The STOKE 2000 are now inviting creative artists to collaborate with our community recycling project and work on the surfaces of our award winning 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.

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. The aim is to showcase the collaborative work  in reception areas and community spaces across the City.

Below – Recent work & the creative artists already helping with recycling and taking part in the artisan project to support local charities.

Essential Life Skills

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

Some of the examples of work by artists, some of which in situ at iconic spaces across the City of Stoke-on-Trent.