Artisan Demonstrations | See Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things!

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Artisan Demonstrations | See Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things!

Saturday 26 May 2018, 10am – 4pm | Figure Making
Sunday 27 May 2018, 10am – 4pm | Figure Making, Casting and Raised Paste Gilding

Join us for our weekend Artisan Demonstrations, there's no need to book just come along to these free events. Check the individual dates to see what skills are being showcased.

See up close the craftsmanship that goes into making Wedgwood 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.

Raised Paste Gilding | Hand gilding
Perhaps the most elaborate of the decorative styles. Our prestige gilders use a fine brush to apply delicate free-hand strokes, dots and curves before gold is applied.

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.