The Portland Inn Project, The Fern Brick

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 The Portland Inn Project, The Fern Brick

The Portland Inn Project CIC (PIP) is a creative arts project for a community in Stoke-On-Trent with an aim to achieve community cohesion, economic, social and cultural development.

For BCB 2021, PIP have developed a brand new product, as part of our social enterprise. BCB Ceramic artists Joanne Mills and Sarah Fraser have collaborated with PIP artist Anna Francis to create a garden ware for Portland St and beyond, The Fern Brick.

During the challenges of 2020, as all of us got used to staying closer to home, people began to take much more of an interest in outdoor spaces. In the Portland St Area, this means terraced house back yards became more important than ever. Some neighbours began to grow plants, like never before. To celebrate this, and in recognition that we all have dark corners in our outdoor spaces, we have designed a special Fern Brick, to encourage shade-loving plants into our yards, and to increase the green credentials of our neighbourhoods.

The bricks have been made on our local green space, with our community, where in the 1870’s, there was a brick factory.


Exhibiting Artists

The Portland Inn Project
The Portland Inn Project website link.


Supported By

Fern Bricks is funded by Creative Civic Change and Unltd.