History explorer: Inside Britain’s ceramics revolution

Richard Smyth and Miranda Goodby explore Gladstone Pottery Museum, Staffordshire, home to some of the country’s last giant bottle ovens

The inner courtyard of the old pottery factory at Gladstone Pottery Museum, with its five towering bottle ovens. (Photo by DeAgostini/Getty Images)

This article was first published in the December 2018 issue of BBC History Magazine

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