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burslem school of art Burslem School of Art

Burslem School of Art was conceived in 1853 and building started in 1905, the foundation stone was laid in 1906 and the School opened in 1907.
Some well known artists have been through its doors.

Clarice Cliff. (Ceramicist, 1899 - 1972)
Peggy Davies. (Ceramicist, 1920 - 1989)
Susie Cooper. (Ceramicist, 1902 - 1995)
William Bowyer, RA. (Artist, born 1926)
Arnold Machin, OBE, RA. (Sculptor & Designer, 1911 - 1999)

Subjects taught focused for Draughtsmen, Painters in Landscape, Animal and Figure, also for Modellers and Sculptors

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Wedgwood School of Art

The building of the Wedgwood Memorial Institute in tribute to Josiah Wedgwood was commenced in 1863 and opened in 1869.

It had a School of Art with the focus on the requirements of the Pottery industry and a School of Science and Technology for the mining and related industries.
The Wedgwood School faces opposite the Burslem School above, which is on Queen Street, Burslem, Stoke on Trent.
Gordon Forsyth (Principle of City of Stoke-on-Trent Art Schools (1920-44)

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Hanley School of Art

Hanley School of Art was built in 1818 (originally as a Library) and was acquired by a group of Master Potters for the Mechanics Institute in 1845 (next door to right).
Name changed to Potteries School of Design.
George Cartlidge, ceramic teacher of painting, ran the Art School from 1897 attaining a recognised high standard of achievement.
Samuel Asbury 1847-1849. Pottery manufacturer
Léon Albert Vincent Solon. Employed at Minton and Company. Later Art Director at the School.
Teaching focus towards Designers, Decorative Artists and Workers in Art Crafts
The building was demolished at some point soon after 1975

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Stoke School of Art

The Stoke School of Art is on London Road Stoke (the Herbert Minton Building) 1847

Taught throwing, turning, modelling, mould-making and pottery painting.

Thomas Allen 1849. Painter of figure subjects at Mintons until 1875
Joseph Patrick Bacon. Worked at Minton later becoming Head of Art School 1864
S.T. Garratt. Potter
Reginald George Haggar ARAC, NRD. Master of School
Pierre-Emile Jeannest 1848. Taught modelling at school

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longton school of art
Longton School of Art

Longton School of Art (Sutherland Institute) 1899

Pottery was made in Longton as early as 1756

Harold Holdcroft 1944. Teacher, studied at Burslem
James A. Lovatt 1899. Assistant Teacher
Subjects taught for - Draughtsmen, Painters in Landscape, Animal and Figure;
also for Architects, Modellers and Sculptors

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fenton school of art
Fenton School of Art

Fenton School of Art was adapted in 1889 by William Meath Baker in the old Fenton Athenaeum (Institute of Learning) which was build in 1853 Demolished 1977

W. Morse. Principal of Fenton School of Art
Charlotte Rhead. (Ceramicist, 1885 - 1947) Tube-liner and enameller.
Focus of teaching for Modellers and Sculptors, also for Designers, Decorative Artists and Workers in Art Crafts

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Tunstall School of Art

Tunstall School of Art (also know as the Victoria Institute).

Samuel Joseph Cartlidge 1890. Designer and Teacher
Harry Foster Newey 1858. Principal of School of Art
Joseph Parr 1873. Teacher at Wedgwood Memorial, Burslem and Tunstall School of Art
Ada A. Jones 1908. Art Teacher
Students are listed as being trained as either '1. Draughtsmen, Painters in Landscape, Animal and Figure; 2. Architects; 3. Modellers and Sculptors; 4. Designers, Decorative Artists and Workers in Art Crafts;

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mechanics instituteHanley Mechanics Institute

Mechanics Institutes functioned as Schools of Art and many were the forerunners to Schools, most were built before those shown above. There were Mechanic or similar establishments in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Sheffield, Nottingham and London.

The Mechanics Institutes was in Hanley and provided many facilities including - a library, museum of models, drawings, machines, minerals and natural history.
They gave lectures in the fine arts and elementary teaching for subjects like sculpture and modelling. Instruction suited to the needs of those engaged in the pottery industry.
They held Daytime and Evening classes

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