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Description:Pottery factory interior with a view of women aerographing.

They are using pneumatic airbrushes.

Possibly taken at the Gladstone China, Uttoxeter Road, Stoke-on-Trent.

Aerography was the mechanical spraying of glaze onto pots.

It also helped enormously in two aspects of decorating:

  • Ground laying — the application of sold areas of flat colour which was a skilled and time consuming art.

  • Shaded effects - previously either brushed or blown onto the ware with a mouth blown diffuser.

  • Taken from the Gladstone Pottery Museum Photographic Collection.

    This photograph is part of the collections at Stoke-on-Trent Museums.


    The timeline shows resources around this location over a number of years.

    Gladstone China Office. Bert and George Proctor.
    Gladstone China Office. Bert and George Proctor.

    Photograph of Bernard, known as Bert(seated), and George Proctor, his son. The ...

    Hand-Painting ware in a pottery factory
    Hand-Painting ware in a pottery factory

    Pottery factory interior showing a man hand painting ware. Men usually painted ...

    Gladstone Yard. Pre-Restoration.
    Gladstone Yard. Pre-Restoration.

    Pottery factory courtyard and bottle oven. This view was taken at Gladstone ...

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    Source: Potteries Museum & Art Gallery

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