Brilliant workshop with Richard! My daughter was absolutely thrilled to use the pottery wheel for the first time and with Richard's guidance we have made beautiful pieces of pottery. Can't wait to go back for a glazing session! Definitely recommend the course as a family adventure or individual experience.
Tatyana D - - #26893
Had an excellent day in November on one of Richard's all day courses, throwing pots in the morning and hand sculpting in the afternoon. Richard is a great relaxed teacher...we made a lot of messes! But he just kept encouraging and showing us and we managed to throw pots we were happy to have fired. Can thoroughly recommend this..one of us is quite creative, the other not so much but both of us enjoyed it so much and was lovely to do something together.
Jane and Amy - - #26886
Response from Potterydayz:Delighted you enjoyed your time here at Potterydayz, hope to see you again in the near future.
We set up a session for our three children ages 12, 16 and 19. They had a blast. Richard is a wonderful instructor. He’s encouraging, patient and witty.
Rachel Evett - - #26623
Response from Potterydayz:Thank you for the review- it was a great pleasure to have you over at potterydayz and I look forward to having you back for glazing soon
I had a voucher bought for me from my husband. I had not done pottery since school (32 years ago ). I went along to Richard’s a few weeks ago and had a great day throwing pots and hand building. Richard is an excellent, patient teacher and made it a fun day.
I would highly recommend this course and will be returning myself
Thank you Richard
Kim Dugdale - - #25907
Booked a day with Richard for my husbands Birthday. Wasn’t really sure what to expect.
Richard made us feel very welcome and was very helpful (with me) as this was my first time making coil pots.
We had a lovely lunch which Richard had made for us from his own home grown veg and some yummy bread. After lunch we moved on to the potters wheel. My husband really enjoyed this part as he knew what to do .... me on the other hand needed more help (which Richard provided). We both had a really enjoyable day with some laughs ‘thrown’ in along the way.
Thank you Richard
Sarah Morten - - #25835
Had an amazing day! Richard is a great teacher! I learnt so much whilst having a fun time. I shall definitely be back to learn more techniques soon!
Cody Akhurst - - #25829
Response from Potterydayz:Thank you for the review Cody it was a pleasure to teach you. Delighted you enjoyed your time with Potterydayz. Look forward to seeing you soon
What an absolutely fabulous day! My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed our potting course with Richard, he was patient, funny and a cracking teacher. We would highly recommend this course and we will be back again for more in May!
Yvonne Akhurst - - #25828
Response from Potterydayz:That's great Yvonne and delighted you enjoyed the day. I look forward to seeing you in May.
As a total newbie to pottery I was a little worried about not being able to do anything and coming away disappointed. I couldn’t have been more wrong and my worries were unfounded.
Richard was kind, patient and a brilliant teacher.
I had an absolute blast and can’t wait to see how my items turned out!
It doesn’t matter if you’re a novice or if you’re a worrier, Richard was great throughout the whole session!
Sarah - - #25345
I had a great Raku day with Richard and the group. It was really interesting and I came away with three attractive pots. We had plenty of tea coffee etc and a delicious lunch.
Jacki - - #25302
Saturday 28th September
Our 'clayday' with Richard was fantastic. He took us (daughter and I) through the process of throwing a pot on the wheel and watched and coached while I attempted to remember what he had said and what I had done 60 years ago!!! In the afternoon he showed us how to make a pot with clay 'sausages' which I was none too good at rolling! It is always good to leave a course feeling pleased that you have made something unique. I can't wait to go back to decorate my pots.
If you are looking for a fun day with a knowledgeable, patient, and caring teacher, this is the course for you. Richard also makes super tasty soup for lunch!
Dawn Norris - - #25034
We had a fantastic day learning how to throw and hand build pottery. Richard is a great teacher who was very welcoming, patient and explained everything clearly. We came away having made a number of items which we will be returning to glaze in a few weeks. We would highly recommend this as a great day's activity!
Fiona Beveridge - - #24857
Had a fab day learning to throw and hand build- and a lovely lunch as well!
Ellie Parker - - #24742
I booked a Pottery afternoon for a team of colleagues as a celebration for completing a project. The afternoon was great fun and suitable for all the team. Richard was very accommodating with us all and very enthusiastic and informative teaching us the basics of throwing and hand building. We all learnt a great deal from the session and were all able to make something to take away with us. Would recommend as a great fun team activity!
Jessica - - #24184
My husband and I had a fabulous day with Richard, learning Raku. We had dabbled before but with no success.
The results we got on the day were great and it has given us the confidence to do it again at home. The whole day including the lunch was fantastic.
Colleen Williamson - - #23541
Best birthday present ever!
A wonderful experience, I enjoyed meeting people from all walks of life. Relaxing but extremely exciting and inspiring day. Richard is a brilliant, informative encouraging tutor.
Lovely lunch provided by Richard's wife.
I was so so happy with the results of my pieces. I learnt loads and I went home buzzing thinking about when I can come back and do more! Recommended to all my friends, money well spent.
Thank you very much.
brenda alvarez-wilkinson - - #23393
We had a brilliant Sunday with Richard learning the art of Raku.
Even with intermittent rain storms, Richard still managed to run the course smoothly.
The 3 of us are complete beginners. Richard was really friendly and able to guide us through which glazes and oxides to experiment with. I think it's great we were left to our own artistic freedom to play around rather than the course being more structured.
After 3 batches in the kiln we all came out with some completely unique and brilliant pieces to take home.
It would have been even better if we'd have made the pottery ourselves previously to have more investment in the pieces - perhaps a 2 day course is a good idea in future?
Also worth noting was that we had a lot of refreshments and a fabulous lunch from his wife, she's amazing too.
Adele, Sharon & Bill - - #22789
Couldn't have been happier with my raku firing day. I took my mum as a birthday present and we had a wonderful day. We managed to get four firings in one day and a great bunch of people to enjoy it with. Jackie made a delicious lunch and Richard was absolutely brilliant. We both came away with three beautiful pots and both thought it was exceptional value for money.
Thank you for a great day.
Nel - - #22252
This was our second course with Richard and we thoroughly enjoyed the day. Glazed our previous pots ready for firing and threw several new ones. Richard is a very talented potter and his home made soup is excellent! Would definitely recommend!
Amanda - - #21866
I booked a day's course for two people with Richard of Pottery Dayz as a surprise birthday gift for my husband. What an amazing day we had! Richard was a welcoming host and patient, knowledgeable teacher. The chance to have such individual attention was one of the main reasons for booking Richard's course, and I'm so glad I did. Whilst my husband had made some pottery whilst at school (a long time ago!), I was a complete beginner and neither of us had thrown on a wheel before. We were absolutely thrilled with the results and can't wait to go back after our pots have been fired, to decorate and glaze them. The day was paced perfectly, right down to the break for a lunch of homemade soup. I can't recommend Richard's course highly enough!
Katherine Craig - - #21265
What a treat! A beautiful spring day spent with my daughter (26) and son (24) at Potterydayz. We had a very creative, relaxing, fun day together. Richard was a great teacher - patient and calm! The vegan soup was an added kindness. Would highly recommend this course!
Kate Rogers - - #21230