Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Easter & Royal Wedding Tile Decorating at Jackfield Tile Museum, Shropshire

Easter and Royal Wedding Tile Decorating Workshops in the Ironbridge Gorge: 11-15 and 18-21 April

Take part in a creative tile decorating workshop during the Easter school holidays at the Jackfield Tile Museum, near Ironbridge, Shropshire. You will be able to select your own pattern from a range of Easter themes such as bunnies and baby chicks, or with the Royal Wedding just around the corner, choose a design fit for a young princess about to marry her prince charming.

The workshops will be held daily between 11 – 15 and 18 – 21 April. You’ll learn the technique known as ‘tube lining’ or ‘slip-trailing’ to produce a 6 x 6 inch tile featuring your chosen design and colours. The price is £7.50 per tile (p&p extra to have your tile sent home after firing) plus the museum admission fee. Workshops start from 10am, but allowing up to 1½ hours to decorate your tile, last admission is at 3.15pm.

Jackfield Tile Museum is one of the Ironbridge Gorge Museums, a Passport can be purchased for entry into all ten museums valid for twelve months and multiple return visits priced at £22.50 per adult, £18.25 for the 60 plus, £14.75 for students and children and £61.50 for a family of two adults and three children aged up to 18 years in full time education; under 5s free. For those on a shorter time scale, individual admission is available into any of the sites.

The museums are open seven days a week from 10am until 5pm; activities and workshops vary day-to-day and some carry an extra charge in addition to the museum admission fee, for further information, contact the Ironbridge Tourist Information Centre on Tel: 01952 433 424 or visit www.ironbridge.org.uk. The Gorge is easily reached via the M6 and M54 motorways exiting at Telford (M54 junction 4 or 6).

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