Foundations Project Laboratory

Venue details
The Goods Yard, Glebe Street
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  • Visiting information
  • Open 10am-5pm Wednesday-Sunday (last admission 4pm)
    Closed to the public Monday and Tuesday
Additional information

The festival is closed to the public Mondays and Tuesdays.

Please note, last admission is at 4pm.

About Foundations Project Laboratory

Building on the natural curiosity of children, the Foundations Project Laboratory was developed in response to the many questions they have, such as ‘where does clay come from?’ and ‘why is it cracking?’ to encourage them to explore the clay beneath their feet.   

In partnership with the Hubb Foundation, British Ceramics Biennial delivered a series of fun workshops for local children where they enjoyed digging up and processing local wild clay and creating ash glazes.  

Working with a group of students from St Thomas More Catholic Academy, Stoke-on-Trent, the Foundations project helped them uncover the science behind clay through their own investigations, which they then shared with peers. Foundations Project Laboratory will continue its explorations into clay in 2022, visiting local manufacturers, creating objects from clay and testing ideas. 

At the British Ceramics Biennial, the Foundations Project will be celebrating its discoveries to date and encouraging visitors to ask questions about the local environment, experiment with clay and be curious about its origins and uses.


Lead Artists

Emma Price
Emma Price website link.

Joanna Hejmej
Joanna Hejmej website link.


Supported By

The Foundations Project Laboratory is run in partnership with the Hubb Foundation. It’s funded by BBC Children in Need and the Wellcome Trust and is supported by St Thomas Moore Catholic Academy.