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image for Heritage Centre item typeLOVECLAY at LoveClay (Valentine Clays)

  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Heritage Centre, next open Wed 7 Feb - Mon 31 Dec 2018

Valentine Clays

Valentine Clays


Valentine Way,

Events at this Venue

date event
Thu 10 May - Thu 14 Jun Jon French Evening Course
Sat 26 - Sun 27 May Eddie Curtis Two-Day Course
Sun 17 Jun Father’s Day Mug Making


The 'LOVECLAY' Ceramics Centre located at the new Valentine Clays headquarters in Fenton is a new visitor experience that promotes the importance of clay to the ceramics industry and Stoke-on-Trent. The new facility in the heart of The Potteries comprises of a contemporary gallery, exhibition space, workshops and events.

The gallery showcases the wonderful ceramics that Valentine Clay's customers produce with a bit of clay. This area is open to the general public with the aim of promoting the importance of clay and the amazing works that can be created using it.

Valentine Clays will have an exhibition programme throughout the year that is aimed at showcasing their customers amazing work. In this area items can be purchased and collected at the end of the exhibition. If interested or you require further details please speak to reception.

The new workshop facility is a place that can be utilised by potters if they wish to hire it out for the day and will also feature a programme of courses.

The wonderful new gallery space & workshop will be available to hire for corporate events, for further details please contact They also offer teambuilding workshop events.

Credit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsGift shopPublic toiletsAccepts groups

Disabled accessDogs acceptedSmoking not allowed

Opening details

Season Dates Opening Hours
Wed 7 Feb - Mon 31 Dec 2018 Mon - Sun
Please note that the Ceramics Centre is closed during the following periods: 1st January, 2nd - 6th April, 7th May, 28th May, 27th - 31st August, 24th - 31st December.



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Map reference: SJ 895443  Lat: 52.99635 Long: -2.15740

Parking: free


  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors


  • YesEntrance is well lit
  • YesAutomatic door at the main entrance


  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system