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Hey Clay!

Getting creative with clay from 7- 9 April 2017

Hey Clay! is a national celebration of clay through free pottery sessions across the UK. Hey Clay! will take place during the nationwide Get Creative weekend from 7-9 April.

Hey Clay! visitors will be able to witness the drama of raku firing and have a go at throwing on a wheel, pinching, slab building, coiling and much more.  You will be able to create pinch pot egg cups  in West Yorkshire,  make a clay figure at the Leach Pottery in Cornwall, create terracotta pots at Ruthin Craft Centre in Wales, have a go on a wheel in Bristol’s mobile pottery studio. Plus the home of the Great Pottery Throw Down – Middleport Pottery - will be hosting a whole weekend of fun activities. 

“Hey Clay! is a fantastic opportunity to roll up your sleeves and have fun with clay - the most responsive of materials"  Kate Malone, ceramic artist and judge on The Great Pottery Throw Down

“I am so happy to hear that Hey Clay! is back. It’s a not to be missed opportunity where the public can get creative and unleash their inner potter for free." Keith Brymer Jones, maker and judge on The Great Pottery Throw Down

Find a Hey Clay! event near you below. We're adding new venues every day so keep checking back or sign up to our newsletter for regular updates.

East Midlands
East of England
North East
North West 
South East 
South West 
West Midlands  
Yorkshire and the Humber
Northern Ireland

We are still looking for venues and makers who want to help make Hey Clay! 2017 a roaring success so have a look to see whether it's for you. 

Find a Hey Clay! venue near you

Hey Clay! at Ruardean Garden Pottery | Gloucestershire


Ruardean Garden Pottery

Hey Clay! at Bentham Pottery, Bentham | Yorkshire


Bentham Pottery

Hey Clay! at Eastnor Pottery & The Flying Potter | Herefordshire


Eastnor Pottery & The Flying Potter

Hey Clay! Grimsby School Of Art | Grimsby


Grimsby School of Art

Hey Clay! at Alford Craft Market Centre | Lincolnshire


Alford Craft Market Centre

Hey Clay! at City Ceramics Studio | Glasgow


City Ceramics Studio

Hey Clay! at Leaside, Hendra Close | Cornwall



Hey Clay! at Starglazing Ceramics | Suffolk


Starglazing Ceramics

Hey Clay! At Joan Chan’s Home Studio | Wirral


Joan Chan’s Home Studio

Hey Clay! at Middleport Pottery | Stoke on Trent


Middleport Pottery

Hey Clay! at Fosse Arts Centre | Leicester


Fosse Arts Centre

Hey Clay! at Seatree, Argyll | Scotland



Hey Clay! at The Harley Gallery Pottery Studio | Worksop


The Harley Gallery

Hey Clay! at Kate Pullen Ceramics, Droitwich Spa | Worcestershire


Kate Pullen Ceramics

Hey Clay! at Bedford College | Bedford


Bedford College

Hey Clay! at Committee of Taste | London


Committee of Taste

Hey Clay! at Grapevine Studios | Doncaster


Grapevine Studios

Hey Clay! at Hills Road Sixth Form College | Cambridge


Hills Road Sixth Form College

Hey Clay! at Riverslip Studio | Bickleigh | Devon


Hey Clay! at Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum | Stirling | Scotland


Hey Clay! Fun with Clay at The White Room | Devon


Hey Clay! at b.r.i.c.k.w.o.r.k.s | Cornwall


Hey Clay! at Rachel Dormor Ceramics Studio | Cambridge


Rachel Dormor Studio

Hey Clay! at The Potters Barn | Cheshire


Hey Clay! at House of Imagination, 44AD | Bath


Hey Clay! with Vanessa Cox Pendray, Ceramic Educator | Brighton


Hey Clay! at The Clay Station | Portsmouth


The Clay Station

Hey Clay! At Lady Beck - Pottery Plants | Leeds


Hey Clay! At Kite Studios | West London


Kite Studios

Hey Clay! at the London Museum of Water and Steam | London


London Museum of Water and Steam

Hey Clay! at David Fry Ceramics Studio | Newcastle


David Fry School of Ceramics

Hey Clay! at Devon Guild of Craftsmen | Devon


The Devon Guild of Craftsmen

Hey Clay! at Moon Studio Ceramics | Dorset


Moon Studio Ceramics

Hey Clay! Exe-Arts at Exeter Community Centre | Exeter


The Pottery at Exeter Community Centre

Hey Clay! at The Potter Man Studio | East Yorkshire


The Potter Man Studio

Hey Clay! at Arch 40 in Haggerston | East London


Arch 40

Hey Clay! at Wentworth Pottery | East Yorkshire


Wentworth Pottery

Hey Clay! At Nantgarw Chinaworks | Wales


Nantgarw Chinaworks

Hey Clay! At Northlight Art Studios | West Yorkshire


Northlight Art Studios

Hey Clay! At New Brewery Arts | Cirencester


New Brewery Arts

Hey Clay! at Leach Pottery St Ives | Cornwall


The Leach Pottery

Hey Clay! at Plymouth College of Art | Devon


Plymouth College of Art

Hey Clay! at Eastbourne Studio Pottery at DC2 | Eastbourne


Eastbourne Studio Pottery

Hey Clay! at Rowan | Cambridge



Hey Clay! at Ruthin Craft Centre | Hand Making | North Wales


Ruthin Craft Centre

Hey Clay! at Bishopstone Pottery | Swindon


Bishopstone Pottery

Hey Clay! with Pottery on Wheels | Bristol


Hey Clay! at Paula Armstrong Ceramics | Williingham | Cambridgeshire


Paula Armstrong Ceramics

Hey Clay! at The Pound Arts Centre | Corsham


Pound Arts Centre

Hey Clay! at Pots2Paint | Basingstoke


Hey Clay! at Matilda Moreton Ceramics, NW3 | London


Hey Clay! with 15 Days In Clay | Poole | Dorset


Hey Clay! at the Malden Centre, New Malden | London


Hey Clay! at Laing Art Gallery | Newcastle


Hey Clay! at Aluna Ceramics Studio at the Lockwood Centre | Guildford


Hey Clay! At Insideout | Ipswich


Hey Clay! at Open Hand, Open Space Art Studios | Reading


Hey Clay! at Peak Potters | Derbyshire


Hey Clay! at Goonzoyle | Cornwall


Hey Clay! At Manor Oaks Studios | Sheffield


Manor Oaks Studios

Hey Clay! at Richmond Art School, RACC | London


Richmond Adult Community College

Hey Clay! at East Grinstead Museum | East Grinstead


Hey Clay! at Boilerhouse Gallery in Corfe Castle | Dorset


Hey Clay! at Fired Thoughts Arts Studio and Gallery, Devizes | Wiltshire


Fired Thoughts Arts Studio

Hey Clay! at Woodsetton Art Pottery | West Midlands


Woodsetton Art Pottery

Hey Clay! at The Pop Up Pottery | Scotland


Pop Up Pottery

Hey Clay! At Cardiff Pottery Workshops | Cardiff


Cardiff Pottery

Hey Clay! at Clay Studio | Manchester


Clay Studio

Hey Clay! at Ruthin Craft Centre | Glazing | North Wales


Ruthin Craft Centre

Hey Clay! at New Greenham Arts, Newbury | Berkshire


Hey Clay! at Firefly Pottery | Leeds


Hey Clay! at SkandiHus | North East London


Studio SkandiHus

Hey Clay! at Rothbury Creates | Northumberland


Hey Clay! at Hotwalls Studios | Portsmouth