Generation ‘Life in the Potteries’ exhibition

Venue details
Spode Museum Trust Heritage Centre, Elenora Street, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 1QD
Additional information

The exhibition is closed Monday – Wednesday.

Exhibition opening night: 7pm-9pm, Friday 29 July

The BCB Generation project have produced a series of works inspired by the social history of the old Spode pottery and celebrates the people who worked on the site and in nearby potteries.

After conversations with ex-pottery workers and searching through the Spode Museum Trust Heritage Centre archives, the group have each developed an artwork which reflects a different part of life in the Potteries. One such piece explores the relationship between the buildings on the Spode site and the people who worked in them every day. Another looks at the dialect which defines the city of Stoke-on-Trent.

The social history of the Potteries is as integral to the identity of Stoke-on-Trent as the bottle kilns and factory sites. It is vital that we find a way to preserve them. Throughout the exhibition we hope to draw out more stories about life in the Potteries, creating a lasting resource for the Spode Museum Trust Heritage Centre.


Exhibition Opening Night

7pm-9pm, Friday 29 July at the Spode Museum Trust Heritage Centre, Elenora Street, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 1QD.

Refreshments will be provided.

Take the opportunity to meet some of the BCB Generation group and be guided through the exhibition, as well as exploring the museum’s archive of ex-workers.


General Exhibition Opening

10:30am-4pm, 30 July-14 August. Open Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.


The Generation group

Lead Artist: Emma Price

Members of the Generation group:

James Brooks

James Buxton

Sarah Buxton

Rae Downey

Jackson Sage

Brittany Greensmith

Bethany Stubbs


With thanks to

The BCB Generation project is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.