Histories of UK potters and pottery manufacturers

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The local history of Stoke-on-Trent and the six towns that make up the North Staffordshire potteries by Steve Birks.  In addition to local history and geography, the site has a vast archive of information on the potters and potteries of the area.


The website of Staffordshire Sentinel News and Media Ltd, owners of ‘The Sentinel’ daily newspaper, Stoke-on-Trent.  ‘The Sentinel’ is a source of current news on the pottery industry of the region.


The Stoke Museums website is an entry point for the Potteries Museum and the Gladstone Pottery Museum.  The Potteries Museum holds the largest collection of Staffordshire ceramics in the world.  The site provides access to extensive information on potters and potteries.


Studiopottery is a knowledge base on studio, art and craft ceramics.  This is a very large site and is organised around individual potters and potteries.


The most comprehensive website devoted to UK studio pottery. The site’s subtitle is ‘Promoting Studio Ceramics Worldwide’. The site has comprehensive information on potters, studios and galleries and events and exhibitions. Although primarily a UK site, there is an increasing world-wide coverage.


A site devoted to the large collection of studio ceramics at Aberystwyth University. Much ancilliary information on potters and their wares can be found on the site.


A site for collectibles of all types, but with much information on ceramic collectibles, manufacturers, designers etc.


Wikipedia contains a surprising amount of information on ceramics and UK pottery manufacturers and is always worth checking.