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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.
The BCB Studio is a space to work with clay, based in the heart of Stoke on Trent at Spode Works. It is a…
BCB works with a breadth of artists who use clay as their primary creative material. We create opportunities and give platform for early career…
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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.
BCB Player highlights
BCB 2021 – Practice
We like to build strong relationships with our local communities. We work with a number of different community groups and organisations across Stoke-on-Trent. We…
BCB 2021 – Place
British Ceramics Biennial is a festival of exhibitions and hands-on events that celebrate the life, character and creativity that ceramics bring to the city….
BCB 2021 – People
BCB want to build strong relationships with our local communities. We want everyone in the city to benefit from the social, educational and health…
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British Ceramics Biennial embraces the heritage of the Potteries as the home of British ceramics. We stimulate creativity and innovation across our programmes –…
For 2021, British Ceramics Biennial returned to Stoke-on-Trent (11 September to 17 October), with a vibrant five-week festival of new artist commissions, exhibitions and…
Our vision Making change through clay. Our mission To develop, sustain and expand innovative ceramics practice and improve lives together with artists and…
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