Giant Tortoise workshop with a two course meal at Craiglands Hotel in Ilkley



Giant Tortoise workshop Friday 16th July 2021 with Twisted Earth Ceramics

Do you fancy trying your hand at ceramic sculpture, why not join me alongside a small friendly like-minded group and learn step by step how to create an amazing ceramic tortoise sculpture to be proud of.

In the process you will learn some of the fundamental techniques including slab, coil and pinch pots to create this impressive piece and at almost 30cm long it is the biggest animal I teach.

Arriving at 9.30 for a 10am we will be spending much of the day in a comfortable large well-ventilated room, looking out at the hotel's own spectacular surroundings.

Mid-way through the day there will be a delicious two course (light) meal served in the restaurant. Teas and coffee will be served both in the morning and the afternoon and we aim to finish for around 4.30- 5pm.

Please note as these are ceramic, I will need to take them away to be fired in a kiln and then glazed. They will then be either collected by yourselves or posted anywhere in the UK est cost £15.

Ilkley is a beautiful little spa town with its own infamous Ilkley Moor and cow and calf rocks on the doorstep.

If you have the time and fancy a weekend away, you could always book a room in the hotel and then spend the weekend exploring the Yorkshire Dales!

There are limited places on this very special day.

Price-Only £ 115 per person all inclusive.

Places are limited, so please contact me to register your interest and booking.

I will be following all the latest government covid guidelines. Please take a minute and read my guidance before booking.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

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
- You will create an amazing sculpture that you can be proud of and keep!
-a light two course meal and refreshments throughout the day

The workshops are for a limited number of participants so there is plenty of individual guidance & support!


Richard Hedges at Twisted Earth Ceramics
Cow Pasture Road
West Yorkshire
LS29 8RQ

Suitable for

  • Accommodation offered
  • Adults
  • Intermediate level
  • Parking provided
  • Pet lovers
  • Public transport
  • Romantic
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • UK Holiday
  • Wheelchair users
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