An absolutely fabulous and informative two days spent with Kris, Laura and Sue. I'd never used a laser cutter before and prior to this course, my only experience was of a few videos. A search online revealed Shore Cottage Studio and booking was easy and welcoming. Their website also helpfully advised a range of accommodation nearby. The directions were clear and the venue was easy to find. I enjoyed the short, pretty walk to the venue. The studio building and location is stunning.
I had Kris' expertise, patience, humour and extensive knowledge on a 1:1 basis throughout the duration. Sue and Laura helped with design ideas. I learned the basics of a whole new language, new equipment, new software and resources that I will need. I laser cut and etched a range of relevant (to me) materials including different laser ply and acrylic learning, admittedly with a lot of help, how to input the new product design onto the required software. We managed to produce the first design prototype I'm aiming for, and I did a few tests on etching different woods and cutting different materials. I even squeezed in a paper cut of our logo as a present for my business partner which they framed...she loves it!
The warmth and hospitality of the team was as good as you can get (the homemade food was delicious especially the soups and bread) with the added bonus of a great studio in a beautiful location. I came a way inspired, with a head buzzing with new information. All my requirements were thoroughly met. This was followed up with an email from Kris of all the suppliers and contacts he uses so I don't have to source them. I've organised my demo from a laser cutter manufacturer and feel comforted in the knowledge that I can contact Kris for post-course advice and information.
I can't recommend this well resourced studio enough, for whatever craft experience you may be interested in. I can't think of any improvements to the experience... I'll be back!
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