Explore the World of Colour at Jackfield Tile Museum Saturday 3rd Marchon Feb 21 in News, Tourism
by Kirsty Burgoine
Explore and discover the fascinating world of colour through science, art and design at the Jackfield Tile Museum, near Ironbridge on Saturday, 3rd March. Taking inspiration from the artists’ studios nearby, the Museum’s second Colour Festival will also give you a chance to experiment with colour through a variety of hands-on activities.
On arrival walk through the galleries and period room settings, which tell the story of the UK ceramic tile industry, and meet the curator who will show you special pieces from the Museum’s collection. Then join the workshops to experiment using glazes to create your own artwork. You can try your hand at enamelling jewellery and firing it in the small kiln, or join a drop-in tile decorating session with makers Craven Dunnill; these activities carry an extra charge.
Next discover more about the science behind colour in our drop-in room where there will be a range of interactive displays and activities. Separate light using a prism, look at the difference between light and pigment and see how dyes are made. There will also be a variety of free paper activities including a family trail and tours of the Craven Dunnill factory.
Open 10am to 5pm, Jackfield Tile Museum is one of the ten Ironbridge Gorge Museums. An Annual Passport Ticket, to all ten valid for twelve months and multiple return visits, costs £22.50 per adult, £18.25 for the 60 plus, £14.75 for students and children and £61.50 for a family of two adults and three children aged up to 18 years in full time education; under 5s free. Individual museum entry tickets are also available; activities and workshops vary and some carry an extra charge in addition to the museum admission fee.
For further information, contact the Ironbridge Tourist Information Centre on Tel: 01952 433424 or visit www.ironbridge.org.uk. The Gorge is easily reached via the M6 and M54 motorways exiting at Telford (M54 junction 4 or 6).