Zantium Studios Ltd reviews

20 Sep 22'

Ali reviewed: Silversmithing - Rings & Bangles (1 day) in the Peak District

"A lovely friendy course , Kate was a great tutor and we had an amazing time making our rings and bangles and were very pleased with the end results. Also we had a warm welcome from the owners of the studio and they were lovely hosts of the course , with packed lunches , homemade cakes and drinks throughout the day. Would highly recommend to anyone and if we were on our holidays again in Derbyshire we would book another course. Thank you "

Zantium Studios Ltd responded:

" Thankyou Ali, for your lovely review. It was a pleasure to welcome you both on our Silversmithing Course last weekend and we're delighted you enjoyed the day so much. Top marks for creating such beautiful pieces. Enjoy showing off your new-found skills and handcrafted treasure!"

17 Jun 22'

Vicky reviewed: Willow Animal Sculpture (2 days) in the Peak District

"Excellent 2 days helped by the fabulous sunshine! The course was well run, allowing each to reach an almost completed sculpture. Alison provided wonderful hospitality keeping us all topped up with food and open access cafe area for snacks and beverages. Caroline was an experienced, calming influence when my creation was looking a disaster, the voice of reason and expertise!"

28 May 22'

Christopher Kelly reviewed: Willow Basket Weaving (2 days) in the Peak District

"Zantium Studios is set in a beautiful location which is made better by the welcome from Godfrey the peacock. Alison and Peter hosted the 2-day workshop beautifully; they are the loveliest people and were available for anything we needed. Ahead of attending the course Alison was on hand to answer all my questions and assured me that they could cater for my gluten free needs. The lunches were delicious as were the yummy snacks, teas and coffees. I attended the 2-day basket weaving class with Eddie Glew. The course lived up to all my expectations and more. Eddie is a great teacher and I couldn't recommend him and Zantium studios more highly."

Zantium Studios Ltd responded:

" Thankyou, Chris, for this wonderful, glowing review. Thankyou so much for joining us here at Zantium. It was a pleasure to have on the course...and my only regret is that I failed to get a photo of you departing by pushbike, with your beautiful big basket on the back! Enjoy your newfound skills and come back soon x"

25 May 22'

Jilly Greig reviewed: Willow Basket Weaving (2 days) in the Peak District

"Had been looking forward to doing a workshop with Eddy for ages, and was certainly not disappointed! I made a log basket and although not a total beginner felt lots of fine tunings shown by Eddy really helped me up my game. He was so patient and spotted little things I was doing that were not quite there yet, and helped me to work on the correct method to give a much better finish on my basket. Thanks Eddy i will definitely be back! Thanks also to our lovely hosts at the wonderful Zantium Studios, beautiful surroundings, including Godfrey the peacock! And the lovely lunches and snacks. Such a great experience all round. Would definitely recommend!!"

Zantium Studios Ltd responded:

" Thankyou so much, Jilly. We feel very fortunate to have Eddie as a visiting tutor here at Zantium Studios. Delighted to hear the course hit the spot and you have plans for more willow weaving pursuits. I trust your wonderful basket will soon find its perfect home at your dream croft..."

24 May 22'

Ruth reviewed: Silversmithing - Rings & Bangles (1 day) in the Peak District

"Delighted with my two new silver rings and can’t believe I made them myself! Kate our tutor was fantastic and it was interesting learning how to use all the different tools. Stunning venue with brilliant facilities and excellent catering. Would definitely recommend this workshop."

Zantium Studios Ltd responded:

" Thankyou so much, Ruth, for your kind words. Delighted to hear you enjoyed the workshop and the treasure you took home. I trust your jewellery has been much admired. I will pass on your positive feedback to Kate. Thankyou xx"

24 May 22'

Dawn Lewis reviewed: Craft Bookbinding (1 day) in the Peak District

"The bookbinding course was a gift from my adult children and what a wonderful gift. The course was really informative and fun taken at a pace to suit everyone but a small enough group to make it feel very personal. Holly was a great teacher calm and positive. The setting was beautiful with lovely food and refreshments. I will definitely look for other courses at this venue"

23 May 22'

Michael Crisp reviewed: Craft Bookbinding (1 day) in the Peak District

"The Craft Book Binding Course was excellent. Holly really knows her stuff and was really supportive all day long. The venue was excellent, the catering was outstanding. Would definitely go to another course there and would recommend it to everyone. 10 stars out of 10 Thank you again Michael Crisp"

21 May 22'

Michael Crisp reviewed: Craft Bookbinding (1 day) in the Peak District

"I really enjoyed the whole day. Holly was excellent in her instructions which enabled me to produce a book of which I am very proud. She obviously knew her stuff and put it across very well for absolute beginners like me! I an inspired to continue with this craft into the future. The people at Zantium, Alison and Peter, looked after us very well and would recommend courses held there. Thank you again for a most enjoyable day."

