Gladstone Pottery Works, Stoke-on-Trent, England. The Gladstone Pottery Museum is a working museum of a medium sized pottery, typical of those once common in the North Staffordshire area of England from the time of the industrial revolution in the ce
A bottle kiln for porcelain, external fireboxes, many times top section was for bisque or a lower temperature glaze. Saggars in the top section protected pots from the fly ash and would have been used below as well.
It's hard to believe beautiful pottery and fine china was made here in mucky Hanley along with the other towns which made up Stoke on Trent.the constant smoke, soot fell like rain. It all stopped with the clean air act in 1965