About CG Crafts

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My business name is Curly Girly Crafts (CG Crafts), which is a family nickname for me as I have curly hair – it’s now abbreviated to CG Crafts for ease of typing and spelling, I can’t have my crafters getting finger cramps before they get started!  I’ve been running the business for over 12 years, am mainly self-taught and have a qualification in teaching adults – Education and Training award level 3 (the former ptls course).

Craft Classes with Toni

I design and deliver various courses covering the following crafts:

Enamellingfusing glass to metal, usually to make jewellery

Encaustic artpainting with molten wax, which creates vivid, textured abstracts and landscapes

Felt makingneedle and wet, make bags, animals, pictures by producing your own felt from wool tops

Flameworkmaking glass beads, also known as lampwork

Silver clay pure silver once fired, create fabulous jewellery

If you are interested in any of these courses; either to just have fun, or to learn new skills; perhaps you have a group of friends who want to learn a new craft, or a class at school who you’d like to teach a new art skill, or a hen party to entertain, please contact me.

You can find reviews from some of my students here, simply click on the course you are interested in. Or take a look at my reviews page.

I can offer daytime, weekends or evenings within reason, beginners and follow up courses! Surprisingly one to one, or small classes cost a similar fee to some of the venues I teach at where Fish 2there could be around 10 people in the class, this is because I love what I do and as I don’t have such huge overheads to cover I will endeavour to always go ahead barring an emergency, I will run the course with one person so no worry about cancellations…just a thought!

If you prefer pre-organised dates, a bigger group or perhaps a location closer to home, take a look at my class dates page – where I have listed all current classes – do keep an eye on this as I do add more throughout the year.

You can book a class or voucher for my Colchester workshops here, if I don’t have a date suitable get in touch I pride myself on being flexible so hopefully I will be able to sort out a date and time to suit you. You can also buy gift vouchers for classes. If you want further information on any of the courses please do ask.  Materials and refreshments are included in the costs but I ask you to bring your own lunch.