Potteries Tile Trail
The Potteries Tile Trail
The Potteries Tile Trail celebrates tiles and architectural ceramics to be found in locations across Stoke-on-Trent. It aims to promote the city's historic built environment as well as its internationally significant tile and architectural ceramic industry.
The vast & growing collection is community and crowd sourced. It was originally established working in partnership with a volunteer research team of 'tile ambassadors' from Stoke-on-Trent & North Staffordshire. The wider local community and a national and international constituency of online contributors have shared their 'tile spots' both within the city and far beyond over the last five years. We hope you will GET IN TOUCH, share your photographs & help contribute to to this ever-growing online collection!
The Potteries Tile Trail is comprised of two interrelated resources:
- Online collection* of photographs & related information which includes tile locations linked to Google Maps. You can view more than 400 tiles & architectural ceramics by clicking on the following link: Historypin
*The Potteries Tile Trail Historypin Collection has received more than 16,000 views to date!
- Trail leaflets - a series of introductory tile walks around tile locations in each of Stoke-on-Trent's famous six towns.
The Potteries Tile Trail project has been led by the national Tiles and Architectural Ceramics Society (TACS) and funded by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) All Our Stories initiative. The project was devised & delivered by Danny Callaghan (Ceramic City Stories).
6 Towns | 6 Trails We have created a series of six introductory 'tile trails' - one for each of Stoke- on-Trent's famous six towns: Tunstall, Burslem, Hanley, Stoke, Fenton and Longton. The trails are aimed at local residents and visitors alike. They offer a selection of varied and interesting examples of ceramics to be found in buildings and pubic spaces in each local area. We hope the trails encourage more people to explore and enjoy the city's wonderful 'in situ' ceramics. The trails can either be viewed by clicking on the digital documents (PDFs) below. Each trail can also be downloaded or printed out FREE of charge if desired. PLEASE CLICK ON THE IMAGES BELOW TO ACCESS THE SIX TILE TRAILS.
Virtual Tours: The six tile trails are also available as a virtual 'tour' on our Historypin channel. You can follow the six trails online by accessing tile photographs 'pinned' (geolocated) on Google Street View. Please click on the following link to access the six virtual tours: Historypin Virtual Tours
For more information or contributions - please click the following link to contact us: Ceramic City Stories