Our trip to Gladstone Pottery with our Hurst Knoll friends

Last Wednesday we enjoyed a day at Gladstone Pottery Museum in Longton where we met up with our partnership school Hurst Knoll St James.

Throughout the day we experienced a tour of the museum where we learnt what life would have been like working in the potteries during the industrial revolution and we compared this to life in the mills of Manchester in the same period. We also had hands-on experiences where we painted plates in the Art Deco style of Clarice Cliff and used clay to make and decorate mugs. We watched a potter throwing a pot on the potters wheel and a lady using bone China to make delicate flowers. We enjoyed mixing with our friends from Manchester and look forward to meeting up with them again next term. Please consider a trip to the pottery yourselves over the Easter break – its certainly worth a visit.