‘Johnson Brothers’

Pencil drawing of a derelict pottery firm.

Pencil on card 4 x 6 in 10.16 x 15.24 cm

Pot bank Series 5
This is drawing number five of derelict listed Bottle Ovens where over 20,000 people lost their jobs.

Johnson Brothers pottery was one of the most successful Staffordshire potteries, importing many of their tableware products across the pond to the United States, doing so successfully for seven decades from the 1890s to the 1960s with the loss of 1000 jobs
They finally ceased trading in 2003 and production was moved overseas to China and finally ceased in 2015.

The factory was demolished in 2004 and the two remaining Bottle Ovens where listed in 1987. Yet another sad demise of the Pottery Industry of Stoke On Trent.


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