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Leading the way in studio pottery

Clay College:

  • Teaches practical pottery techniques to an international standard


  • Develops highly-skilled, self-sufficient and diverse makers


  • Aims to protect the renowned status of British studio ceramics


Clay College offers a skills-based, full-time ceramics course taught by potters who make a living through ceramics, something unique in the UK. The college runs a two-year full-time Diploma course for 14 students, with each year consisting of three 15-week terms.

Find out more and visit Clay College's website: www.claycollegestoke.co.uk

Tier 3 Restricted Opening

Due to Tier 3 restrictions, Middleport Pottery Visitor Centre and Tea Room will remain closed until further notice.



Open for access to Middleport Studios and Clay College Gallery

Please note, visitors will be able to pass through the site to access Middleport Studios and Clay College Gallery only.

Opening times: Monday - Saturday 10am - 4pm


Please note:

- Main and Blue Badge car parks will be open (free parking)

- Please wear a mask on arrival to the site

- Burleigh Factory Shop will remain closed. For more information and to buy online, please visit Burleigh's website