Welcome to the Butterflies
A ceramic art collaboration between proud Staffordshire companies and organisations aiming to raise £250,000 for The Donna Louise Hospice for Children & Young People.Find out more
The Butterflies story
Inspired by the need to help The Donna Louise Hospice to continue caring for children and young people into adulthood, The Butterflies project was born… a bold collaboration between Staffordshire businesses, the local ceramics industry, education, charity, art and engineering – all working together to bring about the largest ever locally produced ceramic art installation in Stoke-on-Trent.Read the full story
See The Butterflies
‘Taking Flight’ is a unique ceramic art installation supporting The Donna Louise Hospice for Children & Young People. Consisting of 5,000 ceramic butterflies, Taking Flight will capture the spirit of swarming butterflies – embracing life in the moment, like the precious lives of the children and young people at The Donna Louise.Find out how to see them
You can see the installation in the stunning Italian Gardens at Trentham Gardens from 25th May 2019 until 3rd November 2019… before each butterfly takes flight to its new home!
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On Friday 24th May, Taking Flight was officially unveiled and opened to the public. The sun shone brightly on guests... read more →29th May 2019
As the second week of ‘Taking Flight’ construction draws to a close, we get a sneak peek at the spectacular... read more →17th May 2019
Volunteers from all walks of life have been lending a helping hand to ensure that 5,000 beautiful ceramic butterflies are... read more →3rd May 2019
Thanks to our partners, Valentine Clays, children and families from The Donna Louise have enjoyed the opportunity to create with... read more →29th April 2019