Over the ten years BCB has built up a programme of projects of artists’ residencies, fellowships, commissions, education and enterprise projects running year-round.
The initiative is intended to be a catalyst for regeneration in the region and to create a platform for innovation and excellence celebrating the best in current ceramic practices, both nationally and internationally.
Projects > Past projects
Factory is a free programme for creatives in Staffordshire. It supports artists, designers, makers and other creatives to develop their practice and business.
The Generation project works with young people to explore the depth and range of ceramics heritage in the city through a range of workshops, sessions, and visits to heritage venues.
Foundations aims to make a difference in Stoke-on-Trent as children build essential skills, have fun, improve their health outcomes, celebrate and inspire others.
Stoke Makes Plates
Stoke Makes Plates is a heritage mapping project of Stoke’s high street. Over 150 residents of Stoke-on-Trent take part in plate-making workshops that explore Stoke’s past, present and future.
Talent Development Programme
The Talent Development Programme aims to secure a better and more sustainable future for emerging artists and to help anyone, whatever their background, to build a career in contemporary ceramics.
Community of Practice
The Community of Practice workshops (formerly known as the BCB National Summer School) supports the development of creative practice.
Artist Development Surgeries
The Artist Development Surgeries are an opportunity to talk about a project or idea that has a connection to Stoke-on-Trent, its people, place or industries.
Clay At Home
This project is an online creative learning programme to get people experimenting and engaging with clay in their homes.
Growing Cultures is a collaborative art and science project. We worked with artists, local health organisations, community groups and schools and used clay to explore the history of penicillin and the impacts of antibiotic resistance today.