Penlan Crafts

Contact name: Stef Palazzi
Total bookings
almost 2 years
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Courses, kits & gifts

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Basic automata and mechanical toy making
Next date: 8th Feb 2023
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Wooden mechanical toy (automata) making
Next date: 8th Feb 2023

Recent reviews

All maker's reviews
17 Jan 23'

Lou reviewed: Wooden mechanical toy (automata) making

"What an amazing day! A great experience learning about automata and using different tools to produce a lovely piece of automata to take home. Stef was very organised, patient and enthusiastic and great company in his well equipped studio. I would do it all over again! It has inspired me to make my own. "

Penlan Crafts responded:

" So happy you enjoyed your present Lou! It was a great day and I enjoyed working with you... and if you want to share ideas or to ask about mechanisms for your new toy, you know where to find me! Thank you for your nice review!"

7 Jan 23'

Chris Gowler reviewed: Wooden mechanical toy (automata) making

"ABSOLUTELY OUTSTANDING DAY. This was a really great day, I made Colin the Caterpillar. Stef gave clear one to one guidance in all aspects of making Colin, I could not have asked for better. I would gladly recommend this course and Stef to anyone. Brilliant"

Penlan Crafts responded:

" Hi Chris, thank you for your kind review. Very glad you enjoyed the day! You have been a very talended student and the fantastic version of Colin you made is proof of it! Thank you again! Stef"

1 Nov 22'

Davidkinshuck reviewed: Wooden mechanical toy (automata) making

"I attended yesterday, this was the most wonderful course. Personal tuition, I learnt how to use all the tools and make the model, Stef is enthusiastic and a very clear and helpful teacher. I really enjoyed the course,and will start to make my own models."

Penlan Crafts responded:

" Dear David, thank you for your kind review and glad you enjoyed the course!"

15 Aug 22'

Philipp reviewed: Basic automata and mechanical toy making

"Building a wooden automata (I chose Colin the caterpillar) was one of the best and most fun things I can imagine! I had such a fantastic day with Stef and it was incredibly rewarding to be able to create the toy from scratch with no prior experience. From cutting, drilling and sanding the wood, glueing the pieces together and painting the toy - we did everything. Stef explained the mechanics behind the automata and demonstrated all the tools. He was incredibly patient and was always there to help, show a technique again or suggest a different technique, but it always felt like I was building the toy myself. It was a truly enjoyable day. Stef is really easy to get along with and I enjoyed our conversations very much. I cannot recommend this course any higher. Thank you so much again!"

Penlan Crafts responded:

" Dear Philipp, thank you very much for your fantastic review. It was a pleasure meeting you (and working hard!) and I'm glad you had a lovely experience. All the best, Stef"

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