Raw Material

Raw Material is an exploration of North Staffordshire, an area rich in industrial and artistic heritage, until recently home to ceramic giants Royal Doulton and Wedgwood.

At the turn of the 19th and 20th century, during the heyday of pottery manufacturing, tens of thousands of workers were employed in factories producing fine china for export throughout the world. At their peak some 4000 bottle kilns were spread across the landscape. Today only 47 remain.