February Clay Day

Venue details
St Thomas More Catholic Academy, Longton Hall Road, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, ST3 2NJ

Join the BCB Foundations project for February Clay Day!

The BCB Foundations project and St Thomas More Catholic Academy are hosting February Clay Day. Get hands-on with clay, learn about where it comes from and what happens to it in the kiln. Then get creative with some group clay projects.


Who is this for?

The activities are suitable for children and adults of all ages and abilities. However, we do ask that children under the age of 10 are not left unsupervised.



10am-3pm, Wednesday 22 February 2023



St Thomas More Catholic Academy, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, ST3 2NJ


What will I do?

The February Clay Day is a public pottery extravaganza that will showcase the student’s work from the last two years. There will be hands-on activities where they will share their knowledge, skills and experiences about clay with other students, their families and the local community.

Activities include
  • Raku Firing – This is a very special and exciting way of adding metallic and crackle glaze to ceramic ware, you will get a chance to glaze your own pot and see the expert potters from BCB fire your pot and reveal the amazing glazes.
  • Group sculpture – You can get hands-on with a group sculpture designed by the students of St Thomas More Catholic Academy.
  • Throwing pots – Have a go on a throwing wheel with help from an expert thrower.
  • Processing clay – Do you know where clay comes from? Find out and have a go at processing your own clay.
  • Clay play – Explore what clay is like, feel the different textures in clay, then make something and experiment with clay in it’s different states.
We will be providing all the equipment and materials you need and will also be providing lunch, snacks and drinks throughout the day.


How do I book?

Book your free ticket on this webpage.


In-person Access:

  • The school has level access to all areas.
  • We have a portable Loop for those who need it, please email ahead of the event if you would like to use this system (emma@britishceramicsbiennial.com).  

If there is anything we can do to support your participation in the event please do get in touch with emma@britishceramicsbiennial.com to discuss what we can put in place for you.


Find out more

Learn more about the Foundations project.

Visit St Thomas More Catholic Academy’s website.

Visit our What’s On page to see what other events are happening.


With thanks to

Foundations is funded via ‘Curiosity’, a collaboration between BBC Children in Need and Wellcome Trust. ‘Curiosity’ provides funding for organisations who want to run exciting and engaging science activities aimed at disadvantaged children and young people.