Faux Bois Workshop by Ricky of Luna Parc

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Join The Tileworks of Bucks County on Friday, October 29 and Saturday, October 30 for a Faux Bois Workshop led by Ricky of Luna Parc.

Faux Bois is the technique of creating the illusion of wood using cement. This technique was developed in France in the mid 1800s. With Ricky’s masterful teaching skills and creative insight, each attendee will leave with a cement Faux Bois planter. The height of the planters will be approximately 24 inches. Participants will be given a basic armature made of galvanized mesh. These armatures will be manipulated and covered with cement the first day. Day two is when the magic happens, and the technique of the wood simulation will be done. All materials will be provided. Students should bring their own pair of heavy leather gloves. The two-day workshop will take place from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. Purchase tickets here: https://www.thetileworks.org/events.

The Tileworks is located at 130 East Swamp Road in Doylestown, Pa. Founded by Henry Chapman Mercer between 1911 and 1912, the intent of the Moravian Pottery and Tileworks was to “master the potter’s art and establish pottery under personal control.” The success of Tileworks rested on Mercer’s ability to produce a range of artistic and aesthetic wares at low cost, while using the latest biotechnology available. Sought after by architects and art lovers, Tileworks expressed the ideals of the American Arts and Crafts movement. Mercer’s tiles are still seen in public and private buildings across the United States today. To book a self-guided or docent led tour, visit https://www.thetileworks.org/book-a-tour.