About the Course
Tree stump planter workshop!
Choose to spend a day at Dallacre Farm set in the beautiful Northamptonshire countryside, creating a unique Tree stump planter for your garden using a fantastic non-firing clay, Pal Tiya Premium. Customise your planter however you like, it could be a fairy house or have a Green man face, the possibilities are endless!
Weta workshop uses this product extensively to create large sculptures for private commissions and more.
Ideal class for complete beginners, or more experienced sculptors that want to learn the techniques of this exciting new material.
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! Because the clay needs a few days to harden, we will not be painting during the class. But you’re welcome to book in for another day and paint them with our help, or you can paint them at home.
Note: If you cannot attend due to special circumstances, please contact us and we can book you on another event.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
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.
We will provide you with plastic plant pots for the planter, but if you’d prefer a ceramic one then feel free to bring your own. We recommend 5/6” pot diameter.
I have had another lovely day with a great group of people and learning sculpting with Joe and Bob. Second time at The Shire Workshops making things for my garden. Always enjoyable working with your hands. In our modern world we need more opportunities to be creative. I think Joe and Bob are running one of the best places to enjoy artistic experiences. Thanks to CraftCourses for promoting places like this.
Brenda - - #23533
Excellent day, I was a complete beginner, absolutely no experience in sculpting or crafts of any description! Left with great memories and a Pal Tiya tree planter! Highly recommended.
Andrew Simpson - - #23524
Such a lovely day with Joe and Bob.
I had never made anything like this before but I need not have worried. The atmosphere was relaxed and the guidance was excellent! I would highly recommend The Shires Workshops!
Karrin Simpson - - #23523
Bob and Joe are brilliant teachers and have designed a course that teaches you how to use this great medium, and come out of it with a pretty much completed piece. I would highly recommend this course, and in fact any of their courses
Sarah - - #23510
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