Clay Tile Making in Wilderness Wood

Mentored by Martin Brockman
Hadlow Down, TN22 4HJ
For ages: 5 - 18
£95
Next date: None - message Mentor to express interest

A SUMMARY

This workshop starts with making and decorating small clay sculptures, these can go straight into a kiln - a bonfire in a wheelbarrow! - which I will be firing throughout the day. Adele Scantlebury will be working alongside me, as we show you different ways of decorating tiles and look at examples of painted and encaustic tiles, how interlocking patterns can give a dramatic effect. Pre-made tiles will be provided for decorating with clay slip and oxides, using brushes, sticks and stencils. There will be a couple of benches set up so that those that want can have a go at traditional tile making. The price is for individuals or groups, please book for the oldest child and other family members can join in. The maximum group size is 4. This is normally a family activity, if you have an older teenager who you would like to leave unsupervised please message me or Adele first to discuss. At the end of the workshop each person/group can select some of the tiles for firing. These can be set...

About your Mentor

About your Mentor

Martin

Martin Brockman has been teaching clay and sculpture workshops across Britain for many years. His roots are in the orchards of Kent, where his family had worked the land for generations. Martin kept his link with the land, by working with clay, he studied ceramics at Farnham, the heart of William Cobbett country. After college, Martin toured extensively with Welfare State International - world famous site specific theatre group. He has worked in many different materials; ceramics, fire, wood and different forms of printing. Martin regularly exhibits at the black shed gallery in Robertsbridge and has taught regularly for Blackbird Arts, ACRES and is a founder member of Outdoor Studios. Martin and Adele have been making tiles in Sussex for many years - using a method that dates back to the Romans.

Learning aims

To create a selection of decorated tiles.

Strengths to develop

Using a paint brush or other implement. Feeling how to manipulate the clay - using different pressures during the making process. Tile making is like a dance!

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Clay Tile Making in Wilderness Wood block mentored by Martin Brockman
Clay Tile Making in Wilderness Wood block mentored by Martin Brockman
Clay Tile Making in Wilderness Wood block mentored by Martin Brockman
Clay Tile Making in Wilderness Wood block mentored by Martin Brockman
Clay Tile Making in Wilderness Wood block mentored by Martin Brockman
Clay Tile Making in Wilderness Wood block mentored by Martin Brockman
Clay Tile Making in Wilderness Wood block mentored by Martin Brockman
Clay Tile Making in Wilderness Wood block mentored by Martin Brockman
Clay Tile Making in Wilderness Wood block mentored by Martin Brockman
Clay Tile Making in Wilderness Wood block mentored by Martin Brockman
Clay Tile Making in Wilderness Wood block mentored by Martin Brockman
Clay Tile Making in Wilderness Wood block mentored by Martin Brockman
Clay Tile Making in Wilderness Wood block mentored by Martin Brockman
Clay Tile Making in Wilderness Wood block mentored by Martin Brockman
Clay Tile Making in Wilderness Wood block mentored by Martin Brockman

What's provided

Equipment

Safety

Enhanced DBS

Basic DBS

Risk Assessment

Public Liability Insurance

Safeguarding Training

First Aid Training

First Aid Kit

Smoke Detector

Coronavirus Safety Policy

Please note

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Where
we'll be

Wilderness Wood, Main Road, Hadlow Down, East Sussex, TN22 4HJ

Pricing information

Standard price: £95

Pricing information

Cancellation

My experience is an educational activity and the 14-day cooling-off period under the Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013 therefore applies. After the 14 day period my standard policy will apply.

No refunds are given except in the case of a cancellation by the Mentor.


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