Course Feedback

Below are some of the endorsements we received over the thirty years of running courses in the woods:

It all surpassed expectations – a very relaxed and sociable learning experience in a beautiful environment – Carl M

Thankyou for a fantastic week! Your skills, enthusiasm and patience have helped me make a beautiful chair and introduced me to a fascinating subject, which I have already started to look into further – Karen B

By far the best course I have been on. Mike’s wealth of knowledge is inspirational. – Thomas B

The best teachers are those who are only one step ahead and along with your 30 years experience, your willingness to innovate makes for a very refreshing educational process – Jeff B

Thank you so much for an incredible 6 days of chair-making. Looking back last week, I realise how clever was the planning – introducing us to various techniques with varying degrees of complexity – yet ensuring success at every stage.  – Liz H

I really loved the fact that the teaching was a learning process too, which makes for an excellent teacher.  – Donna T

Writing this sitting on the chair I made 3 years ago, brilliant. Excellent course with fun tutor and postcard setting. Worth every penny – Laurie M

I enjoyed the course and was overjoyed with the end results, and would recommend the course to everyone. Thanks Mike – John M

I loved the way you are able to laugh about yourself and your non-authoritarian style of teaching – Ralf B

Mike’s even tempered, positive attitude of turning even our silliest mistakes into ‘learning opportunities’ really made the whole course a positive, upbeat experience. This was so much more than a chair making course. This was a truly uplifting experience which we will never forget – Jinny and Holly C

I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. Packed with fun and instruction – Charles R

Once more, a real pleasure Mike! The chair is proudly sat on each mealtime – Rayner G

We both had a fantastic week and both said on our journey home, that we hadn’t enjoyed anything so much for a long time. Brilliant – Kathy and Sam C.

Overall, I can honestly say that I spent an amazing time on the course in very good company. I learned and achieved a great deal and feel very pleased with the products and knowledge I have brought home – Lee S

A thoroughly enjoyable time, very satisfying and a great sense of achievement – Mike R

An excellent course that I would readily recommend to others and I intend to return next year – Harry C

An unmissable experience – much more pleasurable than any exotic holiday. I never felt as if I was being a nuisance by asking a question at any time – Carol J

An amazing experience – a perfect mix of tuition and freedom to learn by yourself – will definitely be back next year – Norris R

And if that’s not enough, then here are a few recent comments from courses held at Greenwood Cottage:

Apart from the joy of making a chair and getting my head around the technical aspects, I learnt so much more and feel much more confident in my own skills and I can’t wait to get stuck in to more projects on my own and with my students – Stuart R

Loved the feeling of being part of a tradition of passing on skills. I hope I can use them well and pass them on in turn – Jean H

Proud to have been taught by a legend and hope to be back next year – Gary J

I never thought that I would be able to make such a beautiful object. I feel that I could achieve anything I put my mind to now. – Sam M

We hope this will give you a fair picture of what to expect on one of our courses. If you would like more details of customer feedback, please feel free to contact us.