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Hare Sculpture Kit with full video instructions by Jo Garden Art

Craft kit
Donna Teasdale - - #32569

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Response from Jo Garden Art:

So glad you enjoyed the plaster hare kit Donna ;-) It's exactly the same products as we use in the One Day Hare workshops. Perhaps you need to progress to the larger version!!! Ironically easier to make as less small areas to reach into! They are addictive ;-) Jo x

Large Hare Sculpture Kit

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Lucinda - - #32568

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Response from Jo Garden Art:

Thanks for this review Lucinda - and also sending a photo of your fabulous finished hare. You really nailed the gilding part! As you say, the moment the gilt goes on the hare comes to life. It's always a magical moment in the workshops ;-) I'm sure your Mum is delighted you loved her present to you! Jo x

Large Hare Sculpture Kit

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Ingrid - - #32517

Purchased a craft kit as a birthday present for sister in the Far North (Caithness, not Greenland!). Jo’s given us lots of help and ideas. Can’t wait to see it in the garden!

Response from Jo Garden Art:

Thank you for letting me know the large hare kit 'loped its way safely' to north Scotland. I'm sure your sister will have great fun making it and hopefully will soon be moongazing and watching the Northern Lights!

Hare Sculpture one day workshop with Jo Garden Art in beautiful rural Norfolk/Suffolk border setting

In-person course
Sarah - - #32505

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Response from Jo Garden Art:

My pleasure Sarah ;-) That workshop seems an eternity ago! It was fun locating the photos I took of you making your hare which I included in the video - thank you again for letting me put them in. The video can be found on youtube and my website. Really pleased he is back on your sideboard. Jo x

Bronze Hare Kit using air-drying clay - including on-line video with Jo Garden Art

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Catherine W - - #32499

Bought the hare kit, along with the sleeping cat kit, a few weeks ago, was a really good experience. The YouTube video was great to follow and any issues Jo responded very swiftly and was a great help. The instructions and kit was everything you needed, you just added the coffee and cake!! Will be purchasing again - the dog one next I think. Hoping to visit in person in the near future. Thanks Jo.

Response from Jo Garden Art:

Ah ha! Here is the cake once more ;-) - thank you Catherine! I loved the photos of your hare along with little basket of carrots made with the spare clay - an inspiration! (was the cake Carrot Cake?). Would love to meet you in the summer. Jo x

Bronze Clay Sculpture Kit: Sleeping Cat

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Catherine W - - #32498

Bought the sleeping cat kit a few weeks ago, was a really good experience. The YouTube video was great to follow and any issues Jo responded very swiftly and was a great help. The instructions and kit was everything you needed, you just added the coffee and cake!! Will be purchasing again and hoping to visit in the near future. Thanks Jo.

Response from Jo Garden Art:

Thank you Catherine ;-) and thanks for sending your great photos through (including little mouse!). I like the idea of coffee & cake (on Slimming World at moment, so cake is making me heady!). Jo x

Sculpt your own Faithful Dog!

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Paula - - #32492

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Response from Jo Garden Art:

Thank you for taking the time to place a review Paula ;-) So sorry to hear about your loss, but glad you were pleased with how your Dylan sculpture turned out - really like the little food bowl idea! Jo x

Family & Friends 4 x Bronze Clay Sleeping Cat - including on-line video with Jo Garden Art

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Angela - - #32462

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Response from Jo Garden Art:

Thank you Angela! You made my day when your review and the photo you sent came through on my email ;-) As you said, despite the same materials and instructions everyone made completely different cats (and little mice with the left over clay!). So glad you had some special time together as a family. Jo x

Sculpt your own Faithful Dog!

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Maggie - - #32418

Just to say how much I’m enjoying using your kit to make a sculpt of my friend’s whippet as a surprise for her birthday. Your instructions are very clear though getting good photos of her dog without her knowing has been very challenging!
I wondered if you could tell me where to buy the clay you include in the kit. I do some figurative sculpting with air drying clay but it’s more groggy and I like the finer texture of your clay, especially for smaller works. Many thanks, Maggie

Response from Jo Garden Art:

Thank you Maggie ;-) Yes, the clay is a good quality one - I have sent an email with all the product information. Jo x

Sculpt your own Faithful Dog!

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Susan Vanner - - #32377

Have just completed the dog and all I can say is what a fabulous thing to do.
You receive everything you need and the YouTube video is very clear and you can do it in real time.
It’s fun and relaxing which is what we all need at this moment in time.

Response from Jo Garden Art:

Thank you Susan! I'm loving your sculpture of Henry - thank you for letting me use the photo you sent. As you say, we are all needing some relaxation ;-)

Bronze Hare Kit using air-drying clay - including on-line video with Jo Garden Art

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Dawn - - #32348

Really enjoyed this kit, my first attempt and very impressed with my finished creation. Will definitely do another one or two. Would be a great afternoon spent with friends or family and lots of fun in the process.

