The Original Spode Factory Site


Our three-year programme working with clusters of Stoke-on-Trent schools keeping creative ceramics alive and well in the classroom.

In year one artists commissioned by The Clay Foundation will work with children from Thistley Hough Academy and Haywood Academy and their feeder primary schools, engaging pupils by reigniting the use of ceramics in the school linking the encounter with clay, ceramic heritage, literacy and numeracy.

The artists will connect the staff and students with some of the major exhibition and project themes, particularly issues surrounding food: nutrition, wellbeing, food cultures and ceramics. The resulting work will be incorporated within the BCB festival installations displays and activities.


Image: Impossible Teapots, Ormiston Horizon Academy 2013