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Event: Hey Clay! (Saturday 18th May)

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Event: Hey Clay! (Saturday 18th May)

Rural Arts Thirsk
Saturday 18th May


Hey Clay is an event day that everyone goes 'potty' for at Rural Arts and is part of the GET CREATIVE Week Festival running between 11th - 19th May.

Throughout the event, you will have the chance to meet local potters, watch a variety of clay demonstrations and try your hand at making your own ceramic items. For children, we will have a special 'Play with Clay' messy area where they can have fun playing with raw clay (that can be air dried).

The event day is FREE of charge, however, for workshops we charge a fee to cover the cost of materials.

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

Workshops this year will include Ceramic Fish, Ring Dishes, and Ceramic Planters.

Once we have finalised our workshop schedule we will email details of the workshops. 

Please note: All ceramics created in the workshops can either be taken home on the day unfired or fired in our kiln and available for collection 2-3 weeks afterwards. Please ensure that the correct contact details are given when booking so we are able to contact you when the work is ready for collection.

3 workshops, Saturday 18th May (10am-4pm) at Rural Arts
All Day Workshops (inc firing and materials) 15.00

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.


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! (Saturday 18th May)

Event: Hey Clay! (Saturday 18th May)
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