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Click here to find out more about our efforts to promote ceramics in education, and read our interviews with the winners of the Potclays Graduate Awards from the last 3 years.

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Congratulations to Linda Southwell, the winner of this year's Best Ceramicist Award at the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair in Manchester! Linda's handbuilt ceramic sculptures are organically inspired pieces meant to delight the senses. They are not intended as exact replicas of plants or seeds but are an interpretation, worked...

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05th October, 2018

Last weekend, artist Clare Day led the creation of a huge collaborative clay forest of about 1000 trees (plus animals, people, etc.) whilst reflecting on what trees mean to us individually and collectively. Forest of Imagination transformed Kingsmead Square, Avon street and Bath Quays connecting the city to the River Avon, creating four unique...

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11th September, 2018

The 2018 Potclays Graduate Award winners' interviews received to date are now published here on our Educlaytion page. This is our fourth year of awards and we've supported a total of fourteen universities in 2018. The winners of the Potclays Graduate Awards are selected by each institution's course leader for demonstrating exceptional skill/conce...

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The next stage in the creation of a nature reserve and wetlands is underway. Potclays have supplied around 112 tonnes of sealant (or 'puddle') clay from our mine near Brownhills, Walsall for a waterproof lining to the wetlands area being created at Fosseway Heath by Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust. We’re delighted to have the...

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07th September, 2018

Please join us on Saturday 29th September for our Annual Open Day & Sale Event at Potclays in Etruria, Stoke-on-Trent. Fantastic savings against all our products including some not-to-be-missed clearance deals. Download our sale list here and place your advance orders from 24 September for pick-up at the Open Day. Book your place on...

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We're tremendously excited that our new Sealed Air paper void fill machine has finally arrived! We're hoping this machine will drastically reduce our use of non-recyclable packaging such as flo-pak and bubble wrap, and bring us a step closer to minimising our company's environmental impact. And... we're sure many of you will be relieved to hear you...

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CONGRATULATIONS to Meri Wells who was voted as the Potters' Potter this year at Earth & Fire International Ceramics Fair. Meri received a £250 voucher to spend on ceramic supplies from Potclays and a free stand at E&F 2019. She also received a beautiful bowl, sliptrailed by none other than Earth & Fire organiser and director, Sue ...

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In 2017 the Ceramics department at Cardiff School of Art & Design launched their CSADceramics Excellence Award, devised to celebrate pupils and teaching at schools and colleges around the UK. The response was overwhelming with submissions from over twenty three institutions. Potclays are honoured to have been asked to support these awards as pa...

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