STOKE’S POTTERY INDUSTRY HERITAGE

Experts calculate that in the heyday of the pottery industry, there were up to 2,000 bottle kilns throughout Stoke-on-Trent. In 1956, The Clean Air Act saw the end for the coal fired ovens as the local factories turned to gas & electricity.

Today, less than 50 kilns remain standing across the city & they are all listed buildings. Recently, some of them have been restored whereas others are in very poor condition. However, they still remain part of our rich culture.

Film presented & produced by Chris Parr ©2019 Shine in Media. Downdraught Ovens in Burslem – The Three Sisters)

MORE TYPES OF OVEN STILL STANDING IN STOKE-ON-TRENT

An Upraught Oven (Middleport Pottery) *
A Muffle Kiln (Moorland Pottery) *
Calcining Kilns (Oliver’s Mill, Newport Lane) *

* images by Chris Parr ©2019 Shine in Media.