This weekend visitors to the Museum attended workshops allowing families and Museum Volunteers to develop new craft skills . Firstly they were supported in building their creative confidence, everyone was shown what it is possible to make with clay and plaster, through exploring texture, surface and depth.
In the first half of the workshop, participants carved their ideas into clay, which became a mould for plaster to be poured into to make relief tiles . Once the carving skills had been refined, everyone was given a cuttle fish to draw into. these again create moulds for pewter to be poured into, once it had been melted with the gas torch.