What we do
British Ceramics Biennial (BCB) is the UK’s premiere contemporary ceramics festival that takes place in Stoke-on-Trent. BCB presents art-works from the UK’s leading ceramicists alongside international artists, in exhibitions and special events held across the city. BCB is underpinned by an exciting year-round programme of artists’ commissions, education and community engagement projects.
British Ceramics Biennial is a prestigious project that embraces the heritage of the Potteries as the home of British ceramics; that stimulates creativity and innovation across the breadth of its practice and sharpens Stoke-on-Trent’s creative edge as an international centre for excellence in contemporary ceramics.
Initiated in 2009, BCB has grown to be the single largest ceramics event in the UK, a flagship cultural project for Stoke-on-Trent City Council, and a catalyst for regeneration. BCB has been successful in bringing great art, creative energy and critical attention to the city, and has facilitated meaningful new public engagement with local communities, visitors and cultural tourists.
What we do
BCB works with a breadth of ceramic artists and artists who use clay as the principle material or as the subject of their practice….
Playing with clay, making objects, learning new things and working with others are all good for our health. The BCB Health Programme works with…
The British Ceramics Biennial’s Education Programme uses big ideas and innovation to develop engaging, hands-on activity that creates enthusiasm for clay at all stages…
The BCB Studio is a space to work with clay, based in the heart of Stoke on Trent at Spode Works. Here you can…
For five weeks in September, Stoke played host to British Ceramics Biennial with an ambitious programme of exhibitions, site-specific installations, events and hands on…
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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.