British Ceramics Biennial provides open-access ceramics facilities in Stoke-on-Trent. We run our studio from the historic Spode Works factory site in the centre of the city. Sessions are booked on a pay-as-you-go basis. Please note, new studio members must read the studio guidelines and complete our studio membership form before booking a session on Eventbrite.
Please read our FAQs below for more information and how to book.
When do the Open Studio sessions take place?
Open studio sessions take place on Mondays and Thursdays. You can choose between the following times:
- 3.5 hour sessions from 1-4.30pm or 4.30-8pm
- 5 hour session from 1-6pm
- 7 hour session from 1-8pm
How much does each session cost?
3.5 hour sessions are £6.
5-hour sessions are £9.
7 hour sessions are £12.
Sessions are booked individually. Each session includes access to the space and equipment plus the firing of work made during the sessions.
How do I book a session?
Bookings are made through our Eventbrite. Sessions for Monday and Thursday are listed separately.
NOTE: Before attending your first session, both current and new studio members must read the studio guidelines and complete a membership form. Any questions or concerns, please contact email@example.com.
What equipment do you have at the studio?
Potter’s wheels x4
Extruder and dies
Moulds suitable for press moulding and slip casting
Kilns (up to stoneware temperatures)
Screen printing equipment
Digital transfer printer
What if I have my own studio but need somewhere to fire my work?
We are continuing to offer a firing service for makers who want to make outside of the studio but need access to a kiln.