Penlan Crafts

Contact Name: Stef Palazzi

Penlan Crafts
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Basic automata and mechanical toy making
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Basic automata and mechanical toy making
In-person course
Bristol - Next course on 21st January 2022
£150
Welcome to the magical world of automata, the perfect synthesis between craftsmanship, engineering and artistic expression. At the beginning of this one-day, face-to-face course you will learn some basic theories...
Wooden mechanical toy (automata) making
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Wooden mechanical toy (automata) making
In-person course
Bristol - Next course on 21st January 2022
£150
Welcome to the magical world of automata, the perfect synthesis between craftsmanship, engineering and artistic expression. At the beginning of this one-day, face-to-face course you will learn some basic theories...

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Basic automata and mechanical toy making

In-person course
Robert Taylor-Steward - - #33489

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Response from Penlan Crafts:

Dear Rob and Lou, thank you very much for your kind words! It was really a pleasure to have you in my workshop. Your passion, hard work and commitment paid off, your automata are beautifully made! All the very best

Basic automata and mechanical toy making

In-person course
Andrew Smallbone - - #33757

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Response from Penlan Crafts:

Thank you Andrew for your kind review. I am very happy you enjoyed building your mechanical toy. It was a pleasure working with you! All the best

Basic automata and mechanical toy making

In-person course
Kate Daly - - #33969

A lifelong wish to build an automaton was brilliantly delivered by Stef. Great location, workshop, tools, advice, help and tuition. All proper wood, so the final toy is beautiful, and the personal achievement immense. You have to choose one of the standard designs, but perfectly possible to have dancing elephants if you prefer to dancing sheep…. Just ask Stef. I wanted something complicated - and we did it.
I had a lovely time.

Response from Penlan Crafts:

Dear Kate
Thank you for your kind review. I am glad you had a lovely time, I really enjoyed working with you! Your enthusiasm and commitment paid off, your automaton is beautifully made (although I’m still debating within myself the right position of the black sheep!). All the best

Basic automata and mechanical toy making

In-person course
Geoff - - #34276

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Response from Penlan Crafts:

Dear Geoff, thank you very much for your kind review! Your positive comments are even more important since they are coming from an expert woodmaker like you... thank you again and I'm sure your grandchildren will love "The Unlucky Fisherman"!