Education & Workshops

Craven Dunnill Jackfield runs an award-winning educational programme, hosting workshops for thousands of students each year, in traditional ceramic decoration and manufacturing processes.

Our workshops embrace both the fantastic history of our extraordinary site, the energy and enthusiasm of a modern commercial tile manufacturer passionate about the retention of traditional processes and the continuing advancement of technology.

Each workshop is adapted for the needs of students, providing a programme for all ages and abilities. Various courses include tubelining, slip casting, freeform and encaustic tile making and are tailored to include areas of the curriculum such as science, maths, design and technology, history, geography, business and literacy.

Educational Visits for Groups

The Tile Decorating Workshops are suitable for students from Keystage 1 up and no prior skills are required. Students will produce their own tile using the tubelining technique which was popular in the Art Nouveau period. Tiles can be made individually or working in groups to create panels.

You can book a group workshop up to a year in advance. Workshops last around one and a half hours. Maximum group size is 32 students, minimum of 10, however do get in touch if your student numbers are above our maximum as split groups can be arranged.

Early booking is recommended. Workshop cost is £10 per student (inc vat). Additional museum entrance charges will apply, if required.

Educational Visits for Individuals

The Tile Decorating Workshops are suitable for students of all ages and no prior skills are required (younger students will need adults to assist with some elements of the workshops).

The sessions are a great way to learn a new skill, or simple enjoy time with friends and family. Workshops run throughout the year and a live calendar of dates is available through our EventBrite page.
Advanced booking is essential.

Cost of the session is £12.25 per tile (plus Eventbrite booking fee). See individual events details for further information.
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Educational Visit Downloads

Design Sheet
Key Skills Level 1
Key Skills Level 2
Totally Terrific Worksheet
Tiny Tots Worksheet
John Scott Maths Trail
EWS Risk Assessment

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