Artisan Demonstrations | See Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things!

Artisan Demonstrations | See Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things!

Saturday 7 April 2018, 10am – 4pm | Figure Making and Throwing
Sunday 8 April 2018, 10am – 4pm | Figure Making, Casting, Prestige Painting and Throwing

This Spring we're running a series of Artisan Demonstrations at weekends, 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.

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.

Throwing | On the potters wheel
Get up close to see how pots are thrown on the potters wheel using the same skills and techniques developed hundreds of years ago. 

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