Course Start Dates
About the Course
You will learn how to make a ceramic moon gazing hare in one day (approx 18cm tall). Step by step tuition from experienced artist and workshop facilitator. Hares will be ready for collection 2 to 4 weeks after completion, postage available by arrangement.
If you are interested in a group booking (minimum 6 people) then separate dates can be arranged
I have many more workshops available on my facebook page including a large hare weekend workshop!
All my courses are suitable for beginners. Please get in touch via the contact form above.
A few of the course dates will run at Trawden Community centre so they have more spaces available making the groups bigger but they are wheelchair accessible.
* some of the dates above are for seated hares and Mad March hares which are slightly longer workshops and cost £50
Please message any questions
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
All materials and firings are included just bring lunch.
Home made cakes and brews a plenty, the course runs from my home in Trawden so I never have more than six people at a time (well sometimes seven if they beg me).
Linda has the amazing ability to simplify the complex steps of building a creature so that even a beginner can produce something they're proud of.
Alison Caller - - #25908
Thoroughly enjoyable courses. Great mindfulness experience and everyone comes away with an amazing piece of artwork.
Step by step instructions so can be a complete novice. Highly recommended. Have booked on another 2 courses. (Teenage son also loved it)
Vinette - - #16804
Done a few of Linda’s courses and all great. Good step by step instructions for beginners and always surprised at how well my own efforts turn out!
Sally Rhodes - - #16800
Fantastic courses for beginners and advanced in a relaxed atmosphere. Linda who runs the course has a great personality, is very patient and extremely talented. Highly recommended
Linda Robinson - - #16796
Thoroughly enjoyed my moon gazing hare workshop! Linda was brilliant; kind, approachable and funny too! The day was paced perfectly; just slowly enough that you don't feel you're rushing, but just quickly enough that you don't have time to fiddle about with your creation and mess it up! She gave great instruction and was always keeping an eye out to help anyone that was struggling. Our class was a real mixed bag of skill level, from us (complete beginners!) to a guy that has his own pottery studio (!) and yet we were all really happy with the hares that we created! She gives enough instruction that they all look like hares, but gives you enough freedom to play so that all the hares develop their own little personalities as you make them. Linda was very patient with us and I can't wait to get my little hare home! I would definitely recommend Linda's courses! Such a great day!
Katie Halstead - - #16795
Another fantastic course. Thank you sooo much Linda for your patience and encouragement that allowed me to produce my 'work of art!!!!!'. Her courses are a lovely relaxed way to meet new people, have a laugh and learn a new skill and of course are an ideal gift for someone special. Linda is so funny and entertaining and makes delicious cakes too. Highly recommended for anyone wanting to have a go at creating something truly unique. Already booked for November.....can't wait!!!
Special thanks to Anne for the lift home x
Judy Carter - - #5985
Linda is a great patient teacher. She coped with my over enthusiastic approach to life with aplomb. I loved her step by step way of teaching allowing students of every skill level to creat a very credible Hare. She was not a clock watcher allowing the class to overun and helping a traffic stuck latecomer catch up and learn. The cake and tea was welcoming and enjoyable too i will be returning soon as i can get a gang together for the soon to be announced weekday classes.
Anne Ardern - - #5982
Who would have thought that making a clay hare could be so much fun?! I haven't done anything like this since I was at school which is more years ago than I care to remember! Linda is an excellent teacher; she gives clear, step by step instructions that enable you to make something you will be proud of. I will definitely be signing up for another of Linda's courses and would thoroughly recommend them. (The tea and cake were an added treat!)
Alison - - #5978
I would highly recommend Linda and will be definitely be booking another course. She is a very friendly lady with a great sense of humour. Her home is full of all her wonderful works of art. Linda very patiently showed us step by step, how to make our hares. There were some beautiful examples for us to look at for inspiration. I was impressed by the way Linda enabled us to tap into our creative side as we each gave our hares their own personalities. I was really impressed (and proud) of how good they all looked. I have never done anything like this before, Linda has shown me that you can teach an old dog new tricks!! Oh, and to top it all off, Linda also provides the most gorgeous home made cakes and tarts all washed down with lots of tea and coffee!! Thank you Linda, I had a lovely day.
Fiona Burton - - #5976
Had a fabulous time. Linda is a brilliant teacher. My hare was amazing and I named him Cyril. Would recommend to anyone wanting to have a go. It's step by step and a very relaxed atmosphere.
Kelly Sharrocks - - #5975
Had a really lovely day yesterday making moon gazing hares. Great company and Linda is a brilliant teacher and makes equally lovely cakes!! Will be back for another course, especially the two day hare making one!! See you soon.
Catherine Worthington - - #5437
Amazing courses - I would highly recommend Linda's friendly, helpful attitude. Reasonably priced and her home made cakes are an absolute treat.
Linda Robinson - - #5376
I loved this course! The instructions were clear and easy to understand and I came away with a piece of art that I'm happy to display in my home.
