Enamelling, Shelley’s pottery, Longton

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Date:1930 - 1939 (c.)

Description:Pottery factory interior showing an enameller at work inside a decorating shop.

She is decorating a china tea service.

Taken at Shelley's pottery factory, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent.


Enamelling is the process of painting on an underglaze pattern outline. This outline would have been previously applied to the ware as a transfer.

Taken from the Gladstone Pottery Museum Photographic Collection.

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

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Source: Potteries Museum & Art Gallery

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