In the 19th century the Staffordshire potters produced a multitude of colourful, sometimes naïve, figures of religious subjects. Some were depictions of biblical scenes drawn from the Old and New Testaments, others were figures of popular preachers or reflected contemporary concerns, such as the Temperance movement. They sold in their thousands and were displayed in […]
Settle down with a cuppa and enjoy this short talk with Olivia Beavers, Assistant Curator of Natural Science at The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery.
In celebration of British Science Week we continue our exploration of the Science Behind the Spitfire. The aeroplane is renowned for its performance and the important role it played during the Second World War. We will peel back the panels and discover some of the science behind the Spitfire’s success. Marvelous Metal Today we will […]
The phrase ‘Conjugal Felicity’ is not one that is widely used today but its meaning – A Happy Marriage – is still relevant. The engraving on this creamware jug of c.1798 shows an idealised happy marriage with a fashionably-dressed husband and wife surrounded by their three children: a young boy holding his hoop while his […]
Settle down with a cuppa and join Curator of Local History Joe Perry for a look at one of Stoke-on-Trent’s major historic sites – Hulton Abbey.
Settle down with a cuppa and enjoy this short talk with Glenn Roadley, Curator of Natural Science at The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery.
Settle down with a cuppa and enjoy this short talk with Dr Samantha Howard, Curator of Arts at The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery.
Tragic love, where one or both lovers die, has been a popular theme in literature and art. Traditionally, if the female partner survived they were supposed to be inconsolable, forever mourning their lost love, and giving artists the opportunity to depict grieving young women in a variety of ways. Many tragic lovers were drawn from […]