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A Taste of Art: Sgraffito Platters (3rd Feb)

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A Taste of Art: Sgraffito Platters (3rd Feb)

The Courthouse Thirsk
Wednesday 3rd February

With all materials included and each workshop suitable for beginners, our Wednesday morning Taste Of... sessions give the perfect introduction to a range of artistic styles and techniques.

Within this workshop you will explore different ceramic techniques including slab rolling, cutting out from clay and using sgraffito decorating pottery techniques to create your own decorative platter.

Sgraffito (in Italian "to scratch") is a decorating pottery technique produced by applying layers of underglazes or coloured slips to leather hard pottery and then scratching off parts of the layers to create contrasting images, patterns, texture and to reveal the clay colour underneath. 

Suitable For: All abilities.

Materials: All materials provided.

Other Info:

  • Please bring an apron or wear old clothing.
  • Please note we do not issue physical tickets, please use your email confirmation as proof of purchase.


COVID-19 Secure Guidelines

Wearing a face covering during workshops at The Courthouse is mandatory, unless you are exempt.

Donate (min. £1.50) to Rural Arts and use one of our high-grade, CE-certified acrylic face shields.

They’re sanitised and quarantined between uses for your safety and peace of mind.



Wednesday 3rd Feb, 10.30am - 12.30pm, The Courthouse, Thirsk Tickets Available: 4
Ticket 18.00

'Taste of Art' workshops are creative sessions that are friendly, informal and good fun and aim to provide an introduction to a technique or art form. Lasting an hour and a half they are run by qualified tutors and artists and aim to give you an insight into a craft and inspire you to do more.

You don't have to be a creative person to take part as the sessions are aimed at all levels and the focus is on experimentation. Most of our sessions use materials and equipment that are accessible and low cost and we always try to provide ceramic activities that utilise our kiln.

'Taste Of Art' sessions will provide you with an opportunity to make new friends and meet up with other budding creatives.

'Taste of Art' sessions run during the school term and a detailed programme is released on this website.

Please bring an apron. 

How To Find The Venue

Planning Your Visit

  • A short walk from Thirsk Market Place
  • Local parking
  • Disabled parking, access and toilet
  • Games, books and activities for children
  • Children’s menu
  • Baby changing facilities
  • High chair

A Taste of Art: Sgraffito Platters (3rd Feb)

A Taste of Art: Sgraffito Platters (3rd Feb)
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