Middleport Pottery

Middleport Studios

Burslem Pottery

Middleport Studios is a collective name for the individual open-door creative businesses situated across the Port Street Range and Harper Street areas of the Middleport Pottery site. Entry to the site is free. Daily 10.00am - 4.00pm.

INGLEWOOD DESIGNS - Vintage furniture and lighting

BURSLEM POTTERY - Handcrafted stoneware pottery

ALEX ALLDAY - Ceramic designs and workshops

POTTERIES IMAGES - Industrial and vintage photography

EMMA BAILEY CERAMICS - Handpainted bone china

CANADIAN PINE - Bespoke handmade furniture and giftware

THE CELLAR PROJECT - Floral Design and Jewellery

ABI THROUGH THE EARS - Handcrafted accessories and giftware

THE ULTIMATE PINUP - Vintage Emporium and Salon

NICKIEBEE'S CUPCAKES - Homemade cupcakes for every occassion. Baked onsite.

The studios are open all year round however, opening times vary. Please see below for more information.

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  • Packinghouse Cafe

    Located beside the historic Trent and Mersey canal, the café at Middleport Pottery is one of Stoke-on-Trent's hidden gems.

    We look forward to serving guests locally sourced and freshly prepared food. We also offer a menu for children and can accommodate guests with special dietary requirements.

    We require all groups over 10 people to book in advance to ensure that we can deliver great service to you and our other customers in the café.

    An additional room can be hired for private use for larger gatherings, and to access our selection of pre-booked group menus available.

  • Burleigh Factory Shop

    In the Burleigh Factory shop visitors can browse the world’s largest collection of Burleigh pottery and a wide selection of fantastic seconds bargains in the factory shop.

  • Clay College


    Our Mission:

    Teaches practical pottery techniques to an international standard

    Develops highly-skilled, self-sufficient and diverse makers

    Aims to protect the renowned status of British studio ceramics

    Clay College offers a skills-based, full-time ceramics course taught by potters who make a living through ceramics, something unique in the UK. The college runs a two-year full-time Diploma course for 14 students, with each year consisting of three 15-week terms.

    Clay College also runs a number of short courses, masterclasses and Evening Classes which run throughout the year.

    The Clay College Gallery is open Tuesday - Saturday 11am-3pm, where it hosts selling exhibitions of internationally renowned potters, themed to match the curriculum so that students can see, handle and sell the pots they aspire to make. As a not-for-profit organisation any sales in the Gallery help to support the work we do.

  • Directions


    You can reach Middleport Pottery off the A500 heading toward Burslem Town Centre. Please use the postcode ST6 3PE for satellite navigation systems.

    Middleport Pottery has a free onsite car park and a dedicated disabled car park for Blue Badge holders only.


    Train: A 12 minute walk from Longport Station which has direct trains to Stoke-on-Trent. For Longport train times visit: www.thetrainline.com/nearest-station/middleport-pottery


    - From Newcastle-under-lyme. Bus 98 to Newcastle Street, Middleport followed by approx 7 minute walk to Port Street

    - From Hanley Bus Station. Bus 8A to Ford Green Road, Smallthorne. Then change to Bus 98 (towards Newcastle) to Newcastle Street Middleport. Then approx a 7 minute walk to Port Street