Education

Can We Still Make Bottle-oven Wall Planters

on a Wet Wednesday Night in Stoke?

You Bet Your Arts We Can!

The STOKE 2000 works with young people to recycle pallet wood, creating bottle-oven shaped wall planters & other relatable products. We provide a high quality art and educational experience, leaving a cultural legacy with the next generation. School children learn about the city’s industrial heritage, enriching the curriculum whilst engaging in our practical workshops.

We work with volunteers & community groups such as those that tackle loneliness & social isolation to make wooden products that have a recycling focus. Our workshops provide an opportunity to socialise and reminisce about the pottery industry, share stories while getting active and increasing people’s general health and wellbeing.

The STOKE 2000 make trough shaped planters specifically for Stoke-on-Trent’s back alleyways & garden areas…restoring pride in community spaces, using end of use pallet wood. We also provide a valuable work experience service for 14 to 25 year olds who benefit from the workshops in preparing them for adulthood.

We also work with charity organisations and their volunteers by introducing them into recycling wood and creating herb hangers. They are made from offcuts from our other products and plastic waste to create a membrane and frame. Two instructional videos in how to make the herb hangers can be viewed below once enrolled on the project.