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Thanks To

We would like to extend our thanks to the many community partners we have had the opportunity to work with as part of BCB and The Clay Foundation.

The Jubilee Project

Haywood Academy

Thistley Hough Academy

Haywood Foundation Trust

Cauldwell Childrens Charity

Port Vale Football Club

Contact Us

British Ceramics Biennial 

Staffordshire University
Faculty of Arts Media and Design
College Road

* During the festival Tuesday - Sunday please call 07713962465

T: +44 (0)1782 294634 (Please note there is no answer machine facility) 



Past Projects

Since 2009 we have been delivering community and education programmes, now as a major strand of The Clay Foundation’s work.

2014 Projects

Current projects

Throughout the year we deliver a range of community and education projects, funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation with local schools, colleges and community groups.

For more information please see our Learning pages or contact our Community and Education Manager Dena Bagi on or call 01782 294634.

For visitor and event enquiries please call 07960 518206.



About Us

The Clay Foundation is a registered charity set up to deliver the British Ceramics Biennial, our year round programme of community and education work and in contemporary ceramics in Stoke-on-Trent.

Our Chairty Number is: 1160430

Board of Trustees

Alison Wedgwood, Chair 



Staffordshire University, Faculty of Arts Media and Design, College Road, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 2DE

Please note Tuesday - Sunday during the BCB Festival please call 07713962465. 

T: +44 (0)1782 294634 





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Community Projects

The BCB engagement team works alongside city-partners, community members and talented makers to form exciting clay projects through out Stoke-On-Trent. the main aim of this work is to investigate how clay can have a positive impact on our lives.  

We are currently concentrating our work within changing communities in the City, testing how clay can communicate or help plan a period of transition or change.

Find out more about how we're currently delivering this vision:

Hands On - BCB 2015

During the British Ceramics Biennial 2015, a whopping 2,500 took part in activity, all led by ceramic artists. We hosted schools sessions, family friendly workshops and adult classes, as well as engaging professionals in training and development.

The Hub, a new interactive area of the festival, was where visitors played, drew, threw, explored, digitally created and memorialized with clay. We learned traditional skills and processes, tested our perceptions of clay and generally had fun by getting some clay under our fingernails.