‘Bottle Ovens at Bournes Bank’ Burslem by Terry Woolliscroft


These three bottle ovens, known locally as the Three Sisters, are rather special. They are what is known as ‘downdraught bottle ovens’ and are the only ones of this type left in the Potteries. They were last fired commercially by Acme Marls Ltd in 1977 with smokeless oil as their fuel. They are located at Bournes Bank, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent. At their peak there were around 2000 bottle ovens in Stoke-on-Trent. Now only 47 remain standing complete with their chimneys.
lots of layers are usedto give the painting a distinct quality and make it interesting to look at from a distance and up close.
43 x 43cms, framed size
Acrylic paint on stretched canvas.
Signed on the front, and signed on the back.
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Framed in a hand painted natural wood professionally made frame to compliment artwork .
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Terry Woolliscroft – painter in acrylics.

In his youth Terry joined the Wedgwood Art Society, in his home town, Stoke-on-Trent, England. This was his inspiration and motivation to paint. He was an adventurous painter and his confident approach led him to exhibit with the likes of Jiri Borsky, Derek Brownsord, Jan Zalud, and Elsie Cheeseman at the Art Society.

Today he draws inspiration from a number of modern artists, from his family and from his local landscapes. His mother was a free hand pottery painter, his sister specialises in Chinese Brush Painting and his wife, Pam, who draws, is a constant encouragement.

He paints in acrylics and has never moved from this amazingly versatile, yet sometimes tricky, medium. Mainly self taught.

Recent Exhibitions:

Currently: Flying Ducks Art Gallery, Stone, Staffordshire

2019 Three Counties Open Art Exhibition, Burslem School of Art

2019 Waiting Room Gallery, Longport, Stoke-on-Trent

2018 Foxlowe Arts Centre, Leek, Staffordshire. Solo show

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