Admirers of British art and craftsmanship are invited to come enjoy British Ceramics Biennial 2013. The festival is on now in Stoke-on-Trent, and brings together 150 contemporary ceramic artists through exhibitions, workshops and events programmed in and around the city through November 10, 2013.
The former Spode factory in Stoke serves as the creative hub of the Biennial, with artists and their work animating the historic industrial space. Other events include a Guerilla Ceramics Trail walk, Burslem Weekend organized by the Burslem School of Art, the British Ceramic Biennial Award Exhibition, Community Night Walk and Dreamy Statue workshop.
For a full calendar of events, see British Ceramics Biennial.
British contemporary ceramics are the legacy of hundreds of years of industry and innovation. Clustered around Stoke-on-Trent in Staffordshire, England, the Staffordshire Potteries were once the UK's industrial heart and offer visitors dozens of pottery-related sites in a pretty landscape. Today Stoke-on-Trent is the world capital of ceramics, dedicated to keeping the region's heritage alive. While the British Ceramics Biennial only occurs every second year, Stoke's twin fires of hospitality and creativity welcome visitors year-round.
For trip inspiration and visitor information, see:
Staffordshire Tourism - Home to the Potteries, the National Forest, the Staffordshire Hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold and more.
Visit Stoke-on-Trent – Less than 2 hours by train from London, Stoke-on-Trent is home to the Wedgwood Museum, Royal Doulton, Portmeirion, Moorcroft, Aynsley, and dozens of pottery museums and attractions.