3 May 19'
"I travelled up from Norfolk to learn Highlands Cup making from Wooden Tom and my goodness, what a great day it was, exceeding my expectations.
Tom is an excellent teacher, quickly assessing each person's needs and giving just the correct amount of guidance. His instructions are calm, clear and supportive.
No matter what our skill level we all felt sufficiently challenged and finished the day happily and with a satisfying sense of achievement.
His charming bothy in the woods is filled with interesting carvings and tools, some of which are available to buy at the end of the day so that skills learned can be practised at home.
Tom is not only a master of his craft but enormously knowledgeable about all things wood related and kept us fascinated as he told us some of the history of wooden cup making.
The icing on the cake is that the course is held in the heart of the Caingorms, filled with rich, abundant nature- meeting a surprised but relaxed red squirrel was one of the high spots.
I highly recommend Tom's courses to beginners and experienced woodworkers alike."
Wooden Tom responded:
" Thank you for your kind words Diana and also for bringing your amazing fan birds....the one from Yew....wow!!!"