Potbank Abstract 4
by Terry Woolliscroft
Expressive, almost abstract, acrylic painting of a typical pottery factory and its Bottle Oven in Stoke-on-Trent.
Original acrylic painting inspired by the architecture and industry of The Potteries of Stoke-on-Trent, England. Features the bottle oven - the iconic building of the Potteries Landscape and the fire which it held. The last bottle oven was fired in Stoke-on-Trent, England, in 1978
16" x 12" (40 x 30 cms) Approximately
On premium cotton, medium texture, 300gsm (10oz) stretched canvas. Edges approx 18 mm.
Side edges are painted. This comes ready to hang. Unfamed but could be framed by the purchaser.
The inspiration for this picture came to me some years ago when I started to volunteer at the local Gladstone Pottery Museum, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent. http://gladstonepotterymuseumstory.blogspot.co.uk/
The architecture of the old potteries with their traditional and huge towering bottle ovens (where pottery was fired with coal) 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.
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..
Signed on the front, and signed and dated on the back.
One of a kind! This is a unique painting.
Shipped in carefully wrapped, safe and sensible packaging.
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traditional profile, shallow profile, 18mm stretched canvas, heavy body acrylic paint, medium weight cotton canvas, D shaped hanging rings