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05th July, 2018

by Alison Cooke ACWU
In November 2017, five tonnes of clay spoil from 25 meters below the Thames foreshore, was brought to Potclays to be processed. It was the first part of the Pipeline Project, a site-responsive ceramic project that pays tribute to Victorian ceramicist Henry Doulton and engineer Joseph Bazalgette who built London's sewer system - a lif...

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Congratulations to the winners of this year's #Educlaytion awards announced so far this summer! Potclays is committed to supporting and promoting ceramic practice at all levels of education and these awards are just one part of that support. This year so far, in the name of #Educlaytion we've awarded over £800 worth of prizes to courses offe...

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Ian Mood is an internationally recognised artist regularly selling in New York and throughout the UK. His new exhibition "Common Ground" sees him returning to retrace the footsteps of his grandfather, Sid Meir, around Stoke. Sid was also an artist: He photographed various locations in the 1970's with the intention of painting them, but sadly he pas...

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FREE tickets to visit the Weeping Window #TowerPoppies installation at Middleport Pottery this August are now available: REGISTER HERE. 2ND AUGUST - 16TH SEPTEMBER 2018 Tickets for Poppies: Weeping Window at Middleport Pottery, Stoke-on-Trent Weeping Window is a cascade comprising several thousand handmade ceramic poppies seen pouring from a hig...

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We had an incredible few hours at The Big Bang Fair at Staffordshire University on 19th June with Katie Leonard, PGCE award leader, and cohort of helpers. We helped around 25 children over the course of the morning to throw a pot whilst Katie and her gang oversaw the amazing collaborative underwater-themed clay sculpture to which hundreds of child...

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We are deeply saddened to learn this morning that our dear friend and former Joint Managing Director of Potclays, Harry Fraser, passed away on Tuesday in the Douglas Macmillan Hospice in Stoke-on-Trent.Harry played a significant role in making Potclays what it is today. Harry Fraser Limited was merged with Potclays Limited in 1976, when Harry becam...

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Brand new to Potclays, the full range of Amaco Celadons will be arriving at the end of the month! Keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates. Like the beautiful ancient glazes they are modelled after, the AMACO Celadon glazes are glossy, transparent, and pool beautifully to add vivid accents to textured and carved surfaces. These playful celadon...

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Exciting new colour releases (plus NEW Dark Flux) arriving at the end of the month! SW-165 Lavender Mist, SW-166 Norse Blue, SW-167 Sand & Sea, SW-168 Coral Sands, and SW-169 Frosted Lemon are a semi-opaque gloss glaze. SW-170 Blue Hydrangea and SW-171 Enchanted Forst are a crystal glaze. SW-172 Macadamia, SW-173 Amber Quartz, and SW...

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