What do we think?
Join Dutch artist and designer Piet van den Beuken of Roelofs & Rubens for a wonderful blue and white Delft tile workshop, hand painting your very own designs onto four tiles, which will be fired and posted to your house afterwards. Gathering in the West Berkshire Museum in Newbury, seek inspiration from the original Delft tiles on display, or from Piet herself, whose company designs and produces beautiful handmade tiles, tableware and decorations. Whether you plan to pop your blue and white creations on the wall, to give them as a gift, or simply to use them as quirky coasters for your cuppa, this is a fabulous chance to explore the history of the famous Delft craft – which still makes use of some sixteenth century designs – and to make it your own. Bring along a friend or meet fellow creatives on the day and give an age-old craft a contemporary feel with the guidance of an expert!
What do they say?
“Starting with blank, unglazed ceramic tiles, you will learn all the techniques you need to paint four tiles with your own design or pattern in the Delft tradition whilst taking in a brief history of this fascinating craft.”
Where is it?
West Berkshire Museum, The Wharf, Newbury RG14 5AS
When is it?
10.00am – 1.00pm, Thursday 18 May 2018. Look out for additional sessions on Wednesday 20 June & Sunday 22 July 2018.
How much is it?
£40 including all materials and postage of the tiles to your home once fired
Where can you find out more?
Intrigued? Click here for full details and to book your place.