The three plates designed and produced by Clive Bowen to commemorate the founders of The Clay College have been installed on the wall overlooking the throwing room, for students and visitors to view.

Clay College plates

If you’re visiting Middleport Pottery, do drop into the college and see the exhibitions in the gallery. These showcase the work of leading studio potters within Stoke-on-Trent, the work of current students, and allow students to learn directly about selling work by giving them a live opportunity to do it.

The college hosts 5-6 different exhibitions a year of 8-9 potters at a time. Each exhibition tries to show the breadth of contemporary practice around a specific theme, sometimes following specifically what the students are studying.

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