Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker reviews

2 Dec 22'

Carey reviewed: Tailor made workshop: Create Tiny Wire Bird Sculptures in Derbyshire.

"Great day in Lizs lovely, cosy studio. Very enjoyable and I learnt lots....will continue making my wire birds with enthusiasm. Thank you to Liz and Bob the cat for making me feel so welcome. "

Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker responded:

" Hi Carey, Lovely to hear from you and thanks for letting me know about your day. It was good to meet and work with you, exploring and developing ideas for your sculpture project - make sure you send some photos once they are in situ. It’s probably best to strike whilst the iron is hot, so crack on and try out those new skills. Best wishes Liz Wellby "

29 Nov 22'

Nigel Clews reviewed: The First Cut - lino cutting for beginners & rusty printmakers

"An enjoyable day with Liz, re-learning the art of Linocut, last practiced 50 years ago. The Slipper Studio is a light, airy and informal workplace, and Liz an excellent tutor encouraging you to go beyond any self imposed limitations, but with an eye on time, progress and leaving with decent prints. It was pleasant to share the Course with another participant, and Liz kept us topped up with tea, coffee and chocolate biscuits. I recommend this course highly to those thinking of giving linocut a go. "

Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker responded:

" Hi Nigel, Good to hear from you and thank you for letting me know about your time at The Slipper Studio. It was a pleasure working with you, seeing you engage with a process you clearly admire and are very interested in. It’s a great process and I’m sure you’ll enjoy developing your skills in the near future. You clearly have a good eye for composition and have some great designs to translate into lino prints. Happy cutting and printing. Best wishes Liz Wellby"

25 Nov 22'

Andrea Woods reviewed: Create with a gel printing plate in Derbyshire

"I can highly recommend geli printing with Liz. She was welcoming, very knowledgeable and supportive throughout the day. The course is thoughtfully structured with demonstrations and tips interspersed with practice time. A beautiful goodie bag to take home with your work is the icing on the cake. Slipper Studio is a fabulous venue, cosy due to the log burner and very inspiring with Liz's beautiful work on show. And with the added benefits of a studio cat, pristine facilities and chocolate biscuits, what more could you need. I can't wait to return for more."

Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker responded:

" Hi Andrea, Thank you for taking the time to let me know about your day and thank you so much for your kind words. It was lovely working with you and I am absolutely stunned and sat here with a huge smile on my face. I love running workshops and get to meet such lovely folks. I am very fortunate to have such a great place to live and work and sharing it with other people is such a pleasure. It will be great to welcome you back, so hope to see you here in 2023. Best wishes Liz Wellby "

19 Nov 22'

Ann Spencer reviewed: Create with a gel printing plate in Derbyshire

"I really enjoyed this workshop with Liz. There were just 3 of us learning so we had plenty of space to work in a beautiful environment. Liz was a really good teacher, breaking up the day with demonstrations so that we progressed easily from one stage to another. Liz was very friendly and welcoming, providing many cups of coffee and chocolate biscuits! I am now keen to do more gel printing to improve my skills."

Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker responded:

" Hi Ann, Thank you for telling me about your day at The Slipper Studio - it’s much appreciated. It was lovely meeting and working with you, seeing your skills and knowledge develop throughout the day. Gel plate printing is an interesting and exciting print process, not without its challenges, but allows you to create many beautiful outcomes. I think combining this technique with lino cutting and printing will provide a new creative avenue for you. Happy printing. Best wishes Liz Wellby "

17 Nov 22'

Annie Davey reviewed: New - Inspired by Tiles - 1 & 2 colour lino cutting and printing in Derbyshire

"I thoroughly enjoyed my day with Liz Welby. It was my first experience of Lino cutting and I have now bought some equipment so I can continue at home. Liz was a great host providing plenty of refreshments in a beautiful location. Thoroughly recommended"

Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker responded:

" Hi Annie, Lovely to hear from you and thanks for letting me know about your day. It was great to work with you and introduce you to lino cutting and printing. It’s such an interesting technique, with lots of potential to develop at your kitchen or studio table. Happy cutting and printing. Best wishes Liz Wellby "

14 Nov 22'

Rachel White reviewed: The First Cut - lino cutting for beginners & rusty printmakers

"This course was excellent. The teaching was brilliant. Not only were we told how to do it, but we were also given constructive criticism and suggestions for improvements, in the kindest of ways. I found it hard to believe what a high quality of prints were made in such a short time. I shall definitely carry-on printing and I hope to encourage my friends to come with me for another tutorial."

Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker responded:

" Hi Rachel, Thanks so much for letting me know about your time at The Slipper Studio - I really appreciate your feedback. It was lovely working with you and seeing you progress and gain confidence throughout the workshop. I’m so pleased that you are keen to continue with lino cutting and printing - it’s a lovely process which will give you lots of pleasure, plus a bit of head scratching! Until we meet again - happy printing. Liz Wellby "

14 Nov 22'

Sue BVA reviewed: New - Inspired by Tiles - 1 & 2 colour lino cutting and printing in Derbyshire

"Liz’s course was fantastic. The start of the day was a very warm welcome from Liz at her glorious Slipper Studio, followed by a day of excellent tuition. Our group of three had various experience and Liz adapted her teaching to each one of us. I think we all learnt so much and left with a bag of our work which we were all very proud of ! Thank you Liz. "

Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker responded:

" Hi Sue, Lovely to hear from you and thanks for letting me know about your day. It was a pleasure working with you, seeing your confidence and understanding grow throughout the workshop. I’m sure your friends and family will love their handprinted cards this Christmas. You all jelled together so well, making my work so easy and our day together so lovely. I hope you get time to settle down to more lino cutting and printing in the near future and hopefully you’ll have room in your new home for a creative space. Best wishes Liz Wellby"

30 Oct 22'

John and Janine reviewed: The First Cut - lino cutting for beginners & rusty printmakers

"Fabulous day with Liz on the Lino printing course. We achieved more than we expected. Beautiful studio in a lovely location, we will be booking more. "

Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker responded:

" Hi John & Janine, Really appreciate you taking time to let me know about your day. It was lovely meeting and working with you both, seeing your skills, confidence and enthusiasm grow over the day. You both produced some great pieces of work, so should feel justly proud of your achievements. I hope that Christmas morning brings you both a great range of lino cutting and printing kit. Hurry back! Best wishes Liz Wellby"

27 Sep 22'

Lindsay Richards reviewed: A day of drawing with line and wire in Derbyshire

"We had a wonderful day of drawing and wire making with Liz . She is lovely and inspirational. We drew using inks and a homemade pen and I just about mastered the art of wire twisting !! I will invest in some wire and hopefully improve my technique ! We finished a wire fish to take home . Gorgeous venue in a pretty village and we will be back . Thankyou Liz ."

Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker responded:

" Hi Lindsay, Lovely to hear about your day. Thank you. It was great to work with you both; such a fun and entertaining day. I hope you’ve had time to order your materials and equipment and have a list of ideas to develop and explore. Looking forward to working with you again. Very best wishes Liz Wellby "

25 Sep 22'

Julie Popplewell reviewed: A day of drawing with line and wire in Derbyshire

"My sister and I had a wonderful day drawing, using inks and creating wire fish with Liz, who is a brilliant tutor. It was very inspirational and has left me wanting to explore the ideas further. The surroundings are so peaceful and it was a joy to spend a day there looking at different techniques. I was delighted to be able to take home a wire fish which was most enjoyable to make. Thank you Liz for your kind hospitality and patient instruction. A fabulous day!"

Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker responded:

" Hi Julie, Thanks for letting me know about your workshop at The Slipper Studio and I’m so pleased that you both really enjoyed your good day. I too had a great day, as a result of your openness and positivity. You were fun to work with and the day flew by. Hurry back and try out some more workshops! Happy making. Liz Wellby "

20 Sep 22'

Chris Saunders reviewed: Birds on a wire - creating small sculptures in Derbyshire

"My overriding impression of the day was the expert and insightful teaching I received, so patient when clearly I was making heavy weather of things. So much so that in order for me to take home all 3 items Liz pre -prepared some stages i.e.”flat- pack” style. Thank you very much indeed "

Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker responded:

" Hi Chris, Thank you for taking the time to let me know about your day. It was a lovely day and a pleasure working with you, helping you develop your skills and understanding. Time can be against us in a workshop situation and I didn’t want you to leave without exploring and making each of the pieces. I’m picturing you on a winter’s evening, with tools to hand, making more wire birds and hanging wreaths, knowing that you’ve mastered all those skills. Best wishes Liz Wellby "

9 Sep 22'

Ukfraser reviewed: Create Tiny Wire & Paper Bird Sculptures in Derbyshire

"The course was very well structured and the pace was just right. Liz was very clear in her instructions and we all had time to chat and laugh as well as produce a variety of birds. There were plenty of resources to help us in our designs and the studio was very comfortable. Really enjoyable course and thoroughly recommend. "

Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker responded:

" Hi Fraser, Lovely to hear from you and thanks so much for taking the time to let me know about your workshop. It was lovely to meet and work with you both and I’m really pleased you enjoyed your day - it was great to be part of a lovely surprise for Jean Happy making. Best wishes Liz Wellby "

9 Sep 22'

Claire Dean reviewed: Create Tiny Wire & Paper Bird Sculptures in Derbyshire

"Very enjoyable and interesting day. Liz provides an easy going and relaxed atmosphere. The session is well structured with a variety of tasks. She adapts activities as appropriate and ensures everyone can work at their own pace. Lovely working space and everyone produced wonderful wire birds! Highly recommended."

Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker responded:

" Hi Claire, Good to hear from you and thanks for telling me about your time at The Slipper Studio. I’m so pleased you enjoyed your day, the environment and the process - it makes it all worthwhile and puts a big smile on my face. Creating small scale wire sculpture is so satisfying and fun, so I hope you can continue making your flock of birds. Best wishes Liz Wellby "

19 Aug 22'

Julie reviewed: Create Tiny Wire Bird Sculptures in Derbyshire - additional payment.

"A lovely day with Liz creating wire birds after first making paper ones. I would probably prefer not making the paper ones first, but enjoyed making the wire ones so much that I will definitely be having a go at home. Thank you Liz! "

Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker responded:

" Hi Julie, Good to hear from and thanks for letting me know about your day. You both made a great range of outcomes and it was lovely to see your skills and ideas develop as the day progressed. I hope you’ll have time to create a whole flock of Purple Swamp Hens! Best wishes Liz Wellby "

17 Aug 22'

Sarah Vigrow reviewed: Experimental Printmaking inspired by Mid Century Design in Derbyshire

"Had a lovely day - patient, friendly tuition in a beautiful relaxed setting - thank you."

Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker responded:

" Hi Sarah, Thanks for taking the time to tell me about your day - it’s much appreciated. It was a lovely day working with you too. I hope you can continue to explore this great technique. Best wishes Liz Wellby "

17 Aug 22'

Jane Bench reviewed: Create with a gel printing plate in Derbyshire

"Taking part in Liz Wellby’s gel printing course was a real joy. The session was well prepared, the teaching professional and set at exactly the right pitch for two complete beginners. Liz’s studio is well equipped and provides a perfect setting for relaxed learning – I felt very welcome there and enjoyed the cups of tea and chocolate biscuits too! I ended the day full of enthusiasm and a wish to develop my new skills further. Thank you Liz! "

Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker responded:

" Hi Jane, Thanks for telling me about your day at The Slipper Studio. It was a lovely day working with you both, seeing your skills, ideas and understanding develop. It’s a great process, so I hope you enjoy exploring it further. Would you believe that Studio Cat arrived 10 minutes after you left? Best wishes Liz Wellby "

