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The Potteries

ISBN13:

9780747807599

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ISBN10:
0747807590
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
11/17/2009
Publisher(s):
Shire Publications
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Summary

The Potteries is the name given to the industrial area in the English Midlands that was home to hundreds of pottery-making companies and until recently supllied most of the country's crockery and decorative ceramics. Although generations of collectors have studied the products of these companies, the story of the industry behind is rarely told. Yet no British industry was ever so concentrated, so polluting, and then so transformed. No industrial skyline was ever more memorable than the forest of bottle ovens that used to dominate the skyline of Stoke-on-Trent. An entirely revised and re-illustrated edition of a classic Shire title, this is the perfect introduction to the industrial history of the potteries, its major firms and the men and women who produced pottery for Britain and the world.

Author Biography

David Sekers was born in Whitehaven, Cumbria, where his interest in industrial archaeology was first stimulated. After ten years in the family textile firm, he changed careers to become Director of the Gladstone Pottery Museum in Stoke-on-Trent and, later, Director of the Quarry Bank Mill Working Textile Museum at Styal, Cheshire. Before retirement he held senior positions at the National Trust. He is now an independent heritage and museum consultant. He is the author of Popular Staffordshire Pottery (1977).



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