Never heard of silver clay to make jewellery before so was fascinated to see how it was done and it turned out I really enjoyed the class on it. Jo is a wonderful teacher who helps you to design and make earrings and a pendant. Her demos were easy to follow and she gave very helpful advice to perfect my pieces. I spent a enjoyable and relaxing day making jewellery and would definitely go to more workshops run by Jo.
Kelly - - #23967
I had a wonderful day with Jo at West Country Creative, and came away with 2 beautiful silver leaf pendants and a polymer clay pendant, which could be worn on its own or with one of the pendants. Jo is an inspiring teacher, full of creative ideas as to how to get the best piece of jewellery possible to take home. She explains all the processes very clearly, but is also very relaxed. The studio is very light and in a very peaceful setting, but very easy to get to from the nearby A30.
I would recommend this course very highly, and it was well worth the 4 hour trip from my home. It was my second course and it won't be the last.
Janet Harfield - - #22804
Response from West Country Creative Ltd:Hi Janet, thank you for the lovely review. I'm sure you'll get lots of compliments when you wear any of them!
Had a lovely day. I love all sorts of crafts, but had never done any jewellery making before. Jo is wonderful, friendly and passionate about teaching people new skills. When I went home I had a pendant and matching stud earrings and a second small pendant.
I look forward to going again back sometime soon.
Kate Pledger - - #22716
Response from West Country Creative Ltd:Thank you for that, Kate! Your pieces were beautiful.
This is an excellent one day course. Jo is a very good and patient teacher. I made several items of jewellery (I surprised myself by actually finishing them all before the end of the day!) and they are extremely pretty. There was one other person present in this particular class and we were both surprised at just how different our jewellery turned out. I would recommend this course to anyone, you do not need any previous experience in polymer clay or jewellery making to create lovely items.
Lorna Stroup Nilsson - - #21966
There were just two of us on this course, so it was almost one-to-one tuition! The studio is pretty new and very nice, warm, pleasant views out the window of passing pheasants, squirrels and a rabbit posing and eating a dandelion. When it came to the crafting itself, we both made rather a lot of finished items (necklaces, earrings, cufflinks) and what was most impressive was that despite using the same basic materials and identical techniques we ended up making items completely different in appearance to one another. Jo was very helpful in teaching us (and keeping us supplied with tea) and I would thoroughly recommend this course.
David Nilsson - - #21934
Response from West Country Creative Ltd:Many thanks David. I'm glad you enjoyed it!
A fantastic way to spend a Spring day - having expert tuition but in a relaxed environment and then coming away with unique items made by your own hands. I've been wearing my millefiori necklace ever since and everyone wants to know how it was made! Well, you'll just have to ask Jo to teach you...
Joanna Bellis - - #20739
Response from West Country Creative Ltd:Glad to hear the necklace and earrings are a success Joanna, the colours you chose were gorgeous! I hope the 'Brussel Sprouts' are also being enjoyed ;-)
This was a brilliant day out. Thoroughly enjoyed the course. Jo was great and helped me create a beautiful silver pendant and earrings. I've never done anything like this before so was more than happy with the outcome. I've had great comments too. Will certainly do another course when I come back down to the West country. Thank you Jo.
Jackie Pinnock - - #20658
Response from West Country Creative Ltd:Thank you, Jackie. Just let me know if you do decide to come this way again and we can arrange a date!
Really enjoyable day on the Best of Both workshop and so thrillled with my pendant and earrings.
Jo was excellent at demonstrating and teaching us the required processes. Very professional , excellent teaching but also creating a very relaxed and fun day.
I definitely recommend it to anyone.
Chrissie Scotchmer - - #20536
Response from West Country Creative Ltd:Thank you Chrissie - I hope you get lots of pleasure wearing your pieces.
Had a lovely day at Westcountry Creative, Best of Both workshop. Made a gorgeous pendant and earings, which have already been complimented on by my friends and family. Jo was a great teacher and explained how each process worked brilliantly. Would definitely like to come back and do another workshop one day.
Shirley Hockridge - - #20517
Response from West Country Creative Ltd:Thank you for your review Shirley. Your pendant and earrings were stunning so I'm sure there will be lots more compliments to come!
