Back for a third time in 2013, Stoke-on-Trent’s British Ceramics Biennial will run for 6 weeks from 28 September – 10 November. The festival will present work from the UK’s leading contemporary ceramic artists in a series of new exhibitions and special events across the city.
Following the success of the last Biennial in 2011, the festival will again take over the spectacular China Hall at the original Spode factory site in Stoke town. In addition to the FRESH exhibition showcasing the best of the current crop of UK ceramics graduates, there will be a strong international flavour with work on display from Scandinavia.
Nao Matsunaga has been awarded the £10,000 British Ceramics Biennial AWARD in recognition of his exceptional creativity in contemporary ceramics. He was presented with the prize on 18 October at an awards ceremony to celebrate the British Ceramics Biennial in Stoke-on-Trent, the home of the British ceramics industry.
The awards evening also celebrated the winner of BCB’s FRESH bursary, which was awarded to Cardiff Metropolitan University graduate Sarah Worgan for her installation-based work.