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Focus on Longton: In a bottle oven at the Gladstone Pottery Museum

After visiting Chester, we headed towards Ashbourne (lots of antique stores), but first, stopped in at the Gladstone Pottery Museum in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. Maybe, a pottery museum wouldn’t make the top ten lists of the average English tourist. But, we have a collection of early British pottery and are members of the Transferware Collectors Club, […]

via In a Bottle Oven — Robertson Gallery and Antiques

Postcard from England #1, The Gladstone Pottery Museum | Tales Of Mindful Travels

Our much planned tour of our own country begins with a day spent in The Potteries at the Gladstone Pottery Museum, Longton, Stoke on Trent. Postcard today, review tomorrow.

Source: Postcard from England #1, The Gladstone Pottery Museum | Tales Of Mindful Travels

Workshops at Gladstone Pottery Museum

Two new workshops at Gladstone Pottery Museum

(1) Bone China Flower Making Workshop, at 11 am on Saturday 2nd September

Find out how beautiful china blooms are made from an expert flower-maker and make your own to take home with you in this hour and a half session that costs £12, which includes museum admission.

(2) Raku Pottery Workshop on Saturday 14th October

Raku is a Japanese pottery firing process, and in the museum’s hands-on sessions you can glaze and fire your own pot under the supervision of ceramicists from Labyrinth Arts.

Experience the excitement of an outdoor firing and produce your own ceramic masterpiece to take home with you.

There are two workshops to choose from. The first workshop starts at 10 am and lasts until 12.30 pm. The second starts at 1.00 pm and lasts until 3.30 pm.

The cost is  £20 per person which includes museum admission.

To book a place on these workshops, please call 01782 237777.

Camera in the City – Longton

Sutherland Institute

Athena

This photograph shows part of the tawny terracotta frieze above the main entrance to the Sutherland Institute in Lightwood Road, Longton.

Attributed to sculptor Charles Vyse, the frieze depicts Athena, the Greek goddess of culture, education, industry and commerce, with a child at her feet and two workmen presenting her with the fruits of their labour.

Photograph Copyright – The Phoenix Trust 2013

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