SJ8650 : Traditional Industries, panel at Burslem

taken 12 years ago, near to Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, Great Britain

Traditional Industries, panel  at Burslem
Traditional Industries, panel at Burslem
Location: Woodbank Street, Burslem (at the roadside)
Installed: 1992
Commissioned by: Staffordshire County Council
Sculptor: John McKenna

Each of the three reliefs is situated within a black edged arch,
with the head of the arch being shaped to reflect the image within the arch.

These sculptures celebrate three traditional industries of Burslem, brick manufacture, mining and pottery.

The relief of the coal miner is within a frame that has the shape of a pithead's two wheels. He kneels on one knee and uses a pickaxe to chip at the coal face that surrounds him.

The second and largest relief shows a potter working on a potter's wheel. It is set within a frame in the shape of a pottery kiln. The bowls he is manufacturing are hardening on a shelf in the foreground of the image.

The last relief is set within a frame in the shape of a brick kiln. It shows a brickmaker removing a brick from its mould with two shelves of bricks hardening in the background.

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Date Taken
January 2006   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 8 February, 2007
Category
Mural   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 867 500 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:2.8258N 2:11.9905W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 867 500
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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