Zantium Studios Ltd reviews

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 - with Eddie Glew (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!"

29 Oct 18'

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

"I have just spent 2 wonderful days creating a stargazing hare in willow. Emma was an excellent tutor. The studio was lovely to work in and the food was lovely home cooked and delicious. I would highly recommend this course and Zantium Studios."

Zantium Studios Ltd responded:

" Thankyou so much, Sue, for this lovely review. You were a very hardworking group. Hope your hare sculpture is enjoying his new home and is much admired."

22 Oct 18'

Sarah Allsop reviewed: Stained Glass - Leaded Light (3 days) in the Peak District

"My second stained glass course at Zantium Studios with Lili, this time learning about leaded glass. The course was fabulous; Lili is fantastic, so patient and encouraging. I would highly recommend any of her courses. Zantium Studio's light and airy craft studio is a perfect place to learn a craft. Alison is lovely and welcoming, and really cares about what you've achieved on the course. And of course the food and cake is delicious!"

Zantium Studios Ltd responded:

" Delighted to have you back, Sarah. Thankyou for returning to us for the Intermediate Level Glass Course. I will pass on your compliments to Lilian. She is such a dedicated tutor - we feel very lucky to have her here. Enjoy your new-found skills and your glass."

16 Oct 18'

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

"A great course and beautiful nourishing environment. Caroline is a very talented craftswoman and a caring and attentive teacher. Her step by step guidance and enthusiasm for each of our projects carried us all through the course to produce a menagerie of beautiful animals. I would highly recommend this course."

Zantium Studios Ltd responded:

" Thankyou so much for your warm and positive comments. You were a buoyant and talented group. Lovely to meet you, Vicki - I hope your willow horse is enjoying pastures new and receiving many admiring glances."

14 Oct 18'

Shelagh Tompkinson reviewed: Stained Glass - Leaded Light (3 days) in the Peak District

"I have just had a fantastic weekend at Zantium making stained glass. This was my second visit to the Studio and I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. Alison, who runs the course is always friendly and welcoming, she makes great lunches and even greater cakes! Lili, the tutor, is inspiring - she guides you through every step of the process, gives great advice and encourages you to learn through hands on experience. There were only 6 of us on the course and therefore, as numbers are deliberately kept low, Lili is able to give lots of one to one tuition. A great weekend - I'm looking forward to going back for more!"

11 Oct 18'

Tony Allen reviewed: Stained Glass - Copper Foil (2 days) in the Peak District

"I recently spent a very enjoyable weekend at Zantium Studios learning to create copper foil stained glass light catchers. Lillian was an excellent tutor - very calm, very positive & very knowledgable. Godfrey Hole house and Zantium studios was an excellent base for the course and the food was delicious. The Kingfisher light catcher I produced on the course now has pride of place in our conservatory. I would thoroughly recommend the venue and 2 day introduction course and hope to go back on the intermediate course as soon as possible."

Zantium Studios Ltd responded:

" Tony, thankyou so much for this glowing review. Lilian is, indeed, a very talented artist and patient tutor. I will pass on your positive feedback. So glad you enjoyed your time here - including the cakes! Hope to welcome you back soon."

9 Oct 18'

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

"Eddie was a great tutor! Patient and explained things really clearly. Lovely venue and Alison very hospitable, good cake!! We will be back for basket weaving."

Zantium Studios Ltd responded:

" Thanks Carole, We consider ourselves very lucky to have Eddie Glew as our tutor - he is a very busy chap in the World of Willow! Thankyou for joining us and for your happy review. We look forward to welcoming you back for for Basket Weaving."

8 Oct 18'

dee gemmell reviewed: Silver Clay Jewellery (1 day) in the Peak District

"A fantastic 1 day silver clay workshop in a beautiful venue. I would thoroughly recommend this course, it was fun and informative and the hospitality, excellent lunch and scrumptious cakes in the afternoon were second to none. I will visit again."

Zantium Studios Ltd responded:

" Thankyou, Dee, for your kind words and this most positive review. So glad you enjoyed your day at Zantium Studios...including the cakes! I will pass on your happy feedback to Lori. Look forward to welcoming you back sometime."

24 Apr 18'

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

"The days' course of willow weaving was excellent. Patiently instructed by Eddie, who explained techniques easily with practical demonstrations. I had a great time and learned the basics of a new skill, coming home with useful and decorative items. Thank you to Alison for providing a tasty lunch and homemade flapjacks and brownies! A brilliant day course."

Zantium Studios Ltd responded:

" Thankyou, Marina, for this glowing review. I seem to remember this course was given to you as a gift so I am delighted it lived up to expectations. Happy weaving! Alison x"

24 Apr 18'

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

"I enjoyed this course enormously, I had no idea what to expect but was made to feel capable from the start. The structures we produced were unique, attractive and useful. Eddie was endlessly patient- very relaxed and encouraging throughout. Although the weather did everything it could to dampen our spirits, the course was wonderful. The setting is beautiful, the refreshments and lunch were delicious, and fellow participants were supportive and friendly."

