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Mon, 04 Apr


St Elvan's Church, Aberdare


Clay workshop with Rebecca Buck Our inaugural Open Studios week for crafters! These workshops will take place in the months before and leading up the open studios event. Workshops cost £5 per person (Some concessions available, please email

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Time & Location

04 Apr 2022, 10:00 – 14:00

St Elvan's Church, Aberdare, Church St, Aberdare CF44 7AB, UK

About the Event

Clay tile modelling.

The Curvy Bench Project for Craig y Nos Country Park.

Would you like to model a clay Heritage Memory Tile – to commemorate your ancestors, or something else that is memorable to you & that you would like to see preserved on a tile by a lake?

This informative and fun workshop with internationally renowned sculptor, Rebecca Buck is for young & old, experienced or beginner, skilled or complete amateur.

It’s being held at St Elvan’s, Aberdare CF44 7AB, a beautiful Victorian church which houses a gallery, meeting rooms, a heritage aisle and a coffee shop as well as being a working church.

About the Curvy Bench.

Big enough to provide Covid-safe seating to share, in a fun shape that encourages playfulness and compliments it’s location, this heavy-duty bench will have internal hollows to provide dry, secure wild-life homes and be covered in wonderful tiles hand-made by all sorts of local people describing their favourite history and heritage sites and features.

It will provide an instantly recognisable meeting place and the lively, enchanting variety of tiles will be a great source for easy chatting between the fabulous variety of people that visit Craig y Nos Country Park.

The Tile- Making Workshops will be taken to a range of groups, Open Days and Events. Claywork is fun and popular so it’s a great way to draw new people into the wider project at Craig y Nos.

Anyone with especial interest in making larger, more detailed and demanding Feature Tiles will be given the instruction, materials and support they need. And those who find working in clay excites and engrosses them will be encouraged to join The Resurgence sculpture Team.

Notes will be taken from the interesting conversations that always spring up when people are making parts of a common project.

The notes will go towards designing The Resurgence public sculpture to be placed on the woodland walk where a historic spring enters the Park.

The cost of this interesting and informative workshop is £5 (£2 concessions).


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