Grid Ref: SJ 880 479. Post Code ST3 1PQ
Date: 27 November 2008

These pictures were taken on a visit to the museum in 2008. It was a very enjoyable and informative day out and increased my admiration for the skill of the men and women who produced so much fine tableware. My ticket counted towards a lottery and in due course I was informed that I had won a statuette of a sagarman with a sagar on his head. I made a return trip to collect it.

entrance   Clocking on
Wooden screen with decorative glass at the entrance   Clocking in
Sagars   Kiln
Sagars to protect pots during firing   Hearth
Bottle Oven   Exterior
Exterior of bottle oven   Gable of Workshops
Machinery   Boiler
Engine to drive the machinery   Firing the bo;er
Plate making   Sagars
Machine for making plates   Sagars
Making flowers   Sagarman
Making flowers by hand - a skill that takes much practice   Stacking the sagars full of pots to be fired
Moulds   Moulds
Collection of pottery moulds   More moulds
Colours   Colours
Colour samples   Cabinet of colours
colours   Metal oxides
Colour trials   Pots of metal oxides to make colours
Hand painting   Cabinet
The skill of pottery painters is a source of great pride in Stoke on Trent   Cabinet of finished work
Wash basin   Chains
Wash basin for a new century, made in 1895   Plumbing accessories


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