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Workshop/Course, Tue 23 Feb - Sat 31 Dec 2016

The Clay Foundation

The Clay Foundation


116 Church Street,

Events at this Venue

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Tue 23 Feb - Sat 31 Dec The Clay Foundation Studio


The Clay Foundation Studio is a space to create based in the heart of Stoke on Trent - giving ceramic creativity a habitat in which to thrive.

The Studio provides a practical environment for hands-on ceramics engagement. Offering opportunities for learning, development and creativity for all levels of clay enthusiast. Introductory courses for those new to making; access to equipment, expertise and advice for more experienced makers and new graduates; support and technical assistance to professional artists and designers wishing to push their practice using clay.

For individual or group access please contact BCB Studio Manager, Jo Ayre on or 01782 294634.

Tuesday 23rd February & Tuesday 1, 8 & 15th March - Plot & Pot 1pm-3pm or 6.30pm-8.30pm
Learn slab building techniques and create a range of garden ware to enhance your outdoor (or indoor) growing environment. Give traditional terracotta a contemporary and personal twist.

Wednesday 24 Feb, 2,9 & 16th March - Press Moulding & Slip Decorating 1pm-3pm or 6.30pm-8.30pm
Learn the technique of press moulding by creating a selection of smaller dishes, which will then be used as a canvas on which to explore the colourful and expressive qualities of decorating slip.

Open Access Studio - Thursday from March 1pm-8.30pm
From March we are piloting an open access day in The Studio, giving local makers opportunities to develop their work for a small charge.

Clay Together - Starting Saturday 2nd April 2016
Join us on the first Saturday of the month for Family friendly clay activities. Learn new skills and have fun together whilst designing and making with clay. Create future family heirlooms with a personal touch.

Event details

Dates Times
Tue 23 Feb - Sat 31 Dec 2016



Plan route to Original Spode Site using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SJ 876452  Lat: 53.00397 Long: -2.18622

From the M6 J15, continue along the A500 in the direction of the City Centre. Come off for Stoke and follow signs for the Civic Centre and Kingsway where there is plenty of parking.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Stoke-on-Trent station