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Location: Jasper Square, Scotia Road, Tunstall
Installed: Arrived in Tunstall for installation 12th January 2009
Unveiled: 19th January 2009 by the Lord Mayor of Stoke-on-Trent and children from Mill Hill Primary School
Commissioned by: Dransfield Properties, Barnsley
Sculptor: Robert Erskine (Fellow of the Royal British Society of Sculptors)
the 'finger print' on the shard
the unveiling on 19th January 2009
Frozen in time, a finger print on an ancient Roman ceramic shard, is evidence of the human link, before our time, of intent and skill.
'Tunstall Shard', by Sculptor Robert Erskine FRBS, acknowledges the generations of people in Tunstall, whose occupations and skill created Tunstall's fine reputation for outstanding quality, so characteristic of its industries.
Commissioned by Dransfield Properties Limited, 2008.
Square retail park is on the site of the former Wedgwood
Alexandra pottery works which was built in 1886. The works were
closed in October 2003.
Photos of Wedgwood's Alexandra Works,
Part of work
304 Stainless Steel 35ft high x 27ft wide
Base is dynamically illuminated in green Lakeland Granite facings to cast re-enforced concrete, base designed as a seating area
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