British Ceramics Biennial (BCB) embraces the heritage of the Potteries as the home of British ceramics.
We want everyone in the city to benefit from the social, educational and health benefits of our work. Since 2009, we have worked with partners across the city in cultural, heritage, education, health and community sectors to develop Stoke’s profile as a creative city and ensure this positively impacts on residents.
Together, we deliver an exciting year-round programme of artists’ commissions, education and community engagement projects. These projects feed into the festival programme of exhibitions and events.
Artists: Joanne Ayre, Peter Jones, Joanna Hejmej, Anjum Malik, Thea Stallwood & Alice Thatcher. Participating groups: Haywood Hospital, Burslem Jubilee Group, OLGBT Group and…
Clay At Home
Clay At Home is an online creative learning programme to get people experimenting and engaging with clay in their homes. The programme includes video…
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….
Foundations is an ambitious project. It aims to make a difference in Stoke-on-Trent as children build essential skills, have fun, improve their health outcomes,…
The Generation project seeks to answer the questions; What does the ceramics heritage of Stoke-on-Trent mean to young people in the city? What parts…
Stoke Makes Plates
Stoke Makes Plates connects local communities with the heritage of Stoke-on-Trent’s high street. What is the project? Stoke Makes Plates is a heritage…
The ReCast project combines creativity, addiction recovery and clay. ReCast is a collaboration with Stoke Recovery Service. British Ceramics Biennial have collaborated with Stoke Recovery Service since 2017. What…
Do you have clay work that you need to fire? Hire space in one of our electric kilns at our studio at Spode Works…
Adult Learning Courses
We have set up a new partnership with WEA for delivering both hands on and conversation courses about clay and ceramics. What are…
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…
Artist Development Surgeries
What are they about? The BCB Artist Development Surgeries are an opportunity to talk about a project or idea that has a connection to…
How to Exhibit With Us
We work with local, national and international artists through different ways. Exhibitions Often exhibiting artists will begin working with us as exhibitors in…
Community of Practice Workshops
What are they about? The Community of Practice workshops (formerly known as the BCB National Summer School) supports the development of creative practice. Workshops…
Talent Development Programme
The Talent Development Programme is designed to secure a better and more sustainable future for emerging artists and to help anyone, whatever their background,…
What is Factory, and who is it for? Factory is a free programme for creatives in Staffordshire. It supports artists, designers, makers and other creatives to…