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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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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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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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