The STOKE 2000 are currently inviting artists to collaborate and be part of our circular economy story. Artwork is being produced on the surfaces of our award winning bottle-ovens to be displayed across the BID (Business Improvement District) area in Stoke-on-Trent.

Media may include: 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 art trail will be produced for the city centre that brings people together to view the artwork. We are excited, with the support of artists, to help in celebrating the City’s cultural and industrial heritage in 2021. For more information and an application pack, contact us and put your artwork on the map.

Below – Recent artwork, coursework & some of the creative artists already involved with our artisan project.

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.