The Merchant's Table

Delft Tile Painting with Cobalt Blue - Matilda Moreton


Have you ever looked at Delft tiles and thought how much you would like to try your hand at painting one? Perhaps you have a kitchen wall, splash back or fireplace where your painted tiles could proudly be set within?

Ceramicist Matilda Moreton is holding two workshops at The Merchant’s Table on Saturday the 18th of May, when she will inspire and teach you to paint your own Delftware tiles.

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 designs and practise them in watercolour on paper before painting them on a bisque fired tin-glazed tiles provided. Books on original Delftware will be available for inspiration, original Delft 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 Spring 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, bringing your ideas to a reality.

By the end of the workshop you will have painted your designs onto 4 handmade tiles, which have been dipped in a white tin glaze, using cobalt oxide.

Tea or coffee and cake will be served, and all materials and firings provided. Work created will be available for collection 2 week after the workshop.

Choose a morning or afternoon workshop:

Saturday 18th of May 10.30am - 1pm

Saturday 18th of May 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 PigThe Canteen at Southwold and Watson and Walpole in Framlingham

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