Families go potty for Stoke-on-Trent Potteries painting event

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Families brushed up on their art skills when they gathered at Gladstone Pottery Museum for half-term pottery painting fun.

Youngsters of all ages enjoyed having a go at painting a piece of traditional pottery at the famous Stoke-on-Trent factory.

Pottery designs to paint

Pottery designs to paint

Designs ranged from flowers, dogs, hearts and wizards that visitors could take away as a souvenir.

Development officer Merice Williams said that events like this were especially important to have.

“It’s nice to have a special event on and have people come here to find out about the pottery industry, and we’re all about people taking part.

“We have a lot of families visiting as well.”

The Potteries history goes as far back as the 19th Century and was seen as a chance to make the younger generation more aware of its influence.

Rita Floyd, one the museum’s workers, said: “I think it’s very important because of the industry and the heritage of the pottery industry.

“So, I think it’s nice for the children to actually see, as well as having the pottery to paint that someone has actually made on sight.”

Ms Williams added: “We hope to have lots of happy visitors and so far we’ve got them.”

The half-term pottery painting event is on every day at Gladstone Pottery Museum until Saturday (February 20).

See StaffsLive’s video of the event, below:

(Additional reporting by Alina Vilcane)

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