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Touching History: Exhibition

Come & find out more about this fascinating sensory project with a focus on historical ceramic tiles. Visitors can view an array of items including displays of original Minton tiles, sample 3D printed (sensory) tiles & related project information (archives & contemporary design work).

Friday 5th April 12noon - 5:00pm (+ ‘Late’ event 5:00pm - 7:00pm FREE drink & nibbles)

Saturday 6th April 11:00am - 5:00pm (includes TACS’ Members visit 11:00am - 1:30pm)

Sunday 6th April 11:00am - 5:00pm

(FREE) Cuppa & cake for all visitors!

The exhibition is housed in Ceramic City Stories’ unique DIY space in Swan Street: CLAYHEAD is an exciting pop up environment secretly housed at Winkhill Mill, Stoke-on-Trent. Two modified shipping containers installed in the former loading bay of this historical ceramic tile works help to form an exciting & unusual micro venue for The Potteries.

Touching History is a collaborative project between Stoke Your Gratitude C.I.C., the Royal National Institute of Blind People and the Tiles & Architectural Ceramics Society (TACS). Some of the outcomes will be tactile models for visually impaired people & a project book featuring a selection of specially chosen Minton & Co. encaustic tile designs of the period 1840-42.

Exhibition & event location: CLAYHEAD, Winkhill Mill, Swan Street, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 7RH

*More Touching History project details & event information: Stoke Your Gratitude

ACCESS: CLAYHEAD is located in a working historical factory building. There are a number of steps & small spaces which means access is limited for some people unfortunately. However, please contact us directly to discuss issues or requirements & we will do our very best to find ways to accommodate you. Danny 07999350176 or

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Earlier Event: April 1
Open Doors: April
Later Event: April 5
Touching History: Late