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THE FESTIVAL OF BOTTLE OVENS

Celebrating 40 years since 
the last time a potter's bottle oven was fired in 
The Potteries of North Staffordshire, England


During all of August and September 2018
at Gladstone Pottery Museum, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent

The Last Bottle Oven Firing 1978 remembered again with an eight-week exhibition, 
special activities, pop-up events, walks of the ovens, talks, newly-digitised films of the firing
 and a new book 'Bottle Ovens and the Story of the Final Firing'  which details what went on.


 Potteries Bottle Oven Day - Every August 29th
~the day the last bottle oven was kindled~

"From these huge, filthy, curious brick-built and iron-strapped structures 
came the most exquisite, delicate and utterly beautiful pottery in the world." Anon, 2018