Testimonials for Natural Edge Wood Course
"Fantastic course! I couldn't recommend it enough for those with and without experience in woodwork. Colin is a true craftsman and a natural teacher of his craft. All round super course!!"
Glenn Dunne, Howth, Dublin 13
"Spent a great two days with Colin learning about all aspects of live edge wood carpentry. Really useful insights, tips and tricks. Can't wait to put it into use on my own projects - I just need to source some wood! Really pleased with my take-home items too."
Claire Templar, Co. Mayo
"A thoroughly enjoyable and informative course. Féile and Colin welcomed us into their home and made us feel like part of the family. Colin has a wealth of information and is very happy to share all of his woodworking secrets. Very good value for money considering the beautiful pieces we sculpted and were able to take home."
Alan Griffin, Tawley, Co. Leitrim
"What a course! Great subject, lovely location, lovely projects, great participants, lovely weather. What more could you possibly want? Only one question - when is the next one?"
Gerry, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
"My 16 year old son and I had a voucher for Mud and Wood. We did not have a lot of experience with woodwork. Before the course we had made wooden tool boxes, but were inexperienced with power tools. We found the course great. We learned loads and were suprised at the tables and shelves that we made. A wonderful course - would strongly recommend it."
Dave Alvey, Dalkey, Co. Dublin
"I really enjoyed the two day course on natural edge wood. Starting with a walk in the woodland to the execution of a piece of natural edge wood furniture for our cottage, it was very satisfying. Colin is a wonderful teacher and spending time with him, Féile and family in their very special cob house and beautiful garden was inspiring. I recommend this course to young and not so young (like me) as a relaxing and rewarding learning experience."
Ita Molloy, Castletownbere, Co. Cork
"Excellent course. Both practical and theory were well covered. Suitable for both beginners and those with some experience. I would not hesitate to recommend and encourage anyone to try."
Edwin, Knocknagoshel, Co. Kerry
"So refreshing to re-establish that working with natural materials is so satisfying and to re-affirm that it doesn't have to be perfect to work .... and the fewer the straight edges the better ... beautiful and natural .... as nature is beautiful!"
Andy Harvey, Sheffiled, England
"I enjoy working with wood, but had very little knowledge about sourcing, seasoning and using cut or fallen trees in their natural form. Not only has this course given that knowledge (with a lot of practical tips based on hard-earned experience), it has also encouraged a completely new vision for designing and making objects, mainly furniture, incorporating flowing natural lines from wood in its unprocessed forms with much less focus on detailed traditional cabinet-making techniques than I have been used to."
Andrew Harvey, Castletownbere, Co. Cork
"I had a really good time in a relaxed atmosphere, but very good information and easy direction in practical and theory. I'm hoping to be back soon to do the 9-Day Intensive Cob Building Course. Thanks Colin and Féile the kids and for having me and my dog in your home."
Paul Maloney, Rosscahill, Co. Galway
"Excellent course packed full of useful tips for all skill levels. Colin's laid back but insightful approach puts you at your ease. Thoroughly enjoyable."
Ed Nelson, Ballina, Co. Mayo
"Very valuable tips and tricks that you would only learn the hard way. Provided a great basis to start projects."
Pat, Naas, Co. Kildare
"Very enjoyable and informative course. Great to get benefit of hands on experience. Nicely adapted to meet requirements of participants."
Martin Heraghty, Maynooth, Co. Kildare
"I came to this course to get an initial handle on the concept of natural edge wood and how to work with it. I certainly got what I was looking for and obtained a great appreciation of the beauty and uniqueness of natural edge timber. Colin's enthusiasm and practical knowledge was inspiring and there was a great atmosphere throughout the course."
Robert Gogan, Kilbeggan, Co. Westmeath
"Very laid back, informal atmosphere. Loads of useful information, tips and tricks of the trade. The nicest people you'll ever meet. Hosptiality is excellent."
Alex Panteleyenko, Scotstown, Co. Monaghan
"What a great introduction to using natural edge timber in your home. Colin is a patient teacher with a huge amount of knowledge. Féile provides really good food and a a warm environment to enjoy your meals in."
Dave Mealand, Scotland - 2013
"Excellent value, great learning and highly enjoyable."
Declan Gilroy, Sligo
" A great time in Colin and Féile's home, very informative and fun. Thanks. We'll hopefully see you again!"
William Archer, Dublin
"Great course covering a lot of material and handy tricks and details. Recommend it to anyone with a bit of experience in woodwork."
Pauliina Tuominen, Helsinki, Finland/Nenagh, Co. Tipperary
"It was a real treat to learn the small secrets and tips which unlock the magic of natural wood in the setting of this beautifully finished house. Colin is a warm and generous teacher and inspirational woodworker."
Jo Forsyth, Penzance, Cornwall, England
"Again a fantastic course by Mud and Wood. These courses give just the right mix of theory and practical. Well done."
Eamonn Price, Sligo