Place Setting at All Saints Church

Place Setting is a film by deaf artist Nina Thomas. The title refers to both a place set at a table for dining and being sited in a particular geographical location, in this instance The Potteries.   

In this new commission, Nina explores themes of loss, memory, and community and what it is like to live and work as a deaf person in a hearing world. Nina researched local archives and interviews with deaf former ceramic industry workers from Stoke-on-Trent are presented alongside her film.   

Nina will run a workshop exploring the themes of the project through making, and will hold an event for deaf participants, their friends and family and other members of deaf and hearing communities in The Potteries.

Place Setting is a partnership commission from Animate Projects and British Ceramics Biennial.




Place Setting is in All Saints Church, ST1 3HH, which is open 7 days a week from 10am-4pm. The biennial runs from 23 September – 5 November.

There is free on-site parking, entrance off Leek Rd.




This exhibition is funded by National Lottery through the Arts Council and has support from dDeaflinks Staffordshire, Spode Museum Trust and The Willows School.

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