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Event: Hey Clay! 2021 (Sat 22nd May) Childs Ticket

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Event: Hey Clay! 2021 (Sat 22nd May) Childs Ticket

The Courthouse Thirsk
Saturday 22nd May

Hey Clay is back! A regular favourite that everyone goes 'potty' for at Rural Arts, join us on a full day of workshops and demonstrations in all things clay. 

Join us for a day of clay workshops where you will get the chance to watch live clay demonstrations on our brand new pottery wheel and create your own ceramics under the guidance of our ceramics collective. 

You will learn clay modelling methods including handbuilding techniques, slab rolling, pinch pot forming and joining using slip.

We will also provide you with a selection of underglaze colours to decorate your pieces and fire your creations in our kiln, ready to be collected two to three weeks later!

Workshops this year include ceramic sheep and personalised house plaques.

Suitable For: This event is suitable for ages 5+ and all under 8's must be accompanied by an adult. The workshops are also suitable for all abilities, including those with no ceramics experience.

Materials: All materials provided.

Other Info:

  • Your ceramic form will be fired in our kiln and will be ready for collection up to 2 - 3 weeks after your workshop.
  • Please ensure that you give us your correct contact details so we are able to email you when your work is ready for collection.
  • 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.

Cloth and disposable face masks can be uncomfortable, hot and fog up your glasses!

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.

Workshops are suitable for ages 5+ and all under 8's must be accompanied by an adult.


Hey Clay, Children's Ticket, Saturday 22nd May, Rural Arts, Thirsk Tickets Available: 0

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

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



Event: Hey Clay! 2021 (Sat 22nd May) Childs Ticket

Event: Hey Clay! 2021 (Sat 22nd May) Childs Ticket
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