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 firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone: 01782 377417
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.
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.
(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
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