Everlasting pumpkins- 1 day sculpture workshop using Pal Tiya Premium

Make a permanent pumpkin head lantern or planter


Everlasting pumpkin workshop!

Make your own everlasting pumpkin that can live in your garden forever! We will teach you how to use this brand new material to create your own permanent outdoor sculpture which you can take home on the same day. The sculpture takes a day to dry so you can paint it at home or book to come back and paint it with our guidance and facilities.

Choose to spend a day at Dallacre Farm set in beautiful Northamptonshire countryside, creating a unique garden sculpture using a fantastic non-firing clay, Pal Tiya Premium. Weta workshop uses this product extensively to create large sculptures for private commissions and more.

Learn how to sculpt the core in tin foil and other materials before applying the product. As our clay doesn't shrink during the curing process, there is scope to use it over items such as glass jars etc that just isn't possible with normal clay.

Come to a day workshop to learn the techniques and explore the possibilities with this exciting new product, which is now in the USA, Australia, New Zealand and now here!

The product is simple and fun to use and you can take your piece home that same day! It will last outdoors in all weather as it has passed freeze/thaw testing and is incredibly strong!

Class includes tutoring and all materials required. BYO Lunch (microwave available). Tea, Coffee, Water and Juice available!

The beauty of Pal Tiya Premium is that what you make on the day can be taken home that same day as no kilns are necessary.

Note: If you cannot attend due to special circumstances, please contact us and we can book you on another event.

”Fabulous day at The Shire Workshops last Saturday making the 'everlasting pumpkins'. Thank you to Bob and Joe for making it such a memorable day and the endless cups of tea and chocolate biscuits! I can highly recommend a workshop with these talented tutors, you will not be disappointed.”

”Everything about this workshop was fantastic.The venue is perfect,the studio well set up and the tutors know their stuff,nothing was too much trouble, no question went unanswered.Very talented and multi-skilled artisans that are happy and able to share their knowledge.”


Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

-All tools and materials provided
-Tea Coffee biscuits and soft drinks
-Bring your own lunch


Bob & Joe Stafford at The Shire Workshops


Dallacre Farm Business Units
Wilbarston, Market Harborough

Suitable for

  • Advanced/pro level
  • Children
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Intermediate level
  • Public transport
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users


6 hours (10:00am to 4:00pm)

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In-person course
Robert Spinks - - #25161

A very informative and fun workshop. As a complete beginner when it comes to sculpting Joe and Bob were very helpful and friendly. I felt like I left the venue having made 2 new friends. I would definitely consider doing some more workshops with these 2.
Can not recommend enough!

In-person course
Natalie Lane - - #17674

Lovely venue surrounded by nature.
Hosts could not have been more helpful. Tea and biscuits provided all day!
Joe and Bob were very adept at sculpture and took us through the day skilfully. Help and advice was given throughout the day as needed, but we very much got to create our own sculpture. The Pal Tiya is an amazing material, extremely malleable and easy to apply. Looking forward very much to the next course! Hares please!
Highly recommended!

In-person course
Sally - - #17618

Everything about this workshop was fantastic.The venue is perfect,the studio well set up and the tutors know their stuff,nothing was too much trouble, no question went unanswered.Very talented and multi-skilled artisans that are happy and able to share their knowledge.

In-person course
Julie Hollis - - #17429

We had a great day. I booked the course as a surprise for my daughter who is very stressed with her job. The day whizzed by, she never thought about work once and at the end said her pumpkin was the best thing she'd ever made - a big compliment as she has done quite a few handicrafts.
Bob and Joe were both lovely and we chatted away easily all day long.
My daughter made a Halloween pumpkin with lots of advice about how to do the 'scary' features and I made a pumpkin for an Autumn display.
Highly recommended, thank you.

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