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Basics for beginners... Clay (4 weekly course)

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Basics for beginners... Clay (4 weekly course)

The Courthouse Thirsk
Friday 19th February

4 week course (£20 per session, inc. all materials) 10.30am - 12 noon

Join us on Friday mornings for this tutor led ceramic course, aimed at very beginners, in a friendly, supportive studio environment. 

Learn about the properties of different clays including earthenware and stoneware and how to create handbuilt forms using a variety of methods, including coiling, pinch pot forming and slab rolling. Sorcha will guide students to undertake their own projects and develop their creativity in this four week course.

Suitable For: No previous experience necessary. The classes are ideal for those who have not worked in clay before.

Materials: All materials  and equipment are provided, but do feel free to bring along a sketchbook or notebook.

Other Info: 

  • We do not use physical tickets. Please use your email confirmation as proof of purchase
  • All work be fired in our kiln. Firing takes between 2 - 4 weeks


Clay Course, 26th Feb - 19th Mar, 10.30am - 12 noon, Rural Arts, Thirsk Tickets Available: 3
Ticket 80.00

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

Basics for beginners... Clay (4 weekly course)

Basics for beginners... Clay (4 weekly course)
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