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