Stoke Makes Plates – Vicky Lindo & Duchess China 1888 

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 Stoke Makes Plates – Vicky Lindo & Duchess China 1888

As part of our Stoke Makes Plates exhibition, we also brought together Vicky Lindo (AWARD 2019 Winner*), with the remarkable bone china production of Duchess China 1888. Vicky and Duchess China 1888 have created a Stoke-made plate commemorating two of Vicky’s personal, yet recognisable, experiences of 2020/21. The plates are available to buy and the money raised will fund further projects with our community partners. More information can be found further down on the page.

*Vicky Lindo and her partner William Brookes were the winners of AWARD 2019 with their work Dead Dad Book. Read more on their winning exhibition Dead Dad Book.


Garden Haircut 

‘Garden Haircut is just about that. I cut my daughters hair in the garden on the first day of lockdown, the scissors were a bit blunt, and I ended up hacking great lumps out of it. We left the clumps of hair in the garden for the birds to make nests with. I feel the slightly mad nature of what we’ve been through in the past year is reflected in the plate, slightly wobbly and chaotic.’ – Vicky Lindo


Deep End Dollys 

‘Like many people, my daughter and I took solace in spending time in the sea during the lockdowns. We are proud to say we have swum in the sea most weeks in every month of the year now. It’s something I’ve never contemplated doing before, but have become completely addicted.’ – Vicky Lindo


Exhibiting Artist

Vicky Lindo
Vicky Lindo website link.



Duchess China 1888.
Duchess China 1888 website link.


How to Buy

There are 250 signed, limited additions of the Garden Haircut plate and 250 signed, limited additions of the Deep End Dollys plate available to buy online and in-person for the duration of the festival. They are made of bone china and manufactured in Stoke-on-Trent by Duchess China 1888.

The cost is £45 for a single plate or £80 for the pair. Shipping is available for all parts of the UK at a flat rate of £7. We will be posting out all orders 29th September and 20th October. Collection from our festival hub, The Goods Yard, is also possible and this option can be selected at checkout.

Buy a Garden Haircut plate (red design).

Buy a Deep End Dollys plate (blue design).

Buy both plate designs for £80.



The money raised from the sale of the plates will fund further projects with our community partners. Each project will have a focus on wellbeing and creativity. Through Stoke Makes Plates, we have started many new relationships with local people who represent the diverse community of Stoke-on-Trent. Following their introduction to clay, we plan to work with them long-term to allow the benefits of clay and creativity to have some real impact. 

Learn more about the Stoke Makes Plates project.


Supported By

These plates are produced in partnership with Duchess China 1888 and are part funded by Stoke Town High Street Heritage Action Zone.