Generation Project – Heritage Pots



Venue details
BCB Studio, Spode Works

Join the Generation project and access free weekly sessions to explore local ceramics heritage. 


What is this about?

These workshops are all about exploring the heritage of the Spode Pottery site and the wider ceramic heritage of Stoke-on-Trent. The Generation project will give you exclusive access to heritage sites across Stoke-on-Trent. You’ll explore their rich collections/histories and get hands-on finding out about traditional skills and ways of making. Develop ideas for outcomes, events and have the opportunity to exhibit at the British Ceramics Biennial 2021 in September.

In these workshops, learn how to make and design ‘heritage pots’ using techniques including:

  • slip casting
  • glazing
  • slip trailing
  • transfer design and application



7-8pm, 27th April – Slip casting 

7-8pm, 4th May – Slip casting, glazing and transfer design 

7-8pm, 11th May – Slip trailing and transfer application 

You don’t need to have attended the previous sessions to participate, but each session will be different so we would love to see you there for all the sessions. 



BCB Studio, Spode Works, Elenora Street, ST4 1QD (meeting point, Spode Works Security office, on the right as you enter the red gates) 


Who is this for?

Young people from Staffordshire aged 16-25 years old. The workshops are suitable for beginners and those with experience in ceramics.


How much?

The workshops are free and all material and equipment are provided, as well as refreshments.


Who’s Delivering?

You’ll be working alongside British Ceramic Biennial’s Project Coordinator and Artist, Emma Price.


How to Book 

Please email to book your place.

We will be running more workshops after the 11th May when Covid restrictions allow. Email to reserve your place.


Covid Safety

We are doing everything we can to make our studio space safe for everyone and are really excited to have in person workshops again. We have socially distanced workspaces to ensure everyone can work safely.  

Please follow these guidelines whilst in the studio:

  • Wear a mask at all times, unless you are exempt.
  • Use the hand sanitiser and hand washing facilities provided.
  • Maintain social distancing whilst in the studio. 

 You may want to bring your own apron, but we do have disposable ones available. 


Learn More


The Generation project is supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.