Welcome to the 
Bottle Oven Art Club 2020.

The online art club created during the pandemic lockdown of 2020 
to celebrate, through art, 
the culture & heritage of Potteries bottle ovens & kilns. 
Just for fun.

Two virtual exhibitions were created showing 
50 selected artworks from over 100 submitted 
to three expert judges.
Virtual exhibitions hosted by: 

Gladstone Pottery Museum  

Potteries Heritage Society  

May 2021 -  Shortlisted - Museums and Heritage Award 2021 
Volunteers of the year - "Terry Woolliscroft's Bottle Oven Art Club"

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 three volunteers judges; Katey Goodwin, Lor Green and Henry Birks. There were no prizes for those artists since the initiative was created, developed and managed entirely without a budget, fees or sponsorship.

But the artists who did have their work selected had the very special recognition that theirs was amongst the best artwork chosen for the show. They also received a certificate showing that their art had been selected.

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