National Ceramics Centre
NEA has been appointed to carry out a Feasibility Study and Viability Assessment for the proposed National Ceramics Centre in Stoke-on-Trent. The City of Stoke is known worldwide as The Potteries and was one of the engines of the Industrial Revolution – and the birthplace of iconic brands such as Wedgwood and Spode. Now, Stoke is bouncing back after a period of industrial decline, with an energetic and ambitious university sector, innovative rapidly growing high-tech companies, popular designer-makers and a burgeoning creative scene all combining to reinvent Stoke as a great place to live, work and study. The proposed National Ceramics Centre aims to join up a range of exciting planned and existing projects, celebrating and reflecting on Stoke’s rich heritage and acting as a springboard to a more prosperous future where creative making and learning are at the centre of people’s lives.