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HEY CLAY! Unleash your inner potter at Sunken Studio

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Sunken Studio

37 Sutherland Avenue




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Hey Clay! is a national celebration of clay in association with the Crafts Council.

Here at Sunken Studio we're hosting 3 free PINCH mini tasters between 7-9 April and on 8 April we'll be co-hosting 1 free PINCH workshop with Chirpy in Chapel Allerton. It's our first pop-up and joint venture!

Hey Clay coincides with Get Creative: a weekend of free creative participation events across the UK.

PINCH is a great introduction to understanding the working stages of clay. You’ll work on a number of small bowls and consider the placement of your fingers, thumbs and hands to control form and surface. You’ll develop an awareness of how clay changes from plastic to leather hard and begin to adapt your crafting sensibilities to work with the material’s characteristics. In addition to pinching, you’ll also explore approaches to developing surfaces through pressing, carving and beating.

Prerequisites: none, designed for beginners and anyone wanting to refine existing skills.



Booking fees.


All packages include refreshments. We like to add to your handmade experience with produce sourced from local bakers and independent caterers.


Do I need to bring my own food and drink?

Tea, coffee and snacks at provided at all our Mini Tasters and Short Courses. We allow 15 minutes at the beginning of each session for arrivals, introductions and refreshments - you can also use this time to grab a bite to eat. Feel free to bring a meal - we will provide plates and cutlery and have a lovely dining room for you to use.

Taster Days include refreshments and an informal lunch. We tend to break for lunch at 13:15-13:45. All food is sourced from local bakers and independent caterers and served in the dining room. If you have any specific dietary requirements please let us know. Food is not consumed in the studio.

Do I need to prepare anything?

No, although it’s standard workshop practice to wear flat, sturdy shoes with covered toes. Please protect your feet.

Is there an age limit?

All events are for groups of adults ages 18+. Please contact the studio if you would like to include anyone under 18.

What is access like?

Sunken Studio is housed in a period property with steep steps leading into the property, and down to the studio. Unfortunately there is no lift access. If you have any concerns about specific access requirements please contact or call 07739 079438.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

We are based in Roundhay, Leeds. We are close to and easily accessible by car and public transport. To get here by public transport catch the number 2 or 12 and alight at Street Lane/Shaftsbury Avenue (W or SE bound). The studio is a 2 minute walk from Street Lane.

There is ample on-street parking.

I’m not local, can you recommend accommodation nearby?

We are currently reviewing places to stay and will provide more recommendations soon. In the meantime, there are several local listings to fit a range of budgets. If you fancy staying somewhere a bit more central consider - it’s the first social enterprise Art Hostel in Leeds.

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Contact or call 07739 079 438 with any questions.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation by those booked to attend an event.

Cancellation of attendance by individuals or groups can be done by email or phone - or call 07739 079 438. Contact Sunken Studio at least 5 days prior to the event to be entitled to receive a full refund. Those who cancel their attendance within 5 days of the event, for whatever reason, will receive a 90% refund. Those who fail to attend, for whatever reason, will not receive a refund.

Cancellation by Sunken Studio.

Sunken Studio reserves the right to cancel an event at its sole discretion. In the event of such a cancellation Sunken Studio will refund the value of the booking.

The Studio expressly excludes any liability for any direct or indirect losses or damages arising as a result of such cancellation and will not, for example, be responsible for any travel or accommodation costs incurred. In the event of cancellation, Sunken Studio will inform those booked to attend the event by email and/or telephone.

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