9 Jul 22'

Amanda Graham reviewed: Experimental Printmaking inspired by Mid Century Design in Derbyshire

"The Experimental Printmaking workshop was great fun and really fabulous learning experience - I have only done a little printmaking, so it felt amazing to discover the fabulous pieces that can be produced using printing techniques, and the versatility of the medium. This workshop focused on Mid Century Design as a source of inspiration for our lino cut prints, but we were free to experiment with how we made and used the cuts for printing, which produced really exciting results! Liz is a wonderful teacher, the workshop allowed just the right amount of time for each new skill to be practised, in a beautiful studio with plenty of tea and biccys and a lovely relaxed atmosphere. I'd definitely recommend Liz's workshops- I did the geli print workshop a few weeks ago and was very keen to return for another one- and will do again in the future :-) . Liz is ultra careful to make sure everything is Covid safe, groups are small, studio well ventilated and participants socially distanced (in a friendly way!), so ideal for people who may be nervous about attending workshops for this reason."

Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker responded:

" Hi Amanda, Thanks so much for letting me know about your day; I have a big smile on my face. Printmaking is such a great process, with lots of potential for experimentation and exploration, plus the combining of processes. I know you are going to have lots of fun. Happy printing Liz Wellby"

4 Jul 22'

Susan reviewed: The First Cut - lino cutting for beginners & rusty printmakers

"I enjoyed the lino cut course so much this is the second time I've done it! Your pace Liz, style of teaching and support is great. I come away with some great pieces and having had such a thoroughly enjoyable and indulgent time with the friends who i came with. I am sure i will come again ......... quite fancy a bit of wire work!"

Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker responded:

" Hi Susan, Thank you for letting me know about your day. It was lovely to have you back at The Slipper Studio and thank you for bringing more people with you! I think the time is now right for you to settle down to your lino cutting and printing, with opportunities to try different images and techniques; it’s going to be great! Birds on a Wire would be fine choice for another visit. Happy cutting Liz Wellby "

3 Jul 22'

Gill Smith reviewed: The First Cut - lino cutting for beginners & rusty printmakers

"I had such a fab day exploring Lino cutting with Liz. She is an amazing and patient teacher and was very well prepared and professional. She gave great advice about buying tools and equipment which was much appreciated. We came away with some lovely art work and loads of inspiration. The beautiful studio and garden were an added bonus. Thanks Liz Gill"

Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker responded:

" Hi Gill, Lovely to hear from you and thank you for your kind words. It was great working with such fun and enthusiastic folks and I too had a lovely day. I think there’s lots of potential for you to combine printing with your other creative projects; it’s going to be really exciting. I look forward to you returning to The Slipper Studio and until then, happy printing Liz Wellby"

27 Jun 22'

Jo Morrison reviewed: The First Cut - lino cutting for beginners & rusty printmakers

"I joined Liz's course as a complete beginner and left with a lovely piece that I was really proud of. The studio is a beautiful and relaxing space to escape to and learn something new. Liz taught our small group with her expertise, talent and intuition and I felt like I had the tools, space and new skills to try something for myself. It was a great day and I definitely want to continue this new craft."

Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker responded:

" Hi Jo, Thanks for letting me know about your workshop at The Slipper Studio; it’s much appreciated. It was a great day working with the group and lovely that you all got on so well. You quickly understood the process and it’s no mean feat to create a 2 colour lino cut at your first attempt, so hats off to you. It’s a lovely process, so I hope you enjoy your new found passion. Happy printing Liz Wellby "

12 Jun 22'

Sue M reviewed: Create with a gel printing plate in Derbyshire

"A very enjoyable course, excellent instruction by Liz would recommend anyone to do this course, think I have come away addicted to gelli plate printing and have been thinking of different things to use. Will definitely be looking at doing other courses."

Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker responded:

" Hi Sue, Thank you for letting me know about your day at The Slipper Studio. It was lovely working with you seeing your delight at what you were creating. It’s a great process, with so many options to pursue, so you won’t be bored with gel plate printing. Just think about all the types of flowers that you’ll be able to use for masking, as the summer progresses. Which workshops will lure you back? Best wishes and happy printing Liz Wellby"

6 Jun 22'

Judith Roe reviewed: The First Cut - lino cutting for beginners & rusty printmakers

"My friend and I had a marvellous day making linocuts with Liz. As more or less novices the day was pitched perfectly to help us make our first Lino prints. Everything we needed was provided and the studio is ideal with lots of space. Liz was very encouraging and gave interesting hints and tips on how we could develop our ideas. We were amazed that we came home with so many different prints. The day flew by. We’re already looking to get equipped to do more at home and hope to be back for another course sometime."

Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker responded:

" Hi Judith & Julie, Lovely to hear from you and thank you for letting me know about your workshop experience. It was a pleasure working with you both, seeing your ideas, skills and understanding develop. It’s time to order some materials and equipment and plan your second composition. Bert and I look forward to seeing you again at The Slipper Studio. Best wishes Liz Wellby"

18 May 22'

Bea reviewed: Create with a gel printing plate in Derbyshire

"This was a very useful course for improving my gelli plate practice. I learned techniques I have not used before and I had really pleasing results. The course is well balanced in relation to demonstration time vs 'do' time. Lots of space and time to practice. Thoroughly enjoyable course."

Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker responded:

" Hi Bea, Lovely to hear about your day at The Slipper Studio and thank you for taking the time to let me know. It was good to work alongside a more experienced gel plate printer, seeing your approach to the technique and relieved that I could give you some new ways of working! I hope the masking with flowers and leaves, will send you in a new creative direction. Best wishes Liz Wellby"

25 Apr 22'

Hedy Parkin reviewed: Create with a gel printing plate in Derbyshire

"There was something special about the day. There were just three of us and we got a very a warm welcome from Liz in her super studio, which is clean and bright and has inspirational views. Liz gave us a good, clear, step-by-step guide and then left us to create and enjoy. She didn't crowd us, but was there to guide, encourage and answer any questions. I've not used this technique before but I am definitely going to try it at home. The day was well paced and we all left feeling very happy with what we had achieved."

Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker responded:

" Hi Hedy, Thanks for letting me hear about your time at The Slipper Studio. It was lovely working with you all, particularly introducing you to a new process and sharing your day. You all did so well and created some lovely pieces. I hope you can continue exploring the process, as it has so much to offer. Best wishes Liz Wellby"

14 Apr 22'

Deborah Judd reviewed: New - Inspired by Bloomsbury: exploring mixed media in Derbyshire.

"This was a really original and very educational workshop that introduced me to the Art of the Bloomsbury group. The pieces we produced were inspired by very colourful and highly patterned images from the amazing house of Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant "Charleston" in Sussex. As always, Liz's highly professional, calm and encouraging approach, gave me the confidence to dive into all the tasks with aplomb, if slightly messily. (Sorry Liz! ) Using ink with gorgeous vibrant colours, we worked from life and Liz's beautiful samples as well as the sumptuous images of the artists themselves. The day passed all too quickly. I came away with several pieces including paint and jug designs and collaged compositions. All of which I intend to continue working on. I begun the day tired and stressed but left very relaxed and happy. Thank you Liz for a fabulous day. I look forward to my next visit to the Slipper Studio. A wonderful place to forget the world and to simply draw."

Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker responded:

" Hi Deborah, Lovely to hear about your day at The Slipper Studio and thank you for taking the time to comment. I really enjoy teaching this workshop and you are so right about working with those vibrant colours - they are just beautiful. Combine this with images inspired from Charleston House, there’s so much to explore and be inspired by. Attending a workshop is a great way of stepping away from our busy lives and I know that you always benefit from focusing on something new and relaxing. I’m looking forward to seeing more of your pieces Inspired by Bloomsbury. Best wishes Liz Wellby"

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