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Spode Museum Trust

The Spode dynasty played a pivotal role in the rise of England’s ceramics industry, creating an enduring global brand with a brave and distinct approach to homeware design. The Spode Museum opened in 1987 in Stoke, the town in which Josiah Spode I established his pottery business in 1774. It houses over 20,000 ceramic items and an extensive collection of documents spanning 250 years of innovation and creativity. We’re delighted that Spode Museum will be the central hub of this year’s festival.

Brampton Museum

Nestling in Newcastle-under-Lyme’s leafy Brampton Park, Brampton Museum recently underwent a 2-year £850,000 redevelopment to create a new events space, gallery and other facilities.

The Museum occupies a building originally known as The Firs, a private family residence built in 1855 within extensive grounds.

It has a regular programme of events, exhibitions and displays and is nationally acclaimed.

Opening Times

Tuesday – Sunday  |  11.00am – 3.00pm

Clay College

Located within the stunning Grade II listed Middleport Pottery site, Clay College offers a skills-based, full-time ceramics course taught by potters who make a living through ceramics.

Established in September 2017, the college’s mission is to teach practical pottery skills and design to an international standard and to create highly-skilled, self-sufficient and diverse makers.

Opening Times

Tuesday – Sunday  |  11.00am – 3.00pm

Lost & Found

Based in the studio space behind Barewall Art Gallery is fashion and textile artist and designer Iain Archer.

After years working with top designers around the world Iain returned to his home city to bring a luxury mix of bespoke textile creations fused with found objects and quality restored vintage furniture.

Barewall Art Gallery

Barewall Art Gallery is located in Burslem, the town affectionately known as the ‘mother of the potteries’ and the birthplace of Josiah Wedgwood.

Established in 2010, Barewall offers art, ceramics and sculptures by creators from and connected to Staffordshire, Cheshire and the North.

Opening Times

Tuesday – Saturday  |  10.00am – 4.00pm

Stoke Minster

With a history stretching back to Saxon times, Stoke Minster has watched over our city since its birth, witnessing its era as the centre of the world’s pottery industry.

Josiah Wedgwood is buried here, along with several generations of Josiah Spode’s family. Inside the church you’ll find unique Minton memorial wall tiles, as well as an exquisite Minton tiled floor in the chancel and sanctuary.

Opening Times

Tuesday – Sunday  |  11.00am – 3.00pm