Artisan Demonstrations | See Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things!

Artisan Demonstrations | See Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things!

Saturday 24 February 2018, 10am – 5pm | Figure Making
Sunday 25 February 2018, 10am – 5pm | Figure Making, Casting and Prestige Painting

See the craftsmanship that goes into making Wedgwood up close and ask our artisans any questions you might have about the process and the skills that have been handed down and honed over generations.

Figure Making | Creating clay figures to decorate the jasperware
See the knocking, waggling and trimming up close. It might look easy but it takes a trained eye and a sure touch, as even the slightest error will ruin a figure.

Prestige Painting | Precision hand painting
Unique skill is needed to apply paint directly by hand to the piece. See our artist as they skilfully paint decorative scenes and patterns onto the ware.

Casting | See how liquid slip is cast into plaster of Paris moulds.
Timing is at the heart of the caster’s craft, they must consider the humidity and clay composition to judge the precise moment when the clay has set.

Demonstrations take place in World of Wedgwood throughout the day, ask at reception for details.