Zantium Studios Ltd responded:

" Thankyou, Margaret, for such positive feedback. You were an excellent group, full of enthusiasm. I will pass on your kind words to Eddie. We are thrilled to have him as a visiting tutor as he does such a good job. Enjoy your garden...and your willow. Best wishes Alison"

23 Apr 18'

Sarah Allsop reviewed: Stained Glass - Copper Foil (2 days) in the Peak District

"My husband and I had a fabulous 2 days learning the basic techniques of copper foil stained glass. We thoroughly enjoyed it and are contemplating booking onto the intermediate course now, to learn more. Lillian is a superb tutor, very calm and encouraging. Godfrey Hole House is a superb setting, and the studio is spot on. The food, especially the cakes, were delicious. Everyone was very welcoming and we had really lovely 2 days, thank you! I'd thoroughly recommend it to anyone."

Zantium Studios Ltd responded:

" Dear Sarah, I have just read your wonderful words...thankyou so much for sharing such a positive review. We are truly delighted to hear you enjoyed the course so much. I will be certain to pass on your kind feedback to Lilian. She works so very hard and is clearly passionate about her craft. Good luck with any future projects - of which I am sure there are many... Hope to see you again at some point. Best wishes Alison"

12 Apr 18'

Meg Neill reviewed: Creative Paper Cutting (1 day) in the Peak District

"A really great day at a lovely place, Christine was a excellent tutor, and I very much hope they put on a follow-on course for 3D paper cutting in the future. Good cakes too!"

12 Apr 18'

Louise Stevenson reviewed: Creative Paper Cutting (1 day) in the Peak District

"I thoroughly enjoyed my day at Zantium learning how to begin papercutting. The tutor was excellent, teaching us the basic skills necessary, but also encouraging us to design our own pieces within the first hour. As a complete novice, I was thrilled with what I was able to achieve in such a short time and will certainly be continuing with this new craft. Zantium Studios is set in an idyllic hamlet and the studio itself was flooded with beautiful natural light . Inspirational artworks surrounded us throughout the building. Food was excellent with homemade soup and cheese for lunch and delicious flapjacks and cakes (still warm from the oven) in the afternoon."

11 Apr 18'

Catharine Morris reviewed: Creative Paper Cutting (1 day) in the Peak District

"This course was very interesting and enjoyable. Christine is an excellent teacher and she was full of enthusiasm and conveyed this throughout the day. She managed to give us all enough individual time and help as needed. These days are however never long enough; needed more time. There is an assumption that participants should to go home with a finished "piece"; I feel this is not as useful as learning more techniques and trying out different ways of doing things. It was a good start and I hope to continue with it. The venue was excellent with very friendly hosts and excellent refreshments. Highly recommended."

11 Apr 18'

Karen A reviewed: Creative Paper Cutting (1 day) in the Peak District

"I really enjoyed this course. Every detail was fantastic - being welcomed on the driveway, the fantastic studio, the inspiring tuition from Christine, the lovely materials, the wafting smells of freshly made soup and cake, the excellent company of others on the course, the pace of work and the abundant creativity. Thank you."

11 Apr 18'

Anne Nichol reviewed: Creative Paper Cutting (1 day) in the Peak District

"This course was held in a wonderful setting and run by Christine who is extremely skilled talented and experienced. We had 8 people in the group which was an ideal number so we could both work independently and be given plenty of guidance if needed. Christine explained all the processes involved in paper cutting in an encouraging and enabling way. I would have liked more time to develop and work on the afternoon project as that felt a bit rushed but otherwise a really inspiring and worthwhile introduction to an interesting craft. The hosting, venue and yummy food greatly enhanced the experience. Thank you all."

Zantium Studios Ltd responded:

" Hello Anne, Thanks so much for your positive review. Great to hear you enjoyed the course. I will pass on your comment about needing longer for the afternoon project. Time tends to fly on our one-day workshops...partly the nature of creative pursuits, I'm afraid, but if we can pace things differently we will. So glad you enjoyed the setting and sustenance!"

7 Apr 18'

angie reviewed: Creative Paper Cutting (1 day) in the Peak District

"A big thank you to Christine, Ali and Pete for a really great day out. Christine gave us spot on tuition throughout the day - an inspiration, and Ali made a delicious lunch, tea, coffee and home made cakes. .what more could you ask for? Zantium Studios is in one of the most beautiful areas of the Peak District with much to offer should you wish to stay longer and explore."

23 Mar 18'

Jane Livermore and Phil Spinney reviewed: Mosaic (1 day workshop) in the Peak District

"The location was fantastic being part of Peter and Alison's home, including the Peacock Godfrey who put in a splendid performance to entertain us at lunch. Lunch was a homemade delight! All of which adds to the creative juices in my opinion. Very welcoming!! The course was as described on the tin, I have never created using mosaic before and was able to come home with a fully mosaic-ed mirror and coaster. All the materials were provided and that, plus my partners more professional effort, cost only£20.00 over the course costs. We were also given grouting to take home so we could complete our creations. Peter was very informative, taking us through each stage of the process in a very relaxed and comfortable manner, he is very approachable and helpful to everyone there. Would definitely recommend!!"

Zantium Studios Ltd responded:

" Dear Jane & Phil, Many thanks for such heartwarming and enthusiastic words. Delighted to hear you enjoyed our mosaic course so much...and the atmosphere here at Zantium Studios. Godfrey Peacock was working his magic! Thankyou for coming. Best wishes Alison & Peter"

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