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World Art Day

World Art Day celebrates creative activity worldwide. Join us here at World of Wedgwood on Sunday 14th April, 10 am - 5 pm, to get hands-on with bundles of different forms of art, including workshops and free drop-ins that cover illustration, crafts, clay, poetry, and painting. And the best part? Most activities are free of charge to make creativity accessible for all to enjoy! A day for all ages and abilities. 


Twisted Ring Making with The Courtyard Workshop

Join experienced jeweller Nikki Hough and learn how to make your very own silver twisted rope ring.

Josiah & Co

10 am- 1 pm

Kate Dawes: Pen Drawing and Watercolour Painting for Wellness Workshop
A relaxed interactive session where guests can learn different pen drawing techniques and 'dry' watercolour painting, using Wedgwood botanical patterns as inspiration.
The session will also look at the benefits of drawing & art for well-being, stress, and anxiety. 

10am - 12 pm


Line Drawing of floral artwork for a workshop
Workshops with Dawn Jutton

Join Staffordshire Poet Laureate and visual artist Dawn Jutton for two inspiring workshops.

11:30am - 12:30pm - Poetry and Writing 

1pm - 2pm - Photography 

Image of table to the left laden with medieval banquet and on the right a lady standing
Poetry & Prosecco with WordCraft

The WordCraft team welcomes you to an afternoon of sparkling spoken word. Poets and performers of all abilities are invited to take the mic and showcase their work with a glass of prosecco (or a non-alcoholic alternative) in hand, or simply to sit back and enjoy a couple of hours of poetry as an audience member and support your local creatives.

Darwin Suite

3 pm - 4 pm

Woman speaking at poetry event
The Decorating Studio

Reserve a table in the Decorating Studio for pottery painting and glazing for all the family. Reserve a spot free of charge and pay by the pot when you get here.

wow design & clay studio image 4
The Art of Distilling with Sixowns
Take an immersive tour into the world of craft distilling with the Sixtowns Distillery Tour & Tasting Experience. 
Sixtowns Bar & Distillery
12pm and 3pm
Guests on distillery tour





Amber Lion Ceramics: Create a hanging decoration out of clay

Guests will make a hanging decoration by pressing in textures and adding patterns with sprig reliefs. This workshop will look at floral themes that echo the landscape around World of Wedgwood, whilst looking at techniques used by Wedgwood. 

World of Wedgwood Atrium

10 am - 3 pm

Leone from Amber Lion ceramics holding a bunch of flowers. She is wearing a black top with white apron
Clay Studio Free Potter's Wheel Drop-in

Come along and drop into the Clay Studio throughout the day to try out the Potter's Wheel free of charge in these fun 15-minute tasters, especially for World Art Day.

Pay £10.00 to fire and keep your pot/£15.00 with a glaze.

The Clay Studio

10 am - 4pm




Child and adult on Potter's Wheel.
North Staffs Mind: Artboard Expressions
Join North Staffs Mind to express your thoughts through drawing and writing on their artboard. There will be coloured pens, prompts and tips for people to take inspiration from.
Colouring books will also be available for donations to the Mind Charity. 

Drop in 

10 am - 5 pm

Young boy painting onto an easel.
Josiah & Co Presents: A Mosaic Drop In

Drop into Josiah & Co for this fun free activity. Children can cut out air-drying clay with a cookie cutter to create their own mosaic tile and decorate using seeds, beans and pulses. 

10 am - 5 pm


An image of someone using jewels to decorate an egg.
Kat Thomas-Freakley: Face Painting

Visit face painting sensation, Theatre Make-up Artist, and Glitter Practitioner, Kat, for face art for the whole family!

World of Wedgwood Atrium.

Drop in- pay on the day 

11 am - 3 pm 

Child getting a facepaint
Art Of Nature with the Staffordshire Wildlife Trust

Create bunting and flags with natural materials, also learn how to make a seed bomb to takeaway and natural mobiles using willow and wool.

World of Wedgwood Courtyard

12 pm - 2 pm

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust Workshop with clay
Visual Poetry Workshop: WordCraft

Discover the power of collaborative voice and contribute to the poetry mosaic. And also a chance to create your poem collage using cut out words. 

1 pm - 2 pm

Man on stage reading poetry into a microphone
Chloe Breeze: World Art Day Mural

Drop-in workshop creating a mural using paints, oil pastels, pens and collages, based around the theme of Wedgwood, Barlaston and Staffordshire. Chloe will be drawing outlines linked to pottery throughout the sessions. 

Craft Studio

1pm - 4pm

Children's art work of pot banks. They have used cut out card stuck onto a long piece of paper  and lots of colors.
The Art of Mixology with Sixtowns Distillery
Visit Sixtowns Bar & Distillery throughout the weekend as they launch their eagerly anticipated, brand-new cocktail menu. They are embracing creativity, balance and passion with their extensive list of expertly crafted cocktails, including the Wedgwood Sour and Josiah's Tea.
Sixtowns Bar and Distillery
12pm - 5pm
Cocktail with blowtorch and flame