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Lucy is not only a highly talented artist and a skilled carver in her own right, she is also a gifted teacher. Because of the small class sizes, this is the perfect course for anyone, whatever their artistic background and experience – or, as in my case, lack of either. The hours fly by, but the skills learnt last forever. I cannot recommend this course, and its tutor, too highly. (The food is rather wonderful, too!)
Michael Hargreave Mawson – craftscourses.com – #16904
The stone carving class is simply wonderful. Lucy is an amazing teacher and very talented artist. The three day course allows more than adequate time to learn how to stone carve and bring home a finished piece. It also provides the skills to carve independently, As another reviewer stated, time really flies by with perfect breaks filled with delicious food. I have attended two classes thus far and have signed up for another next year. Perhaps it is a testimony to how much I enjoy the class that I fly over the Atlantic from the States to attend!
Susan – craftscourses.com – #17280
Lucy is one of the best teachers I have ever had, her knowledge/skill is impeccable, she is patient, kind, funny and extremely encouraging. What ever your skill level you’ll come away from the course with skills and know how to start your own work with confidence. Be prepared to be well fed with delicious food and treats throughout, I’m sure you’ll feel (as I did) you’ll want to sign up again by the end I can’t recommend it enough.
Nicholas Palmer – craftscourses.com – #16950
I had never done any stone carving before – always wanted to have a go but never had the opportunity. Lucy’s course was excellent! We started off with a practice session on the tools and shortly after, were carving away. Lucy keeps an eye your work but never intrudes – just pops up when you need her to guide you, or with useful suggestions when you are stuck. Oh, and the food is very good.
Jim Harris – craftscourses.com – #16963
I can thoroughly recommend Lucy’s courses. The initial tuition in the choice of the correct tools, the different carving techniques and the effects each can achieve gives confidence when you are a complete beginner. I was amazed at the progress it is possible to make in three days. I was totally engrossed in the carving process. Lucy is a fantastic and inspiring teacher with her vast knowledge and skill. I feel it is a privilege to be taught by Lucy and I’ve booked another course which I am really looking forward to. By the way, an added bonus: Lucy’s lunches are delicious!
Stephanie Russell – craftscourses.com – #16967
Lucy is such inspirational teacher, I really loved every minute of learning how to stone carve from scratch. It was such a brilliant weekend where I learnt lots, laughed lots and ate lots! Really can’t recommend her highly enough.
Felicity Johnson – craftscourses.com – #17469
As a complete beginner to stone carving I felt this 3 day course was long enough to teach me the basic skills and give me time to try them out. It was intensive and quite pressured if you wanted to complete a piece, which I kind of did. Lucy was encouraging and helpful if you needed her but also would stand back and let you get on with it and create something that was all your own. Felt a great feeling of achievement by the end.
Miriam Wilkinson – craftscourses.com – #17230
Though reasonably experienced in stone carving I felt that I needed a boost and the excellent weekend course I had with Lucy in Cambridge did just that. I learnt some new techniques and polished up on what I knew, and, at the end I felt more confident in what I do. As a result I have started exhibiting in local art shows and have become more adventurous in subject and stone that I use.
I would recommend Lucy’s courses to anyone and I am intending to take advantage of her York courses next year. It will be a long drive for me to York but it will be definitely worth it!
Jonathan – craftscourses.com – #16905
I loved the course so much I went a second time. I can’t recommend Lucy highly enough. She is wonderful teacher, she has a calming presence making carving stone with her feel like the best relaxation therapy ever, and her snacks and lunches and coffees are the best!
Charlie Roberts – craftscourses.com – #16907
Lucy is a wonderful teacher, a highly skilled and creative stone carver and an all round inspiring person. She taught me to stone carve from scratch on a three day course. I now enjoy stone carving at home and I look forward to booking onto another course soon.
Sam Downer – craftscourses.com – #16906
A great stone caving course, thoroughly enjoyed every minute. Lucy’s creative tuition bought the best out in everyone. The lunches were excellent and completed a perfect long weekend.
I will definitely re book again soon.
Simon Durant – craftscourses.com – #16971
Really amazing course, I had a fantastic three days! I had never done carving before but found it very easy and enjoyable under Lucy’s instruction. I would definitely recommend to anyone who is looking to start carving or is just looking for a fun new experience. Thank you so much.
Finn Jones – Facebook
I really enjoyed this course. I was a complete novice but really felt I improved over the 3 days. Lucy is a kind and patient teacher who gives you all the support you need. Thank you – Joe
Joe Warburton – Facebook
Excellent workshop. Lucy provides a very friendly atmosphere and helps you out throughout your project. She has a wealth of
experience and tailors her teaching to different levels of abilities. Really enjoyed the course!!. Thanks
Roberto Carenza – Facebook
Fabulous! Actually finished a carving. Never thought i had the ability but Lucy brings out the best in her students. Great lunches too. Highly recommended for all – you can be a complete beginner and still achieve…..
Sue Thomas – Facebook
Loved all 3 of the courses I’ve attended, I’ll look forward to doing another one in the future.😀
Bob Buck – Facebook