:

" Thank you Karen - I so enjoyed the company of all of you 🤗. After such a long dry year, it was strange to be in the studio with rain coming down! So pleased you all loved the day. Jo xx"

22 Oct 22'

Jacqueline reviewed: Hare Sculpture one day workshop with Jo Garden Art in beautiful Norfolk/Suffolk

"I had a wonderful day at Jo's workshop yesterday. A luxurious studio in stunning surroundings. Jo was so encouraging and easy to learn from, everything was explained step by step and I created a beautiful hare which I will treasure. In addition we learned to create our own armature and each process was explained fully. We were celebrating my friend's forthcoming marriage...it was a great hen treat! Lovely lunch in the garden, we worked at a good pace and I achieved more than I thought possible. Will return asap!"

Jo Garden Art responded:

" Thank you so much Jacqueline. So nice to have an a mini 'hen party' ? Thank you for sending the photo of 'Bluebell' now establishing in her new home. Wishing Marcia a wonderful wedding next month Jo x"

16 Oct 22'

Lisa reviewed: Sculpture workshop two days with Jo Garden Art in beautiful rural Norfolk/Suffolk border setting

"Fantastic two days in wonderful surroundings and really warm company. Jo and Andy make you feel completely at home. The results are very varied in style, totally unique and all spectacular. I highly recommend this course. 5 stars ??"

Jo Garden Art responded:

" Lovely having you back in the studio again Lisa ?. Your owl was fabulous and I hope the vinegar sprayed on to rust the iron filings did not make you desire fish & chips all the way home ? Can wait to see a photo of it in your garden. Jo x"

16 Oct 22'

Emma Evans reviewed: Sculpture workshop two days with Jo Garden Art in beautiful rural Norfolk/Suffolk border setting

"I took my hubby for his special birthday. He has an underlying creative streak that rarely gets aired and as a result it was a resounding success!! We just loved our two day course. Jo is absolutely fantastic at advising but also very much standing back. The creations were definitely ‘ours’!! A fabulous course that everyone should do. Thanks Jo and Andy we loved every moment!"

Jo Garden Art responded:

" Thank you Emma ? I really enjoyed watching both of you create your masterpieces over the 2 days - and so glad the 7ft 3inches 'balance' that Mark did fitted into the car ??. Fabulous results which I hope you enjoy for many years to come. Jo x"

10 Oct 22'

Rachel S reviewed: Hare Sculpture one day workshop with Jo Garden Art in beautiful Norfolk/Suffolk

"A lovely relaxing day held at the right pace, as we learned something new. Our group were amazed that our beginners efforts all looked like hares! Highly recommended. "

Jo Garden Art responded:

" Thank you Rachel ? Always strange how the same hare wire armature ends up so differently by the end of the day! Very much enjoyed your company, Jo x"

10 Oct 22'

leann g reviewed: Hare Sculpture one day workshop with Jo Garden Art in beautiful Norfolk/Suffolk

"As a small office we don't tend to celebrate Christmas in a big way but have a summer outing instead. This time we were recommended to go to Jo's class and it was a fantastic day. Plenty of hiccups along the way but the 6 of us that eventually got there just loved it. Jo was a great tutor, there to help but not overwhelming. A bunch of noisy people were oh so silent and full on concentrating all day. Will go again."

Jo Garden Art responded:

" Thank you for booking the day for your office event Leann ?. We had to wait several months and had people dropping in/out for who could make it, but as you say we got there in the end! Great positive team feeling - but strangely, I only remember very (very) short moments of silence ??. So pleased everyone enjoyed themselves. Jo x"

10 Oct 22'

Jenny Fair reviewed: Hare Sculpture one day workshop with Jo Garden Art in beautiful Norfolk/Suffolk

"Having attended a class on 7th October with 5 others as a team building exercise, I have nothing but praise for the incredibly talented tutor, Jo. We were all out of our comfort zone and quickly got into concentration mode as we were walked and talked through the process of assembling our HARES by the delightful Jo! What a fantastic day we had. The competitive streak came into action when it was decided that we would all put £5 on the table and vote at the end for the HARE that made us smile the most! The winner was a deserved Rachel. It was truly a fabulous way to spend a Friday and Jo was very hospitable, ensuring that we had regular refreshment breaks. Highly recommended! Thank you Jo and Andy for your hospitality. "

Jo Garden Art responded:

" Thank you Jenny ? It was a great day. Rachel's moonstruck pose probably made us smile the most, but you all made wonderful hare sculptures. ?? Jo x"

8 Oct 22'

Jane reviewed: Hare Sculpture one day workshop with Jo Garden Art in beautiful Norfolk/Suffolk

"Jo, What a brilliant day yesterday, thank you for sharing your expertise with us. I have made a great hare sculpture which I can’t wait to pose in the garden here. Thanks again "

Jo Garden Art responded:

" Thank you so much Jane ? - a very enjoyable few hours with you and your colleagues! Fabulous hares created ? Jo x"

4 Oct 22'

Heather reviewed: Sculpture workshop two days with Jo Garden Art in beautiful rural Norfolk/Suffolk border setting

"We all had a fantastic weekend of creative escapism at Jo’s beautiful studio. Jo is the perfect tutor, she has endless enthusiasm and expertise and is a relaxed welcoming host. She was happy to accommodate our ideas and guide us through the magical processes from the initial armature to the final transformation to create a truly unique and personal piece of sculpture. So happy with the result! Couldn’t recommend more highly! "

Jo Garden Art responded:

" Thank you so much Heather ?. It was great fun developing your initial ideas of an abstract horse, and Andy was really pleased to be able to weld the head and neck arch alteration during the workshop. The final result was stunning and is now on the Craft Course picture gallery! Well done ? Jo x"

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