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The Last Bottle Ovens and Ceramic Kilns of Longton

  • Date: 9th September 2023
  • Location: Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Bethesda Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 3DW
  • Time: 11:00
  • Cost: Free

To celebrate Heritage Open Days there will be an illustrated talk covering the bottle-ovens and kilns which survive in Longton.

At the peak of the ceramic industry in the late 19th and early 20th century around 2000 bottle-ovens were located in the city, together with a large number of calcining kilns used to prepare raw materials such as flint and bone-ash and decorating ovens. We also had many beehive ovens used for firing bricks and tiles: sadly, not one of these survives. Most of the surviving bottle-ovens from the traditional ceramic industry in Stoke-on-Trent are located in Longton, the southern-most of the six towns which make up the city.


Booking: Preferred: to avoid missing out call 01782 232323