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Did you know that once upon a time each of Stoke-on-Trent’s six towns boasted its own school of art? Assistant Curator of Ceramics Ben Miller introduces us to those schools with a selection of student and apprentice pieces.
Join Assistant Curator of Ceramics Ben Miller for an insight into hospitality wares made in Stoke-on-Trent.
Get inspired by summer time and the Great British holiday. Below you can find links to themed craft activities and discover some holiday souvenirs of years-gone-by.
PLEASE NOTE – our membership is fully subscribed, but get in touch if your child would like to be put on our waiting list. We are looking for Volunteer Assistants to join us in running Stoke-on-Trent YAC. Find out more. Stoke-on-Trent YAC is open to everyone aged 8–16 years. YAC clubs get involved in all […]
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 […]
Have you seen the Paper Hurricane that flies alongside Spitfire RW388 in the Spitfire Gallery? Artist Suhail Shaikh takes us through the epic journey of the sculpture’s creation. In this first installment, Suhail explains his background and how he came to merge his love of aviation with his paper-based artist practice. Suhail Shaikh, 2021 A […]
Everyone who experienced the Second World War has their own story to tell. It was a time of danger, loss, and anxiety. Yet for some, wartime activities at home or abroad also resulted in new friendships and opportunities. The photographs, films and displays in this area explore the stories of local people. If you have […]
Engineering Meets Art – The Paper Spitfire Suhail Shaikh, 2014 This sculpture of the Supermarine Spitfire is made entirely out of paper, cut and glued by hand. The artist has left the frame exposed. Inspired by engineering drawings, it reveals the Spitfire’s intricate construction. The aeroplane is presented free of national markings or weapons, to […]
Spitfires were streamlined, all-metal fighters with large, curving wings and powerful Rolls-Royce engines. They proved their worth during the Battle of Britain and captured the imagination of the British public. Joe Smith led the Supermarine team after Reginald Mitchell’s death in 1937. The versatile Spitfire design was developed and updated to meet new wartime challenges. […]