A few weeks ago we were delighted to welcome back Neville Gardner and Corrie Schrijver and their wonderful violin making workshop. Neville has been teaching violin making for the last 16 years and these courses are run in response to a huge demand for a good length of continuous time at the workbench. Beginners are always welcome – everyone has to start somewhere and people from all walks of life, with different backgrounds and skills, come together to make their violins. The workshops can be attended as a day visitor or as most people tend to do, since they come from far away places, is stay over for the weekend.
One of the things I noticed as I was taking these photographs was the almost zen-like state everyone was in. The room was well and truly blissful and peaceful!