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Trivia about Pottery and Stoke-on-Trent

Artists and designers

Such famous people as Sit Terence Conran, Sir Hugh Casson, Sir Peter Scott and the Marquis of Queensberry all made designs for Midwinters of Burslem.

In 1774 John Flaxman (Josiah Wedgwood's designer) perfected the world famous "Jasper ware".


In the 1950's a pottery worker from Stoke-on-Trent with the occupation of a "saggarmaker's bottom-knocker" beat the panel on TV's "What's My Line?"


William Brownfield and Son of Cobridge produced an 11 foot vase - it was claimed to be the largest piece of porcelain ever produced when it was displayed at the 1889 Paris Exhibition.






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