Making change through clay.

The British Ceramics Biennial (BCB) develops, sustains and expands innovative ceramics practice and improves lives together with artists and creative communities. We do this by delivering an engaging year-round programme of artists’ commissions, education and community projects. All of which feed into a festival of contemporary ceramics that takes place in Stoke-on-Trent. Initiated in 2009, the BCB festival has grown to be the single largest contemporary ceramics event in the UK. We present artworks from the UK’s leading ceramicists alongside work by international artists, in exhibitions and special events held across the city.

British Ceramics Biennial is proud to be an Arts Council National Portfolio Organisation and is supported by the City of Stoke-on-Trent Council and Staffordshire University.


As a charity, we rely on donations from individuals, companies and grant-giving bodies to deliver British Ceramics Biennial and our community, health and schools programmes in Stoke-on-Trent. Your generous donation will ensure that we can continue to deliver our programmes in across the city.

British Ceramics Biennial 2021 Round Up

A short film to thank everyone who made our programme of films, tours and talks possible for BCB 2021.

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