Emptying Saggars. Photographed by William Blake.

Move your pointing device over the image to zoom to detail. If using a mouse click on the image to toggle zoom.
When in zoom mode use + or - keys to adjust level of image zoom.

Date:1900 - 1910 (c.)

Description:Lantern slide showing pottery workers in the process of emptying saggars.

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;

"Drawing. Forced draught is again employed to draw the dust away from workers. For flint dust in which the ware is fired is liable to cause disease if breathed into the lungs. Drawing means removing the ware from the saggar."


Link to this resource

Creators: Mr William Blake - Creator

Donor ref:(40/11987)

Source: The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery

Copyright information: Copyrights to all resources are retained by the individual rights holders. They have kindly made their collections available for non-commercial private study & educational use. Re-distribution of resources in any form is only permitted subject to strict adherence to the usage guidelines.