Response from Jo Garden Art:

Thank you Dawn ;-) Messing with clay is so relaxing and I loved your finished hare with its enormouse ears!!!

Bronze Clay Sculpture Kit: Sleeping Cat

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Heidi - - #32329

Another fantastic kit! Enjoyed doing this socially distanced with friends over zoom, great way to switch off and relax. Really pleased with the results too. Great, prompt service from Jo, everything you need is in the kit, instructions are very clear and easy to follow, as is the video tutorial. 5 *'s from us!

Response from Jo Garden Art:

Wow Heidi & gang - thank you so much for the photos of the amazing cats you created! They are now featured as a collage on the Craft Course page for the 'Family & Friends' kit. Just gorgeous results - thank you again for sharing them with me ;-) Jo xx

Bronze Hare Kit using air-drying clay - including on-line video with Jo Garden Art

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Deborah - - #32275

I really enjoyed making my hare (photo attached) and found the whole process very relaxing!

Response from Jo Garden Art:

Thank you for the photo Deborah! So glad you enjoyed the experience, Jo x

Bronze Hare Kit using air-drying clay - including on-line video with Jo Garden Art

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Carolyn - - #32274

My daughter loved the hare kit which I gave her for Christmas!

Response from Jo Garden Art:

Thank you so much Carolyn for letting me know your gift was enjoyed! Jo x

Family & Friends 4 x Bronze Clay Sleeping Cat - including on-line video with Jo Garden Art

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Kitty - - #32264

A mixed group of 9 family and friends got together virtually to make our hare and sleeping cat sculptures. The kits were fantastic, containing everything we needed. The instructions were extremely well written and the extra resource of the training video meant that everyone knew what to do. We all produced unique and pleasing sculptures, even the least experienced among us!
We are delighted with the whole experience. Thank you Jo!

Response from Jo Garden Art:

Thank you and your family and friends for such a lovely review Kitty ;-) And also for the awesome photos! I never thought someone would make a hare standing on his hind legs from the clay kit!! 'Virtual' sculpting parties are such fun. Jo x

Bronze Clay Sculpture Kit: Sleeping Cat

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Becca Asquith - - #32259

I loved this sleeping cat kit. The kit was really well thought out, everything you need is included which made it super simple to get started. The accompanying youtube tutorial is very clear & really well paced, you can just let it run as you do your sculpture in real time -you don’t have to keep pausing and rewinding. And the results were great! I’m amazed at how well it turned out! It was loads of fun to make & really relaxing. I’m definitely going to buy some more kits from Jo.

Response from Jo Garden Art:

Thank you Becca ;-) So happy you found the process relaxing - we need that at the moment! When I check the videos I play them at double speed and can still understand what I'm saying - I did not realise I spoke so slowly! Jo x

Bronze Clay Duo 'Hare' & 'Sleeping Cat' Sculpting Kit

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Cathy - - #32257

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Response from Jo Garden Art:

Thank you Cathy - really pleased you managed to find some 'zen' time doing something new. Sculpting in clay is very tactile and absorbing (and quite addictive!) Jo x

Bronze Clay Sculpture Kit: Sleeping Cat

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Ruth - - #32225

I really enjoyed my sleeping cat sculpture! What a lovely project. The kit was perfect and the instructions easy to follow. Thank you!

Response from Jo Garden Art:

Thank you Ruth! I loved the picture you emailed me of your fabulous sculpture ;-) Jo x

Family & Friends 4 x Bronze Hare Kit using air-drying clay - including on-line video with Jo Garden Art

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Heidi - - #32155

Not just a 'good hare day' but a brilliant one! Four friends, different households, zoom and away we went. The kit was excellent; instruction sheet, tools, materials, access to the video. The video excellent too and a great reference. Thoroughly enjoyed the sculpting, painting and final bronzing and we all have very different results. We would all happily recommend the 4 person kit and look forward to being able to join the workshop in person.

Response from Jo Garden Art:

Oh wow Heidi! Your hare is amazing - as mentioned in the video, I generally guide people away from putting face details as it can go a bit wrong - but you have nailed it - really well done ;-) And knowing you had a friends zoom session is very heart warming. Thank you for your lovely review - I'm really glad you all enjoyed your time making the hares and hope to see you in person soon. Jo x

Bronze Clay Sculpture Kit: Sleeping Cat

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Harriet - - #32150

Fabulous kit and great video. Really has inspired me to do more! Mega chuffed with the results my sleeping cat looks great! Though I am clearly bias! I would recommend this as a great gift with brilliant instructions. A pleasure to recieve and to make!!

Response from Jo Garden Art:

Thank you Harriet - and also for the photos you sent me - fabulous! Lovely to hear you will do more clay work - enjoy! ;-) Jo x