CLAY School

The experience of ceramics, clay under their fingernails, is vital for the young people of Stoke-on-Trent and the surrounding area. It is part of the city’s DNA, running through the heart of everything the area is known for as ‘The Potteries’ and is a cultural heritage that should inspire pride.

CLAY School Partnership (Ceramics, Learning and Young People School Partnership) provides the stimulus for projects that involve children and young people in the early engagement of clay, these cultural experiences led by artists demonstrate how ceramics can be experimented with, innovations created, and deeper hands-on learning pushed to the limits.

The objective of the CLAY School Partnership is to advocate for the provision of ceramics within education and aims to engage with all Stoke-on-Trent schools by 2021.


CLAY School is kindly supported by Potclays Ltd, a leading award-winning provider of ceramic supplies and training to the studio ceramics and paint-your-own- pottery markets.

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"Working with professionals such as BCB is vital. We want to provide as many enriching, real life experiences as we possibly can for all of our pupils - thank you for being such a significant part of this. The pupils spoke with real passion and enthusiasm about the work that they have completed via CLAY School. They thoroughly enjoyed the whole process.”

Principal, Thistley Hough Academy, Creative Education Trust, Stoke-on-Trent