"An excellent educational venture."

★★★★★ 5/5 stars

by Kathy Hirdler

Mount Vernon, WA

Richard was wonderful teacher. We covered an amazing amount of information, as well as having plenty of hands on experience. I now feel quite able to tackle soldering on my own.

I would highly recommend him for any level of experience, he has a lot of knowledge to share.

"Mr. Paille is the best!"

★★★★★ 5/5 stars

by David Barela

Seattle, WA

Mr. Paille is a superb teacher. He knows the art of jewelry making that is based on many years of professional experience and study. He is a patient but exacting teacher.

Would I take more classes from Mr. Paille? Absolutely!

"Perfect for a class or special project."

★★★★★ 5/5 stars

by Zack

Seattle, WA

I approached Richard with a specific special project in mind and he has happy to take me on as a student, teaching me the in's and out's necessary to complete my idea. He went out of his way to accommodate my schedule and the design turned out better than I'd hoped.

"World traveler, pearl expert, good teacher"

★★★★ 4/5 stars

by Michael

Seattle, WA

I speak from first hand experience, having worked with Richard on one of his many trips to the Cook islands for his pearl business.

Seeing how pearls are made on a working pearl farm was a real education. Richard has a way of integrating traditions and new technologies; yet his methods have a simple goal... the making of better pearls.

I learned a great deal watching Richard interact with the local pearl farmers...,If you want to know about pearls, Richard is the person to ask.

"Amazing Collaborative Experience"

★★★★★ 5/5 stars

by bbonine

Mercer Island, WA

Richard was a great teacher, guiding me gently & quickly to a creative approach for the ring I was creating for my wife of 25 years. He is a great collaborator, knowing when to help in critical parts of the process, but allowing me to be creative & expressive. His feedback was always timely and right-on. Richard is patient, encouraging, and a good communicator. Working with Richard was like spending a few hours with a really creative friend. The result was a gorgeous ring that my wife will treasure for the rest of her life. I am really looking forward to working with Richard again.

"Great Class, Great Teacher!"

★★★★★ 5/5 stars

by Craig

Seattle, WA

The best jewelry making class I've taken. The casting & gem setting workshops are tops. If you're interested in learning about jewelry making Richard's classes are the way to go. He gives you free coffee too!

"Absolutely the Best Jewelry Instruction."

★★★★★ 5/5 stars

by PumpkinGuy

Bothell, WA

I could not have asked for a better learning experience. In-depth, hands-on instruction with Richard's patient, personal attention sets this class far above all the others. If you want to know how to do it right, with the right tools, as well as what not to do, too - look no further. Richard delivers rich content from the time you arrive until you get up to go. I came away confident in my ability to apply what I had learned.

"Knowledgeable, Fine Jeweler"

★★★★★ 5/5 stars

by Kathy S.

Seattle, WA

I was fortunate to have had a lovely custom pearl pendant made by Richard. The workmanship pleased me immensely and I highly recommend him as a skilled and knowledgeable jeweler who focuses on quality and pays impeccable attention to detail. Richard's years of practical knowledge as a jeweler and his passion for sharing what he knows make every encounter an interesting and worthwhile learning experience.

"Richard will teach all that you ask and much more"

★★★★★ 5/5 stars

by Diane Z.

Issaaquah, WA

Richard is incredibly knowledgeable about jewelry, the tools needed and how to order them. He carefully taught me all that I had asked for and much much more. His workshop is neat, clean and well equipped. We shared a very enjoyable time together and yet every moment was filled with useful information. He continued to teach even while we ate our lunch.

"Easy to understand and learn from."

★★★★ 4/5 stars

by Ken Cowan

Mr. Paille has an easy manner, and calm, and informative style which makes it very easy to grasp the concepts he presents, and feel good about what you accomplish under his instruction.

"Fabulous Learning Experience"

★★★★★ 5/5 stars

by Sophie Kueja

Richard is an imaginative and creative artist with exceptional teaching skills! I would wholeheartedly recommend Richard as a teacher and an artist!!

"Well Rounded"

★★★★ 4/5 stars

by NKB

Seattle, WA

Richard has been making jewelry for longer than I've been alive! His wide variety of experiences and enthusiasm for passing on his knowledge, make him a great instructor and a valuable resource for information. I would highly recommend this class for people who are interested in setting a strong foundation, or getting a new perspective on their work.

"Such a Great Experience"

★★★★ 4/5 stars

by dbrown63

Tacoma, WA

Richard's knowledge about jewelry and jewelry making is priceless! I would highly recommend taking one of Richard’s course if you're serious about jewelry making.

"Outstanding learning experience"

★★★★★ 5/5 stars

by Sharrey Dore

Seattle, WA

Richard is wonderful.  I have been taking jewelry workshops for several years and have been looking for the kind of teacher of Richard's caliber for a long time.  He is so giving of his time, knowledge and expertise.  I plan on continuing my education with Richard and developing the skills leaned from him. He is a gift to our community.  Don't miss an opportunity to experience learning from him.

"Great for anyone who plans to purchase jewelry"

★★★★★ 5/5 stars

by Anne Watts

Richard really knows the jewelry business and is a great teacher, from repairs to design to thorough knowledge of gems pearls and metals. I’ve gained knowledge that will help me be a smarter consumer in the future, better able to judge quality and workmanship. . Only wish I had taken this class before making past purchases. I found this class intensely interesting, it exceeded my expectations.

"An Amazing Experience"

★★★★★ 5/5 stars

by dbown63

Tacoma, WA

Richard Paille is the best jewelry instructor on this side of the world. His depth of knowledge along with his overwhelming sense of passion makes the experience amazing for all level students (beginning or advance). His wiliness to go the extra mile inspires his students to take the same just stand. I highly encourage others to take the 5 week course with Richard; it will change the way you look at art!