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Weekly Heritage - The Wedgwood Institute

The home of Stoke-On-Trent's own writer, Arnold Bennett, Potter, William Moorcroft and many more of the Potteries talent. The Wedgwood Institute was established in
1869 with funds raised by the public.

The former public library was created to enable people from all kinds of backgrounds to have access to the arts, literature and sciences and was also designed to become the epicentre of the arts within the Potteries Six Towns. 

Featuring a life sized sculpture of Josiah Wedgwood, the building has a variety of characteristics such as sculpted figures showing the process of Pottery making. mosaic zodiac months of the year and terracotta friezes. Each adding their own decorative beauty. 

The grade ll* listed building is a priceless treasure in the heart of the Mother town and a clear example of the beautiful Victorian architectures within our city of Stoke - On - Trent.

Join us next week to read about the beautiful Tunstall Market and Click here to purchase your Wedgwood Institute A5 print and coaster.

 

 

 

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