Murphy, Ingrid & Pigott, Jon

Education Groups

Every Tuesday during the festival, large school, college, university and community groups will be able to enjoy special visits of BCB15. 

Groups will be supported during their visit by one of our friendly education team and can access tours, general meet and greets, use of the Looking Tool and, for schools in Stoke-on-Trent, free artist-led workshops.

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Fantastic For Families -Best Family Event

The Fantastic for Families Awards Ceremony took place on Thursday 1 March 2018 at the Carriageworks Theatre in Leeds, recognising outstanding contributors to arts and culture for families. Awards recognised the most engaging events for families taking place over the last year as well as highlighting the outsanding organisers amongst the huge cariety of organisations welcoming families across the UK.

British Ceramics Biennial were delighted to hear the Clay Pit from BCB 2017 was a winner in the Best Family Event category. Huge thank you to the team that made this happen! 


The closing date has now past for 2017 Internships. 


Each festival year we look out for a team of volunteers to assist us in making the festival happen. As the festival grows and we work on exciting projects inbetween festival dates we're on the look out for more volunteer assistance. 

2009 Programme

The British Ceramics Biennial (BCB) launched in 2009 with a festival celebrating and showcasing contemporary ceramics from across the world.  Set in Stoke-on-Trent - the heart of the UK ceramics industry, the festival took place in established venues and non-traditional spaces across the city.  Highlights included a retrospective of Spanish artist Jaime Hayon’s ceramics at Emma Bridgewater alongside forty of the best ceramics graduates in the Fresh exhibition; and Indian pots from Gujerat, India in Earthen Vessels.