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Panel - Mining, Pottery and the Sciences
at College Road , Stoke
Location: Over the entrance of Staffordshire University, College Road, Stoke
Date of design: 1911-1914
Unveiling: Building opened 20 April 1914
Sculptor: Charles Vyse
Commissioned by: Stoke on Trent County Borough
View of University on Station Road
View of University on College Road
This extensive frieze is split into three sections illustrating the industries of Stoke-on-Trent and the Sciences.
University entrance on College Road showing the panel above.
The building, designed in a Neo-Classical style, also has several sculptural garlands and cartouches on the main fašade.
On the left side four miners are depicted with the tools of their trade, a railway cart, pickaxes and a Davy lamp.
In the central panel a seated female figure in Classical dress holds a book open on her lap possibly representing Learning, a child stands at her side. On her left and right sides stand two female figures, beside them are chemistry apparatus and a set of scales respectively.
On the right side four potters, three men and a woman are depicted with a potters wheel, kiln and finished vases.
Part of work
Hollington stone 1m high x 10m wide x 20cm deep approx
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28 February 2006