"Hi. Attended the beginners course last Tuesday 24/01/23. I had been bought the course by my children for my birthday. Fantastic gift. Group of 4. Very friendly. Denny was very helpful and gave clear and great instruction. I am very happy with my pieces made which make me smile as I look at them. Yet to hang the main one. Have already suggested that they may like to buy me some tools...Hope to visit again. Great fun. Helen PS lovely cake and coffee too. xx."
" Thanks for your lovely review, Helen. Much appreciated. And glad your mosaics are making you smile! Hope to see you at another workshop .. and hope the ‘hints’ for tools are successful. Sounds like you’ve got hooked!
"Lovely relaxed beginners mosaic course.
I was one of 4 students.
Good range of materials to create a practice piece and a linear mosaic.
Denny gave helpful and relaxed instruction, and well as supplying great coffee and cake!
I may sign up for the intermediate course! "
" Thank you, Louise. Good to know you found the day relaxing and that maybe you’ve caught the mosaic bug! Hope to see you again and will let you know dates for the intermediate mosaic day.
"Denny runs a brilliant course for learning how to begin your mosaic journey. Unhurried, informative and practical guidance for you to create your own pieces that are so individual. Alongside, homemade CAKE and a great small group of people it is
a lovely day but potentially an ongoing addiction xx Thanks Denny (and the gorgeous Daisy 🐾) "
" Super speedy review, Tracey, thank you. And delighted to know you enjoyed the day - and found your new hobby! Your little bird was very impressive and I look forward to seeing it once grouted and in the frame. Hope to see you again.
"Denny is an excellent tutor and a very welcoming host. Lots of coffee, homemade cake and patience all day long. The course was informative and instructive with an extensive (amazing) supply of materials available enabling us to create an art piece to be proud of. We were given thorough notes to take away with our creations. I highly recommend this course but be careful Denny will definitely pass on the mosaic bug so you won’t want to stop!! "
" Fab review, Julia, thank you 🤗. So glad you enjoyed your day - and the cake! You certainly can be proud of your piece - it was lovely. I look forward to seeing you again in the new year for the intermediate course. Thanks again.
Denny x "
"As my email/message was not read properly, I wasnt prepared, and had difficulty finding the place. Once contacted, Denny came out to meet me, and was welcoming and helpful. I enjoyed assembling pieces and learning mo re about the wonders of mosiacs. Friendly, group with nice treats, lovely works displayed and a valuable reintroduction to creative possibilities."
" Thanks for your kind review, Xenia. Glad the day managed to reignite your creativity and enabled you to see opportunities to use all your found materials in future mosaics. I look forward to seeing some!
"Just enjoyed a fantastic Mosaic day with Denny. We were welcomed to Denny’s beautiful home and thoroughly enjoyed working with all different types of mosaic materials. As mentioned in other reviews the cake alone is worth it! We all came away with a spring in our step after producing our own unique mosaics. This is an amazing day and very good value. Thank again Denny x "
" Thank you Annie for this lovely review! So glad the day put a spring in your step - spending time being creative is a good way to recharge as is spending quality time with friends. I hope you can all join a workshop again or crafternoon in the new year.
"What a wonderful informative day. Denny was very patient and supportive, encouraging and helpful when things got a bit wrong. The time just flew and I didn't want it to end. I went home with something I was proud of. I'm hoping to book another course with Denny very soon. Thank you again.
" Thank you, Mary, for your lovely review. It’s much appreciated and I’m so glad you enjoyed the day and want to do more. I look forward to seeing you again soon. Denny x"
"This course comes highly recommended. From the very warm welcome, delicious cakes and refreshments, there wasn’t anything not to like. Denny was very patient and informative, sharing lots of tips and examples of her excellent work. Working in a small group was friendly and intimate with plenty of opportunity to ask questions, share ideas and offer encouragement, along with a few laughs. I was thrilled to come away with some finished pieces of mosaic and a passion to explore further. "
" What a lovely review, Shirley! Thank you so much. I’m so pleased to know you enjoyed your day and especially that it’s given you a passion to do more - I hope to see you again sometime and feel free, in the meantime, to ask any questions you may have about your mosaic’ing. Denny x"
"A brilliant course. Excellent hands-on tuition, the pace was just right. Denny offers ideas as well as clear instruction. The workspace is bright and airy and the addition of homemade cake is very welcome! I would recommend this course to anyone who wants to try mosaics. Thank you Denny. A brilliant day.
" Thank you, Sue, for your lovely comments - and for the speediest review ever!! So glad you enjoyed the day - you were a pleasure to teach and spend time with. Hope to see you again. Denny x"
"I have been on lots of craft courses but this one was on top of my list. Great day. Learnt so much. Denny was an amazing teacher and her lemon drizzle cake is to die for.
Thank you Denny so much, want to do more."
