Glasgow City, United Kingdom

The Great Glasgow Pottery Trail

The Great Glasgow Pottery Trail

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15 tour stops

1

Broomielaw

Access to the Clyde was how it all began...

 
2

Delftfield Pottery

Delftfield kicked off the whole of the Scottish Pottery Industry

 
3

Verreville Pottery

Verreville exported pottery across the Atlantic for over a century

 
4

Port Dundas Pottery

Port Dundas was a huge stoneware pottery boasting 17 kilns

 
5

North British Pottery

The North British Pottery has a unique export story...

 
6

Bell's or Glasgow Pottery

Bell's or Glasgow Pottery, held prize position, slap bang, up against the canal

 
7

Britannia Pottery

Britannia Pottery was purpose built for export... (just saying)

 
8

Possil Pottery

Possil Pottery produced fine porcelain and has an intriguing Caribbean twist

 
9

Campbellfield Pottery

Campbellfield Pottery was directly connected to the North British Railway

 
10

Annfield Pottery

Annfield Pottery made teeny tiny miniature export plates

 
11

Barrowfield Pottery

Barrowfield Pottery was so mighty it had steam powered throwing wheels

 
12

Eagle Pottery

Eagle Pottery (aka Grosvenor) set up by a Staffordshire potter, surname Grosvenor...

 
13

Govancroft Pottery

Govancroft Pottery won a Design Council Award

 
14

Caledonian Pottery

Caledonian Pottery famous across the globe for tea pots, enough said...

 
15

Victoria Pottery

Victoria Pottery Produced Pots in Pollokshaws

 

Overview

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.

Itinerary 31 km / 3:00

Offline map included

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