The Merchant's Table

Floral Delft Tile Workshops with Matilda Moreton


Ceramicist Matilda Moreton is holding two workshops at The Merchant’s Table on Saturday 8th July, when she will inspire and teach you to paint your own floral Delftware tile and plate.

After an introduction learning about the history of Delft decoration and how it came to the potteries along the Thames, you will be able to create your own floral designs and practise them in watercolour on paper before painting them on a bisque fired tin-glazed plate and/or tile provided. Books on original Delftware will be available for inspiration, original Delft plates and tiles, plus a collection of London Delftware fragments found on the Thames foreshore. Or bring your own material to use if you already have something you’d like to use.

Designed for beginners or those wishing to reignite their creative skills.  Be inspired by summer flowers or historical images and enjoy the process of drawing inspiration, designing and finally expressing yourself with a flurry of a paintbrush on the tile and plate, bringing your ideas to a reality.

By the end of the workshop you will have produced a decorated tile and a plate which Matilda will take away to fire.

All materials and firings provided, work created will be available for collection 1 week after the workshop.

Saturday 8th July: 10.30am - 1pm
Saturday 8th July: 2.30pm - 5pm

Matilda’s Instagram @matildamoreton


Perhaps this workshop could be an excellent excuse to make a weekend in our beloved Suffolk, with the wonderful array of accommodation and exceptional food!

A few of our favourites...The Greyhound in Pettistree, The Suffolk in Aldeburgh, Five Acre Barn in Aldringham, Husk in Thorington, The Unruly Pig, The Canteen at Southwold and The Sorrel Horse in Shottisham.

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The Merchant’s Table
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Suffolk IP12 1DH

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In the market town of WOODBRIDGE, SUFFOLK, on CHURCH STREET is a double fronted Georgian shop, fronting a 16th Century merchant’s house. Within this beautiful building, layered with merchant’s tales and trading, we opened The Merchant’s Table.

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