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.
The next festival will run from 23 September through 5 November. Follow us on social media to keep up with news, updates and opportunities.
British Ceramics Biennial is generously supported by Arts Council England, Staffordshire University and Stoke-on-Trent City Council. Visit our Sponsors & Supporters page to see our full list of sponsors.
The BCB Festival is back for 2023! From 23 September to 5 November, the British Ceramics Biennial (BCB) Festival returns to Stoke-on-Trent for…Festival Read more
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…Festival Read more
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The fourth British Ceramics Biennial took place on 26 September – 8 November in Stoke-on-Trent. After making the commitment back in 2009 to 5…Festival Read more
The third British Ceramics Biennial took place in Stoke-on-Trent from 28 September to 10 November 2013. The 6 weeks of festival activity aimed to…Festival Read more
The second British Ceramics Biennial took place in Stoke-on-Trent from 30 September to 13 November 2011. This six week-long festival of exhibitions, events and…Festival Read more
The British Ceramics Biennial (BCB) launched in 2009 with a festival celebrating and showcasing contemporary ceramics from across the world. Set in Stoke-on-Trent –…Festival Read more