Celebrating Hey Clay! in May

The Crafts Council’s Hey Clay! weekend is a national celebration of clay, giving everyone the chance to unleash their inner potter and have some fun. On Saturday 18th May, we are offering a free clay workshop event for all the community in partnership with St Austell Whitegold Festival.

Wheal Martyn and Whitegold Festival 2019 are pleased to be supporting the Get Creative campaign, which is all about encouraging everyone to try something creative that they may want to pursue more regularly.  Gemma Martin, Education Officer at Wheal Martyn, said “This celebration fits perfectly with what we want to achieve as a local museum.  We want to offer new and fresh opportunities for our local community to engage with their local heritage.  The story of clay is so important to us and Hey Clay! works perfectly to achieve that – it is fun, for everyone, whatever their age or ability, and it is free!”


We are offering two sessions led by the professional potter Laurence Eastwood in the grounds of the museum.  Members of the public can book for one of the following sessions:

  • 10.30am – 12.00pm for families and children as part of the Museum Club
  • 1.00 – 3.30pm for all the community: any age and ability are welcome to drop in!

During the sessions, participants will find out about our local heritage in clay, make and decorate pinch pots, create and fire a Reiki pot and paint ceramic tiles.

Whitegold Festival 2019 are generously supporting this community event, along with many more events over the year in preparation for the spectacular Whitegold Festival 2019 on Saturday 21st September.

Gemma Martin added, “We would love to see as many people as possible at Wheal Martyn for Hey Clay!  We are taking bookings for the two sessions now via email or phone on info@wheal-martyn.com or 01726 850362, so do get in touch so that you are not disappointed.  It will be exciting to be a part of something so big that is celebrated nationally.”

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