Jonathan Goodwin
Excavations at the Minton Factory: Shedding New Light on Nineteenth-Century Pottery Kilns

Ceramics in America 2004

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  • Figure 1
    Figure 1

    Excavated nineteenth-century oven base from Thomas Minton’s chinaworks. Scales are 0.5, 1.0, and/or 2.3 m. (All photos, The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent.)

  • Figure 2
    Figure 2

    Mid- to late-nineteenth-century oven base from George Jones’s Trent Potteries. Note the central void.

  • Figure 3
    Figure 3

    Detail of central void, showing fill of brick, sandy material, and pottery waste: Sandeman’s “cork.”

  • Figure 4
    Figure 4

    Another oven from the Trent Potteries, once again showing the central void.