Plate Maker. Photographed by William Blake.

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Date:1900 - 1910 (c.)

Description:Lantern slide showing a plate maker at work.

This lantern slide appears to be one of a group used for a presentation or slide show by Blake entitled “Staffordshire Pottery.”

A small folder containing approximately sixty reader cards was found in the same box as the slides. The cards contain information about the images. The card that appears to correspond to this slide reads;

"Plate Making. Plastic clay is used flattened to a pancake and slapped down on the mould which forms the upper surface of the plate. While it revolves a tool in the workers hand forms the foot and underside. The mould with plate adhereing is removed to a drying room and a fresh mould proceeded with."


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Creators: Mr William Blake - Creator

Donor ref:(40/11967)

Source: The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery

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