Visit the factory shop based at the works on Moorland Road, Burslem. Parking is available in our yard and the factory shop is within easy walking distance from the town centre.
The home of world-famous Burleigh and an award-winning visitor destination in Stoke-on-Trent. The site is owned and managed by Re-form Heritage, an independent charity which specialises in the restoration and rejuvenation of heritage buildings at risk of decay or demolition.
The home of William Moorcroft ceramics where the bottle oven takes centre stage gift shop and museum.
The Museum is housed in an atmospheric Grade ll listed bottle oven home of the Dudson brand, which continued to produce ceramic tableware until 2019, a unique family business with a proud tradition of quality and a fascinating history.
The home of Jesse Shirley’s 1857 Bone and Flint Mill, the only remaining operational Steam Driven Potters' Mill in the world.
Gladstone Pottery Museum in Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, is a restored potbank from the days when coal-burning bottle ovens made the world's finest pottery. There are five magnificent, towering ovens in this unique setting - the multi-award winning, industrial museum of the pottery industry.
For more information on bottle ovens, Ernest Albert Sandeman influential book Notes on the Manufacture of Earthenware, first published in 1901 is available online, with useful descriptions of different ovens types in chapters 13, 25 and 27:
Notes On The Manufacture Of Earthenware : Sandeman, Ernest Albert : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive