Over the last few years, we have organised activities and events bringing communities together, mostly on and around International Women’s Day. Our plans for IWD 2019 were the most ambitious yet. We have commissioned a film celebrating women and the important part they have played, and still do, in the pottery industry. On 8th March we had an event Bound by Clay at Spode in Stoke with guest speaker Kate Malone the celebrated artisan potter who has helped to put Stoke-on-Trent back on the map with the Great Pottery Throw Down. She shared the stage in our celebratory programme, with Laura Cohen CEO of the British Ceramics Confederation, Kevin Brownsword Professor of Ceramics at Staffordshire University and Kevin Millward Course Director at Clay College. Additionally, we showcase showcased local artisan potters.
The event was a sellout and we want to thank all our speakers Charlotte Foster from Radio Stoke our host for the evening, our excellent guests, volunteer helpers, Stoke-on-Trent City Council, Heritage Lottery Fund, Moorcroft, Edwards and Lockett, Spodeworks and Inspired Film
Watch out for our publicity about the premiere of the film Bound by Clay