Throughout the year Guild members share their hand-building and throwing skills at public events by running Have-a-go sessions for children and adults as well as showing more advanced and technical skills through demonstrations. In 2019, new initiatives bought clay directly to the centre of St Albans, with DCPG working with the St Albans Museum and Gallery and the Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Albans. The Big Clay Day at the Museum and Gallery stimulated the highest number of visitors in one day since their opening.
2022 – More hand-building events held during the school holidays, at the Chiltern Open Air Museum (COAM) called, ‘Terrific Tuesdays’ for children, demonstration and workshop with Richard Ballantyne and Carol Read in May, Big Clay Build at St Albans Cathedral on 25th June, Clay Build in Berkhampstead in July
2021 – DCPG at the Chiltern Open Air Museum (COAM) Rural Life Event on Saturday 25th September 10am – 5pm (last admission 3.30pm) and at the Boxmoor Autumn Festival on Sunday 26th September 12noon – 3pm – both hand-building events for member of the public.
2020 – planned events during this year, along the same lines as 2019, were sadly cancelled due to Covid-19.
14th-15th September 2019 DCPG at Kingsbury Barn, St Albans – Have a go & Demonstrations, 1.00pm – 4.00pm. See our Instagram post for photos: https://www.instagram.com/p/B2ZsIvOA7J-/
Sunday 13th October 2019 11am-3pm, Boxmoor Trust Autumn Fair, Blackbird Moor, Boxmoor
August 2019 – DCPG at Art in Clay, Hatfield House – supporting the exhibition of ceramics and promoting education through ‘have a go’ events. See our Instagram account for photos: https://www.instagram.com/p/B1Lc6xIgAac/
June 2019 – DCPG at St Albans Roman Festival, supporting the education of clay in the local community. See our Instagram account for videos: https://www.instagram.com/p/BzEArJigbJs/ and https://www.instagram.com/p/BzBi8nngSMR/
April 2019 – DCPG at THE BIG CLAY DAY in St Albans Museum and Gallery, supporting the education of clay in the local community. See our Instagram account for photos: https://www.instagram.com/p/BwDNp6rgXA0/ and https://www.instagram.com/p/BwNUVEJAWK8/