2011 Programme

The British Ceramics Biennial (BCB) launched in 2009 with a festival celebrating and showcasing contemporary ceramics from across the world.  The second British Ceramics Biennial took place in Stoke-on-Trent from 30 September to 13 November 2011. This six week-long festival of exhibitions, events and activities embraced the heritage of the Potteries as the home of  British ceramics, and celebrated the city's creative edge as an international centre for excellence in contemporary ceramics.

2013 Programme

We'll be creating an archive of past festivals shortly, please come back soon.

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Thanks To

We would like to extend our thanks to the many community partners we have had the opportunity to work with as part of BCB and The Clay Foundation.

The Jubilee Project

Haywood Academy

Thistley Hough Academy

Haywood Foundation Trust

Cauldwell Childrens Charity

Port Vale Football Club

Contact Us

British Ceramics Biennial 

Staffordshire University
Faculty of Arts Media and Design
College Road

* During the festival Tuesday - Sunday please call 07713962465

T: +44 (0)1782 294634 (Please note there is no answer machine facility) 


E: info@britishceramicsbiennial.com

Past Projects

Since 2009 we have been delivering community and education programmes, now as a major strand of The Clay Foundation’s work.

2014 Projects

Current projects

Throughout the year we deliver a range of community and education projects, funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation with local schools, colleges and community groups.

For more information please see our Learning pages or contact our Community and Education Manager Dena Bagi on dena@britishceramicsbiennial.com or call 01782 294634.

For visitor and event enquiries please call 07960 518206.



About Us

The Clay Foundation is a registered charity set up to deliver the British Ceramics Biennial, our year round programme of community and education work and in contemporary ceramics in Stoke-on-Trent.

Our Chairty Number is: 1160430

Board of Trustees

Alison Wedgwood, Chair 


British Ceramics Biennial

Staffordshire University, Faculty of Arts Media and Design, College Road, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 2DE

T: +44 (0)1782 294634 

E: info@britishceramicsbiennial.com







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