Making change through clay.
To develop, sustain and expand innovative ceramics practice and improve lives together with artists and creative communities.
What we do
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 every two years.
We work in partnership with organisations and individuals in the museums, cultural, industry, business, education, community and voluntary sectors across the city in the development and delivery of projects with a particular focus on public engagement. British Ceramics Biennial receives generous core funding support from Arts Council England, Staffordshire University and Stoke-on-Trent City Council. Visit our Sponsors and Supporters page for a full list of current funding partners.
We currently have a small core team of seven employees and work with a pool of freelancers, Associate Artists and an Advisory Network.
Sponsors and Supporters
Thank you to the funding organisations, companies and individuals whose generosity, alongside our core funders, makes BCB’s projects and programmes possible. …About Read more
British Ceramics Biennial makes a huge difference to Stoke-on-Trent, its residents, and to artists working in the field of ceramics. 60,000 people visited BCB…About Read more
Job Vacancies BCB advertises all its employment opportunities – both salaried roles within the BCB team and commissioned or associate artist, usually freelance roles….About Read more
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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 –…About Read more
Equality and Diversity
We recognise that there is an under-representation of diversity in the ceramics sector and acknowledge that as an organisation we share responsibility in addressing…About Read more
British Ceramics Biennial is run by a small but committed team of staff, freelancers and associate artists and, for the festival delivery, is a…About Read more
Patrons & trustees
The BCB is primarily supported by The Clay Foundation (TCF), a registered charity set up by a group of trustees and patrons. In February…About Read more
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The Clay Foundation is a registered charity set up to deliver the British Ceramics Biennial and our year round programme of community, health and education work in Stoke-on-Trent. As a charity, we rely on your support to make a difference in Stoke-on-Trent. Support us to bring creativity and clay to more schools, community groups and health organisations across the city.