Fine Art

The Potteries Museum Dinosaur Sculpture

January 18, 201912:03 pmJanuary 18, 2019 12:36 pmLeave a Comment

Recent visitors to the Natural Science Gallery will have noticed a shiny new addition – a stunning metal dinosaur sculpture.

This path one time long time ago

August 24, 20182:54 pmAugust 24, 2018 2:55 pmLeave a Comment

This exhibition comes from a collaboration between myself, the Natural History department of the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery and AirSpace Gallery. It comes from a long term project that AirSpace has undertaken regarding the brownfield sites in and around Stoke-on-Trent. So the invitation was to think about the brownfield sites and the Natural History […]

Phillip Connard, The Lilac Dress

February 23, 201811:15 amFebruary 21, 2018 5:41 pmLeave a Comment

This rather enigmatic portrait of a lady, known as The Lilac Dress, is one of the earliest paintings purchased for the museum’s fine art collection in 1926. The Lancashire-born artist Phillip Connard RA (1875-1958), first worked as a house painter and studied art part-time until he won a scholarship to the Royal College of Art. […]

Museum Treasures: A Burslem Boy

February 9, 20182:34 pmFebruary 12, 2018 1:55 pmLeave a Comment

  The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery has a long tradition of exhibiting and supporting local artists. One such artist is John Shelton (1923-1993), two of his paintings are held in the museum’s permanent fine art collection. Shelton studied at the Burslem School of Art along with fellow students, Arthur Berry and Norman Cope. In 1944 […]