2024 Festival Dates: 6 & 7 July

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

National Festival of Making is supported by the Arts Council England, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, Brian Mercer Trust and Foundations and Partners. This project is part-funded by the UK government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

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