British Ceramics Biennial is back!

We’re delighted to return to Stoke 11 September – 17 October with a vibrant five-week festival. Enjoy new artist commissions, exhibitions and hands-on events that celebrate the life, character and creativity that ceramics bring to the city.


Visiting Information

The festival is open to the public from Wednesday to Sunday from 10am to 5pm (last entry 4pm).

Tickets are not required for entry to any venue and all venues are free to enter. Some events such as festival tours and artist talks are ticketed and must be booked online through the individual event pages. Visit our What’s On page to view all exhibitions and events.



Further information like opening times, accessibility, maps and safety measures can be found for each venue via the Festival Venues page below.



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The Clay Foundation is a registered charity set up to deliver the British Ceramics Biennial and our year round programme of community, health and education work in Stoke-on-Trent. As a charity, we rely on your support to make a difference in Stoke-on-Trent. Support us to bring creativity and clay to more schools, community groups and health organisations across the city.