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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Meet Ozzy & Friends

02/04/202010:0021/04/2020 14:10Leave a Comment

Hello! Your good friend Ozzy here. I was so excited to be able to share my museum adventures with you in our film. We’re all thrilled you like it. My friends do like to stretch their legs (and wings) when everyone has gone home. We do get up to a bit of mischief but I […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]