The evening was lots of fun and very instructive. I took home some beautiful chopsticks and a stand which I'd made. I would also now feel confident in using the tools and methods learnt. Would love to do more classes at Dovedale Design Studio.
Oliver and Charl were amazing! I had so much fun, it was the perfect mix between casual fun and really interesting learning!
Awesome experience. The guys at Dovedale bring such passion and creativity to what they do, and it's totally infectious. It's pretty rare in these days of 3D printers and mass production to find a young company that is so committed to a physical craft, to making beautiful things by hand. Getting a little insight into their world in the studio was the perfect antidote to working in the office and pushing numbers around on a screen. They create a really relaxed environment, and you come away having learned a lot and created something with your own two hands, something that connects you in a small way to a level of craftsmanship that is now far too rare and underappreciated. Couldn't recommend it more highly.
Absolutely brilliant course at Dovedale studios last night. This was my first ever Obby booking, and I really enjoyed it. Ollie and Charl were both friendly and interesting. Charl did the teaching, and he was patient, helpful and informative. I now know a lot more than I did before about types of wood, measuring properly, cutting, planing, insetting; and after this opportunity to learn and practise these, I feel confident to do a more advanced course next.