Gladstone Pottery Museum on SOT Council Site

Official Site for the Museum

Gladstone Pottery Museum on 'Visit Stoke'

Visit the only complete Victorian pottery factory from the days when coal burning ovens made the world's finest bone china. See traditional skills, original workshops, the cobbled yard and 4 huge bottle kilns, 'Flushed with Pride' toilet exhibit, Tile Gallery and 1890's Doctor's House that create an atmospheric timewarp that has no equal. Visit the Tea rooms, and gift shop with exclusive handmade pottery, books and gifts.

Gladstone Pottery Museum on Wikipedia

The Gladstone Pottery Museum is a working museum of a medium sized coal-fired pottery, typical of those once common in the North Staffordshire area of England from the time of the industrial revolution in the 18th century to the mid 20th century. It is a grade II* listed building.

The Potteries Bottle Oven

All about bottle ovens - the 2000 iconic buildings which once dominated the landscape of The Potteries of Stoke-on-Trent.  Now there are only 46 still standing.

The Sentinel - Gallery of Gladstone Photos

The Sentinel - Gallery of images from Gladstone 40-fied April 2015

The Potbank Dictionary

Woolliscroft's Potbank Dictionary lists those wonderful words, such as blunger, saggar, jomuk, and putterup-duck that were common in the pottery industry. Some words are specific to a particular factory, others are more general. Some are technical, some are Potteries special dialect. A lot are gradually being lost from use. But all are fascinating! This is not an academic work. In fact, in places, its rather quirky.

Twyfords History

Twyford Bathrooms was a major sponsor of Gladstone's Sanitaryware Gallery.
Gladstone's conference room is named the Twyford Room. Read more of the Twyford History.

Spode History

One of the founders and a trustee of Gladstone Pottery Museum was Robert Copeland. A partner and Director of the firm of Spode, his interests also included researching the history of The Pottery Industry. The Spode History Blog has been created by Pam Woolliscroft, former Curator of the Spode Museum and former Curator of the Gladstone Pottery Museum.

The Potteries

Huge site about The Potteries

Potteries of Stoke-on-Trent

Busy Facebook Group, with a large following, covering the manufacture of ceramics, rather than the products themselves.