Programme by venue

Our exhibitions and events are split across venues around Stoke-on-Trent. The majority takes place at the original Spode factory site but have a look at the venue list for more information about other exhibitions and events

The original Spode Factory site

Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm
Sunday, 12pm to 5pm

China Hall, Spode
Kingsway,
Stoke-on-trent
ST4 1JH

Exhibitions

The Brown Betty - The Ambassador Special Edition

A re-imagining of the archetypal teapot – the Brown Betty - by Ian McIntyre will be launched with an exhibition of an exclusive limited edition, available for sale through BCB.  This iconic object was designed and refined through a process of making which spans 300 years. Once made in its millions, it is still produced in Stoke from the original Etruria Marl red clay - the bed rock of the city - and glazed with the instantly recognisable Rockingham dark treacle glaze.

Exhibition Division of Labour

Peter Jones, BCB associate artist, will present work from his PhD project in a specially constructed research laboratory space set up within the China Hall.  A creative journey through the Spode site, mapping factory functions and investigating manufacturing processes will be represented in a set of objects assembled in the lab space

Made in Korea

Artists: Kyung Won Baek, Jin Kim, Kay Aplin, Joseph Young (+ 6 sound artists names to be confirmed)

Place and Practices - South Korea Exchange

Throughout history, ceramics have played an important role in the phenomenon of cultural transfer. For centuries China, Japan and Korea have influenced each other’s aesthetics, practices and technologies. Subsequent trade with the West, and the imitation and hybridization of Oriental styles in 18th century Europe, led to the forging of new ceramic traditions that were to gain historical dominance.

FRESH

The FRESH exhibition presents the best of the new cohort of talented graduates from UK higher education ceramic courses and programmes. FRESH both celebrates and gives platform to new talent at the start of professional careers. The FRESH selection panel, will choose a maximum of 25 artists’ work to be included in the final exhibition. Selected artists will represent the range of work from across the ceramic spectrum - from studio pottery tableware and industrial design to figurative and abstract sculpture and installation.

AWARD

Artists;

Malene Hartmann Rasmussen –

Zoe Lloyd

Eva Masterton

Pauliina Pöllänen

Matthew Raw

Nicholas Rena

Alex Simpson

Matt Smith

Katie Spragg

Tana West

AWARD

Artists;

Malene Hartmann Rasmussen –

Zoe Lloyd

Eva Masterton

Pauliina Pöllänen

Matthew Raw

Nicholas Rena

Alex Simpson

Matt Smith

Katie Spragg

Tana West

AWARD

Artists;

Malene Hartmann Rasmussen –

Zoe Lloyd

Eva Masterton

Pauliina Pöllänen

Matthew Raw

Nicholas Rena

Alex Simpson

Matt Smith

Katie Spragg

Tana West

AWARD

Artists;

Malene Hartmann Rasmussen –

Zoe Lloyd

Eva Masterton

Pauliina Pöllänen

Matthew Raw

Nicholas Rena

Alex Simpson

Matt Smith

Katie Spragg

Tana West

Events

British Ceramics Biennial 2017

We are delighted to announce 2017’s British Ceramics Biennial dates.

Clay School - Intermediate (Thursday Mornings)

2 February - 6 April 2017
10am - 12.30pm
An opportunity to develop ceramics techniques with a professional ceramic artist and teacher. Learners will explore techniques and process in a hands-on way to hone their skills. They will have the opportunity to have specialist 1-1 project support and tuition tailored to their needs.

Clay School - Beginners (Tuesday Mornings)

31 January - 4 April 2017
10am-12.30pm
An Introduction to Ceramics Through a taster table of ceramic materials and equipment, learners will get to grips with the ceramic process in a fun way making/using moulds and formers, exploring slip decoration and glazing. Learners will take away a finished product.

Clay School - Beginners (Wednesday Evenings)

1 February  - 5 April 2017
6pm-8.30pm
An Introduction to Ceramics Through a taster table of ceramic materials and equipment, learners will get to grips with the ceramic process in a fun way making/using moulds and formers, exploring slip decoration and glazing. Learners will take away a finished product.

Clay School - Intermediate (Tuesday Evenings)

31 January  - 4 April 2017
6pm-8.30pm
An opportunity to develop ceramics techniques with a professional ceramic artist and teacher. Learners will explore techniques and process in a hands-on way to hone their skills. They will have the opportunity to have specialist 1-1 project support and tuition tailored to their needs.

Open Access Studio

Open Access Studio 
Our studio regulars have access to the Studio on a Monday evening and Thursday morning where they have access to equipment, space and technical support. 

The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery

Monday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm
Sunday, 11am to 4pm

Bethesda Street,
Stoke-on-Trent
ST1 3DW

Exhibitions

Womans Work

Until 2017
Woman’s Work is a partnership project between AirSpace Gallery and The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery. Woman’s Work seeks to make visible the hidden and unsung labour carried out by women in the home, the workplace and public life, and in particular seeks to redress the imbalance in history and the arts, where work made by women has been undervalued, or simply not recognised.

Airspace Gallery

Thursday to Saturday, 11am to 5pm

2-4 Broad Street,
Stoke-on-trent
ST1 4HL

Exhibitions

Women's Work

Until 2017
Woman’s Work seeks to make visible the hidden and unsung labour carried out by women in the home, the workplace and public life, and in particular seeks to redress the imbalance in history and the arts, where work made by women has been undervalued, or simply not recognised.