Museum Treasures; Joseph Grimaldi Figure

January 5, 20183:37 pmJanuary 5, 2018 3:39 pmLeave a Comment

Staffordshire potters have been making figures since the mid 18th century. While most were purely decorative, in the 19th century they began making figures showing the celebrities of the day. Many figures depicted royalty or politicians but some of the most popular showed the stars of the stage. One was Joseph Grimaldi (1779-1837). The original […]

Stoke Museums launches new Website

December 14, 20174:23 pmFebruary 21, 2018 11:28 am

Noticed a few changes around here? Stoke-on-Trent Museums has just launched its new and improved website. The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery and Gladstone Pottery Museum each has a new dedicated site in which you can find information about all of our upcoming events, exhibitions and blog stories from behind-the-scenes. Please take the time to […]

Potted Histories – The Thomas Edward Vase

September 18, 20179:06 amNovember 27, 2017 2:17 pmLeave a Comment

In 2016  the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery acquired this fine lustre vase painted with the coat of arms of Burslem town Council and a procession of winged pottery workers beneath bottle ovens. It is inscribed on one side ‘Thomas Edwards, Mayor 1908-09’, and under the base ‘To Thomas Edwards from William Burton 1908’. Thomas Edwards […]

New Acquisition from our Former Director

December 23, 20162:07 pmNovember 27, 2017 2:17 pmLeave a Comment

One of our most recent acquisitions is this slipware group of birds by Carole Glover. It is a joint gift to the Museum from Peter Vigurs and The Friends of The Potteries Museums & Art Gallery. Carole Glover is a locally-born and trained potter who works from her studio in Stafford. Her work is heavily […]