CLAY Museum

CLAY Museum is a two-year programme, funded by Arts Council England, delivered in partnership by Potteries Museum and Art Gallery and British Ceramics Biennial. After a successful programme of activity, Arts Council have extended funding for the programme for a further year for 2021-22.


Who can take part?

Secondary schools across the region can engage with the Museum and its collections through a range of free ceramics workshops. CLAY Museum is open to all secondary schools in the Stoke-on-Trent area and North Staffs with workshops running each term. For more information on how your school can be involved and upcoming workshops please contact


What happens in the workshops?

Previous workshops have related to the centenary of World War I with artist Steve Dixon, and the science of bacteria and history of antibiotics in our Growing Cultures Project. The workshops explore the links between objects in the Museum’s collections and the curriculum, bringing ideas to life in exciting ways through the use of clay.


Clay Museum is generously supported by Potclays Ltd, a leading award-winning provider of ceramic supplies and training to the studio ceramics and paint-your-own- pottery markets.