Create your own floral-themed designs at family drop-in tile decorating workshops during the Easter school holidays at Jackfield Tile Museum. These are part of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum’s spring activities that are taking place across The Gorge over the Easter break.
Designs can be as colourful and original as your imagination allows, perhaps a bouquet of spring flowers, a garden scene or a big bold daffodil.
The Victorian tube lining technique will be used to decorate the tiles, which is just like icing a cake! Once you’ve piped on the design you can add colourful glazes, then leave your tile at the museum where it will be fired in a kiln and posted to your home; or you can collect it from Jackfield if you live nearby.
Tiles are priced from £5 each (p&p extra to have your tile sent home after firing) plus the museum admission fee. The fun and informal sessions will take place Monday to Friday between 12 and 26 April starting from 10am, but allowing up to 1½ hours to decorate your tile, last admission is at 2.30pm.
One of the 10 Ironbridge Gorge Museums, Jackfield Tile Museum is open from 10am until 4pm. A great value Annual Passport Ticket allowing multiple visits into all 10 museums can be bought at the entrance or online in advance saving 5%; individual entry tickets are also available at each museum. Activities will vary from day-to-day and some additional costs will apply.