‘Middleport Pottery Bottle Oven’ by Terry Woolliscroft


The large updraught bottle oven which still stands and is open to the public at Middleport Pottery in Stoke-on-Trent. One of just 47 which remain, complete with the chimney, in the Potteries. (At their peak there were about 2000 of these structures cluttering and polluting the area.) I used knives and brushes to paint this scene, from my own photo taken in 2019, with acrylic on Gesso Panel.
43 x 43cms, framed size
Acrylic paint on gesso panel.
Signed on the front, and signed on the back.
This comes ready to hang.
Framed in a hand painted natural wood professionally made frame to compliment artwork.
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Potteries born Terry Woolliscroft works from his studio in the Staffordshire Moorlands. In the 1960s he was so fascinated by the invention of the new acrylic medium that he was inspired to pick up the brush and paint.

He now draws his inspiration from the rather special landscape of the Potteries of North Staffordshire, and is influenced by local artists Reginald Haggar, Jiri Borsky and Maurice Wade. He also enjoys painting seascapes and still life.

His work can be seen on line and in local galleries. He was privileged to have a solo show at The Foxlowe Art Centre, Leek in 2018, and was selected for the Three Counties Open Art Exhibition, Burslem, in 2019.


2019 Three Counties Open Art Exhibition, Burslem School of Art

2018 Foxlowe Arts Centre, Leek, Staffordshire. Solo show

Flying Ducks Art Gallery, Stone, ST15 8ES

The Waiting Room Gallery, Longport, ST6 4ND


“I love this canvas. As a Stokie living away from home it really does bring a bit of my heritage into my house. Really good quality, looks amazing and I shall buy more from you again.” J H, London

“Absolutely love this painting. It’s even better in the flesh than on screen. I saw it posted on twitter and bought it within a minute – the proportions and colour balance are spot on.” T P, Kent

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