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Spend a relaxing afternoon creating a uniquely decorated piece of fine English bone china for only £10. Choose your piece of ware and collage images from our unrivalled collection of historic and new water-slide ceramic transfers.
Workshops are held on the first Sunday of every month ( See 2015 dates below) in the Stokes Croft China Factory Studios on the Ground Floor of 37-39 Jamaica Street, Stokes Croft. Choose from two sessions: 1 – 3 pm or 3 – 5 pm. Children welcome.
Such a wide range of ware is available it is impossible to list, but here are a few sample prices to give you an idea:
Mug, cereal bowl, vase – £10; Dinner plate, tea/coffee cup and saucer, small cream jug – £12; Pasta dish, big breakfast cup and saucer – £15; Utensil jar, milk jug, small teapot, small serving bowl – £20; medium “Betty” teapot – £25; range of large teapots – £30.
We can also accommodate group bookings at other times for a minimum of £250.
These workshops have become extremely popular, so to be sure of a place please bring a deposit of £10 per person to our shop at no. 35 Jamaica Street. If you are unable to attend, deposits are only returnable with at least 24 hours notice of cancellation!
Dates for 2015
*N.B. January workshop on 2nd Sunday of the month:
Hope to see you there!
Celebrity Mugshot no. 1: Aidan Turner
Pleased to add Aidan Turner to our growing list of satisfied customers!
He visited us at Stokes Croft China, PRSC on a break from filming a new BBC adaptation of Poldark, in which he takes the title role.
Decorating Workshops First Sunday in the month. 1-3 or 3-5pm.
N.B. This workshop has become so popular it is now essential to book a place with a deposit of £10 to be guaranteed a place!
Dates for 2014
Sunday April 6th
Sunday May 4th
Sunday June 1st
Sunday July 6th
Sunday August 3rd
Sunday September 7th
Sunday October 5th
Sunday November 2nd
Sunday December 7th
Workers from Second Step collecting their finished work after their successful workshop earlier in the year.
Above: Some of the historic print available for use.
Above: Fine Bone china Mug by Scot Burgoyne:
This is the type of work for which Stokes Croft China is becoming increasingly renowned.
All of the print employed in this work is available to workshop participants.
Currently, there is no need to book in advance,
but this is likely to change owing to the increasing popularity of our workshops.
Citizen Not Subject: Stuff The Jubilee. Friday 1st June, Opening 6pm-9pm then Daily.
An Exhibition of ware from Stokes Croft China on the subject of the relationship between our rulers and the People. Using original historic print from the now mostly closed factories of Staffordshire, re-interpreted and interspersed with our own designs of print, the resulting mix is an antidote to the Mass World Jubilee Celebrations.
The Work is produced by Katy Bauer, Bev Milward, Kay Poster, Scot Burgoyne and Flora.
Also, You have the opportunity to get your own copy of the Stokes Croft Toff Diamond Jubilee Souvenir Rant, which is not to be missed.
On sale will be our very own Diamond Jubilee Commemorative Mug at a special show discount.
China Decorating Workshops: Saturday 17th Dec. and Monday 19th Dec.
Come and decorate your own mug or plaque for Christmas. Stokes Croft China opens the doors of its factory to the public on Saturday,17th Dec. 1130am -6pm and on Monday 19th 12am- 6pm. You can choose print from our extensive range of lithographic prints to create your own mug or plate design. your ware will be fired in our kilns and be ready for collection two days later.
Prices start at £10 for a decorated mug or plate.
Below: The crew at Second Step, providers of services for those with mental health issues, admire their finished handiwork at a Stokes Croft China decorating workshop in November.
If you or your organisation wish to have a china decorating workshop in our factory, please contact us on 01179444540 or email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Stokes Croft China Xmas Show Opens Friday Dec. 2nd. 7-10pm. Runs until 24th Dec.
Stokes Croft China comes of age, involving our finest local artists in the design of radical china ware, on Fine English Bone China decorated and fired in the PRSC Studios.
Opening night will see the launch of ten unique limited edition china beakers,
production confined to just 100 individually numbered pieces.
Also, unique pieces of fine china from our designers, and the launch of new Dinner Ware.
Artists include Sophie Howard, Katy Bauer, Rose Vickers, Jamie Gillman and Chris Chalkley, as well as Flx, Epok, Sepr and Milk .
Limited Edition Mugs and ware will also be available to buy online.
Prices will start from just £5!
Stokes Croft China
When Staffordshire’s once proud Ceramics Industry drifted into terminal decline, due to the forces of globalisation, we had the foresight to purchase containers of Fine Bone China whiteware from the closing factories, and we also acquired the contents of the last major independent decorating factory in Stoke, Broadhurst Bros. of Burslem.
Using print, some of which is already fifty years old, that was destined for landfill, and English China ware, some of which is no longer manufactured, we produce unique china ware that some have described as “Royal Doulton on Acid”.
By combining historic print with digital technology, our work force of locals, volunteers and ex-addicts produce unique and exquisite china ware that is avowedly political in design and attitude.
By manufacturing the most beautiful ware, we attempt to ensure that our china is treasured and therefore lasts longer.
All profits go towards fullfilling the Mission of PRSC.Above: Soviet Propaganda Plate
Above: Mugs made for TDPF, a Bristol-based organisation
seeking the legalisation and regulation of all drugs.
We acquired one small kiln from a Bone China manufacturer in Stoke.
We also acquired a large custom built kiln, designed by and for Hans Coper,
one of the pre-eminent studio potters of the 20th Century.