2024 Festival Dates: 6 & 7 July


A tonne of raw modelling clay dropped off in Blackburn by the Clayground Collective in this FREE, drop-in session saw 1000’s of people sculpt, form and play with clay.

Blackburn’s biggest ever communal sculpture, captured memories and imaginations with a flowing form with emerging shapes from dragons to helicopters to love hearts!

Clayground was kindly sponsored by our friends at Darwen Terracotta and Potclays




2019 Trusts & Foundations

The National Festival Of Making Delivery Team

National Festival of Making is supported by the Arts Council England, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, Brian Mercer Trust and Foundations and Partners. This project is part-funded by the UK government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

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