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Sigginstown Castle Medieval Clay Tile Making

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Sigginstown Castle

Sigginstown

Tacumshane

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Make Your Mark on Sigginstown Castle! A special and unique opportunity to help make medieval tiles for Sigginstown Castle

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On each workshop day (9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) we will host up to 10 people to help us make at least 100 medieval inlaid tiles using forms and stamps and our local “Sigginstown Gold” clay.

In the morning you will make 10+ earthenware tiles and fill them with white clay slip. Lunch hour is on your own and then at 2 pm we will provide an optional tour of the tower before we head back down to the Clay Station to mix and sieve raw clay for successive batches of tiles. After the clay mix you can go back to making more tiles or keep getting messy with clay mix!

You will get to see and learn the whole process up till drying and will be welcomed back on firing day later in the summer (August TBD and/or September 11) where we will be using a medieval tile kiln to cook them hopefully to perfection (or at least a useable state!)

You can inscribe or stamp your own mark on the underside of the tiles. Your makers mark and creative energy will be embedded in Sigginstown Castle tower where we hope they will remain for a few hundred years!

(On a few select dates we will also be offering an open evening music session and opportunity to perform as the Sigginstown Mummers!)

Safety waivers need to be signed on site. No refund if you can’t come, but you can switch to another date if there are still openings. If we have to cancel a date we will refund you!

Suitable for Ages 12 and up - children participating must be accompanied at all times with parent or legal guardian who os also a participant. There is a portaloo onsite and we will be working outside under cover and in open. Social distancing, hygiene and other COVID-19 restrictions applicable at time of event apply.

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Sigginstown Castle

Sigginstown

Tacumshane

Ireland

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