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Hey Clay!

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Hey Clay! is a national celebration of clay - giving everyone the chance to unleash their inner potter. This is done by venues offering free participation events with clay over the course of the weekend of 17 – 19 May 2019 as part of the Get Creative festival (which runs 11 – 19th May).

Find a Hey Clay! event

Hey Clay! 2017. Photo: Iona Wolff

Host a Hey Clay! workshop from 17 - 19 May 2019

Now in its fourth year, Hey Clay! has become hugely popular and much loved as it gives people the chance to do something they wouldn’t normally do. 56% of venues who took part in 2017 said that the event had attracted new audiences to their venue and in 2018 over 130 venues held workshops across the UK.

If you are a maker or venue who would like to hold a Hey Clay! event we’d love to hear from you! You can run anything from a half-day session to a number of workshops over all three days.

To apply please read the venue guidelines, fill out our listing form (found on the right hand side panel of this page) and send it to heyclay@craftscouncil.org.uk.

The earlier you get your application in, the quicker we'll be able to put it up and the more exposure you will get!

In return for a free Hey Clay! workshop the Crafts Council and Get Creative will offer:

  • Each Hey Clay! venue will have its own listing on the Crafts Council website and the Get Creative website. Event listings will be searchable by region. 
  • We will be sending you eye-catching flyers and social media assets for you to use to promote your event. These will be sent to venues in early April 2019.
  • We will be creating a communications campaign to push the word out far and wide and will send all venues a template press release and some communications guidelines so that you can promote your event locally.

Hey Clay! is part of the Get Creative festival, a national campaign to support everyday creativity which is run by Crafts Council, Voluntary Arts, Family Arts Campaign, Fun Palaces, What Next?, Arts Council England, Arts Council Wales, Creative Scotland, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, 64 Million Artists and Creative People and Places.