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The Training Team

With over 50 courses scheduled each year and a training programme that is evolving all the time, it is important to make sure that the right team are mentoring and coaching craft businesses of the future.

Freelance Tutors

We have access to a number of experienced freelance demonstrators, presenters and tutors who offer a range of tailored training courses that can give your business or employees the skills that they need to develop and grow.  Do remember that courses can be delivered at your premises or at selected venue to suit your needs. Click here to see our list of FREELANCE TUTORS.  If you want to be added to our list, please contact sales@countrylovecrafts.co.uk.

Country Love Crafts

Our General Manager, Jenny Hawkins has been working in the industry since 2002 and has expertise in working with craft/pottery business start-ups (home, mobile or static site), store openings and events management. Jenny as decades of experience collaborating with shops, outlets, "paint your own pottery studios", pottery painting businesses, clay cafes, ceramic businesses, schools, universities, colleges, craft franchise groups, visitor attractions, garden centres, farms and traditional potters/potteries.

Jenny can offer onsite training for:

  • BUSINESS START-UPs - pricing, margins, stock suggestions, workshop planning, marketing, basic legislation, business models, competitor analysis, business development etc
  • BASIC CRAFT TECHNIQUES:  Decoupage, antiquing/distressing, crackles, fabric painting, glass painting, stencilling, sponging, varnishing, text/image/artwork transfer etc
  • POTTERY:  Glazing, firing, speciality products (gold, mother of pearl, crystal, dimensional, snow), decals, sponging, stencilling, text/image/artwork transfer etc

The team at Country Love Crafts also have years of experience including:  running and working in high street pottery and craft businesses, website design, organising events (national and regional), bookkeeping/accounts, IT systems, marketing etc.

Let us know if you want different training options added to our Training Programme by e-mailing:  sales@countrylovecrafts.co.uk