Medieval tile making

Saturday 7 April 2018


The course

A practical day with the opportunity to design your own tiles, or use pre-made patterns, with information on historical aspects of the craft. Each participant can choose four tiles to be fired and sent to them after the course.

The tutor

Karen Slade has been demonstrating tile making since 1996 and enjoys learning something new about it every year. In her role as Kate Tiler, she demonstrates medieval tile making all around the country, using replica tools and equipment and traditional methods. She is interested in the interpretation and exploration of the hidden meanings of medieval tile designs and images, an understanding of which helps to place them in a historical context.

Participant information

The course is limited to 12 participants, who will receive practical tuition and hands-on experience.
Please wear old clothing. All other materials will be provided.


£130 per person, to include tuition, teas and coffees. The Museum café will be open or you can bring a packed lunch. 


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