Clay Tile Making in Wilderness Wood

Mentored by

Martin Brockman

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Location address: Hadlow Down, TN22 4HJ
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For ages: 5 - 18 years years

Available tickets:
Standard £95
Next date: None - message Mentor to express interest
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 round a fireplace, on a step or wall or waxed and put in a frame as a lovely memento of the day!
About your mentor
Martin Brockman
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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
Aim 1
To create a selection of decorated tiles.
Aim 3
To gain some knowledge of the history of local tile making.
Aim 2
To understand the alchemy of a kiln firing.
Aim 4
To increase understanding and appreciation of local flora and fauna.
Pricing information
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Where we'll be
Wilderness Wood, Main Road, Hadlow Down, East Sussex, TN22 4HJ
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