Hand crafting tiles for the Natural History Museum’s new gardens3 October 2023
Would you like to create tiles for the Natural History Museum’s new Nature Activity Centre?
Join us on Saturday 28 October for a special opportunity to create a series of terracotta hand-crafted tiles with artist Flora Duley which will be installed in the Natural History Museum’s new Nature Activity Centre, and on view daily to thousands of visitors.
The Natural History Museum is transforming the green space around the Museum into a welcoming, accessible and biologically diverse green space for all to enjoy. These new outdoor galleries and nature areas will provide spaces for people to enjoy and explore the gardens.
The museum has been working with local groups to develop activities and resources and the new gardens contain various points where people from the local area can leave a mark.
ACAVA are collaborating with the museum to create 300 terracotta tiles with families from North Kensington for a new Nature Activity Centre in their gardens. From working with clay, creating and decorating tiles to understanding the firing process – come and create tiles for this exciting new space and make your own to take home! Led by artist Flora Duley, the workshops will start in Maxilla Forest School where families will take inspiration from nature and collect leaves which will be used to create the designs and then walk to Studio 1 at our Blechynden Street Studios to make the tiles and get them ready for firing in our kiln.
Would you like to take part?
Join us this October half-term for a week packed with free creative activities for families. Work with artists Flora Duley, Josh Bilton and our Cultivate Create team to create large-scale sculptures outdoors, explore art through gardening, and help us create new tiles for the Natural History Museum’s new Nature Activity Centre.