Get creative for Christmas at Grimsby School of Art

Staff and students are busy preparing for Christmas with a special programme of events planned for Friday 4th December that will include a Christmas Craft Fayre and ceramic and jewellery making workshops tying in with Crafts Council’s Hey Clay! And BBC’s Get Creative campaigns.

Grimsby School of Art opened it’s doors in November 2014 with an ethos of inspiring creative careers. On Friday 4th December the doors will be opened to the public who are invited take part in the free workshops that could see them creating their own Christmas decorations using clay that has been kindly donated by Valentine Clay with tools donated by Potterycrafts.

Hey Clay! is a national celebration of clay from the 4 to 6 December 2015 giving everyone the chance to unleash their inner potter. As part of the Get Creative campaign and to coincide with the Great Pottery Throw Down on BBC Two we want everyone across the UK to get creative with clay.

Pam Withers, Ceramics Tutor at the Grimsby Institute, said: “Everyone at Grimsby School of Art is really excited about our creative event. I hope that our community takes advantage of these free workshops and come and find out more about our fantastic range of courses. It doesn’t matter whether you have experience or want to try something new. Just come along and have fun.”

As part of the event there will also be a Christmas Craft Fayre held from 10am-3pm in Aid of St Andrew’s Hospice. The Fayre will see a host of creative attractions including stalls for ceramics, jewellery, Christmas cards, one-off prints, posters and crocheted gifts.

For more information about the Clay and Jewellery-Making workshops please contact Pam Withers by email to There are limited spaces available for stalls at the Christmas Craft Fayre, for anyone interested please contact Vanessa Newbutt by email to