Our Sponsors

Thank you to the following sponsors who have provided financial and in-kind support to this year’s festival

Johnson Tiles

Established in 1901, Johnson Tiles are the UK's leading manufacturer of ceramic tiles, their experienced design team travel the worlld to source products to enhance their portfolio. With over 100 years experience Johnson Tiles has a long history of market leadership. With a dedicated in-house design team and UK based production facilities.

World Of Wedgwood

Visit World of Wedgwood to experience the Wedgwood Brand. World of Wedgwood aims is to bring the history and heritage of Wedgwood to thier visitors in a genuinely inspiring, sophisticated and elegant way. Featuring a V&A museum collection, factory tour, contemporary tea room, restaurant and the Wedgwood Flagship retail store, the World of Wedgwood is an opportunity to 'learn by doing', to shop, eat and explore...

FREE Entry to WoW museum during BCB festival 

Emma Bridgewater

Emma Bridgewater Ltd is run by Emma and her husband Matthew Rice, and designs come from both of them. Emma Bridgewater is very much a family business and a lot of their ideas come from Emma and Matthew’s everyday life with their four children. All their pottery is made in their own factory Stoke-on-Trent, the traditional home of British pottery.


Formed in 1971, KMF is still under the management of its founding directors and has grown into one of the largest and most successful sheet metal manufacturing and engineering plants in the UK. With factories located in the UK and Slovakia, KMF has 225,000 sq ft of modern sheet metal fabrication and metal engineering production facilities that operate 24 hours, seven-days-a-week.

Potclays Limited - Education materials

Established in 1932, Potclays a family owned and run business has grown to be a leading awards-winning provide of ceramic supplies and training to the studio ceramics and paint your own pottery markets. Potclays premium-quality clay bodies have a worldwide reputation, especially the unrivalled panmilled bodies which are manufactured using traditional machinery and a process unique within the industry. Potclays have a highly qualified and experienced team of engineers building top-quality kilns for hobby, educational and industrial use.  


Valentine Clays Ltd -Artists commissions materials

In the world capital of ceramics and heart of the potteries Valentine Clays, a family run manufacturer, has been supplying clay bodies and raw materials in Stoke-on-Trent for the past 36 years.

Valentine Clays is proud of its close working relationship with the studio potter and the ceramic community formulating and fine tuning clays using the best possible ingredients. This close working relationship enables the world-leading clay manufacturer and raw materials supplier to successful develop ceramic clay bodies to suit the specific requirements of a long list of renowned British and International potters, education sector and industry customers.