Who we are
The British Ceramics Biennial (BCB) launched in 2009 with a festival celebrating and showcasing contemporary ceramics from across the world. Set in Stoke-on-Trent – the heart of the UK ceramics industry, the festival took place in established venues and non-traditional spaces across the city. It returned in 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017 and is back in 2019 for the sixth time.
Over the ten years of our existence BCB has built up a programme of projects of artists’ residencies, fellowships, commissions, education and enterprise projects running year round.
Our 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.
We work in partnership with organisations and individuals in the museums, cultural, industry, business, education, community and voluntary sectors across the city in the development and delivery of projects with a particular focus on public engagement.
Who we are
Equality and Diversity
We recognise that there is an under-representation of diversity in the ceramics sector and acknowledge that as an organisation we share responsibility in addressing…
British Ceramics Biennial embraces the heritage of the Potteries as the home of British ceramics. We stimulate creativity and innovation across our programmes –…
British Ceramics Biennial is run by a small but committed team of staff, freelancers and associate artists and, for the festival delivery, is a…
Patrons & trustees
The BCB is primarily supported by The Clay Foundation (TCF), a registered charity set up by a group of trustees and patrons. In February…
British Ceramics Biennial Staffordshire University Faculty of Arts Media and Design College Road Stoke-on-Trent ST4 2DE T: +44 (0)1782 294634 (Please note there is…
The British Ceramics Biennial (BCB) is a prestigious and high profile festival of contemporary ceramics that takes place in Stoke-on-Trent. BCB presents art-works from…
The Clay Foundation
The Clay Foundation (TCF) In February 2015, The Clay Foundation was established as a registered charity, with the express purpose to build on the…
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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.