Linda has a lovely manner about her and is able to help the most incapable student (me!) make something to be proud of.
I've since taken a class in glass fusing and found it equally satisfying :)
Joanne Hopwood - - #5375
Had a fabulous day making hares. Linda was a fantastic teacher patient and very helpful. We all made great character hares, and the high teas were delicious. I will be booking more clay days with Linda in the future.
Cheryl - - #5374
I was there yesterday had a great time and I managed to make a 'Green Man' which I never thought I could achieve. Linda is a lovely lady and patient teacher and she makes delicious cakes. I am definitely going back to have a go at making a Hare. Very highly recommended.
Judy Carter - - #4987
Absolutely FAB course! It was my birthday present from a friend who thought I'd love it, and I did! Linda is lovely, a very personable, funny lady and a very good teacher. We all went to the course with a massive range of experience, age and ideas ( or not! ) but everyone went away from the day having produced very individual, but all excellent models.
Her house is inspirational, full of quirky creatures and lovely artwork, and we were provided with tea and homemade cake, which just added to a lovely atmosphere. All in all, a great day - thanks Linda!
Sheila Blackshaw - - #4317
Friendly, welcoming, helpful - able to take a group of rookies and help us make something lovely! Linda is an amazing teacher, a lovely person and her home acts as an inspiration to be creative! Attend a workshop, you won't regret it!
Jo Hopwood - - #4315
This is a fantastic course with step-by-step demonstrations plus tea and cake thrown in for good measure. Linda is very warm, welcoming and reassuring as a teacher - she creates an atmosphere that is relaxed and fun throughout. And whatever your ability, you will leave the day feeling very happy with what you've achieved under her guidance. After one of Linda's courses you'll want to come back again and try something else - but with so many of us planning return visits, you'll need to book early!
Kim - - #3515
Well Done Linda!! Had a fabulous time and met some lovely friends too.
Saw the course towards the end of last year but due to Linda's popularity the courses were very quickly booked up (testiment to how good they are) so what with my work commitments I eventually managed to secure a place on Sunday 3rd May and I have to say it was well worth the wait, soo much fun I thoroughly enjoyed it. Lots of laughs and step by step instructions all added to the enjoyment of producing a wonderful character hare which I was sooo pleased with. So, anyone thinking of booking a course, get in there fast! Well well worth it! I travelled from Leeds over an hour away and found the scenery amazing beautiful part of the country (which is complementry talk from a Yorkshire gal Lol) Linda even provides tea and the most delicious home made cake (Lemon drizzle mmmn) so once again Linda "Cheers thoroughly enjoyed the day and I hope to see you again very soon" :)
Julie - - #2584
I went a couple of months ago and had a fab time making my hare. Excellent step by step instructions make it easy for everyone, even if you're not creative! Bonus: excellent atmosphere & company, brews and CAKES!! Thanks Linda. :-)
Marion - - #2349
We went as a group of four yesterday to the hare course and it was excellent. We had an amazing time and I couldn't believe how good our hares turned out. I can't wait to get mine home to put him in pride of place and we are all now arguing over who made the best hare! (Mine was the best of course :) ). Linda showed each stage of the process very clearly and everyone got the instruction they needed. I would heartily recommend this course!
emma vann - - #2101
A fun day and so well taught that I actually came away with something I liked! I'll definitely be going again
Liz Stead - - #1955
Fantastic way to spend a few hours relaxing and creating something you never imagined you would ever be able to make.
Linda's relaxed and expert step by step instructions take you through your new creation until you are gob smacked and delighted at the end result :-)
The work shops are addictive, very affordable, and yummy as Linda provides delicious home baked cake :-)
There are a variety of different workshops which I am happily working my way through. Give it a go :-)
Helen Davidson - - #1484
What a wonderful way to spend a day making amazing models that I had never dreamt I could achieve. Linda's expert advice and guidance along with her homemade scones, tea & banter make this a great day for anyone from absolute beginners to those who have done some clay work before & want to develop their own creative talents. Very much recommended!
Heather - - #1480
Fantantastic courses, you get to learn step by step how to create something while being encouraged to put your own creative touch to it to make it your own special made item. Well worth it. Really enjoyable and friendly environment and enjoyed every minute of it. Just clear a shelf space ready to display all the things you will want to go back and make on the other courses
carla - - #1476
A brilliant way to explore your creative talent in a fun but supportive way. There are usually, well almost always, lovely home made cakes and always great company and a great teacher too. The best courses ever and very very addictive. You will soon fill your home with lots of lovely things :) and even make gifts to share
Therese - - #1474
What a wonderful way to free yourself with a relaxed approach to art and all it's wonders be warned. Not only is it affordable as a treat it is also highly addictive. The teacher lady Linda is very lovely too:). Highly recommended if your feeling creative for yourself or would like to make a personal bespoke gift. Bloody lovely
Vicki Taylor - - #1473
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