Every August 29th


Welcome to the 
Bottle Oven Art Club

Celebrating the culture and heritage of the
bottle ovens and kilns of the Potteries

Two virtual exhibitions of 50 selected artworks
 hosted by: 

Gladstone Pottery Museum www.stokemuseums.org.uk/gpm/ 

Potteries Heritage Society www.potteries.org.uk 


Every 29th August
The day the last bottle oven was kindled
Use hashtag  #PotBOD


Fifty artworks were selected for the exhibitions by a panel of judges. There were no prizes since the initiative was created, developed and managed entirely without fees or sponsorship.

 Artists who had their work selected had the special recognition that theirs is amongst the best artwork chosen for the show. They also received a certificate showing that their art had been selected.

The plan now is to create a physical display at Gladstone Pottery Museum, Longton, but only when it can be safely arranged in a Covid-secure setting. Dates are to be confirmed. It is hoped that artists will be able to sell their artwork during the exhibition for an administration fee/commission.


Two virtual exhibitions opened on 
Potteries Bottle Oven Day
 29th August 2020 





The Bottle Oven Art Club celebrates the 50 bottle ovens and bottle kilns which remain in the City of Stoke-on-Trent. 47 of them still stand complete with their bottle-shaped chimney and a further 3 are in a collapsed state. 


"It does not seem to be realised what beautiful things 
these bottle ovens were" Reginald G Haggar 1964


Clip from the 1954 film called The Peak District