Celebrating the heritage of The Potteries, this beautiful 68 page softback book accompanies the photographic exhibition, Fortyseven, that is displaying in Stoke On Trent this summer.
At the height of the pottery industry, the skyline of Stoke-on-Trent was dominated by thousands of bottle ovens. Before the outbreak of war in 1939, more than 2000 had been documented.
The Clean Air Act of 1956 was the beginning of the end for these iconic buildings and by 1964 only 20 were still operable.
Currently, 47 bottle shaped structures remain in 27 locations.
“The difference in condition is astounding. Some are loved, most are not, but they are all beautiful in their own way.”
First edition run limited to 100 copies and signed by the photographer
Foreward by Stoke pottery historian Terry Woolliscroft
“a remarkable collection of his photographs of the last remaining ovens and kilns in the city. Each photograph, many with a perspective never seen before, was painstakingly shot with a close attention to detail”
68pp incl. cover. 280x220mm. 83 unique images.
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