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Ceramic Heads (Sat 26th Sep)

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Ceramic Heads (Sat 26th Sep)

The Old Courthouse Thirsk
Saturday 26th September
(£55 + £10 materials)
Sculpt a small mythical, animal or human head in clay - or book onto both days to work on a larger head.
In this workshop you will learn to sculpt a small head in clay. If you wish to focus on creating a larger head, it is encouraged you book onto our Ceramic Head workshop the following day on Sunday 27th September. The course focuses on sculpting human heads, but you can sculpt mythical or animal heads if you prefer. If you wish to achieve a portrait or likeness please bring photographs as a point of reference. By the end of the session you will have created your very own clay head, which after approximately six weeks - allowing for drying and kiln firing - will be ready for collection. During the course, various finishing techniques will be discussed for you to apply at home.
The workshop is led by artist Kay Latto, who works from her studio in Yorkshire. Kay has studied at Putney School of Art and Harrogate College and exhibited recently with North Yorkshire Open Studios. Kay was selected in 2018 for the Royal Academy 250th Summer Exhibition where she exhibited her Grayson Perry sculpture. 
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Suitable For: All Abilities
Materials: All materials and tools are provided but you are wlecome to bring your own tools with you. Please bring an apron.
Other Info: We don't use physical tickets, please use your email confirmation as proof of purchase.
Ceramic Heads Workshop, Sat 26th Sep, 10am - 4pm, Rural Arts, Thirsk Tickets Available: 8

Workshops at Rural Arts give you the opportunity to learn or develop an artistic skill in a relaxed, creative environment and are all suitable for beginners. Our tutors are friendly, passionate and have lots of experience and knowledge to share with you. We want your day with us to be relaxed, offering you a bit of escapism and the chance to get to know like-minded people (plus there’s the bonus of getting to take something you have lovingly made home with you!).

Get to know others in the group whilst enjoying a drink in the Rural Arts Café before heading through to the workshop to start getting creative! The Café will be open throughout the day for you to get drinks and delicious lunches and cakes. Visit the café page to view our menu.

Please bring an apron.


Disability Access

If you require any special assistance in the workshop, please let us know in advance.

Car Parking

The Courthouse offers disabled parking for Blue Badge owners. If you will be needing to use the disabled parking please contact us prior to arrival so we can reserve you a place in our carpark. 

Wheel Chair Access

The Courthouse has wheel chair access into, and throughout, the building. There is a lift providing access to the second floor and disabled toilet.

If you are coming to a workshop or performance please let us know in advance so we can allocate a space for you in the audience or studio.


If you have purchased a place on a workshop or to one of our performances at The Courthouse and are bringing a carer with you, please let us know when you book your place. Carers are welcome to attend the activity, but if they wish to participate they will need to book a place. 

Assistance Dogs

Assistance Dogs are allowed in the building.

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

Ceramic Heads (Sat 26th Sep)

Ceramic Heads (Sat 26th Sep)
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