Child Pottery Worker. Photographed by William Blake.

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Date:1900 - 1910 (c.)

Description:A child pottery worker hand jiggering for a bowl or dishmaker who is "jollying" the ware.

Jollying is the process of shaping ware inside a mould with a combination of shaping tools and centrifugal force.

Steam jiggers replaced these manual machines from around the 1890s as child labour became increasingly restricted by law.

Taken in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.


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Creators: Mr William Blake - Creator

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Source: The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery

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