Really enjoyed the course. Jo explained the processes very well and showed how to correct amy problems. Very pleased with my necklace and earings.
Janet Moore - - #20513
Response from West Country Creative Ltd:Thank you Janet - I'm so glad you had a good day, and hope you enjoy wearing your necklace.
Absolutely brilliant day! I had no previous experience of jewellery making but left at the end of the day with matching earrings and pendant. Jo guided me through taking an image from my daughters wedding invitation to completion of the pieces, including what to do when you break it!! No hesitation in recommending this course and Jo's kind and patient tuition, not to mention all the tea and biscuits! Thank you Jo, I will be back Xx
Sally Kelly - - #20659
Response from West Country Creative Ltd:Thank you Sally - I hope the wedding goes well!
I had a brilliant day with Jo and came home with a stunning necklace and earrings that all my friends are admiring. They are very impressed I could make the beads myself on just a one day course.
Jo does offer two other bead making courses and I'd really like to try both of those too, now I've got the bug.
Jenny Domerecki - - #17690
Response from West Country Creative Ltd:Jenny, thank you for your feedback. I really enjoyed the day too. Your colour choices were lovely and I'm so pleased that your friends like your necklace and earrings as much as we did!
I did the one day millefiori bead making workshop with Jo. I was the only student and feel very privileged to have had such expert tuition all to myself for a day. I was a complete novice but left with some beautiful beads, jewellery and plenty of ideas and ambition for my next projects.
Eager to sign up for the next course!
Marion Marks - - #17158
Response from West Country Creative Ltd:Thank you for your review Marion - I'm glad you left with lots of inspiration! I love teaching and hopefully, enthusing people 'to make' and I'm so lucky not to be governed by class sizes - when a class gets a booking, even if it is just the one, it runs!
My friend and I had a fabulous day learning to make Mokume Gane - polymer clay beads and created lovely necklaces and ear-rings, taught so well by the lovely Jo Hunter! Jo made us so welcome and even made gluten free biscuits especially for me! Jo showed us how to make extra beads from the left-over clay so I can continue my creations at home. I will definitely be continuing with my bead-making and my friend will be recommending this class to her friends and colleagues, locally. Really good value and a brilliant day of crafting! thank you so much Jo!
Elizabeth Foster - - #17032
Response from West Country Creative Ltd:Thank you for that lovely feedback Liz. It was a pleasure to meet you and Jo. If you're down again and want another workshop, just let me know and we can arrange a bespoke class to fit in with your holiday plans.
I had a lovely day with Jo yesterday making a sparkle necklace and a LOT(!) of buttons.
Jo was very flexible and adapted her workshop content because I wanted to make sparkle buttons as well. They will become haloes for musical angels at a couple of WI workshops later this year. I was so grateful to Jo for being so flexible and I loved the results. I also had time to make, with Jo's assistance with the fiddly bits, a bead necklace for myself.
Thanks, Jo for a lovely day.
Pat Mallett - - #16503
A big THANKYOU to Jo for delivering a fabulous course,we left at the end of the day having created marvellous silver pieces of jewellery from this “magic” clay...yes it’s true! We would highly recommend Jo,who shares her knowledge and creative passion both clearly and enthusiastically.
We would definitely return for another session.
See you soon Jo!
Chris & Vince Crompton - - #16384
Response from West Country Creative Ltd:It was a pleasure to meet you both and work through your ideas to bring them to fruition! I hope Vince, that your colleagues at work are suitably impressed with your surfboard pendant and I'm sure Chris, that you will get lots of compliments on your dragonfly pendant and earrings. Don't forget, that if you're down from the Midlands again and would like another class on a day to fit in with your plans, let me know and we can try and sort something out. Enjoy the rest of your holiday!
I have just spent the most enjoyable day learning how to work with polymer clay. I am now the proud owner of a rather lovely (if I do say myself) handmade bead necklace, pendant and earrings. Jo is a fantastic teacher, amazingly patient and reassuring. Her studio is bright, airy and full of inspiration and I can't wait to go back and try another of her courses.
Helen Carey - - #16282
Response from West Country Creative Ltd:Thank you Helen. It was lovely to meet you and Denise and to work with you both. Enjoy wearing your necklace!