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The Secrets of Playing Cards – Part 1

03/06/202009:0002/06/2020 08:06Leave a Comment

This week is Volunteers’ Week, an annual celebration of volunteers to thank them for the contribution that they make. So what better time to share this blog by Holly who has helped document some of our old sets of playing cards. At the beginning of 2020 I began to volunteer at the Potteries Museum and […]

The Staffordshire Hoard

08/12/201715:2814/09/2020 12:44

The Staffordshire Hoard is the largest collection of Anglo-Saxon gold and silver metalwork ever found, comprising over 4,000 items. Archaeologists believe the Hoard was buried during the 7th Century (600-699AD), at a time when the region was part of the Kingdom of Mercia. The Hoard was jointly acquired by the Stoke-on-Trent City Council and Birmingham […]

The Tale of the Broken Sword

20/03/202016:43Leave a Comment

They were buried on hills, just within sight of one another. They had spent all their life together, but now they were a distance apart, but forever linked by the landscapes around them. Sounds romantic right? But we’re not talking about ancient Romeo and Juliet. This blog is actually about a Bronze Age sword that […]

The Thomas Twyford Bequest of Ceramics

29/04/202010:05Leave a Comment

We are often asked what the stories are behind some of the ceramic pieces in our collections, but few people ask about who generously gave or bequeathed them to the museum. People donate items to us for all sorts of reasons, and most people only give one or two pieces, but we do have some […]

The Twelve Days of Christmas

01/12/202015:2401/12/2020 15:29Leave a Comment

On the first day of Christmas, the museum showed to me… …a Partridge. You are very unlikely to see a partridge in any sort of tree, let alone a pear tree, as they are definitely short grass ground loving birds. On the 2nd day of Christmas, the museum showed to me… …Turtle Doves Sadly Turtle […]

The Willow Pattern

07/01/202112:2207/01/2021 12:37

This path one time long time ago

24/08/201814:5424/08/2018 14:55Leave a Comment

This exhibition comes from a collaboration between myself, the Natural History department of the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery and AirSpace Gallery. It comes from a long term project that AirSpace has undertaken regarding the brownfield sites in and around Stoke-on-Trent. So the invitation was to think about the brownfield sites and the Natural History […]

Through the Wardrobe

30/11/202013:0910/12/2020 09:11

16/11/2019 – 22/12/2019 Step through the wardrobe and enter the enchanted forest of Narnia frozen in perpetual winter. Stand beneath the lamp-post and see the White Witches sleigh surrounded by some magical objects from the museum’s collections.

Time with Pets

28/05/202009:2710/12/2020 11:09

Many of us are spending more time with our pets during lock down. So we shared this painting by the Italian painter and photographer Eugenio Zampighi (1859–1944). He specialised in creating cheerful and idyllic images of Italian rural life in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. We asked you to share your own pictures […]

Tourists to the Potteries 1698-1933

25/05/202010:0026/05/2020 07:01Leave a Comment

We think of tourism as something that developed in the 20th century with the widespread adoption of rail, motor and air travel but for from the 17th century onward, those that had the money and leisure to do so, travelled around Britain, often keeping journals of where they visited and what they saw. Unlike other […]