Public Monuments and Sculpture in Stoke-on-Trent & Newcastle-under-Lyme
Public Monuments and Sculpture in Stoke-on-Trent & Newcastle-under-Lyme
 

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Industries of the Potteries
at the Potteries Museum, Hanley
 

Location: On the fašade of the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Bethesda Street
Sculptor:
G H Downing
Designer: Frank Murrier
Architect:
Wood, Goldstraw and Yorath
Unveiling: 1981
Commissioned by: Stoke-on-Trent City Council
 

  Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Bethesda Street, Hanley
Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Bethesda Street, Hanley

 

  Relief on the museum
Relief on the museum

 

Description:

Made from over 6,000 shaped bricks, this long relief depicts images of the history and industries of the Stoke-on-Trent area.

The images include a working mine with miners and pithead, and a pottery with kilns and potters at work. Transport is also included with a horse and cart carrying coal, and several canal boats in dock. The centre of the relief has a large motif that is formed by half a cartwheel, and a semi-circle of radiating circle of hands.

 

Background:

The enlarged museum and art gallery was opened by Prince Charles.

Miners at the coal face
Miners at the coal face


Pithead and horse and cart transport
Pithead and horse and cart transport

 

The centre of the relief has a large motif that is formed by half a cartwheel, and a semi-circle of radiating circle of hands.
The centre of the relief has a large motif that is formed by half a cartwheel,
and a semi-circle of radiating circle of hands.

 

potters at works
potters at works

 

Loading the bottle kilns with the saggars
Loading the bottle kilns with the saggars

 

canal transport at the pottery works
canal transport at the pottery works

 

 

Materials:

Part of work

Material

Dimensions

Relief

Bricks, various colours 4m high x 33m long approx

 

 

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3 July 2008