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Amazing Delft Tile Workshops

On Friday 5th May 2017 we had a lovely group of people join us at West Berkshire Museum in Newbury for our tile painting workshop.  Piet (Roelofs & Rubens founder, owner & designer) first gave a little talk about the history of Delftware, also known as Delft Blue, which is the charming variety of blue and white ceramic pottery originating from Delft in the Netherlands, and showed examples of the classic tile designs dating from the 16th century.

Our enthusiastic painters started with blank, unglazed ceramic tiles, and learnt all the techniques needed to paint a set of 4 tiles with their own designs. Then the painted masterpieces were taken away to be glazed and fired. Everyone had a great time and the finished tiles are amazing.

We have 2 more workshops coming up at the West Berkshire Museum on Friday 23rd June and 7th July. If you would like to book a place please call the Museum on 01635 519562 or email museum@westberks.gov.uk

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Open Studios 2017 – The 29th Year

West Berkshire & North Hampshire Open Studios

For 3 weeks in May, Newbury Spring Festival and Open Studios provide a daily opportunity to appreciate art and music, and perhaps choose yourself a fine picture, sculpture or ceramic to delight you for many days ahead. Our very own creative genius, Piet, is a huge supporter of Open Studios and often has her own work on display. This year she took part in the ‘Cover to Cover’ sketch book scheme of Open Studios which is on show at the library of the West Berkshire Museum . Download a copy of the 2017 Directory of Artists by clicking here