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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 […]

Stoke-on-Trent School of Art and Apprentice Ceramics: Talking Treasures

06/06/202111:5825/06/2021 12:02Leave a Comment

Did you know that once upon a time each of Stoke-on-Trent’s six towns boasted its own school of art? Assistant Curator of Ceramics Ben Miller introduces us to those schools with a selection of student and apprentice pieces.

Talking Treasures: An Early Acquisition

06/04/202114:25Leave a Comment

Grab a cuppa and join Senior Curator of ceramics Miranda Goodby for ‘An Early Acquisition’.

Talking Treasures: New Hall Tea Service

15/03/202113:55Leave a Comment

Join Miranda Goody, our Senior Curator of Ceramics, for the fifth in our series of Talking Treasures films – New Hall Tea Service.

Talking Treasures: Stoke-on-Trent Hospitality Wares

26/04/202108:50Leave a Comment

Join Assistant Curator of Ceramics Ben Miller for an insight into hospitality wares made in Stoke-on-Trent.

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 […]

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 […]

The Shelley display: Talking Exhibitions

27/06/202110:3629/06/2021 10:40Leave a Comment

An introduction to the Shelley display at The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery by Assistant Curator of Ceramics Ben Miller.

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 […]