Work in progress in the 1910 showroom at Gladstone Pottery Museum

Volunteering at Gladstone

September 6, 20198:16 amApril 16, 2020 8:20 amLeave a Comment

Our latest blog was written by a student who’s been spending some time with us over the summer. We’re very grateful for all of her help and hard work. My name is Lydia and I am a History student, who has just completed the first year of my degree at university. Over the summer of […]

Shraff Tip at Gladstone Pottery Museum

The Great Gladstone Saggar Saga

June 4, 20192:22 pmApril 16, 2020 8:20 amLeave a Comment

A new display has been created by our volunteers in the cobbled yard here at Gladstone Pottery Museum. A pile of old rubble! Actually it’s a very special and precious pile of rubble. It’s a shraff tip. Some Potteries people would call it a shord ruck. The photo shows a pile of broken saggars and […]

Stoke Museums launches new Website

December 14, 20174:33 pmDecember 14, 2017 4:35 pmLeave a Comment

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 […]

Recognition for Gladstone Pottery Museum at the Staffordshire Chambers Business Awards

July 7, 20179:06 amNovember 27, 2017 2:25 pmLeave a Comment

Last night representatives from Gladstone Pottery Museum attended the Staffordshire Chambers Business Awards. The museum were finalists in the fiercely competitive category for the Retail, Leisure, Culture and Tourism Award. The other finalists were Tillington Hall and the winners were Nelson’s Gin. We were absolutely thrilled to be chosen as one of only three finalists in […]

Marquetry Exhibition Coming Soon to Gladstone Pottery Museum

May 20, 20172:07 pmNovember 27, 2017 2:29 pmLeave a Comment

We’re pleased to announce that the Marquetry Society’s Annual Exhibition will be held at Gladstone Pottery Museum this month. Marquetry is the art of creating pictures and decorating items with thin veneers of wood and the exhibition will show off some of its finest examples. Hundreds of pieces of contemporary marquetry from the UK and […]

Bottle Oven Work at Gladstone Pottery Museum

August 12, 201612:37 pmJanuary 3, 2018 12:37 pmLeave a Comment

If you’ve visited Gladstone Pottery Museum lately you may have noticed something a little different going on in the cobbled courtyard. Bottle oven No 1 is steadily being encased in a large amount of scaffolding as part of an essential maintenance project. The work is necessary to ensure the safety of museum visitors, and the […]