Mushroom House Workshop! 1 day sculpture workshop using Pal Tiya Premium



Mushroom House Workshop!

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 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.

''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 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Class includes tutoring and all materials required.
Bring your own 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.


Bob & Joe Stafford at The Shire Workshops


Unit A
Dallacre Business Units
Wilbarston, Market Harborough

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Children
  • Christmas
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hearing impaired
  • Hen dos
  • Intermediate level
  • Parking provided
  • Pet lovers
  • Public transport
  • Romantic
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Seniors
  • Spooky
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Tutor can travel
  • Wheelchair users


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

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Maxine Simmons - - #34491

The Mushroom House Workshop teaches you how to use Pal Tiya Premium which is a new material which in my view revolutionises the way to do sculpture. This is because it does not need a kiln. Joe and Bob are excellent teachers, they give step by step instructions in how to produce beautiful art, which is so strong it can go outside. It sets like concrete.

Joe gives great tips throughout the process as to how to improve your artwork, and the pace of the workshop is really well timed. Bob is also really encouraging and patient and helps the participants and the premises are a stress free oasis where different birds visit which is really interesting.

The end result is a beautiful mushroom house that can have a light inside it. I never knew it would turn out so well.

I am hooked on Pal Tiya and my mind is awash with multiple projects with this medium now.

I thoroughly recommend Joe and Bob's courses to ignite your creativity!

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