Published Works

Bottle Ovens and the Story of the Final Firing

Co-authored by Terry Woolliscroft and Pam Woolliscroft

ISBN 978 0 9505411 3 6 
£12.99 from Gladstone Pottery Museum shop 
or by Mail Order phone +44 (0) 1782 237777
http://www.stokemuseums.org.uk/gpm/

This book, written by Terry and Pam, two of the organisers of the Last Bottle Oven Firing in 1978, tells the full story of the final firing. The details are drawn from contemporary audio and film recordings, photos taken by Gladstone volunteers and professionals, committee meeting minutes, surviving notebooks, the event log book, media reports, management reports and remarkable recollections of some of the 72 volunteers involved.

The book was planned, researched, written, designed, printed, published and distributed entirely in Stoke-on-Trent. Produced with the generous support of the Friends of The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery.

"Love this book's mixture of information, narrative, memories, snapshots, technical diagrams and the glossary of Stoke words."  
Val Bott MBE

"...wonderful book! ...superbly detailed and presented -  the copious illustrations and photographs are terrific."  
Ray Johnson MBE

"…incredibly interesting, informative and very well illustrated. I can recommend it to anyone who is interested in the history behind the pottery industry." 
Brian Milner



Pam Woolliscroft

  • A Mystery Potters Notebook - How to start a pottery factory 1800-1803. Northern Ceramic Society Journal, Volume 27 2011
  • RHS - Royal Horticultural Society 
  • Curtis Botanical Magazine 
  • Antiques Magazine 
  • Spode Society Review 
  • Northern Ceramics Society Journal
  • 'Bottle Ovens' - Gladstone Pottery Museum
  • 'Guide Book' - Chatterley Whitfield Mining Museum

Spode Related Articles and Papers
by Pam Woolliscroft, former Curator of the Spode Museum Trust 


Flora Ceramica, Curtis's Botanical Magazine, Volume 19 Part 3, August 2002, published by Blackwell, ISBN 1355-4905

Spode Ware, Curtis's Botanical Magazine and Cyclamen (extracted and amended from Flora Ceramica, Curtis's Botanical Magazine) with Brian Mathew, Journal of the Cyclamen Society, c2002/3

Flora Ceramica - Spode's Floral Designs & Curtis's Botanical Magazine, Northern Ceramic Society Journal, Volume 22, 2005 - 2006

Orchids: A Potted History Part I, The Orchid Review (Royal Horticultural Society), Volume 113, No 1265 September - October 2005

Orchids: A Potted History Part II, The Orchid Review (Royal Horticultural Society), Volume 113, No 1266 November - December 2005

Orchids: A Potted History Part III - The Missing Years, The Orchid Review (Royal Horticultural Society),, Volume 114, No 1270 July - August 2006

Orchids on Show, The Orchid Review (Royal Horticultural Society), Volume 114, No 1267 January - February 2006

A Mystery Potter's Notebook (Or How to Start a Pottery Factory c1800-1803), Northern Ceramic Society Journal, Volume 27 2011, ISBN 978-0-9563159-1-5

A Mystery Potter's Notebook and The Spode Archive, Northern Ceramic Society Newsletter, No 163, September 2011

Moving Images…and manuscripts, books, office documents, research papers, recipe books, production papers and drawings, (ie the story of the transfer of the Spode Archive to the Stoke-on-Trent City Archives), Northern Ceramic Society Newsletter, No 151 September 2008 page 45 - 49

Spode matchings for a Folch matching for a Chinese service?, Northern Ceramic Society Newsletter, No 135, page 49, September 2004

Spode Archive of Derby Figure Parts and Moulds: A Note by Pam Woolliscroft, Northern Ceramic Society Journal, Volume 27 2011, ISBN 978-0-9563159-1-5

Spode - A Potted History, Antiques Magazine, No 953 February 2003

Flower Pots, Antiques Magazine, No 976 September - October 2003

Pots, Prints and Papers – the Spode business archive, case study with Val Bott, Record Keeping (National Archives Magazine), Spring 2005

Former editor, Friends of Gladstone Pottery Museum's Newsletter

Former editor, Friends of the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery's Newsletter

Former editor of and contributor of many articles to the Spode Society's Review, 1996-2011

Also articles for the Daniel Collectors Circle, Friends of Blue, Staffordshire Gardens and Parks Trust.


Terry Woolliscroft


The Tale of the Toilet
Article about his talk presented in Washington DC, USA





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