Saturday 1 June 2019 11am–4pm //
Join ceramicist Reiko Kaneko for an introduction to the whole process of making, decorating and glazing fine bone china.
Your day will begin with a visit to our Useful/Beautiful exhibition, where Reiko will introduce to her wonderful ceramic pieces within the magnificent Pastry Room, Below Stairs, and an introduction to the material and the traditions of Stoke-on-Trent. Throughout the workshop Reiko will guide you through the differences in bone china compared to other ceramics, why most studio potters shy away from the material and how the industry in Stoke is skilled in this craft.
Watch Reiko demonstrate slip casting bone china, slip decoration, mono printing, sgraffito and glazing. There will then be an opportunity for you to try it out yourself and design your own decoration or pen your own message on clay.
Reiko will then take your pieces away for casting, for you to collect from Harewood at a later date. There will be at least two items of your own making to have at home.
Refreshments and a sandwich lunch are included with this workshop. Please notify us of any dietary requirements you may have.
Please make your way to the Information Point at the top of the carpark on arrival at 11am, where a member of the Harewood Team will be there to meet you.
including lunch and full entry to Harewood
Exclusive early-bird booking for Harewood members open until Monday 4 March