Shapes & Vases Workshop

Tues Oct 30, 10:30am - 12:30pm

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Places on the workshop are free and if you would also like to look around the museum, please pay for the adults in your party.

Join artist Fliss O’Neill at the Museum of Royal Worcester for a hands-on making workshop using clay to make vase shapes.

The workshop explores how the curved shapes of vases relate to the human form. Firstly, Fliss will help you to design and make paper templates inspired by a variety of vase shapes including those on display in the museum and in the art exhibition The Precious Clay. You will then take your template and make a clay vase façade, using the ‘slab’ technique of rolling the clay out flat. You can decorate your vase shape with textures or colours.

Please note that for our younger visitors a cardboard and oil pastel etching is offered, following the same theme.

Optional extra, £3 per item: to make your vase stronger, Fliss can take it away and fire it (heating it in a very hot kiln) for you to collect on a scheduled date.


Image Credit: Clare Twomey, Vase – Silkeborg. Photo Stefan Handy.


Museum of Royal Worcester
Severn St
01905 21247

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Admission Prices:

Adult £6.50

Concession £5.50

Student £3

Children of 15 and under and carers free

Museum opening hours

Monday to Saturday, 10am – 5pm
Sunday, 10am – 4pm


Christmas, Boxing day, Easter Sunday and occasionally for private functions, please phone for details 01905 21247.