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Craven Dunnill has a long and esteemed history in ceramic tiles dating back to 1872, and since it’s formation, the company has embraced technology to progress at pace to become one of the finest tile artisans in the world.  Craven Dunnill still operates the oldest surviving purpose-built tile factory in the World located in Jackfield in Ironbridge Gorge in Telford.  

Visitors to the Gorge can get hands on a create their very own decorative tiles thanks to Craven Dunnill's award-winning educational programme, hosting workshops in traditional ceramic decoration and manufacturing.

Each workshop is adapted for the needs of students, providing a programme for all ages and abilities. Various courses include tube lining, slip casting, freeform and encaustic tile making. 

The workshops are available for education groups and can be tailored to cover areas of curriculum such as science, maths, design and technology, history, geography, business, literacy and citizenship. 

Workshops are also available to visiting groups helping embrace both the fantastic history of the extraordinary Jackfield site, the energy and enthusiasm of a modern commercial tile manufacturer passionate about the retention of traditional processes and the continuing advancement of technology.


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Craven Dunnill Tile Workshops

Type:Craft Workshop

Jackfield Tile Museum, Jackfield, Ironbridge Gorge, Telford, TF8 7LJ
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Tel01952 884 124

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Opening Times

* Workshops are available on selected dates throughout the year and are open to the whole family.

All ages are welcome to come and join in at having a go at decorating their own tile using the tube lining technique.

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