I've always said I have zero artistic talent but Richard has proved me wrong. Richard is an amazing teacher who guides you through the day step by step making sure everyone is involved and looked after. If your piece starts to go a bit wrong (like mine did several times) he will come and help you get back on track and you will end up with a piece you are proud of. Loved every part of the day so much so my Mum and I recently went on another course together. You really have nothing to lose, go for it!
Richard was a perfect host. He talked our group though how to make our donkeys with patience and in a way that gave us confidence and a donkey not too far off his! Amazing!
We had a right laugh doing this as an alternative birthday present. I'd highly recommend it!
The best course I've been on. Thoroughly enjoyed. Learnt loads in a really relaxed way and to come away with a fully finished wonkey donkey was brilliant. I genuinely didn't think I could make one but Richard talked us through every step. The sculptures are bigger than you think they're going to be. Already booked to do gazing hare. Can't wait!!
I’ll be honest, I wasn’t convinced I’d come away with anything that even resembled a Wonky Donkey but Richard’s step by step method meant that not only myself, but every member of the group left feeling quite pleased with ourselves and our Donkeys. The workshops are relaxed and Richard makes sure that everyone has the guidance they require. I was a complete beginner so questioned my every step but there was no need to. Trust in Richard and you will come away with a fantastic piece of art, lovingly made by you! The perfect way to spend a rainy Sunday.
A very absorbing and enjoyable day making a wonky donkey following Richard’s step-by-step instructions. Materials and tools were plentiful, and after a short demo Richard patiently helped us all to complete our models. Highly recommended.
Richard is a very supportive and generous tutor, he gives you the confidence to attempt the impossible. I can't wait to join another of his workshops. The whole group were great and we made some awesome highland cows.
What a fabulous day with excellent tuition. First craft of the New Year and if the rest are like this we're in for a brilliant year. Thank you so much Richard and we look forward to joining you again some time.
Regards Ange and Tracey
Great course with a very patient and helpful tutor who made sure that no one was neglected and that we all had a finished product to be proud of. This was my 2nd course and I look forward to attending another one before too long.
Loved the highland cow course and the fact it was step by step which enabled us to come out with a very respectable clay cow!
Richard was a great instructor and helped us only when we were stuck.
I would highly recommend this course to everyone, even those who think they have little pottery skills.
Thanks Richard for a great day!
I bought a place on the highland cow workshop for my mum’s Christmas present. We had a fantastic day creating our cows, it was a really friendly atmosphere with 2 other crafters. Richard is a great teacher and has a calm approach to instructing the class and ensuring you are happy with your final piece. He gives the same instruction to all but each cow was very unique and special to the crafter. I would definitely recommend this course to everyone!!
Had an amazing time today making a hare, Richard was a great teacher and I managed to make a good sculpture that did look like a hare.
I booked this course for myself and I was not disappointed whatsoever. Richard talked us through the making of an owl and he was an excellent teacher.
Richard provided a great relaxing atmosphere which really encouraged everyone's engagement and creativity. I really enjoyed this course and would recommend it to anyone, even those who would never usually consider any arts and crafts workshops.
Just a fabulous 'time out' workshop to take you away from your day to day routines.
I recently attended a course run by Richard in Ilkley, with a group of friends.
The course was brilliant, Richard is very good at what he does, he explained everything very clearly and gave exactly the right amount of support and guidance, but let us get on with it too. He was also very entertaining, and the day flew by.
I was so pleased with my wonderful moon-gazing hare. I'm a complete beginner at clay model making, and I didn't think I'd be able to make one successfully, and I know some others in my group felt the same, but we all produced wonderful hares, so full of character.
The course was also really good value for money and I would definitely recommend it.
We left, planning which of Richard's workshops we want to do next!
I have just returned from a wonderful Moon Gazing Hare workshop in Ilkley. The course I wanted to do was booked up so myself and six friends organised with Richard to have our own workshop. It was fun and very rewarding. We were all impressed with the finished hares.
Richard, an expert tutor was friendly, fun and very helpful, taking us carefully through each process and taking time to make sure everyone had the attention they needed.
We were all complete beginners. I would highly recommend having a go on one of Richard’s workshops. We are talking about doing another workshop with him - I fancy a Highland Cow or maybe a Herdwick Sheep 😊......
I have just got back from a residential ceramics and yoga weekend at a beautiful venue in Derbyshire (led by sculptor, Richard, and yoga teacher, Hilary). The weekend was a little treat to myself and a treat it surely was!
Richard and Hilary worked really well together and the balance between clay work and yoga was spot on. There was also time to explore our beautiful surroundings and to relax and chat with one another. The course was really well organised but always felt relaxed and fun. Richard and Hilary are very skilled at what they do and their passion for their art is infectious! Besides this, they are both lovely people to be around.
I would certainly recommend this residential course to anyone interested in sculpturing/yoga practice or anyone simply looking for a little mind and body nourishment!
I attended a Moon Gazing hare workshop with Richard and it was brilliant. Nice venue, lovely setting and a good balance of supportive tuition and having the freedom for individual creativity. Richard is an excellent tutor and I am really pleased with my hare who takes pride of place in the window where he can gaze at the moon!
My husband and I attended the donkey workshop in Farsley. We weren’t sure what we were going to end up with at the start with our lump of clay. But under Richrads expert tuition we needed have worried. We both really enjoyed the day, the company and Richards gentle way of teaching. It was relaxed and absorbing. We both ended up with sculptures that looked like donkeys, it was fascinating and I can’t wait to do another one. Great value for money too.
I booked on the Highland cow course with family and friends. I knew I would have fun. But I wasn’t sure about the quality of what I would have created at the end of the workshop. I shouldn’t have worried. Under Richards gently guiding hand I was totally amazed by my fabulous cow. The whole group were saying what a relaxing fun day. I would love to go back and do the Hare course. During the day two ladies turned up at different times to pick up theirs fured and painted animals. They also said what a lovely time they had and were very pleased with their efforts. Thanks Richard. See you again 🐇🐇🐇
Just wanted to say what a great day we had making our donkeys.
We were total begginers so not sure how we would manage to create anything that resembled a donkey. Sure enough with Richard's excellent teaching and support we each have a donkey to be proud of.
Would highly recommend Richard's workshops, good fun,relaxed atmosphere and a great way to bring out your inner creativity.
Looking forward to seeing the donkeys in a couple of weeks.
I've had the most incredible day today with Richard, creating my very own donkey. He is a real gentleman and guided us all through it step by step, all had the same instructions but each piece came out unique and beautiful. I would highly recommend this course. Looking forward to my next workshop.