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Museum Temporarily Closed

23/09/202008:2630/06/2021 10:41

Teams at the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery are working hard on the creation of the site’s incredible new Spitfire Gallery, which is due to open later this year. In order to complete this stunning addition to the site and some necessary improvements, the museum will close temporarily for around six weeks from 5pm on […]

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 […]

CLAY Museum

15/06/202014:5401/06/2021 13:43

CLAY Museum is an Arts Council project, in partnership with The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery and The British Ceramics Biennial (BCB), to support Secondary Schools in engaging with the museum and its collections. Here are some of the resources from the project for you to use at school or home. Staffordshire Flatbacks: Creating StoriesCast […]

Wartime Pottery

06/05/202015:0106/05/2020 15:05Leave a Comment

At the outbreak of war in September 1939 pottery production was being scaled back. Many pottery workers were being called up into the forces, or had volunteered, while others left to do war work at the local munition factories and engineering works. While export orders declined rapidly, the British government was placing large orders to […]

The Potteries: The Clue is in the Crest.

01/05/202012:3201/05/2020 12:33Leave a Comment

Stoke-on-Trent is known far and wide as the ceramics capital of the world earning itself the title of ‘The Potteries’. To this day the name remains in use despite the huge changes in both the economy and landscape of the six towns that make up the City of Stoke-on-Trent.  Few obvious signs of the locality’s […]

Meet Pierre

22/04/202009:0022/04/2020 09:34Leave a Comment

Bonjour! My name is Pierre, Pierre Peacock. I am also known as the Minton Peacock because I was made at the Minton pottery factory. I have a French name because the man who created me was from France. He was very talented, don’t you think? Look at the beautiful, bright colours in my feathers. The […]

Meet Bobby

16/04/202012:3709/06/2020 16:56Leave a Comment

Drum Major Bunnykins reporting for duty. My friends call me Bobby. Ozzy has asked me to bounce by to say hello. I am the leader of The Bunnykins Oomph Band – me and the other bunnies/rabbits march around the Ceramics Gallery, playing music for our friends. We only play when there are no visitors around […]

Figure – Christ on the Cross

09/04/202015:39Leave a Comment

The ceramics gallery at the Potteries Museum has over 5,000 pieces on display. Some of them are very flamboyant and impossible to miss. Others are much more unassuming but in many instances, just as intriguing. Among them is this little model of Christ on the cross. Made in white salt-glazed stoneware it is, despite being […]

Meet Leo

09/04/202014:2321/04/2020 14:10Leave a Comment

Hulloh! Our friend Ozzy has asked me to come and introduce myself. My name is Leo. I am a lion. It is my job to guard the Ceramics Gallery at night – I take great ‘pride’ in my work ho-ho! As you can see, I like to look smart and take care of my appearance. […]