Make an animal ceramic/pottery sculpture with Twisted Earth Ceramics artist Richard Hedges


Duration: One day approx 10am – 4.30pm. (arrive at 9.30)

Price: £59

Run by: Richard Hedges
at Twisted Earth Ceramics

07525635612

The Triangle
47 Bradford Road
Saltaire/Shipley
West Yorkshire
BD18 3DS

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About the Course

Hello! I’m Richard from Twisted Earth Ceramics and I am based in West Yorkshire, just a short distance from Leeds and Bradford. I make hand-crafted animal sculptures, wall hangings and vessels, all of which begin life from a single block of clay.

Why not spend the day learning how to make a sculpture to be proud of using my technique that is fun, expressive and gets the results you want. The workshops are suitable for beginners or for those with some experience of handling clay.

The choice is yours- Highland Cattle, Moon Gazing Hare, Billy Goats, Animal Wall Art or Moggy Cat Workshops.

The following workshops will run on the following dates and are very popular, be quick because they sell out fast!.

14th July- Highland Cows £59 (sorry full)
27th July-Highland Cows- £59 (only 5 places) This will run from SCRAP in Leeds, please message me for details.

11th & 12th Aug- you can come along and attempt to make an animal of your choice! (over two days- with my support and within reason to make). £159. (There are only four participants on this and only 2 places available!) please contact me for further details.

18th August Moon Gazing Hares £59 (Eight places avaliable)
4th September Highland Cows £59 (Seven places avaliable)This will run from The Manor in Ilkley West Yorks, please contact me for details.
8th September Saltaire Alpacas £59 (Eight places avaliable)
29th Sept Donkeys £59 (Eight places avaliable)
13th October Owls (Eight places avaliable)
16th October Moon Gazing Hares (Eight places avaliable) This will run from The Manor in Ilkley West Yorks, please contact me for details.
New workshops to be arranged on the 13th October, 16th October, 27th October, 3rd November, 10th November.

There will be additional workshops throughout the year

To reserve a place, please email me via the contact form or click through to my website and sign yourself up - links above!

If you are interested in a private group booking - minimum 5 (well I will do 4 if you ask nicely) then an alternative & agreed date can be arranged for a day to suit you (including mid week parties, Hen or Stag activities and children parties, fully DBS checked)

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

- A full days teaching from an experienced sculptor (2017 Northern Potters Association amateur sculptor competition winner)
- All clay, firings and (glazes/oxides if needed)
- A return glazing session (an additional £15)
- Apron's will be provided
- Tea, coffee, biscuits/cakes
- Use of equipment & materials you will need whilst working in a comfortable supportive environment.

The workshops are for a limited number of participants so theres plenty of individual guidance & support. The groups are warm and very friendly, where nobody is left behind – all abilities welcome.

The workshop (unless otherwise stated) all run from The Triangle, which is a pleasantly warm and well lit art space with good car parking near the beautiful Yorkshire village of Saltaire (Unesco world heritage status) . There are good transport links with main bus routes and Saltaire & Shipley train station is very close by.

Brews & biscuits are provided throughout the day. Please bring a sandwich, otherwise there are plenty of shops and cafes in the area.

There are options to finish and decorate your piece once fired, which include a return glazing session (£15 extra to pay on the day), otherwise you can collect your sculpture and decorate in your own time with for example acrylics, or I can alternativley finish it with a single colour oxide.

Please let me know if you have any mobility issues, this workshop is up a single flight of stairs. However I will be running occasional future workshops from a more accessible site if required.

Full refunds available within 21 days, if your place can be filled by someone else. A full refund can be offered before this time. Otherwise you may wish to be transferred onto another workshop of your choice.

Please Email me if you have any further questions via the contact form above.


Want to review this course?

Hi Richard,

I just wanted to drop you a line to thank you for your awesomeness today.

I can honestly say I've never been on a course where I felt so chillaxed & supported in achieving the set brief.

You need to give yourself a massive pat kind on the back( cow kind of course) for today's sculpture course on how fab the experience was from learners perspective. I feel your enthusiasm in what you do, radiates & projects into your classes, making the whole experience much more rewarding.

This infectiousness as left me feeling inspired. Idd love to come back & join you again for a different course later in the year

All the best Rich & thanks again

- - #12666

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Course Start Dates

Saturday 14th July 2018
Saturday 28th July 2018
Saturday 11th August 2018
Saturday 18th August 2018
Tuesday 4th September 2018
Saturday 29th September 2018
Saturday 13th October 2018
Tuesday 16th October 2018

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