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Potteries Heritage Art Work

At Middleport Pottery there are several smaller craft studios, This fine piece ceramic wall art was created by Tracey Bentley of the Burslem Pottery. It illustrates the heritage of Stoke on Trent - Pottery, Mining, along r with the critically important canal system.

Potteries Heritage Art Work

At Middleport Pottery there are several smaller craft studios, This fine piece ceramic wall art was created by Tracey Bentley of the Burslem Pottery. It illustrates the heritage of Stoke on Trent - Pottery, Mining, along r with the critically important canal system.

comments (9)

What a wonderful piece of work!
Martin from Stone: All done by hand so each one is unique
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 24 Sep 2018, 06:29
This might be what some might call a naïve painting or drawing but I think it is very effective
Martin from Stone: Only the pottery industry survives coal went as did steel.
This has a wonderfully childlike quality. If I had a spare £240 I would happily buy it!
Martin from Stone: That quality made it for us.
I was at Stoke on Trent years ago, Martin, and am well aware of the pottery influence there. What a beautiful tribute to it.
Martin from Stone: We quite fancy a larger version of this or similar for our lounge, but have yet to decide as it would cost near double this ticket.
Back in 1959 I visited a pottery at Burslem whilst on a school holiday in the area. This is rather good.
Martin from Stone: We loved the naive simplicity of the design.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 24 Sep 2018, 11:23
Lots of furnaces shown in this ceramic. Must have been heavy pollution back in those days.
Martin from Stone: The air was thick with smoke on firing day and the operatives had a short and hard life. All the bosses lived out of town where the air was cleaner so they had a better and longer life.
I grew up in a brick making town so like to see the kilns there.
Martin from Stone: There are still a few still a few in existence but they have long been superseded
this is quite wonderful...
  • Ayush Basu
  • Venlo, Netherlands
  • 25 Sep 2018, 08:27
it certainly shows that it was once a busy place, Martin.

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