“Can I make a cock?” 7,000 jokers sign up to attend cafe’s “make a clay chicken” event

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AT least 7,000 budding artists have vowed to cram into a small cafe gallery after a “make a clay chicken” event went viral.

The Steel Rooms in the small market town of Brigg, Lincolnshire, is hosting the pottery event for young children and their parents next month.

But after the event was made public on Facebook it has attracted thousands of comments, most of them ironic and many of them extremely rude.

Most worrying of all for the well-meaning organisers are the 7,100 folk with a sudden interest in chicken-related ceramics who hit the “going” button. A further 9,000 said they were “interested”.

The event is being hosted by local potter Karen Raithby. “Make a clay chicken (ages 3+)” costs £12 to attend.

The full description reads: “A fab workshop to create a chicken with character. We will be using terracotta clay to make a plump hen with a little touch of red paint to highlight the wattle.”

AT least 16,000 budding artists have vowed to cram into a tiny cafe after a “make a clay chicken” event went viral.

Several attendees began to ask questions about what was allowed at the workshop.

Laurence Desjardins said: “I’ve just booked my flights from Germany for this and the ticket link isn’t working f****** sort it out yeah?”

Ryan Bradbrook asked: “Is there an option to make a clay Harambe?”

Liam Seprini wrote: “I was just wondering – does it have to be a chicken, or can I make a cock?”

Another user posted an image of Art Attack host Neil Buchanan, and said: “Heard this creative b****** is going, gonna be a f****** big one lads.”

The Art Attack star is not expected to attend.

One user seemed intent on bringing their younger children to the event, one asking: “My friend is two but in heels she looks easily four reckon she will get in?”

Anoter quipped: “Is this class vegan friendly? Because I don’t want to go if there are any vegans.”

A user called Daniel Smith pretended to be a staff member at The Steel Rooms and wrote: “We will be thoroughly checking ID’s of everyone wanting to make a clay chicken. We hate children under 3.”

A spokeswoman for The Steel Rooms said: “Some of the comments are a little offensive, but in the main this does happen on the internet, we’re taking a positive view.

“We certainly weren’t expecting this. I’ve never across it whilst working in business.

“We’re going to take a positive view – it can hopefully attract more people to come.”

The event will take place on April 12, and features two sessions, one in the morning and one at lunch.

This is not the first time a Facebook event has inadvertently gone viral.

In 2015, Californian music student Azeem Ward created an event for his senior flute recital, and over 50,000 people said they were going to attend.

Azeem eventually live streamed the event online, and thousands of Brits tuned in.

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