BCB - Winner of Best Family Event Award

Arts & Humanities Research Council Industry Bid

AHRC Creative Industries Bid Development

We need your help!  

British Ceramics Biennial is part of a consortium of Stoke-on Trent based organisations who are bidding to secure support for creative industries around research and development, innovation and skills. If you are a designer-maker; small batch producer based in Stoke-on-Trent we would love for you to provide a letter of support (letter head) and email it to iain@britishceramicsbiennial.com by 6 December 2017.

BCB 2017 Images

British Ceramics Biennal in photos. Images: Joel Chester Fields.


Family Guide to BCB 2017


Our family guide to the British Ceramics Biennial 2017 

Prepare to get mucky, make, be inspired and play together as little ones are welcome with open arms at the British Ceramics Biennial. Action packed special events, trails and outstanding venues give families many creative days out this autumn.

Ceramic Values - Can Ceramics make a difference?

Can Ceramics make a difference? (5-6 October 2017) is the culmination of Ceramics and its Dimensions , an initiative involving 19 European partners. The Congress, led by Ulster University, aims to add to the debate about the value and role of ceramics in society and will present the full range of in-depth findings of the project’s 10 module teams since 2015.

The Little School of Improbable Cooking at Bread In Common

Book now for a cookery school with a difference. Each afternoon your mini chefs can take over and run the Bread In Common café (including serving customers and washing up) while also being immersed in and creating stories. This special storytelling and cookery project is produced by Stoke arts organisation B Arts.

Suitable for children aged 5 upwards, book your places at http://littleschoolbcb.bpt.me/

Tuesday 24 –Saturday 28 October, 2-4pm. FREE, but booking essential. 

Cord, Cotton and Clay

Enjoy playing in Spode’s squelchy Clay Pit with the addition of oodles of textiles including cord, cotton, rope and lace. Have fun making marvellous creations and seeing how the materials mix.  This event is part of the Big Draw Festival 2017.

Thursday 26th, Friday 27th, Saturday 28th October. 

11am - 4pm 

FREE, Drop-in 

Clay Book Making

Budding potters aged 8 and over can make one of 800 clay books and help create the awe-inspiring art installation Knowledge Is power 

Keith Brymer Jones

Keith will be delivering a mix of throwing demonstrations, teaching at the pottery wheel and talking about his exciting plans for setting up a new business at Spode. 

Saturday 23 September 11am, 1pm and 3pm

Sunday 24 September 12:30pm & 2:30pm

Sunday 5 November 12:30pm & 2:30pm