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A Unique Memorial

11/11/201911:14Leave a Comment

Visitors to the museum last November (2018) may remember seeing our exhibition, For The Fallen, which was centered around a unique, painted wall hanging, created to commemorate and honour the 5th Battalion North Staffordshire Regiment. One year later, at this time of remembrance, I wanted to revisit the history and meaning of this special object. […]

The Pottery riots in Burslem, August 1842

19/09/201912:5125/10/2019 16:04Leave a Comment

In the ceramics collection here at PMAG there are three items closely connected with the riots of 1842, each given to one of the protagonists: the man in charge of the Burslem police force, George Ryles; Captain Thomas Powys who gave the order to fire on the rioters; and the Chartist orator, Thomas Cooper, who […]

Ceramic Information Sheets

01/03/201916:27

The information sheets below have been compiled by the Ceramics Section of the museum and provide useful information on a variety of topics: Art Pottery and Industry Clarice and Her Contemporaries Composition of Sets Cow creamers Digging for early porcelain Guides to dating pottery from backstamps Reading List Staffordshire Portrait Figures

Changing Fashions; Drinking and Dining

02/01/201916:2402/01/2019 16:26Leave a Comment

This blog post is the product of Molly Woodhouse, a third year Photojournalism student at Staffordshire University, who undertook her ‘Work placement and career development’ module here at The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery. The research, interpretation, photography and delivery of this virtual exhibition was undertaken by Molly over the course of three months. All of […]

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 […]

Museum Treasures: Ozzy the Owl

02/02/201811:1502/02/2018 14:22Leave a Comment

Our Spitfire may have flown the nest for a little while but our favourite ceramic owl has stayed put. Ozzy first came to the world’s attention on an episode of the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow in March 1990. He was acquired shortly afterwards by the museum to join the significant slipware collection and is one of the museum’s […]

Museum Treasures; Joseph Grimaldi Figure

05/01/201815:3705/01/2018 15:39Leave a Comment

Staffordshire potters have been making figures since the mid 18th century. While most were purely decorative, in the 19th century they began making figures showing the celebrities of the day. Many figures depicted royalty or politicians but some of the most popular showed the stars of the stage. One was Joseph Grimaldi (1779-1837). The original […]

Archaeology

29/09/201711:1408/12/2017 15:31

The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery is the principal repository for archaeological material from Staffordshire.  The large archaeology collection includes artefacts which date from the prehistoric period right up to post-medieval ceramics from the sites of former local pottery manufactories. The latter complements the museum’s extensive ceramic collections. Artefacts deemed to be Treasure as defined […]

Key Stage 1 Workshops

29/09/201710:1416/10/2020 09:46

Animal Pots (Foundation/KS1) Study the creatures in the Ceramics Gallery, including the Minton Peacock. Make a clay container with an animal inside. Performing Puppets (Foundation/KS1) Explore a variety of puppets from our collection. Design and make a stick puppet with moving arms and legs. Toys from the Past (Foundation/KS1) What sort of toys did your […]

Foundation Stage Workshops

29/09/201710:1405/02/2020 09:30

Animal Pots (Foundation/KS1) Study the creatures in the Ceramics Gallery, including the Minton Peacock. Make a clay container with an animal inside. Performing Puppets (Foundation/KS1) Explore a variety of puppets from our collection. Design and make a stick puppet with moving arms and legs. Toys from the Past (Foundation/KS1) What sort of toys did your […]