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Potteries Bottle Oven Day

Tue, 29/08/2023 - 10:00
The Dudson Centre (am) and Middleport Pottery (pm)

PotBOD2023_flyerDiscover the city’s bottle ovens with a range of events organised by the Potteries Bottle Oven Owners Club in celebration of Potteries Bottle Oven Day, the annual commemoration of the last firing of a bottle oven in Stoke-on-Trent in 1978. 

The morning’s events at the Dudson Centre and Museum, starting at 10:00am, include displays from a selection of bottle oven owners about their sites alongside talks about the Ceramic Heritage Action Zone project to record the city‘s bottle ovens (10:45) and about the last firing (11:15). Entry is free and no booking is required.

In the afternoon, head over to Middleport Pottery, where there will be:

  • A short talk from photographer Phil Crow about his exhibition FORTYSEVEN: The Last Bottle Ovens and Kilns of The Potteries followed by a viewing of his exhibition in the bottle oven (2:00pm). Entry is free but places may be limited and should be booked in advance through:
  • A guided walk, led by the Potteries Heritage Society, of Middleport, Newport and Longport’s bottle ovens, leaving from Middleport Pottery at 3:30pm. Places may be limited and should be booked in advance through:

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