Visitor Info |Visitor Info – Art in Clay

Visitor Info

Celebrating 28 years of Art in Clay at Royal Windsor Racecourse in 2022, this show has now become one of the most important ceramic events in Europe.The makers range from young imaginative students and relative newcomers to leading National and International makers. Some of the best ideas for ceramics in interior and garden design will be on display for you to admire and buy.

August 2022 – 19th, 20th & 21st

Art in Clay Windsor
Royal Windsor Racecourse
Maidenhead Road

Opening Times

Friday & Saturday 10am – 5.30pm
Sunday 10am – 5pm

Admission Prices

Adult £11.00 Seniors £10.50
Two-Day Ticket £19 Three-Day Ticket £27
Child 15yrs and under FREE

***Please note that for tickets bought on the days of the show at the ticket entrance will not be accepting cash, only card payments ***


What’s On

There will be demonstrations taking place inside and outside the marquees all weekend, you’ll be able to see throwing, sculpting and hand decoration at various points around the show. There is also a full programme of talks and demonstrations planned.

There are three awards presented each year; ‘The Valentine Clays Peers Award‘ (voted for by all the makers at the show), and ‘The Potclays Student Award‘ and the People’s Choice Award (voted for by our visitors). The first two awards are presented when the show closes on Saturday (5.45pmish) and you are welcome to attend. The third award is announced at the show on the Sunday.

In 2023, the Mick Casson Memorial Award will be presented on the Saturday evening – this is a bi-annual award.

If you appreciate the beauty of lovingly made pots and ceramics; there will be something here to inspire you. The magnificent setting of Windsor offers the opportunity for a trip along the river with a bit of sightseeing too, creating a full day or more at this unique event.

Whether you are looking for something for the ‘inside or outside’ forget your preconceptions about ‘craft fairs’ and prepare to be amazed by the sheer diversity of Art in Clay.


Getting there

By Car – Conveniently located 1.5 miles from Windsor town centre the racecourse is easily accessible and well signposted from junction 6 on the M4 and junction 3 on the M3. If using sat-nav please use the postcode SL4 5EZ.

By Rail – The nearest stations located to Royal Windsor Racecourse are Windsor & Eton Central with direct trains to Slough and Windsor & Eton Riverside with direct trains to London Waterloo. Taxis are available at both stations.

By River Taxi – We have been advised that you are able to jump on a River Cruise that leaves from Barry Avenue Promenade (Opposite Browns Restaurant) to the Racecourse. The trips leave around every 20 minutes, just remember to jump off at Windsor Racecourse stop, which should take approximately 20 minutes. We recommend pre-booking your ticket and double checking that this will be the case on the day, for further information click here. This service is provided by the French Brothers on 01753 851900 or visit

By Helicopter – Helicopters may land at the racecourse on a raceday, with prior permission from the racecourse on 01753 498400.

Directional Signage
Please note that despite all of our efforts we are unable to obtain brown directional signage permission from the local council, please use Windsor Racecourse signage to locate the show.

Where To Stay

If you’re looking to extend your trip to Windsor Racecourse, there are tons of high quality hotels nearby with easy access to the racecourse. Many are also close to some of Windsor’s most impressive attractions, including Windsor Castle, Home Park and Dorney Lake. We have several hotels below that we would recommend:

Royal Berkshire
Oakley Court
McDonald Windsor Hotel
Sir Christpher Wren
Castle Hotel Windsor
Harte & Garter

Things to do in Windsor

There are lots of great tourist attractions and things to do whilst in Windsor from Windsor Castle to a trip along the River Thams. For further information on Windsor click here.

Disabled Visitors

Parking for disabled drivers is next to the entrance of our show. The show is on cut grass that is a field not a lawn and is therefoe uneven in places. We feel all the exhibition areas are accessible by wheelchairs. If you don’t please let us know. It is a large show site and we have benches and chairs around the outside of the tents, but these don’t have arms, so may be difficult to get out of depending on your level of disability. If you only use a wheelchair occasionally we would advise you to bring it along to the show, it may just make your whole day more manageable and therefore more enjoyable. There are temporary disabled W.C.’s on the showground


Parking is included in the ticket price for the show and is located on grass right next to the showground entrance.

Food Zones

A range of refreshments are available to suit all tastes. We have two food areas at either end of our show ground – Mick Casson Food Zone & Hans Coper Food Zone . Within these food areas there will be a:

  • Burger Box (selling types of beef patties & halloumi burgers)
  • The Taco Box (selling beef, chicken, pork, three bean chilli tacos and nachos)
  • The Pizza Shack (selling a variety of wood fired pizzas)
  • The Bar Box (selling draught beer, spirits, wine and fizz)
  • The Coffee Box (selling barista coffees, hot & cold drinks, cakes & other consumables)
  • Ice Cream Van

Vegetarian and Vegan food options are also available within the above offerings. Please note that due to unforseen circumstances the above food availability could change during show days.

Cash Machine

There are no cash machines at Windsor Racecourse, the nearest cash machine point is at the BP petrol station further along Maidenhead Road. We advise bringing along cash for some exhibitors that may not accept card payments.


There are two locations of toilets at either end of the show ground.


Dogs are allowed at the show but please can you ensure that they are kept on a lead at all times and that you pick up after them. There will be several bins on site in which you can dispose of your doggy bags.

Ticket Entrance

The main ticket entrance will be indicated on arrival and is close to the parking area. Payment is made when entering the showground (not on arrival by car).


We ask that when taking photos of exhibitors and their work that visitors just check with the artists that they are happy for you to do so.