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Hey Clay!

Unleash your inner potter

Please note: Hey Clay! 2020 has been cancelled due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, click here to see how your venue can join the #GetCreativeAtHome campaign. 

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 15 - 17 May 2020 as part of the Get Creative festival (which runs 9 - 17th May 2020).

Now in its sixth year, Hey Clay! has become hugely popular and much loved among audiences as it gives them the chance to do something they wouldn’t normally do. 

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 take part in Hey Clay! email heyclay@craftscouncil.org.uk.

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

  • Each Hey Clay! will have its own listing on the Get Creative website, we will promote these via our social media channels. 
  • 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 2020.
  • 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.

This year we are partnering with Leach Pottery, who are celebrating their centenary year and will be offering funding to venues who want to run a Raku event over the Hey Clay! weekend. Please email abigail@leachpottery.com for more information.

To be a part of Hey Clay! 2020, submit your listing here.

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