People are being invited to World of Wedgwood to get hands on with clay this February half term, with special Awesome Ornamentation activities for visitors that will see them making their own Wedgwood Plaque using the traditional method of applied ornamentation.
Perfect for all ages, visitors will be able to roll out their clay, cut it to shape and apply decoration in their own unique style. They can then either take their finished plaque straight home or leave it with the World of Wedgwood team to be fired and sent on to them.
Heather Broadhurst, General Manager at World of Wedgwood, said:
“We had an amazing response to our Hey Clay weekend last December and our Play With Clay Weekend a few weeks ago, so there is clearly a lot of enthusiasm among the public for getting creative with clay! This activity has been inspired by The Peace Medallion – which is one of the most significant items relating to the First World War in the Wedgwood Museum’s collections. From the beginning of March we will also be hosting Resonance, a temporary exhibition of the First World War collections held in Staffordshire’s museums, so we thought this would be a very pertinent theme.”
Awesome Ornamentation workshops will be running from 13th to 21st February and will operate on a first come first served basis. All ages are welcome. The cost for making a plaque is £4 per person. Plaques can be fired at World of Wedgwood for an additional £6. World of Wedgwood opening times are: Monday to Friday 10am – 5pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am – 4pm.
Resonance is part of the national commemoration of the centenary of the First World War. The Exhibition will be in place in the Wedgwood Museum from March 1st.
For more information about the award-winning World of Wedgwood please visit www.worldofwedgwood.com, call 01782 282 986 or email firstname.lastname@example.org