Earthenware Beakers course - 5 weeks

6 June - 4 July 2024

Explore the techniques used in the everyday pottery of the factory workers, make a pair of earthenware beakers to use at home

The Museum of Royal Worcester is known for its spectacular collection of porcelain and bone china but most workers making these fine objects would have used earthenware vessels at home. Starting with two tankards, we will explore hand-building and decorating techniques using earthenware clays that have been the basis of practical ceramics in these islands since the Bronze Age.

Over 5 weeks you will gain skills and be supported to experiment and discover forming and decorating techniques in this tactile, local and everyday clay material , working towards making a pair of beakers you will be able to use daily at home.

Course leader Rupert Brakspear has more than thiry years of ceramic practice and a background in archaeology, education and sustainable development.

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Museum of Royal Worcester

Severn Street, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR1 2ND
01905 21247

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