Words by Katie Bunnell
Join us on site at Blackpool Pit and learn how to hand make a brick using the material from beneath your feet. The Brickfield team will teach you how to mix the brick clay – commonly referred to as ‘muck’ by expert brick makers – using raw materials, throw your clay with controlled force into a simple wooden mould, and then knock it out onto a drying ‘hack’. You can personalise your brick or make it anonymous whichever you prefer. It’s relatively easy to do and is wonderfully absorbing – some people just can’t stop once they get started!
These 2.5 hrs workshops run in the mornings and afternoons starting at 10.00am and 1.30pm respectively on Weds 19, Thurs 20, Fri 21, Thurs 27 and Fri 28 August and then on Fri 18 and Sat 19 September to coincide with the Brickfield Kiln Firing for Whitegold Festival 2020.
Workshops are suitable for all ages and abilities. Booking is necessary and numbers are limited to meet Covid 19 health and safety guidance.
The bricks we make will be dried out for firing in the Brickfield kiln for the Whitegold Festival on 19th September.
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