2 Dec 21'

H Loizou reviewed: Festive Willow Reindeer (1 day) in the Peak District

"Relaxing quiet fun, excellent tutor excellent location excellent hosts and food. Highly recommend."

Zantium Studios Ltd responded:

" Thankyou for this lovely review and the super photo you sent of your finished piece. Your reindeer looks wonderful! Hope he brings much Christmas sparkle to you and yours over the festive season."

12 Oct 21'

Chris Davidson reviewed: Willow Basket Weaving (2 days) in the Peak District

"A good tutor who could take a complete novice and equip them with the skills to take home a basket that they can be proud of. Fantastic environment to work in and brilliant hospitality from the owners of the studio. I left the course feeling "well chuffed" and three days later I'm still buzzing when I look at what I achieved!"

Zantium Studios Ltd responded:

" Thankyou, Chris, for this great review. We feel very lucky to have Eddie Glew teach for us here at Zantium Studios. Congratulations on your willow weaving achievements - a basket to be proud of! There is nothing quite like the buzz of creating something new from scratch. Thanks for your kind words. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your time with us."

28 Jun 21'

Dawn reviewed: Mosaic School (5 days) in the Peak District

"My husband and I went to the one-day course last week (June 2021) as our 2019 Christmas present from our children. It was worth the wait and delays. The location is beautiful and immediately makes you feel welcome and relaxed. Alison and Peter are a joy to meet and so accommodating. Peter took our course and was knowledgeable, approachable and so friendly. We were excited to be learning a new craft and were not disappointed with the whole process. Our mosaic actually looks like a mosaic (with some issues as beginners) but definitely a mosaic! It was so lovely to bring home our creation and be able to share it with our children. We cannot thank Peter and Alison enough for the whole day and the welcome. We now have a little knowledge about mosaic making and are hoping to do more at home. I have already bought the tools and cannot wait!"

9 Jan 20'

Myra Mannering reviewed: Craft Bookbinding (1 day) in the Peak District

"I really enjoyed our day in this creative haven near Wirksworth. The studio is well lit with plenty of natural light and the size of the course was a nice surprise, [small]. We soon became engrossed under Holly's expert tuition and I was very impressed by our output. Holly provided a good range of paper for our covers. The lunch and cake was of a lovely home baked standard. I so enjoyed my day."

28 Apr 19'

Lucy reviewed: Willow Garden Structures (1 day) in the Peak District

"I had a wonderful time making a willow obelisk then dragonflies and willow wind spinners. Eddie was brilliant as a tutor - really helpful, patient and clear and also very encouraging! The setting was lovely and we were all made to feel very welcome and the food provided was delicious, especially the homemade brownies! Thank you for such a memorable day - I loved it!"

Zantium Studios Ltd responded:

" Thankyou, Lucy, for this happy review. Glad to hear you had fun on the course...and liked my brownies (- I have finally discoverer the best recipe!) We are very lucky to have Eddie Glew teach here for us."

4 Apr 19'

susan brownhill reviewed: Needle Felted Hares / Bunnies (1 day) in the Peak District

"I recently attended this course at zantium studios. What a brilliant time I had. The location was beautiful, the house was adorable and homely. Alison was so very welcoming. The course tutor, Von, was very nice and the class of 8 of us were all ladies, who were a great laugh. I learnt a lot on the course and came out with a lovely hare, which I am very proud of!. The lunch and cake, which Alison so beautifully made for us was absolutely delicious!. I definitely want to go back to zantium studios to learn more crafts. Thankyou to everyone involved in making my day there so special and great fun!"

3 Apr 19'

Roma Gee reviewed: Mosaic (2 days) in the Peak District

"Everyone was so friendly and supportive of the group. An excellent weekend. The food was lovely too!"

1 Apr 19'

Katie Murray reviewed: Mosaic (2 days) in the Peak District

"Very enjoyable course - lovely setting, great facilities/food, very friendly and helpful hosts/teachers and for a beginner I achieved far more than I expected with an ambitious mosaic. The display from the resident peacock on the first morning was an unexpected bonus!"

