Burslem School of Art, Queen Street, Burslem

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Date:December 1963

Description:Burslem School of Art in Queen Street. The grade II listed building was built between 1900 and 1924 on the site of an old pottery manufactory. Directly opposite is the Wedgwood Institute. Queen Street is named after the pottery Wedgwood made for Queen Charlotte in 1765. The rectangular red brick building has and terracotta decorations contributed by Doultons.

Clarice Cliff and Susie Cooper are just two famous ceramic designers who trained at the School of Art. Arnold Machin, who designed British postage stamps and some decimal coins was a teacher at the school for a short time. The school has recently been renovated and is in use as a gallery, workshop and training centre.To the left at no. 15 Queen Street was Arthur Cliff's drapers store.

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Creators: Mr Bert Bentley - Creator

Image courtesy of: Stoke on Trent City Archives.

Donor ref:SD1480/109-14 (204/35461)

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