Access to the Clyde was how it all began...
Delftfield kicked off the whole of the Scottish Pottery Industry
Verreville exported pottery across the Atlantic for over a century
Port Dundas was a huge stoneware pottery boasting 17 kilns
The North British Pottery has a unique export story...
Bell's or Glasgow Pottery, held prize position, slap bang, up against the canal
Britannia Pottery was purpose built for export... (just saying)
Possil Pottery produced fine porcelain and has an intriguing Caribbean twist
Campbellfield Pottery was directly connected to the North British Railway
Annfield Pottery made teeny tiny miniature export plates
Barrowfield Pottery was so mighty it had steam powered throwing wheels
Eagle Pottery (aka Grosvenor) set up by a Staffordshire potter, surname Grosvenor...
Govancroft Pottery won a Design Council Award
Caledonian Pottery famous across the globe for tea pots, enough said...
Victoria Pottery Produced Pots in Pollokshaws
The Great Glasgow Pottery Trail marks the locations of 14 potteries that exported their ware across the globe. They form part of the story of Glasgow’s Industrial potteries that produced vast quantities of ceramics for domestic and international markets for over two centuries, making Glasgow a highly developed and major centre for the production of ceramics in the 19th Century rivaling the Staffordshire potteries. The trail will take you on an adventure across the city connecting the potteries in the north, south, east and west of Glasgow. The trail videos will provide you with information on each pottery, including the location, trading countries and images of the work made. I hope the information will spark your imagination and allow you to conjure up the bustle, noise, sounds and smells of the potteries which have been lost from the landscape of the city.