Reviews for The Phoenix Studio

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Wire & mixed media sculpture courses with James Ort (Course inactive)

In-person course
Jan Norton - - #5102

This two day course was brilliant - it doesn't matter if you're a beginner (like me) or come with experience and your own ideas. James is a great teacher - clear about the things that matter and his interventions are positive and supportive. It was a privilege to work in the studio and sit outside for lunch with other participants - who, on this occasion, were skilled creators and fabulous company. It's my second visit to the Phoenix - and I'll definitely be back.

Wire & mixed media sculpture courses with James Ort (Course inactive)

In-person course
Mary Gardner - - #5059

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Creating ceramic animals courses - with James Ort & Alison Pink (Course inactive)

In-person course
Amanda Andrews - - #4811

I highly recommend this Course with James.
Tution was clear and the support and help just excellent.
Absolutely amazed and thrilled with my creations
The studio is beautiful, lots of space and light.,
I will be back for more.

Creating ceramic animals courses - with James Ort & Alison Pink (Course inactive)

In-person course
Barbara Miller - - #4798

Recently just started on clay and loved this course! Light Airy studio and James and Alison were very supportive. Learnt a lot and enjoyed it very much!


Wire & mixed media sculpture courses with James Ort (Course inactive)

In-person course
Laura E. - - #4051

I've just spent two fun filled days on a wire and mixed media course. The wonderful sculptures made by my fellow attendees... aided and encouraged throughout by James (not forgetting Ben), left me in absolute awe of everyone's creativity. James' relaxed and friendly manner was inspiring. I will definitely try to do more at home. Were it not for the logistics of getting to the studio each time from Essex, I would happily book ALL of the Phoenix Studio courses. Simply brilliant!

Wire & mixed media sculpture courses with James Ort (Course inactive)

In-person course
Pam Wilson - - #4048

What a fantastic course, I wish it could have lasted for more than the two days! James is an inspirational teacher who helped all of us to achieve brilliant results - and I certainly came away with inspiration for many more wire sculptures that I want to do!


Wire & mixed media sculpture courses with James Ort (Course inactive)

In-person course
Sue Fish - - #2257

Just come back from another wire and mixed media weekend course with James, its always such fun. He is not only very encouraging, but has a wonderful eye for anatomy, and comes up with amazing ideas for building the details of the sculptures. I thoroughly recommend his courses!

Wire & mixed media sculpture courses with James Ort (Course inactive)

In-person course
Sara Howard - - #2256

Excellent teacher, lovely studio with a very relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Will definitely go again!


Screenprinting weekend with Liam Biswell (Course inactive)

In-person course
Tim Peacock - - #2092

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Screenprinting weekend with Liam Biswell (Course inactive)

In-person course
Julia MacDougall - - #2090

I thoroughly enjoyed Liam's 2 day printmaking workshop. I was a complete beginner, but Liam guided us through the different processes and encouraged us in such a way that I had confidence to have a go and was rather pleased with my efforts! It was all very relaxed. Liam was well organised and all the equipment and materials we needed were readily to hand. The Phoenix Studio in Towersey was a pleasant and accommodating space to work in. I look forward to the next opportunity.


Screenprinting weekend with Liam Biswell (Course inactive)

In-person course
Mike Rains - - #2087

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Creating ceramic animals courses - with James Ort & Alison Pink (Course inactive)

In-person course
Rena George - - #2036

This course is brilliant. James is so inspirational and patient. He is able to rescue any potential disasters with such ease that everyone completes the weekend with amazing pieces. We so enjoyed the weekend that my friend and I booked ourselves on the next available course as soon as we got home.


Creating ceramic animals courses - with James Ort & Alison Pink (Course inactive)

In-person course
Valerie Powell - - #2028

James Ort`s clay sculpture course was the most attentive art course I`ve ever been on. His original and innovative away of working with clay was put across with boundless patience in the most comprehensive and patient way. I`ve never known a teacher work so hard to give so much.
Everyone in the group produced lovely objects. Marvelous!!

Thanks James, Val Powell.

Wire & mixed media sculpture courses with James Ort (Course inactive)

In-person course
Angela Wilkes - - #2007

I highly recommend this course and was amazed at what I went home with from the two weekends spent at Phoenix studios. James is an excellent teacher, who encourages and helps students to carry out their own ideas. The well equipped light studio looking onto the garden is a splendid place to work. I will definitely go again.


Creating ceramic animals courses - with James Ort & Alison Pink (Course inactive)

In-person course
Becky Lusby - - #2006

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Screenprinting weekend with Liam Biswell (Course inactive)

In-person course
Claire Lynch - - #1994

Liam combines giving the freedom to use your own ideas with giving the confidence that solutions to problems can be resolved! His course has provided a great introduction to various techniques and instilled a desire to carry on and learn more. His classes are relaxed, informative and fun for everyone.


Screenprinting weekend with Liam Biswell (Course inactive)

In-person course
Susan Kew - - #1952

We have used Liam for several workshops in the past few years. Our A Level girls were completely inspired by the screen printing workshop that he ran and enhanced all of their portfolios. We have been so impressed with Liam's workshops that have been very accessible and brilliantly resourced, so much so that we are investing in more print making equipment at our school. I would not hesitate in recommending anyone who wishes to explore print making in more depth, these are fantastic worshops!

Screenprinting weekend with Liam Biswell (Course inactive)

In-person course
Annie Wilkes - - #1949

Liam provided a clear and easy to follow introduction to screen printing and we all were inspired by seeing the wonderful variety in his own printmaking. Forty or so young people enjoyed creating their own photographic screen prints with very striking results. They were all excited and enthused by the experience. All the materials were very high quality providing rich prints on different colours, textures and weights of paper.


Screenprinting weekend with Liam Biswell (Course inactive)

In-person course
Kelly caesar - - #1934

Great Printmaker!
The workshops cover a wide range of printmaking techniques producing multiple quality pieces. I would highly recommend his workshops.

Creating ceramic animals courses - with James Ort & Alison Pink (Course inactive)

In-person course
Brian Paterson - - #1723

Would definitely recommend this course, a fun, creative and thoroughly enjoyable weekend with some lovely people. With his friendly and supportive style, James is a natural teacher and helps you create sculpture you can be proud of. Look forward to my next time at Phoenix.