Celebrating 40 years since 
the last time a bottle oven was fired in 
The Potteries of North Staffordshire, England

The Last Bottle Oven Firing remembered again 
with an eight-week exhibition, special activities, pop-up events, art shows, walks of the ovens, 
talks, freshly-digitised films of the firing
 and a new book 'Bottle Ovens and the Story of the Final Firing'

£12.99 from Gladstone Pottery Museum shop 
ISBN 978 0 9505411 3 6 
or by Mail Order phone +44 (0) 1782 237777

Planned, researched, written, designed, printed, published and distributed 
entirely in Stoke-on-Trent 

Produced with the generous support of  the Friends of The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery

"...wonderful book! ...superbly detailed and presented - 
the copious illustrations and photographs are terrific."  
Ray Johnson MBE

"Love this book's mixture of information, narrative, memories, snapshots, technical diagrams 
and the glossary of Stoke words."  Val Bott MBE

"…incredibly interesting, informative and very well illustrated. 
I can recommend it to anyone who is interested in 
the history behind the pottery industry." Brian Milner

 Potteries Bottle Oven Day - Every August 29th
~the day the last bottle oven was kindled~

"From these huge, filthy, curious brick-built and iron-strapped structures 
came the most exquisite, delicate and utterly beautiful pottery in the world." Anon, 2018