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
We were were very impressed with this course. We do a lot of courses with Craft Courses.com and this came up trumps. I have to say that my wife was far better at throwing pots than I was. There is, of course, no competition between us. Richard is knowledgeable and patient. There is clearly a knack - that I didn't have. I got on better with the hand building in the afternoon. The vegetable soup at lunch was excellent.
We have left Richard to fire our pots and he will glaze them as well as we can't return to complete the process - included in the price we will need to pay for shipping. We await a parcel of finished pots in due course.
Do hesitate this is an excellent course and we highly recommend it.
Jeremy Wyman - - #20767
I booked this as something new to try as I had always wanted to do it. I was apprehensive at first about whether or not I’d be any good! But I turned out to thoroughly enjoy it and had a great time learning different ways of pottery.
Emily Kirton - - #20764
I booked this as a surprise day out for my partner Quentin and myself. We had a really lovely day. Richard the potter is an expert pottery teacher and we were really pleased with the pots we made. I'd definitely recommend if you fancy a fun, creative, relaxing day out.
The home made soup was delicious too!
Trish Gavins - - #19754
Just had the most enjoyable day at potterydayz. My friends and I were all complete beginners but by the end of the day we had proudly achieved thrown pots on the wheel as well as learning how to coil clay into hand built pots. Richard was welcoming and provided a relaxed teaching approach putting us at ease and guiding us through every step of the process. Would absolutely recommend this experience! Thank you Richard
Clare - - #19249
The session was booked as a surprise for my wife's birthday, something we could both do together. The experience exceed my expectations.
Richard was very knowledgeable and a good teacher plus a nice chap into the bargain. All of which meant we really enjoyed the afternoon.
Andrew - - #18995
Richard was very welcoming and made us feel at ease. We enjoyed the opportunity to hand build and also try throwing pots on the wheel. Richard was patient and took time to explain, demonstrate and encouraged our own creative talents. We're clearly not naturals but learnt a lot and thoroughly enjoyed our day. A fantastic opportunity not to be missed!
Laura Martin - - #18950
Such fun! Really enjoyed our day. My daughter and I were engrossed from beginning to end, and found the whole day so interesting and relaxing. And we devoured the delicious soup and bread too! Richard is very patient and a great teacher - he clearly loves what he does and it shows. Would highly recommend for couples, friends or parents with a creative child. Would love to return, to throw some more!
Sam Read - - #18942
The experience with Richard was really really great! It was a calm and tranquil atmosphere, very informal and explorative. Richard gives clear and concise directions, yet still allows you to be creative. He’s very friendly and approachable. We learnt two pottery techniques and it just made us want to go back. Will definitely recommend to others, and go back to do it myself!! The experience would be a perfect gift for others!! The soup was also fabulous!
Morgan Middleton - - #18513
Had a great day with six of us in Richard's studio. Lots of fun and we all came out enthused with some pretty decent attempts on the wheel - even if 5 /6 of us were left handed ( a bit of a challenge on a right handed wheel). Richard was very calm and patient with us all and has a great depth of knowledge. Highly recommended and can't wait to see the fired results.
Camilla - - #18214
I thoroughly enjoyed my day with Richard learning how to throw and hand building. Richard was an excellent teacher. He was patient and catered the lesson to my personal needs and aims. I'd highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to learn a new skill, or build on their existing skills. Richard made the experience memorable and enjoyable, he has inspired me to create more pots and further my new skill. Thank you for a great day!
Emily Briggs - - #18010
Had a wonderful day potting, which sped by, building a coil pot along with the opportunity to throw some pots on the wheel. Richard was informative, patient, supportive and interesting to talk to. He provided lots of tea and a lovely lunch. Highly recommend as a gift for someone or to treat yourself to something different.
Anne Wigglesworth - - #18002
This was a birthday present for my husband, Trevor, and it was a big hit! Richard's patience and excellent guidance has spurred Trevor on to sign up for a course. Although I was there mainly to accompany Trevor, I really enjoyed the experience. Richard is so knowledgeable and interesting and he is an expert teacher so we both managed to make some pots. We can't wait to come back and glaze them and we will want to sign up to the Raku day in May.
In addition, there was plenty of tea and coffee on hand and the soup at lunchtime was delicious. All in all it was a great day and we shall definitely recommend the experience to our friends.
Stephanie Mee - - #17948
Richard created a relaxed environment where we all felt comfortable to do our own thing and enjoy the day. It was great fun and I made a vase and 2 dishes. Definitely recommend giving it a try.
Lynne Smith - - #17911