Family fun at the BCB

Family activities are a key feature of this year’s 2011 British Ceramics Biennial which is on in Stoke-on-Trent until 13 November. All of the events below take place at  the Original Spode factory site, Kingsway/Church St, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 1BX

Book a slot – throw a pot
Every Saturday during the Biennial, 2pm – 5pm. FREE. BCB Artists’ Studio Manager, Simon Stamatiou will be on hand to help you have a go on a potters wheel. To book (this can be on the day): Email chloe@britishceramicsbiennial.com Telephone: 01782 377417

Re-Design
Sunday 23 October,12 noon – 2pm. Cost: £15. Work with BCB Studio Manager Simon Stamatiou to design and produce a decorative transfer for your very own BCB mug. Be inspired by traditional Spode designs, re-cycle found patterns and you can even bring along your own photographs or images to be included in your design. Booked through Stoke Tourist Information Centre Tel: 01782 236000.

Up-Cycle Plates
Saturday 22 October 2011, 10am – 5pm and Saturday 5 November 2011, 10am – 5pm. FREE. Drop-in and join FRESH artist Michelle Taylor and the BCB team to up-cycle and re-design your very own Spode inspired plate to add to our “Wall of Plates’ which will be on display throughout the Biennial.
No booking required.

RE-Cycle Ware
(Suitable for all ages)
Saturday 22 October 2011, 10am – 5pm, FREE. Drop-in and join FRESH artist Angie Thirkell and the BCB team to help create a range of Spode inspired, up-cycled tableware. Using a range of second hand tableware you can let your imagination go wild. No booking required

RE-Mould
Saturday 29 October, 10am – 12pm. Cost: £15.  Inspired by the mould store at the original Spode factory site you will be able to use a variety of moulds to cast and then alter pieces of tableware to create your very own up-cycled ware. What you make is only limited by your imagination.
Booked through Stoke Tourist Information Centre Tel: 01782 236000

For full details of the Biennial, visit www.britishceramicsbiennial.com; and for travel information, visit www.visitstoke.co.uk.

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