" Thanks, Debbie, for your kind review. So glad you enjoyed the day (and cake!). Do hope to see you again - and don’t forget to send a photo of your mirror once grouted. Denny x"
"Thank you Denny for such a lovely day. The three of us enjoyed every minute. The set up you have is perfect in your garden room and you have the patience of a saint! We were all thrilled with our creations and excited to do more. We will definitely be back!
By the way, the cakes were amaaaazing.
Thank you again ??"
" Thank you - I enjoyed the day too! You were all good fun and it was a pleasure teaching you. It’s great when students are so obviously delighted and proud of the artwork they create as your beaming faces showed. It makes it all worthwhile. I hope to see you again soon. Denny x"
"We had a fantastic day ( myself and my two daughters) where we were given reign to our creativity but had all the help we needed from Denny. All materials are included in the price plus a choice of homemade cake!"
" Thanks, Julia, for taking the time to write a review. I’m glad you all enjoyed the day and I look forward to seeing you soon so you can complete your lovely kingfisher!"
"Had an absolutely fabulous day with my daughter. Denny was a fantastic teacher, who made it fun and very enjoyable. Neither of us had any previous experience but were amazed with the pieces of work we took home with us. The setting was beautiful as was Denny's lovely work that was on display. We will both be definetly continuing with creating mosaics. To cap it all the carrot cake was delicious."
" Thank you, Jennie! Feedback like this is much appreciated. And glad to know you’ll both be continuing with your new skill! Hope to see you again soon.
"I can highly recommend this course.
We were given such a warm welcome and Denny is a lovely teacher - encouraging, informative (and very very patient!). The venue, a garden studio in a lovely setting, was well set up and comfortable. The pace and length of the day felt just right, it was never pressurised but was enough time to make something nice.
I have been dabbling in mosaics once in a while ever since 2006 and I can honestly say the mosaic I made on this course is the only one I am completely happy with - I love it! I'm feeling very inspired to continue with the style I learned and I will be returning for the intermediate course soon.
And I don't eat cake but I am reliably informed that it was delicious."
" Thank you so much for this lovely review, Alex! It’s very gratifying to get these sort of comments and to know you enjoyed the day. I look forward to seeing you and Rosemary again soon.
"A fun day mosaicking! Denny is a great tutor, and creates a relaxed, friendly atmosphere in her workshops. The Beginner’s Day is suitable for all abilities, including those who (wrongly) think they’re not creative.
Great cake, too!"
" Thank you, Kathy. Glad to hear you enjoyed the day including the cake! Hope to see you again sometime for the next stage."
"Really enjoyed this one day workshop where I made a small abstract mosaic piece of wall art.
Denny offers a lot of advice throughout the day and I would recommend this course for anyone wanting to try mosaic for the first time and wanting to leave with something to show for it and enough knowledge to make something simple at home"
" Thank you Clare! So glad you enjoyed the day - I enjoyed teaching you and your friends. Hope to see you again one day. Denny x"
"Thoroughly enjoyed the day course. Am always a bit wary of joining classes when going by myself. I was joined by 3 ladies...sisters/friends who were lovely. Denny made everyone welcome and relaxed.The home made cakes were a lovely touch and much appreciated.Enjoyed it so much am booked in for 2 more days in Oct and Nov...Really pleased with the picture I made..so much so have another one in the making.I had dabbled with mosaics before but felt I needed the knowledge of the finer points and finishes...all of which Denny advised me on..."
" Thank you, June, for taking the time to write this review. And a nice one too! Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Denny x"
"I thoroughly recommend this course, a relaxed friendly and enjoyable day. Denny made everyone feel welcome, she has a fantastic wealth of knowledge and nothing was to much trouble, will certainly be signing up again. She also provided some yummy home made cakes !!!"
" Thank you, Denise, for taking the trouble to do a review - and a lovely one too! I enjoyed the day too and meeting you, and hope to see you again at another workshop or crafternoon."
"I went with two friends and had a lovely time. We were all beginners, but each of us had a professional-looking piece of work to take home at the end of the day. I'm no artist, but mine's on the wall and guests have actually asked where I bought it!!
It's a very friendly, relaxed workshop, but at the same time Denny obviously knows her stuff when it comes to mosaics - AND baking; the cake was absolutely yummy and it'd be worth going for that alone :). She helps and advises without taking over, and you just feel really well looked-after in every way.
There's also a huge range of materials available, from tiles, stained glass, mirrors and beads to pebbles and seashells from the local beach, plus all the tools and safety equipment you could need. You can even bring broken crockery that means something to you, and turn it into art.
I can't recommend this course highly enough. It's a really lovely way to spend a day."
"This is an excellent workshop, very well taught and which enables you in one session to take home a piece of mosaic work fully finished. Denny's teaching is fun and full. It is lovely to see her own work and then be let loose on an array of lovely tiles and glass. Mosaic combines art and craftmanship but this is an activity for all abilities."