Potteries


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Pot·ter·ies

 (pŏt′ə-rēz)
A district of west-central England in the Trent River valley. It has been noted for the manufacture of ceramics since the 1600s. Josiah Wedgwood and Josiah Spode were among the noted potters who worked in the area.

Potteries

(ˈpɒtərɪz)
pl n
(Placename) the Potteries (sometimes functioning as singular) a region of W central England, in Staffordshire, in which the china and earthenware industries are concentrated
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It reminded me, more than anything else, of the Potteries at night.
It was a form of human industry, perverse indeed, but still an industry exercised in an industrious world; it was work undertaken for the same reason as the work in potteries, in coal mines, in fields, in tool-grinding shops.
Overall, Family Structure in the Staffordshire Potteries 1840-1880 is the kind of revisionist study that pushes the envelope but does not really turn it inside out.
THERE have been a number of significant potteries in Wales over the centuries - indeed, there are still some today.
In 1989 he travelled to Japan with the Indo-Japanese Bonsai Association and worked with a Japanese studio potter and, the next year, joined an Indo-Japanese cultural exchange programme when he was able to visit several potteries.
ROCKINGHAM Pottery is probably the most misunderstood of all potteries.
A unique exhibition is being organised to celebrate the work of artists from The Potteries.
At first, these glazes were bought from the Staffordshire potteries but, later, Linthorpe began mixing their own.
The designs were innovative and many artists left other potteries to come and work for Pilkington, which specialised in lustre and other exotic looking glazes.
Perhaps the South Wales Pottery at Llanelli is one of the most unusual potteries from a collecting point of view in that its most recently-made products have always been the most sought-after.
ere have been potteries operating in the Farnham area since Roman times and during the 16th century Farnham supplied London with much of its pottery.
Complete with copius primary sources and company ephemera, this profile captures the voices of the creative forces behind SBCD, its company culture and works that in may ways invoke the Arts and Crafts movement and earlier American potteries such as Weller and Roseville.