Sunday, November 15, 2015

THE TCC ENGLAND TOUR 2015: PART THREE - THE POTTERIES MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY



Red Deer

What is this deer doing in the Potteries Museum And Art Gallery?  The museum is filled with all kinds of things; decorative art, fine art, and even natural history.  I always go to the second floor to see the pottery, for which the area became known, but there is so much more.  Like any good museum, there is something for everyone.

I love the cow creamers.  There are 667 of them in the Keiller Collection at the Potteries Museum.   The caveat when the collection was donated was that two thirds always had to be exhibited.  That is a lot of cows!  If you want to read an excellent and detailed article about cow creamers,  see "Transfer Printed Cow Cream Jugs: A Breed All Their Own" by Loren Zeller in the Transferware Collectors Club Bulletin.


Cow Creamers

More Cow Creamers
 
There is so much pottery at the museum that I can only give you a taste.  If you want the whole meal, I suggest you go in person.


Whieldon

Drabware

Creamware

Wedgwood

Useful stuff


More useful stuff

 Minton  (Not as useful as the items above)

Transferware

I have shown you some of upstairs ceramics, but here are some of the downstairs items (i.e. the reserve collection).   Notice that the items are really just in storage.


The storage shelving is not fancy.  It appears to be unfinished particle board.


Lovely Turner posy vases/the plain storage shelves don't detract from the beauty of the pottery.


Plates of many colors.

Lots of interesting items; a flask, a jug, and smoker's sets.

Mainly Willow/Any guesses as to the pattern on the cheese cradle?

The storage shelves are rough, but the transferware basket and undertray are delicate and gorgeous!

David peeking through the other side of the glass storage shelves.
Potteries Museum & Art Gallery

If you haven't seen my posts on the TCC Tour 2015 - Part 1 and Part 2, click on the links.  We visited many museums, so there is more to come.  Stay tuned.

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