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english potteries

updated fri 31 jan 97


Cyra DuQuella on sun 26 jan 97

Date: Fri, 24 Jan 1997 06:49:17 EST
From: "Norman R. Czuchra"
Subject: England-where are the potteries?

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>We're visiting England in May and would be grateful for any information on

To see pierced pots and their huge collection of pottery I strongly suggest
you sp[end time in the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. It is in the
Kensington area of London. The also have a print room where you canee
examine original pieces of art not on display in the museum. Very humbling!

Another area you should consider is Stoke-on-Trent. They aren't what we
consider "potteries" but are very interesting and numerous in that area.The
British Ceramic Manufacturers Federation is located there. Address:
Federation House, Station Road, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 2SA Tel - 0782 744631 or
fax 0782 744102. (The prefix may have changed). They have information of
tours inside the potteries - Moorcroft, Wedgwood, Royal Dalton.

The English equivalent of our AAA has published in the past a travel
handbook to craft studios throughout England. I found a copy in the
library, wrote down the info when I had to return it....but can't locate it

Tom Colson has written a description of his travels in England of the Tiles
on the Web page of very interesting places....more in tune with tiles but
well worthwhile to check out.

If I can be of more help, feel free to e-mail me. I have made several trips
to research tile and pottery while in England.

Have a great trip. May is a wonderful time of year.

Cyra DuQuella
DuQuella Tile & ClayWorks
Portland, OR