02 Mar 2024


11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Dudson Museum Artisan Market

An exciting new partnership between Potteries Artisan Market and The Dudson Museum invites visitors to experience a wealth of local creativity on Saturday 2nd March 2024. Between 11 am and 3 pm at the first in a series of  Dudson Museum Artisan Market, the Dudson Centre, the former Dudson factory, will be open to all.

With a diverse mix of locally created artwork, jewellery, ceramics, and a multitude of handcrafted items, visitors can explore the wonders of the local creative community. The Dudson Café will provide the perfect spot to unwind with a warm drink while enjoying an assortment of lovely hot and cold foods on sale from skilled artisan bakers and food traders around the market.

The Dudson Shop is will be open too and it’s filled with pieces from the city’s finest creatives, including authentic Dudson ceramics, ceramics that could have even been created inside the iconic bottle kiln that is the Dudson Museum. For younger guests, the market offers a creative space where children can paint a ceramic pot or figurine to take home with them.

Inside the centre, join the Arnold Bennett Society for ‘Saturdays with Arnold.’ March sees the society join the Staffordshire Film Archive to celebrate International Women’s Day and Mother’s Day with ‘Arnold Bennett’s Amazing Women.’ The film will be shown a few times during the day showcasing the amazing female characters that Arnold Bennett immortalised in his novels, plays, films, and TV adaptations.

Take a wander around the beautiful Grade II-listed bottle oven to see the precious Dudson collection of ceramics dating back to the 1800s. Dive into the heritage of Dudson and the city’s famous pottery industry in one of only a few remaining original bottle ovens in Stoke-on-Trent.

Finally, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the legendary ‘Waterloo’ winning Eurovision, step back in time and strike a pose with family and friends in the ABBA-themed photo booth and take home a free photo.

Although entry to the market, centre, and museum is free, a kind donation to help support the museum and activities would be very much appreciated.

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