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Hey Clay! Press Release

The Crafts Council launches Hey Clay! as part of the BBC’s Get Creative campaign to get the nation creative and unleash your inner potter on 4-6 December!

As the Great Pottery Throw Down hits our screens, the Crafts Council launches Hey Clay! to offer people free opportunities to get creative across the UK. Hey Clay! is part of the BBC's Get Creative campaign and runs from Friday 4 – Sunday 6 December 2015. The weekend is a celebration of everything clay, giving everyone the chance to have some fun and unleash their inner potter!

Great Pottery Throw Down judges Keith Brymer-Jones and Kate Malone are just some of the talented potters opening their studios and running workshops for Hey Clay! From Newcastle to Cornwall – over 50 studios, workshops, museums, galleries and colleges will be hosting free events where you can roll up your sleeves and try your hand at pottery including makers offering an introduction to throwing on a wheel, drop-in sessions for children, and taster sessions held in colleges.

Some of our Hey Clay! activities include The Leach Pottery in St Ives creating a community of clay people who will wave up the country to Northlight Art Studios in Hebden Bridge via Skype. The Kiln Rooms in Peckham, who were recently on The One Show, will be making and decorating tiles with The London Clay Club that will then be installed at a new community garden project in Elephant and Castle. The Grimsby School of Art will be running a ceramic and jewellery making workshop.

For more information about Hey Clay! and to find your nearest venue click here.

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For more information on the Crafts Council please contact Sara Khan at the press office on s_khan@craftscouncil.org.uk or +44 (0) 207 806 2500.

www.craftscouncil.org.uk / @CraftsCouncilUK / #HeyClay

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Notes to Editors

About the Crafts Council

  • The Crafts Council’s goal is to make the UK the best place to make, see, collect and learn about contemporary craft. We believe that craft plays a dynamic and vigorous role in the UK’s social, economic and cultural life and that everyone should have the opportunity to make, see, collect and learn about craft.
  • The Crafts Council is supported using public funding by Arts Council England. www.artscouncil.org.uk


About BBC Get Creative Campaign

  • Get Creative Campaign started in February 2015 and is a celebration of the world-class arts, culture and creativity that happens every day across the UK - and we want you to get involved. From digital art to fine art, from design to ballet, from poetry to hip-hop, Get Creative celebrates all forms of art.
  • Over the course of a year we’ll shine a spotlight on the creativity that surrounds us everywhere in venues of all shapes and sizes: from village hall to the concert hall, and of course at home.