• TESTIMONIALS •
Thank you for a very interesting and stimulating weekend. I went away full of enthusiasm and eager to attempt more boxes using the vast selection of wood that I have been lucky enough to inherit.
Thanks once again for a very intensive enjoyable course, four participants seems to be the ideal working number, everyone gelled together quite well.
[smartHinge] I delivered my first box using these hinges today, and both the client (a collector) and I were extremely happy with the result
I thoroughly enjoyed your weekend course
thanks to you for all your help with the arrangements for his Christmas present course! I appreciate the ease with which the booking was made, and I’m even more delighted that the course was everything I hoped it would be – and more!
I just cannot say how delighted I am with the result. That case just leaves me speechless. Together with the wood flute and Bigio head I have a lifetimes worth of cherish and gloat.
The level of detail Andrew achieves is astonishing and his design work is second to none. Just look at the ‘coastal’ box (on the cover of his Celebrating Boxes book) and tell me you don’t want one! Congratulations on your site and your workmanship.
[smartHinge] – The hinges arrived safely and have been installed. So easy to work with and look really great – they add a new dimension to a box. Will send another order in due course. Congratulations.
Andrew your art work is with total expression of beauty, i have seen your work from the books to the website and try to emulate your skill, i’m am gradually striving. I use imported timbers and veneers fro around the globe too, but just practising at present, well done to be so creative. Ki ora friend
Many thanks for a truly enjoyable time … Really looking forward to putting those new skills to good use.
Explanations as to the ‘why’ of things drove the message home and got me thinking and even dreaming of new projects in my own workshop. While inspirational might seem like hyperbole, that was my experience
I had a really enjoyable and informative weekend. I found your approach refreshingly practical and am looking forward to finishing off the box. I’d be interested in doing a further course / private tuition with you next year so you’ll probably be hearing from me in the future.
Thanks again for all your help last week. I really learned a lot. It’s great to view the craft from another maker’s perspective.
Many thanks for the highly instructive and pleasant day …
… I am extremely pleased with the result from your course. The rather subtle patterns in the veneer didn’t really come to light until I applied the Danish oil and then they glowed.
Thank you very much indeed for an excellent 5 days in your workshop, learning different techniques and methods, which, as you say, will be transferable to larger pieces of furniture.
The course has been hugely helpful and I am progressing in my box making skills, even though slower that what I’d like. Thanks a lot for your time and patience!
Hi – I really enjoyed the weekend – working with passionate, smart, like-minded people.
I would certainly recommend the course to anyone thinking about it. It takes you through all the most interesting parts of the box making process in a condensed timeframe. Excellent fun too.
Really enjoyed the weekend! You are a great teacher and your tips and tricks will be invaluable. I would really love to come back to learn more.