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Art on the Island: Salt clay workshop

Join us for a family-friendly clay-making workshop on Northey Island.

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Humans have been harvesting salt in Maldon for thousands of years. Northey Island has evidence of these early salt works, where salt was dried over open fire bowls, creating red clay ‘hills', remnants of which can still be found in the area today.

Join us for a family workshop, just in time for Father’s Day, where you'll meet a local ceramicist, learn more about the island's fascinating history and then have the opportunity to create your own Northey-inspired clay sculpture.

No experience is necessary, children must be accompanied by an adult.



Event ticket prices

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The basics

Booking details

Call 0344 249 1895


Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Meeting point

Meet in Promenade Park CM9 5UR at the start of the War Memorial by the Boating Lake carpark. W3W: airbrush.engraving.earful Pay and display parking available (not National Trust).

What to bring and wear

Northey Island is a remote and exposed location so please bring layers, waterproof clothing and wear sensible footwear suitable for uneven terrain.


This event includes a 20-minute walk on uneven terrain which is mainly flat. There are no accessible bathroom facilities. Please email us at if you would like more information.

Contact info

Central Box Office

Upcoming events


Art on the Island: Nature and Art Walk 

Enjoy a walk to Northey Island and take part in some creative activities along the way.

Event summary

18 Jun 2024
15:00 to 19:00

Art on the Island: Sea Level Rise Walk 

Join artists Sara Hayes and experts from the National Trust on a free walk to learn all about the man-made interventions being used to protect Northey Island.

Event summary

16 Jul 2024
13:00 to 17:00