1 Apr 19'

Helen Archer reviewed: Silver Clay Jewellery (1 day) in the Peak District

"A fantastic course with a lovely group of fellow novices! Lori is a really good teacher, calm and patient with the ability to match the pace of the teaching so that no-one was waiting or feeling rushed. Venue is beautiful, and the weather was gorgeous which meant that we got to enjoy the stunning views over to Carsington reservoir in the sun trap of a garden. Lunch was excellent and afternoon cakes were scrummy. Thoroughly recommend Zantium and this course. I'm already planning what to do next. Thank you for a fun day"

1 Apr 19'

Dawn Melloy reviewed: Needle Felted Hares / Bunnies (1 day) in the Peak District

"An excellent day in the beautiful rural heart of Derbyshire. The workshop was great fun and excellently run by Von Allen. I was really proud of my cute Hare (Harriet) even though I was a complete beginner. The whole day felt like being a welcome house guest, with a homemade lunch of soup, bread rolls, fruits, cheeses etc. Afternoon tea was, again, homemade. This time mouthwatering chocolate and almond cake. I cannot recommend the event and Zantium Studios highly enough."

1 Apr 19'

Alison mercer reviewed: Needle Felted Hares / Bunnies (1 day) in the Peak District

"A great course, with good instruction. Friendly host and instructor. Lovely food and cake! A thoroughly enjoyable day."

1 Apr 19'

LINDA HARDY reviewed: Mosaic (1 day workshop) in the Peak District

"I had a lovely day learning how to make mosaics in a relaxing country setting. Very friendly and helpful, with tasty lunch and cake provided. Hope I can go on another course here soon."

13 Dec 18'

Linda Dominique reviewed: Painted Stained Glass (2 days) in the Peak District

"Homely welcome coupled with excellent tuition - I recently attended the painted stained glass weekend course. Alison and Pete make you very welcome in their home with tea, coffee, delicious home cooked lunch and cake in the afternoon. The course is held in their home with a purpose built studio for the class. The tuition by Jane Littlefield on this course was excellent. Covered all the basics and provided all the support that was needed for all delegates. Thoroughly recommended."

Zantium Studios Ltd responded:

" Dear Linda, Thankyou so much for your warm words. So glad you enjoyed the course and felt at home here. I will pass on your happy feedback to the lovely Jane Littlefield. Best wishes Alison"

21 Nov 18'

Mark Feakins reviewed: Mosaic (1 day workshop) in the Peak District

"This is a fantastic introductory course. I had a brilliant day with all the resources and support I needed as a complete beginner. Lunch was also fabulous!! Thanks for fantastic day!"

Zantium Studios Ltd responded:

" Hi Mark, So glad you enjoyed the mosaic course. Heartfelt thanks for your kind words and enthusiasm. Come back soon! Alison & Peter"

12 Nov 18'

Cathy B reviewed: Craft Bookbinding (1 day) in the Peak District

"The bookbinding course was superb, I couldn't have imagined that I would leave at the end of the day with a book that looked as if I had bought it in a shop!! Holly was an excellent tutor, really knowledgable but perfectly well-paced. And super organised too! The environment is lovely as well, with a very warm welcome from Alison and Peter, superb home-cooked food (the cake itself is worth the trip!) and a gorgeous studio to work in. I would so recommend this course to anyone, whether you do crafts or not."

Zantium Studios Ltd responded:

" Thanks Cathy, Great to hear our course hit the spot! The books you made were really lovely. We are delighted to have Holly on board and looking forward to more dates for next year."

12 Nov 18'

Vivien p reviewed: Craft Bookbinding (1 day) in the Peak District

"Great course in great location. The course had a good pace and I was amazed at the quality of the finished book I produced. I'm hooked. Plenty of refreshments , great lunch with a bright spacious work room for the course. Would definitely recommend this course and location."

Zantium Studios Ltd responded:

" Thankyou for this positive feedback which I will certainly pass on to Holly Serjeant, your tutor. We, as hosts, were delighted with the course and hope to offer it again next year. Enjoy your book and your newfound skills."

5 Nov 18'

Marie Donohue reviewed: Willow Basket Weaving (2 days) in the Peak District

"Excellent tutor , lovely surroundings and hospitality . Was very pleased with my basket"

Zantium Studios Ltd responded:

" Thankyou for happy feedback, Marie. So glad you enjoyed the course. Your baskets were superb!"

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