The STOKE 2000 are now inviting creative artists to collaborate with our community recycling project and work on our bottle-ovens. Media may involve: Painting (fine art or decorative), Photography, Drawing, Paper, Glass, Metalwork, Wood (furnishings or decorative), Calligraphy, Pyrography, Ceramics, Pottery, Jewellery, Floral, Fabric (decorative), Weaving and more. Artist can choose one of our three templates or we can make bespoke planters on request.


(Artists Emma Bailey and Steve Shaw with Creative Media Director Chris Parr)

An exhibition that brings the art community together, celebrating Stoke-on-Trent’s industrial heritage, will be held to showcase their talents on each of our iconic bottle-oven shaped wall planters.  The public and business leaders will be invited to view all artwork, bid for our artisan kilns while supporting local charities. Contact Us for more details.

Local school children are also getting involved in our artisan project, helping to celebrate Stoke-on-Trent’s cultural and industrial heritage. 6th form students from St. Margaret Ward Catholic Academy are using their creative skills to design various planters, showing that recycling can bring people together to reminisce, share stories, and help with local tourism.

6th Form Students