Pilkington's and the Manchester School of Art
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Pilkington's and the Manchester School of Art

Pilkington's and the Manchester School of Art

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3rd floor, Sir Kenneth Green Library,

Manchester Metropolitan University,

Manchester, United Kingdom

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A chance to see examples of early Pilkington's Pottery and find out about its connections to the Manchester School of Art with our Curator, Stephanie Boydell. A number of Pilkington's ceramics were donated to the School of Art by William Burton (1863-1941), a chemist and ceramic historian who gave lectures at the School of Art. Burton began working for Pilkington's in 1893, having previously worked for Josiah Wedgewood and Sons. Burton brought his extensive knowledge of ceramics to Pilkington's where he oversaw production and employed a number of highly skilled artists and craftsmen. 

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