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Testimonials for Joanne’s work

"I could not recommend Jo more highly, she has an amazing eye for colour and detail, immediately having a canny knack and understanding of what it is that both I and my clients are trying to achieve; whilst having wonderful ideas of her own, she is also flexible and open to suggestions and then easily transforms the ideas into reality.

Just as important as having real flair and talent, she is exceptionally easy to get along with and both contractors and clients enjoy working with her. She delivers on time and to budget; the entire experience is completely hassle free and everyone ends up delighted with the effects she creates. A real star"

Vanessa Church (Church and Rose Designers)


"Thank you so much for an outstanding result! I am thrilled with your transformation of the swimming pool dome into something altogether more magical and powerful.

Thank you for doing everything so calmly, cleanly and with such great humour!"

Private client, Holland park


"Jo has been working for our company for many years. She most recently assisted us for a contract at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London where she carried out stenciling and gold lettering to the lecture theatre. Her work is always impeccable and the museum was highly satisfied with the work she carried out."

Andrew McGregor, contracts manager for Marble Contracting UK ltd


"If you are looking for a skilful artist then look no further than Jo. I have been working with her for over 15 years and she is extremely knowledgeable, her work is of a very high standard and she is totally reliable."

Pier Casorerio, interior designer


Belgravia Restorations ltd has been working with Joanne Poulton Specialist Decorations over the past ten years. We find Jo extremely professional and accommodating, achieving the high standards expected from our high profile clients.

We look forward to working with Jo on future projects.

Gary Nason, company director.

I just wanted to say Thank you for such a Fantastic course today (paint effects 1). I learnt a lot and wish I had done this a long time ago. I look forward to practising (practice makes perfect!!) and attending your paint effects 2 and marbling courses but then again I'll more than likely do all of your courses as I found today's course to be extremely well put together and delivered as well as outstanding value for money. It goes without saying that I will highly recommend you to all.


Dave,  DFP Building Services.



I was looking into doing wood graining and marbling courses to broaden my skills base as a painter and decorator, when I happened upon Joanne's website. The examples of her work looked impressive and the course prices were very reasonable, so I decided to give her a call.

I needed to do the Paint Effects 1 course first, which If I'm honest, I saw more as just a means of getting onto the other courses. I had always viewed paint effects as being a bit dated and wacky. However I am happy to say Joanne completely changed my mind!

I came away, really exited at the endless possibilities there were, and how with good choice of colour, just how funky and modern these techniques could be.

Joanne is a friendly, fun and enthusiastic teacher, and I can't wait for the next course!

Ellen Wilkenson, Decorator



Thanks for a great weekend - the learning was great and also the atmosphere was fun and lively, which added to it. I thoroughly enjoyed myself and felt that it was time and energy well spent.


Your positive, open and generous way of presenting set a really good example and put everyone at ease - ready to make the best of what you were sharing and to enjoy the process.


Michael Ashby, Zensplash Web Design


I have completed all of Joanne's courses this year (2012) and I feel completely happy and satisfied that I learnt what I wanted to. I feel confident I can pursue my dream career as a specialist decorator and put it all in to practice now. Joanne's courses are friendly and fun and I could not think of a better way to enjoy my Saturdays. Also, along the way I met some lovely people who are like minded and share similar interests in specialist decorating, of all ages and sexes, from professional decorators and plasterers, to D.I.Y enthusiasts. Thank you Joanne for everything, I hope you create some new courses for next year.

David Gouveia/ Painter & Decorator @ AJ Building Services/ London


I am still so excited from the Paint effects class today, I can’t wait to try out what I have learnt, please count me in on all your other classes...... thanks for a fun and informative class.

Viki Mabrey


I attended the Polished Plastering Courses. Joanne was the ultimate Professional. Her delivery of the subject and knowledge was outstanding.

I recommend this course to all in the Decorative and Plastering Application industry. It is an effective and very enjoyable skill to learn and apply.The finished effects are outstanding, and with the professionalism and fantastic teaching of Joanne it made my course so enjoyable and rewarding.

Also I came away with sample boards with all the applications taught, to show my clients the types of Polished Plastering effects I now can deliver and apply.

Thank you Joanne for such a enjoyable and constructive course. A must !!

Ian Marsh / IDM Plastering Services


“The Venetian polished plaster courses are great, Joanne is a fast, effective, informed professional who teaches an incredible decorating process so competently that in 2 days I felt completely confident of being able to reproduce all the Venetian plaster effects and could truly understand the amazing possibilities.

I left with a huge range of samples, and full of inspiration.

A dream course for anyone interested in this incredible process.”

Sam McEwan, Artist, London


“I've just completed one of the polished plaster courses, this is a perfect place to go if you want to learn new skills, as a painter and decorator I wanted to offer my clients something more exciting, the course did not disappoint and I left with a great range of samples. Joanne understands individual expectations, I am very satisfied and would highly recommend this course.”

Mariusz Kaluza, Painter and Decorator, London


“Thank you very much for the two day polished plaster courses at Acava Studios.  I very much enjoyed learning about the products and techniques involved in applying them to create such fantastic finishes. Everybody has been most impressed with the sample boards that I produced.    You were a great teacher and the whole two days was of great benefit and really good fun.


Please keep in touch and let me know of any other courses in the future that you are running, and that I might benefit from.”


Roger Lanaway, Painter and Decorator, London

Testimonials for Joanne’s  courses

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