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The British Ceramics Biennial (BCB) is a festival of contemporary ceramics that takes place in Stoke-on-Trent. Initiated in 2009, BCB has grown to be the single largest ceramics event in the UK, a flagship cultural project for Stoke-on-Trent City Council, and a catalyst for regeneration. We present artworks from the UK’s leading ceramicists alongside work by international artists, in exhibitions and special events held across the city. BCB is underpinned by an exciting year-round programme of artists’ commissions, education and community engagement projects.
British Ceramics Biennial is proud to be an Arts Council National Portfolio Organisation (NPO).
The BCB Studio is a space to work with clay, based in the heart of Stoke on Trent at Spode Works. It is a…
BCB works with a breadth of artists who use clay as their primary creative material. We create opportunities and give platform for early career…
For 2021, British Ceramics Biennial returned to Stoke-on-Trent (11 September to 17 October), with a vibrant five-week festival of new artist commissions, exhibitions and…
As a charity, we rely on donations from individuals, companies and grant-giving bodies to deliver British Ceramics Biennial and our community, health and schools programmes in Stoke-on-Trent. Your generous donation will ensure that we can continue to deliver our programmes in across the city.
British Ceramics Biennial 2021 Round Up
A short film to thank everyone who made our programme of films, tours and talks possible for BCB 2021.
BCB 2021 – Practice
We like to build strong relationships with our local communities. We work with a number of different community groups and organisations across Stoke-on-Trent. We…
BCB 2021 – Place
British Ceramics Biennial is a festival of exhibitions and hands-on events that celebrate the life, character and creativity that ceramics bring to the city….
BCB 2021 – People
BCB want to build strong relationships with our local communities. We want everyone in the city to benefit from the social, educational and health…
Job Vacancies BCB advertises all its employment opportunities – both salaried roles within the BCB team and commissioned or associate artist, usually freelance roles….
British Ceramics Biennial embraces the heritage of the Potteries as the home of British ceramics. We stimulate creativity and innovation across our programmes –…
The British Ceramics Biennial (BCB) launched in 2009 with a festival celebrating and showcasing contemporary ceramics from across the world. Set in Stoke-on-Trent, the…
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