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BOTTLE OVEN GHOSTS - Elektra Longton
by Terry Woolliscroft

Bottle Ovens at the Elektra Porcelain Factory, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, England. Now demolished.
Abstract inspired by the architecture of The Potteries.

Acrylic on canvas 16"x20"

Original acrylic painting inspired by the landscape and architecture of The Potteries of North Staffordshire, particularly the buildings on the site of Elektra Porcelain Works, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, England.

The inspiration for this picture came to me some years ago. The architecture of the old potbanks with their huge towering bottle ovens (where clay was fired to temperatures above 1000C, with coal, to make pottery) and the raging fires which they held within were begging to be put onto canvas. This is my take on the bottle oven and its fiery innards.

Using a palette knife and brushes, I painted this with bold strokes of heavy-body acrylic paint. I wanted to create an attractive texture to the painting which would appeal and entice. I used layers to give the painting quality and make it interesting to look at from a distance and up close. I really like how the colours and atmophere of this painting came out in thefinished work

16" x 20" (40 x 50 cms) Approximately

Painted on primed, medium grain cotton stretched canvas.

Signed on the front, and signed and dated on the back.

Side edges (18mm deep approx)

Unframed but this comes ready to hang (hanging lugs on rear) . Could be framed by the purchaser.

One of a kind! This is a unique painting.

Shipped in carefully wrapped, safe and sensible packaging.

For more information about The Potteries Bottle Oven check out my Bottle Oven website here> http://bottleoven.blogspot.co.uk/. I created this site to record as much information as I could about the ovens of The Potteries. At their peak there were 2000 of these buildings belching filthy smoke into the atmosphere. Today there are less than 50, all silent..

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Materials used:

heavy body acrylic paint

BOTTLE OVEN GHOSTS (2017)

$69.93

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