Pots and Potters


The Story of Stoke-on-Trent

When you think of china, you naturally think of Stoke-on-Trent The Potteries. Here we present the history of the pottery towns and of the pots and potters who made them.

We look at the developments which turned a few moorland villages into the ceramic centre of the world at the milestones of its progress and some of the men who made it possible.

From the Roman invaders, the nameless medieval potters and the monks of Abbey Hulton to the great names like Wedgwood, Spode, Minton and Doulton the pots themselves reveal the history and lives of their creators.

Bill Morland, local historian, illustrates each period of development with superb examples from the finest collection of Staffordshire pottery housed in the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery.

Each of the six towns making up the Potteries has played its part first one then another supplying a piece of the puzzle that leads to perfection.