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Exhibition – Salt and Soda

The next exhibition to open in the gallery was Salt and Soda. This exhibition reflected the next projects focusing on abstract forms, large jugs and the building on site of a soda kiln.  This also reflected the terms guest tutors Walter Keeler, Ruth King and Lisa Hammond. The exhibition showcased different approaches to the use of [...]

By | 2018-11-13T09:49:22+00:00 March 16th, 2018|Exhibition, News|Comments Off on Exhibition – Salt and Soda

Visiting a Saleroom

Since the College opened we have been supported by Jason Wood and Adam Partridge Auctioneers and Valuers in Macclesfield. This week the students were invited by Jason Wood to have a private viewing the pieces to be sold in the Studio Ceramics and Modern Design Auction on Friday 16th March.  This was a great opportunity [...]

By | 2018-11-13T11:37:20+00:00 March 14th, 2018|News, Visit|Comments Off on Visiting a Saleroom

World of Wedgwood Visit

New term - New project - New inspiration  Clay College being located in Stoke on Trent mean the history of industrial pottery is on the doorstep. With the launch of the new tea set projects this was a perfect opportunity to go out and gather some inspiration from a resource on the doorstep. Students visited [...]

By | 2018-11-13T09:34:28+00:00 January 25th, 2018|News, Visit|Comments Off on World of Wedgwood Visit

Exhibition – Stoneware

One key feature of our exhibitions is that they mirror the curriculum. So after Christmas when the building had lost its terracotta glow. The students moved on to making teapots in stoneware and it was time for the gallery to change to reflect this. The exhibition explored a range of contemporary stoneware through the work [...]

By | 2018-11-08T14:34:13+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|News|Comments Off on Exhibition – Stoneware

Royal Seal of Approval

Plaque on display in the gallery unveiled by the Prince of Wales to signify the official opening of Clay College Today Clay College was visited and opened by His Royal Highness Charles, Prince of Wales during a day long visit to Stoke on Trent. The visit began with trustee Lisa Hammond MBE introducing [...]

By | 2018-11-19T07:43:43+00:00 November 28th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Royal Seal of Approval

Exhibition – Slipware

Our very first exhibition in the newly refitted Gallery space showcased the beauty, drama and diversity of contemporary slipware, through the work of leading potters; Clive Bowen, Dylan Bowen, Patia Davis, Doug Fitch, Geoff Fuller, Nigel Lambert, Hannah McAndrew, Josie Walter and Paul Young. During the day we were lucky enough to be joined by [...]

By | 2018-11-19T07:42:47+00:00 November 5th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Exhibition – Slipware

Photographers Story

Last week we had a visit from photographer Janey Devine who is capturing images that will form photo essays that tell the story of time and place. Recently she has produced a series of photo essays of the Potteries area these are currently on show in the gallery space below the college that will soon [...]

By | 2018-11-13T08:57:54+00:00 October 18th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Photographers Story

Changing and Adapting

Clay college has moved into the Grade 2 listed Prince of Wales studio on the Middleport Pottery site. This has been made possible partly due to the support and time that has been kindly given by award winning Architect Adam Cornish of Studio Partington Architects. This not only provided the plans to support the development [...]

By | 2018-11-13T08:58:11+00:00 October 4th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Changing and Adapting

Clay College is open for business in the heart of the Potteries.

Helping the next generation. Clay College Stoke is now open in its home in the Prince of Wales Studios within historic Middleport Pottery. The college will teach a full time cohort of students the wide range of skills needed to be a professional potter. The emphasis will be on core skills and the use of [...]

By | 2018-11-13T09:35:39+00:00 September 20th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Clay College is open for business in the heart of the Potteries.