A three-stage reduction linocut of the Gladstone Pottery Museum in Longton, Stoke-on-Trent. It is on off-white Ho-Sho paper, and using Caligo Safewash relief ink. The image is 10cm x 15.5cm, (roughly A6) and the paper is 20 x 14cm. Each print is hand-inked and hand-printed, so each is slightly different giving them each a unique quality. As this is a reduction print, the lino plate is gradually cut away during the process so that no more prints can be made.
This is my second print of the excellent Gladstone Pottery Museum - this is my favourite view of these wonderful ovens! I love the shapes of the historic bottle ovens in Stoke-on-Trent, the major hub of the UK pottery industry during the 19th and 20th centuries. These ovens were phased out when the Clean Air Act was brought in, and most were demolished, but over 40 still remain around the city, and I find them a fascinating subject for my work as each is a slightly different shape, and in different states of repair and surroundings. Gladstone Pottery in Longton is now a fantastic museum where you can learn all about the pottery industry as it was in the 19th and early 20th centuries, and get up close to several of these magnificent structures!
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Designed by Mary Parker in Stoke-on-Trent
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