A SNOOKER legend has visited an art studio and turned his hand to pottery.

Multiple world champion Ronnie O’Sullivan made a clay trophy at Bish Bash Pot, in Walmgate - a short walk away from where the UK Championships are taking place at The Barbican - as part of a feature with broadcaster Eurosport.

The UK Championship’s 2016 runner-up, whose nickname is Rocket, made a clay version of his Masters trophy, which he won for a record seventh time in January by beating fellow Englishman Joe Perry at Alexandra Palace but was not allowed to keep.

Angela Dennis, who owns the art studio, also helped him create a ‘Steve Davis Cup’ vase.

She said: “He was a good sport and very down to earth. He was lovely and got stuck in with the creativity.”

O’Sullivan created a replica of the iconic glass trophy which has been given to the tournament’s winner since 2004.

Mrs Dennis said he initially wanted to create something out of glass, but did not have the time and had to re-think his design.

She said: “It was really good for a first attempt and the idea he had was quite good.

“He wanted to make something 3D with it being a trophy, but once he realised he wasn’t going to be able to do that he used clay.”

The art session, which also involved Eurosport presenter Seema Jaswal, was filmed live through the broadcaster’s Facebook page and has since been watched 93,000 times.

Mrs Dennis said: “It was very bizarre having him here, but great that they came into an independent business in York.

“It was very flattering.”

The Betway UK Championship runs until Sunday, December 10, and is one of snooker’s Triple Crown of events, alongside the World Championship and the Masters.

It has been staged at York Barbican since 2011 and will remain at the venue until at least 2018.

*Video has been provided by Eurosport UK, which is covering this year's UK Championships at York Barbican.