11th & 12th June 2022

The Delft Style

Inspired by the artisan craftsmanship of Darwen terracotta, James Bloomfield – a commissioned artist in Art in Manufacturing Season One – will utilise the manufacturers 100 year old glaze recipes to produce a large scale participatory ceramic tile installation. The final piece will be formed from over 100 hand decorated tiles depicting important cultural landmarks in Blackburn’s history. Each tile will be a unique piece of a larger mural, in the traditional delft style incorporating the famous cobalt blue and white glaze. Participants will be invited to choose a tile from the composition and paint it using both under glaze and over glazing techniques.



2019 Trusts & Foundations

The National Festival Of Making Delivery Team

The National Festival of Making is supported with funding from Arts Council England and Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council

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