Contact Name: Tom Banks
This craft course provider has been awarded Gold status for receiving 10 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.
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My girlfriend and I had a private workshop to make our own cup. Tom was very helpful, knowledgable and overall a really nice person! He knows his skills and is very good at explaining them. We especially liked the fact that he explained and demonstrated but also left enough space for us to try things for ourselves. In the end, it really is about doing and learning this by yourself but without Tom's insights you wouldn't know where to start :)
The location is also really nice and Tom provides hot beverages and a shelter for those cold and/or rainy days. Would definitely recommend!
Response from Wooden Tom:Thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure getting to know you both also.
This was a fantastic course in an amazing setting. Tom was a great teacher and the course was very interesting and covered much more than I first thought. The timber selection and drying advice was really useful and will allow me to try more projects at home. Overall the whole day was excellent and fantastic value for money. Would highly recommend this course to anyone who wishes to try green woodwork. Amazing setting and fantastic coffee. Many thanks.
What an amazing setting for a wood carving course.
Tom is brilliant with plenty patience and full of advice and guidance.
Would highly recommend his courses.
Amazing day learning loads, left with new skills and new confidence in what I was doing.
Had a wonderful private course to make a traditional mug with my friend Lou. I learnt some amazing new skills and had an excellent day in the forest. Tom has a very relaxed and friendly approach to teaching, he encourages creativity and learning. His knowledge of wood and passion for what he does is exceptional! He is even happy to sit by the fire and have a bit of chit chat too! Thanks for a lovely day. I will definitely be back. :)