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Tragic lovers in pottery

08/02/202116:1511/02/2021 11:08Leave a Comment

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 […]

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. […]

23. Madonna and Child

23/12/202003:0016/12/2020 10:59

The image of the Virgin Mary (or Madonna) and Christ child are central to traditional Christian imagery associated with Christmas. For his sculpture made in stoneware depicting the Madonna and Child, ceramics artist, Phil Eglin draws upon the devotional images of the Virgin Mary with the infant Christ often seen in Renaissance art.

Books

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We have a great selection of local interest books, including local history, ceramics, the pottery industry, archaeology, the Staffordshire Hoard, Anglo-Saxon history, and much more.

Local Potters

11/11/202012:3904/02/2021 14:09

Reflecting the city’s industrial heritage our shop features a wide range of studio pottery created by local artists. Moorland Pottery Established in 1960, Moorland Pottery produce brilliantly playful ware that reflects Stoke-on-Trent’s rich culture. Anita Harris Anita Harris art pottery is globally renowned and collected across the world. Anita has designed many best-selling ranges over […]

Exclusive to The Potteries Museum

11/11/202012:3710/12/2020 09:16

Plaque – this earthenware plaque painted by Herbert Wilson Foster (1848-1929) is signed and dated ‘1879 Minton & Co Stoke upon Trent’. It is on display in our Ceramics Gallery and we have a variety of gifts available using this beautiful image. Stoke-on-Trent Image – bringing our city heritage to life, Scruffy Little Herbert has […]

Inspired by our collections

11/11/202012:3518/01/2021 18:11

The museum is home to many beautiful objects and we have developed a range of merchandise based on pieces from our collections. Plaque An earthenware plaque painted by Herbert Wilson Foster (1848-1929) signed and dated ‘1879 Minton & Co Stoke upon Trent’ on display in our Ceramics Gallery has inspired an exclusive range of items […]

Museum Open From May 17th

23/09/202008:2619/05/2021 11:40

The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery will soon welcome back visitors following its temporary closure due to national coronavirus restrictions. We will be open from 10am on Monday, May 17 2021. Please be aware that due to ongoing building work at the museum, the First Floor and Ground Floor Galleries will remain closed temporarily. To […]

Minton Hollins mosaic: The Birth of the Virgin

08/09/202015:1808/09/2020 15:20Leave a Comment

When the new museum in Hanley opened in 1956, one of the most prominent features was the huge mosaic panel by the firm of Minton Hollins depicting the Birth of the Virgin which was installed, in pride of place on the main staircase. Since then the museum has had not one, but two, extensions but […]

Frank Scott Collection of Rolled Pipe Clay Figures.

23/06/202009:0223/06/2020 09:11Leave a Comment

In 2016 The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery’s ceramics department acquired their very own wine butler, shepherd, gardener, conjuror, two strongmen and a drunk! These welcomed additions to the department are of course rolled clay figures and not a new intake of staff members. To be exact the museum was fortunate enough to acquire the […]