Myself and my partner had the best day with Louise making a plate and vase. The day went so quickly and we can not believe what we have produced by the time it finished. Louise is friendly, passionate about what she does and helps put your ideas into a master piece. There was so much choice from ideas, to coloured slips, textures, stamps you name it Louise would of had it! We are both looking at going back and making something else and we can not wait! If your in two minds about booking this just book it, well worth the money and i promise you wont regret it 🙂
Response from Sugi Ceramics:Thank you for such a lovely review Siobhan! It was a pleasure to watch your designs come to life! You both embraced the possibilities and made professional looking outcomes! I am looking forward to the firings - will keep you posted!
My first experience of any kind of pottery and Louise made it the most therapeutic day I've spent in a long time. She is a fabulous teacher and makes you feel very comfortable and welcome. She gives lots of inspiration and spends time showing different techniques even if you don't have a clue like me! Can't wait to see my finished pieces and would seriously consider doing another day course with her. She also makes as many cuppas as you like! Loved it!
Response from Sugi Ceramics:Thank you so much De for your glowing review! It was so lovely to work with you and help your designs to evolve from concept to ceramic outcome! I’m looking forward to firing your masterpieces and seeing your lovely colours come to life! :)
Louise ran a superb workshop for Suffolk Wildlife Trust at our Redgrave & Lopham Fen nature reserve this month. Louise beautifully guided people to create the most fabulous selection of nature-inspired ceramic plates. Everyone had a brilliant day and produced some inspiring designs, which I believe everyone was pleasantly surprised with having made in just one day. Louise had organised everything perfectly and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Thank you.
What a great way to spend a day - Louise ran a surface decoration workshop which was enjoyable and informative. She freely shared tips and methods and I now feel inspired and equipped to take on some creative projects of my own.
Had a wonderful day with a talented artist and teacher. Learnt a lot in one day about surface decoration that is going to feed into my ceramics work. Met lovely people with shared enthusiasm. Highly recommended! Cant wait to work with Louise again.
Response from Sugi Ceramics:Thanks Bob for hosting the workshop. It was lovely to be at your workshop again and work with yourself, Joe and your lovely students. I feel really excited about how their surfaces will develop as a result! I look forward to hosting your Pal Tiya workshop in Suffolk soon. (Great cuppa tea!!)
Took my two boys for a workshop yesterday and we all had a fantastic time. Lou was very patient and excellent with the boys. They have been asking when they can go back again. Thanks for making there day special x
Response from Sugi Ceramics:Thanks Mel for attending with your two lovely boys. It was great to see them really engrossed in what they were doing - it was lovely to have them back for extra time finishing their painting. :)
I had the most enjoyable 'clay day' today at the Sugi Ceramics workshop, Elmswell, hosted by proprietor and most talented artist Louise Gridley. I found the experience to be both therapeutic and relaxing, whilst allowing me to be present and focussed. I created a beautiful name plaque for my home titled, 'Spiritus', which is the Greek word meaning, 'Breath of Life'. It did me the world of good to get out of my comfort zone, and to be in a creative space, something I would encourage anybody to do.
Sugi Ceramics comes highly recommended to people of all ages and abilities.
Went along slightly reluctantly as would not call myself creative by any means, how wrong was I, I had a lovely day with Louise who is very patient! I enjoyed a very therapeutic, chilled and fun session making a house sign and a plate. For those of you have not tried it give it a go! Thank you Lou.
Both my daughters attended a half day course at Sugi ceramics, they had an amazing time and have both produced some great pieces!!
Thank you so much for sharing your expertise and knowledge, they are looking forward to the next workshop ,
Lou was a brilliant teacher, very interactive with the children and you could tell that they all had an amazing time! Really excited for other workshops in the future!
Response from Sugi Ceramics:Thank you Maela. I'm glad you had a positive experience and hope you'll be back for another workshop in the future! :)
Laila had a wonderful time with Louise. We had originally booked her in for just the morning session, but in the end she did both morning and afternoon as she was having so much fun.
Thank you Louise, Laila learnt so much and can't believe how many wonderful things she made with you.
Can't wait for the next one.
I wouldn't recommend these clay courses enough.
Response from Sugi Ceramics:I'm really pleased Laila enjoyed her day. She was a little workhorse and produced so many lovely outcomes. She was the youngest student yet sustained concentration and interest throughout the whole day - amazing!
My son Charlie had a fantastic afternoon being creative with clay. There was a real buzz in the studio and all the children looked so engrossed in what they were making. A clay workshop for children is a brilliant concept and such good value for money. Charlie would definitely love to attend another studio session and was planning on the way home what he would make next time.
Response from Sugi Ceramics:Thanks Shelly! Charlie's sign was awesome. He's welcome back any time to make a sign for his dad's workshop!
I had such a lovely time at Sugi ceramics making a clay house number which I am really pleased with. Louise was brilliant and we all had a fun , chilled creative time .
Response from Sugi Ceramics:Thank you for your review Eliza! I'm really pleased your house sign has been admired - your hawthorne design was a winner!
I attended a course in late 2018 and was thoroughly impressed with the course and Louise at Sugi. I made a house number plaque and two plates for family members during the day. Louise was very supportive (I last did some clay work in the 80s when I was at school!) and her enthusiasm shone through. I hope to go again in the future.
Response from Sugi Ceramics:Thanks Rich! I'm pleased that you did not find the experience too daunting having not worked in this medium since school in the 80's! You were a natural. Hope to work with you again some time :)