In-person course
in Bradford

Create a ceramic animal sculpture with Twisted Earth Ceramics at Ilkley Manor Studio



My ceramic animal workshops are perfect for the complete beginner and for those who have experience in handling clay. Using a step by step approach I will teach you some of the key sculpting skills needed, and in the process, you will create your very own masterpiece to be proud of! The choice is yours: We focus upon one animal per workshop, be it - Highland Cows, Moon Gazing & Resting Hares, Frogs, Hounds, Puffins, Badgers, Moggy Cats, Elephants, Alpacas, Puffins, Sleeping Fox, Smoking Dragons, Wonky Donkeys, Green Men, Quirky Owls... and much more! I will keep updating which dates what animal and where below- June 18th Highland Cows July 3rd Highland Cows November 5th Moon Gazing Hares December 17th Sleeping Fox Please check my other listings at my studio for additional dates thanks Address for workshops Manor House Cottages in Ilkley address Castle Yard, Ilkley LS29 9DT I have many more workshops running from various sites across Yorkshire and beyond including my personal studio in Thackley and The Yorkshire Craft House please see my other listing. Thanks! Once you have booked onto a workshop through Craft Courses I will make contact with you with specific information regarding the workshop and with my Covid policy and guidance. If you are interested in a private group booking - minimum 5 (well I will work with 4 if you ask nicely) then an alternative & agreed date can be arranged for a day to suit. Please read my reviews! Thanks.

What's included in the price?

- Quality teaching from an experienced award winning sculptor - Taught step by step where nobody is left behind! - Perfect for the complete beginner and improver too - Learn some key skills to hand build and sculpt - All materials, firings and glazes/oxides - A comfortable, relaxed and supportive environment - Workshops throughout Yorkshire and beyond! - You will create an amazing sculpture that you can be proud of and keep! The workshops are for a limited number of participants so there is plenty of individual guidance & support! Please let me know if you have any mobility issues. Please press the 'Chat with the Maker' button above if you have any queries and to request a copy of our COVID-19 policy.


6 hours (flexible times to suit)

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts



Twisted Earth Ceramics

with Craft Courses since 2017

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Hello I'm Richard, I have been sculpting clay for over 20 years and run ceramic sculpture workshops from multiple locations around Yorkshire and beyond! When I'm not teaching others to sculpt, I like sculpting peoples pets and create my own work that I sell in galleries across the north.


The Manor House Cottages, Castle Yard, Ilkley, Bradford, West Yorkshire, LS29 9DT

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Children
  • Mother's Day
  • Tutor can travel
  • Stag dos
  • Christmas
  • Residential
  • Public transport
  • Pet lovers
  • Intermediate level
  • Easter
  • Hen dos
  • UK Holiday
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Spooky
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Fairs, festivals & exhibitions
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Father's Day
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Romantic
  • Weekends
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