The BCB Fresh Exhibition sits alongside AWARD as a stalwart of the festival programme. Fresh exhibition presents the best of the new cohort of talented graduates from UK Higher Education ceramic courses and related programmes. Since inception in 2009 a staggering 126 ceramic artists have been represented through Fresh.

BCB in partnership with NACHE (National Association for Ceramics in Higher Education) select and curate Fresh as platform exhibition that establishes a strong collective voice for emerging ceramic artists, bringing them to critical public attention. In preparing the 2019 exhibition a panel will select 20 artists who it is expected will represent the range of work from across the ceramic spectrum – from studio pottery tableware and industrial design to figurative and abstract sculpture and installation.


Applications for Fresh are Open

The acclaimed Fresh show will be one of the main exhibitions at the sixth British Ceramics Biennial, taking place in Stoke-on-Trent from 7 September to 13 October 2019.

Artists are invited to apply for the BCB Fresh 2019  – a high profile exhibition that celebrates and promotes the emerging talent in contemporary British Ceramics, in the context of its long history in Stoke-On-Trent.

All applicants must be graduates (BA,MA) of UK Higher Education Universities and Colleges who graduated in 2018 or 2019. Applications will be considered from individuals whose primary medium is clay and whose work is based on the exploration of ceramic process.


Deadline for applications: 10 July 2019.