Inside a pottery Kiln, Stoke on Trent

Inside a pottery Kiln, Stoke on Trent
Photograph taken 1960 - 1974 © Historic England Archive ref: aa061126

View inside a traditional Staffordshire bottle kiln or oven showing men setting saggars containing pottery-wares in preparation for firing. Saggars were special pottery cases made to protect more delicate pieces of clay (pottery) from being makrked by flames or smoke when they were being fired. The exact location of the photograph is not known, but is thought to be in Stoke on Trent.


Stoke on Trent Stoke on Trent


1960s (1960 - 1969)



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