Had a brilliant time doing the pewter decorated box with Mel. Great tutor! I Loved the workshop & Mel's style of guidance through the process. She is relaxed but equally attentive when you need help.
Good value for the generous information Mel shared & the pre workshop preparation ready for us so that we used our time most productively for great results.
Can't wait to come back to do more pewter embossing with Mel. ❇ ❤ ❇
Thank you for the review Wendy. Hope to see you soon when we're all up and running again....towards the end of July. Watch this space :)
Mel is very welcoming and personable. She is clearly very creative with a wide range of knowledge across many medias, and open to sharing her knowledge when asked. Made to feel at home (provided some nuts and hot drinks). We were given lots of guidance and step by step support alongside a wide range of examples/resources. A very simple method to pick up within minutes of Mel's explanation and trial/test piece; and then the rest of the session to be creative and make it your own.
You take a wooden box, colour the clasp and hinges, and remove the corners in prep and paint it whatever colour you like. Then you draw out your design and begin embossing on the pewter sheet. You also use a pattern for the surround on a separate piece of pewter. Then we treated/coloured the pewter and then cleaned it to your required shine. Finally sticking the pewter bits to the box.
We also got a tour of the building while we were waiting for the pewter to be treated, which was lovely to see all the creativity. A wonderful day. Would recommend.
My friends and I had a brilliant time with Mel on her Embossed Letter course. We started quite nervous but Mel put us at our ease, explained everything repeatedly (!) and with great patience. Mel gave us a fantastic introduction to this craft both through her knowledge and teaching but also through the many and varied examples of her work to be seen in her studio. We all came away with a piece we could be proud of - what more could anyone want? A brilliant day!
I had a very good day making a decorative letter and bookmark, Mel was very patient and encouraging. She shared her knowledge and passion with us and provided all materials. It was great learning a new skill. Thank you Mel.
Fantastic day with Mel, learning about pewter embossing. A great studio equipped with everything you need.
Mel's teaching is just the right balance of guidance, knowledge and demonstration. She's very organised and really encouraging.
I left the course with a pewter covered notebook I'm really proud of, plus a burning desire to continue with the craft!
Thanks again Mel, a smashing day!
Really enjoyable evening session. Melanie went out of her way to welcome, providing guidance and everything required to produce our notebooks. It was incredibly well organised, with everything needed ready to go.She had even anticipated we may be hungry or thirsty and provided lovely nibbles. She was very encouraging and supportive, and generously shared her knowledge and equipment. We all left pleased with our notebooks, having had a really enjoyable evening. We are all signing up to do more of her courses. Couldnt have been better. Thanks Mel