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Stoke-on-Trent School of Art and Apprentice Ceramics: Talking Treasures

06/06/202111:5825/06/2021 12:02Leave a Comment

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.

Talking Treasures: Stoke-on-Trent Hospitality Wares

26/04/202108:50Leave a Comment

Join Assistant Curator of Ceramics Ben Miller for an insight into hospitality wares made in Stoke-on-Trent.

Stoke-on-Trent Young Archaeologists’ Club

17/12/201914:5117/12/2019 14:57

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 […]

Getting a Lift – Potty Science Club

14/07/202108:0014/07/2021 09:26Leave a Comment

Hello and welcome to the seventh session of Potty Science Club. We hope you have found our previous experiments interesting and enjoyable. All our experiments are conducted in a home environment, not in a lab, and will be safe and simple using equipment and items you can find in your own home. The experiments will […]

Spitfire RW388 Returns

01/07/202108:32Leave a Comment

Last week saw Spitfire RW388 return to the museum after more than 3 years away at the workshops of Medway Aircraft Preservation Society Ltd. The aeroplane arrived in four main pieces: fuselage, tail and the two wings. Each was craned onto the new cafe terrace and wheeled into the building, under the careful supervision of […]

“Conjugal Felicity”, a mother’s love, and Mr Fletcher

02/03/202110:0208/03/2021 09:08Leave a Comment

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 […]

Talking Treasures: Hulton Abbey

01/03/202114:36Leave a Comment

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.

China: Through the Lens of John Thomson 1868-1872

27/01/202110:5826/02/2021 12:30

17/10/2020 – 22/08/2021 China: Through the Lens of John Thomson 1868-1872This exhibition displays images of China taken by the Scottish photographer John Thomson (1837-1921). Born in Edinburgh two years before the invention of the daguerreotype and the birth of photography, Thomson first travelled to Asia in 1862, where he set up a professional photographic studio. […]

January Sale

01/01/202116:2626/02/2021 12:30

Grab yourself a bargain! – enjoy 20% savings on Anita Harris and Carole Glover pottery, and 30% off all of our Seasonal Gift items in our online Foyer Shop from January 4th until January 17th. Please call 01782 232323 or email for more information. PLEASE NOTE – in line with new government guidelines we […]

22. He’ll be coming down the chimney when he comes

22/12/202003:0015/12/2020 14:01

The range of ceramic production in Stoke-on-Trent is as broad as anywhere in the world. Over the years it seems the imagination was the only limiting factor to what pottery manufacturers were willing to produce. In particular, teapots have been subjected to all manner of weird and wonderful shapes and decoration. Manufacturers of novelty teapots […]