Turkish Iznik Tile Making

19 Oct 2020
10:30 am
10.30am - 4.30pm
Landmark Arts Centre
TW11 9NN

Friendly, expert teaching with COVID-19 measures in place for your safety. 

Iznik was an established centre for the production of simple earthenware pottery with an underglaze decoration when, in the last quarter of the 15th century, craftsmen in the town began to manufacture high quality pottery with a frit ware body painted with cobalt blue under a colourless transparent lead-free glaze. The designs combined traditional Ottoman  arabesque patterns with Chinese elements. In Iznik tiles, dark blue colour of lapis lazuli, turquoise blue, coral red, emerald green can be seen with similar colours as semi-precious stones.

A ceramic tile (10x10cm) will be painted by attendees using traditional soil-based underglaze paints. A second tile will be available for attendees for those who finish one. Our instructor will glaze and fire them up to 1100°C for 9 hours in the kiln after the class.

Students will collect their work once they are ready.

All levels of ability and experience are welcome.

Whilst every care is taken in firing your work, please remember that ceramics can be subject to cracking during firing. 

£75 including materials

For more information or to book a place call 020 8977 7558 or email info@landmarkartscentre.org

Presented by Landmark Arts Centre

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