Exhibitions and Events

On Saturday 9th December we'd like to invite anyone who has ever worked for Spode or Copelands to visit the newly refurbished Heritage Centre, Gallery, Shop and Tea Room. There will be a free glass of mulled wine or hot drink for every visitor and a great opportunity to meet old friends and to chat with Paul Wood about the Trust's exciting plans for the future.  In addition we will be launching our new 'Workers Photo Archive' a fantastic new exhibition showing off the Trust's huge archive of photographs of Spode's family of workers from across the generations. Do you have any photos of your time here? If so, please bring them in so we can copy them and add them to our collection and exhibition. Please spread the word - we'd love to see as many ex-workers visit as possible!

On Friday 1st December the latest exhibition in our new gallery space opened for public view. It is a collection of mixed media work by local artist Katy Ryles. Her work is inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement, the pre-Raphaelites and the natural environment. Please do call in and show your support for a young artist who is sure to make a big name for herself in years to come.


We are looking for people to join our fantastic team of volunteers to help us shape the exciting future of the Heritage Centre. 

If you would like to find out more please send us a message and we will get right back to you.  

You don't need to be a former Spode worker or even have any knowledge of ceramics. We're just looking for enthusiastic and friendly people who want to help us promote our amazing collection and the wonderful heritage of our site.

We are also always looking for demonstrators to join our highly skilled team of  painters, guilders and printers. If you have any time to spare and would enjoy sharing your skills with our visitors for a few hours a week or even just for special events please let us know.

A great way of meeting new people and working as part of a friendly team. Ideal if you are interested in gaining work experience in the heritage sector.

See our Join In page for more details