Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker reviews

20 May 19'

Louise James reviewed: Experimental Printmaking inspired by Mid Century Design in Derbyshire

"I spend such an enjoyable day with Liz learning about experimental printing techniques. I was a little worried at first that I might not be able to create design that I liked or execute the printing well enough but I needn't have worried as Liz soon put me at ease and her excellent preparation meant that there was plenty of inspiration to start me off. Liz took me gently through mark making and various printing techniques in logical and achievable steps interspersed with lovely coffee and biscuits in airy and inspirational surroundings...and Bert the cat is simply adorable! By the end of the day I left the Slipper Studio with an arm full of beautiful prints, a smile on my face and a mind full of ideas for future projects at home. Thank you Liz!"

Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker responded:

" Thanks for taking the time to review your day. Really pleased that you enjoyed your workshop and felt supported throughout the day. I loved your choice of colours. Hope you have time to plan some new ideas. Best wishes Liz Wellby"

28 Apr 19'

Catherine Hingston reviewed: Creative pre-wedding workshops in Derbyshire

"I had a lovely time with Liz and my daughters. It was very relaxed, and great fun. I now feel I have learned a new skill. The time was just right and lunch delicious. I can really recommend this. Something very different."

Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker responded:

" Thanks for passing on your thoughts. It was lovely to work with you all. Hope you are getting on well with making your paper flowers - looking forward to seeing the photos in July. Best wishes Liz Wellby"

9 Apr 19'

Fiona reviewed: Exploring experimental collographs in Derbyshire

"Really enjoyable day with Liz - she explains things really well and her enthusiasm is infectious! A thoroughly inspiring day - thank you!"

Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker responded:

" Thank you for your positivity and I’m really pleased you enjoyed your day. I hope your lovely prints have pride of place at home. Best wishes Liz Wellby"

7 Apr 19'

Kasia reviewed: Exploring experimental collographs in Derbyshire

"Liz is very skillfull and most of all a lovely and friendly person. Her workshop was so well organised. We were provided with plenty of materials, tools and tutoring. Her studio is a beautifull and cosy place, located in picturesque surroundings. It was a wonderfull day for me. I learnt a lot; managed to produce some interesting printouts. I felt like a child in a playground and found there inspiration for my little amateur projects. There was loads of tea, coffee, biscuits, a lovely cat and the most encouraging feedback from Liz! I highly recommend for those who want to learn new skills or just need a de-stressing therapy day!"

Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker responded:

" Thank you so much for your lovely comments. Andrew and I have worked hard to create the right environment for us and our creative visitors, so we really appreciate your thoughts. It was a pleasure to work with and I am sat here with a big smile on my face. Hurry back! There are so many new skills for you to learn. Best wishes Liz Wellby"

3 Apr 19'

Deborah Judd reviewed: Still Life with Posies & Pots - a drawing and painting workshop in Derbyshire.

"Another lovely day at the Slipper studio. Experimenting with a range of creative drawing techniques. I felt lacking in confidence when I arrived but Liz is such an expert teacher that I soon found myself totally consumed in the pieces. Such a treat to spend a day drawing in such gorgeous surroundings. Thank you Liz"

Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker responded:

" Thank you. You produced some beautiful pieces. Always a pleasure to have you at The Slipper Studio. Best wishes Liz Wellby"

30 Mar 19'

Judith Oliver reviewed: Still Life with Posies & Pots - a drawing and painting workshop in Derbyshire.

"I really enjoyed the art course today . Lots of different skills have been experienced. As an art teacher Liz is very good at teaching very creative and imaginative art techniques. Lovely house in rural Derbyshire ."

Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker responded:

" Really pleased you had a productive day and hope you can continue to develop your new skills; all of the processes have lots of potential for your themes. Thank you for your comments and look forward to working with you again. Best wishes Liz Wellby"

18 Mar 19'

Heather reviewed: Creative pre-wedding workshops in Derbyshire

"I couldn't recommend a workshop with Liz enough! Ahead of the workshop, I had a consultation with Liz to discuss what I wanted to do. Liz showed me various options of what might work and what wouldn't but there was no pressure. We arrived to what felt like a personalised setup, various details had been put in place to make it feel a bit more special. We were instantly offered a good selection of drinks so we could settle quickly. We were constantly doing things, however we never felt too busy to talk. Liz got involved in conversation and felt like part of the group instantly. Lunch was a yummy selection of sandwiches, crisps and a few extras (the mini pork pies were my favourite). The day never felt like it was dragging, everyone I was with left saying how they had had a great time. If you want a proactive yet relaxing step back from the norm, this would be perfect for you."

Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker responded:

" Thank you for your lovely comments and really pleased that you enjoyed your day. Hope all goes well with continuing making your decorations; they are sure to make your venue extra special. Best wishes Liz Wellby"

17 Mar 19'

Jess Hingston reviewed: Creative pre-wedding workshops in Derbyshire

"I thoroughly enjoyed this workshop. Liz was very welcoming and the venue is very warm and cosy. We picked up a lot of different ideas which we will be using for my sisters wedding. Liz was a very good host, offering plenty of refreshments and a nice lunch, also getting involved with the party. I would definitely recommend this workshop to others, really fun day and something I wouldnt normally do."

Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker responded:

" So pleased that you enjoyed the day with your sisters and your mum. I really enjoyed working with you all. Hope the wedding venue looks beautiful with all the decorations that you made. Best wishes Liz Wellby"

13 Mar 19'

Caroline Everett reviewed: Experimental Printmaking inspired by Mid Century Design in Derbyshire

"A really lovely day. I learned some new techniques and really enjoyed the opportunity to get my creative juices flowing. Despite this being only a 1 day course I still came away with some pieces of work that I am really pleased with. Despite being a beginner to printmaking (indeed, not normally being a regular artist at all) I have been quite inspired by the workshop. I’ve come away thinking about how I can quite easily replicate some of the techniques at home and would like to work on some projects if my own. Thank you Liz for your warm hospitality and generous sharing of advice and techniques."

Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker responded:

" Thank you for your review and kind words. So glad you enjoyed your day and good luck with your projects. Best wishes Liz Wellby"

13 Mar 19'

Deborah Judd reviewed: Experimental Printmaking inspired by Mid Century Design in Derbyshire

"Another wonderfully creative and inspiring day at the Slipper Studio. Liz is a warm hostess and a very experienced teacher. She seamlessly facilitates the day, with numerous high quality activities and makes a very safe space, where you have the confidence to experiment. All resources are well prepared and you are made to feel very treated. Especially with the delicious biscuits ! Thank you for giving me loads of new ideas and also lifting my soul."

Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker responded:

" Thank you. Very pleased you have enjoyed another workshop at The Slipper Studio. You created some beautiful pieces. Best wishes Liz Wellby"

11 Mar 19'

Rob Cartwright reviewed: Experimental Printmaking inspired by Mid Century Design in Derbyshire

"Had a great day. The welcome and atmosphere was very friendly and the workshop was very well laid out and comfortable to work in. Liz empowered everyone to be creative adding good sound advice and tuition where necessary but didn’t overpower the learning process thus allowing each individual to create their own style. It was a fun day with a lot to learn. I really enjoyed the whole day. I certainly recommend this course to anyone wanting to try Lino cutting and design. Thank you Liz"

Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker responded:

" Thank you for your positive comments and really pleased you enjoyed your day. Lovely working with you. Best wishes Liz Wellby"

11 Mar 19'

Olinda Everett reviewed: Experimental Printmaking inspired by Mid Century Design in Derbyshire

"I return to Liz’s workshops with great anticipation and delight: she shares generously her knowledge, she encourages and most valued of all, she fosters a sense of confidence in my own ideas that makes the day an entirely satisfying experience. The studio is immaculate and always inspiring any time of year: I think the views without and the serenity within are part of the delight. This workshop was full of learning and fun, we had very good company and a clear sense of purpose and structure for the day."

Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker responded:

" Thank you for your kind and thoughtful comments. Much appreciated. It was lovely having you back. Best wishes Liz Wellby"

11 Mar 19'

Gill Spokes reviewed: Experimental Printmaking inspired by Mid Century Design in Derbyshire

"Fabulous studio in a great location. The course was well structured with lots of opportunity to experiment, design and have fun. My husband and I attended the course together, I have a little printmaking experience he was a complete novice and Liz tailored her advice perfectly to meet both our needs. We had a great day and would definitely return for further courses."

Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker responded:

" Thank you for lovely comments and for your persistence in travelling from Hull to a snowy Derbyshire. It was a pleasure to work with you both and I hope you enjoy the rest of your Birthday celebrations. Best wishes Liz Wellby"

10 Mar 19'

gaynor lewis reviewed: Experimental Printmaking inspired by Mid Century Design in Derbyshire

"Liz's studio is really fabulous, and her courses are more than just a learning exercise, they make you feel relaxed, inspired and ready to create on your own afterwards. Expect excellent teaching and a real attention to detail from Liz. I've been on several courses run from the Slipper Studio and would say to anyone who is interested, don't hesitate, this is becoming a very popular venue!"

Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker responded:

" Really appreciate your kind words and positivity. Come back soon! Best wishes Liz Wellby"

9 Mar 19'

Chris Lawton reviewed: Experimental Printmaking inspired by Mid Century Design in Derbyshire

"A beautiful setting in which to work with materials and instructions delivered expertly. The small group of participants means that everyone has space to work and move freely between the two work rooms. Liz's preparation beforehand and perfect execution of the course results in an inspiring and positive environment. As an absolute novice I felt encouraged and supported throughout the day and left inspired enough to seriously consider developing my skills further by purchasing tools and equipment to use at home. The Slipper Studio offers the perfect environment for a relaxed yet intensive course of instruction and Liz and Andrew are the perfect hosts."

Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker responded:

" Thank you so much for your review. Sat here with a big smile on my face. Best wishes Liz"

22 Feb 19'

Annette Booth reviewed: Create Tiny Wire Bird Sculptures in Derbyshire.

"Had a really enjoyable day with Liz Got the bug now to make wire birds etc Liz was very patient and most helpful The work space was wonderful Would thoroughly recommend"

Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker responded:

" Thank you for taking time to review your day and really pleased you had an enjoyable and productive experience. Hope you make a whole flock of wire birds. Best wishes Liz Wellby"

19 Feb 19'

Rachel Gillis reviewed: Make Matryoshka (Russian Dolls) inspired Stamps, Paper Sculpture and Metal Decorations in Derbyshire

"The Slipper Studio is a light, calming and relaxing place to learn and be creative. Liz generously shares her own deep experience as teacher and maker to enable you to go away with lovely things, new skills and lots of inspiration. A thoroughly enjoyable day. Thank you."

Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker responded:

" So pleased that you had an enjoyable day. Your comments are really appreciated. Thank you. Liz"

18 Feb 19'

Deborah Judd reviewed: Make Matryoshka (Russian Dolls) inspired Stamps, Paper Sculpture and Metal Decorations in Derbyshire

"A really excellent and most enjoyable workshop. Liz is a wonderful amiable hostess and superb teacher. The studio is light, warm and comfortable, this enables a Zen like mood where the creativity can flow. The materials and resources are top notch. Oh also you are regularly provided with drinks and delicious biscuits. Thank you for a great day that provided me with lots of ideas to take forward."

Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker responded:

" Thank you for your kind words. Very happy that you left far more chilled than when you arrived and with lots of beautiful outcomes. Looking forward to welcoming you back to The Slipper Studio in March, for Experimental Printmaking. Best wishes Liz"

10 Feb 19'

Sarah Plant reviewed: Create Tiny Wire Bird Sculptures in Derbyshire.

"Excellent facilities with a warm welcome. Well paced workshop with clear tuition and good resources. Really enjoyed the day and came away with some cute makes and ideas for more crafting. Looking forward to my next visit ?"

Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker responded:

" Thank you for your positivity and really pleased you enjoyed your day. Looking forward to some experimental printmaking with you in March."

9 Feb 19'

Louise Brooks reviewed: Create Tiny Wire Bird Sculptures in Derbyshire.

"Liz makes you feel really welcome and at home in her studio. She provides a personalised touch for those attending and presents her workshop in an easy to follow way. I have learnt so many things during the workshop, I can’t wait to try them out at home."

Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker responded:

" So glad you have had an enjoyable and productive day. Thanks for making time to review your experiences."

19 Nov 18'

Louise Thomas reviewed: Create Wire and Metal Christmas Decorations at The Slipper Studio in Derbyshire

"Thank you Liz for an absolutely brilliant day. From the moment I arrived I felt very welcome and my apprehension quickly dissolved in the warmth of your welcome and light and airy studio. Your introductory pack was carefully and thoughtfully presented, your instructions clear and inspiring. You made everything seem possible even for a complete clumsy novice. I came with no preconceptions only the desire to learn how to be creative, never having had any previous training but a great longing to be more creative and practical. The day was very enjoyable, great fun and most of all inspiring , I have already planned to make some more birds and metal decorations for Christmas gifts. My confidence and imagination have been ignited. I am looking forward to attending more workshops with you next year."

Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker responded:

" I am really moved by your thoughts and comments. Thank you. So pleased that you got so much from the workshop and looking forward to working with you again. I hope your friends and family appreciate the gifts you are making for them."

12 Nov 18'

Jessica Oliver reviewed: Create Paper Christmas Decorations at The Slipper Studio in Derbyshire

"What a treat! A fantastic day exploring paper and methods to produce beautiful decorations and home features using recycled paper. The atmosphere was so relaxing with the fire on and music playing whilst we were being creative! Highly recommend this course with Liz."

Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker responded:

" Thank you. So pleased that you enjoyed yourself and had sometime to relax. Hope you are continuing making your decorations."

8 Nov 18'

Carol Sutcliffe reviewed: Fabulous Fruit and Flowers in Autumn - Stamp Making and Paper Sculpture in Derbyshire

"A most enjoyable course. Preparation and presentation excellent. All materials provided. Friendly and lively atmosphere I would certainly go again."

Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker responded:

" Thank you. Really pleased that you enjoyed your day at The Slipper Studio."

8 Nov 18'

Rachel Morley reviewed: Create Christmas Stamps at The Slipper Studio in Derbyshire.

"What a wonderfully relaxing day in Liz’s cosy Slipper Studio! Plenty of attention to detail, all materials and equipment provided and excellent tutoring. Despite already knowing how to make relief prints I did learn some new skills and especially enjoyed learning how to make the paper sculptures. We were also treated to the most excellent biscuits and plenty of hot beverages throughout the day! All in all a workshop very well delivered. I would definitely recommend it. Thank you Liz! Rachel x"

Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker responded:

" Really kind of you to say so. Look forward to seeing you back at The Slipper Studio."

8 Nov 18'

Megan Burcham reviewed: Create Christmas Stamps at The Slipper Studio in Derbyshire.

"I attended the Christmas stamp workshop. This was a wonderful welcoming experience from the outset. Liz our tutor provided all the equipment necessary for a successful and informative day. She had amazing attention to detail and provided copious refreshments. I would highly recommend a course with Liz."

Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker responded:

" Thank you. Lovely to work with you again."

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