The Middleport Pottery factory tour is unique. It offers the chance to see Burleigh pottery being made using the same handcraft methods as in the 1880s. Each piece of Burleigh ware goes through 25 pairs of hands. The tour will lead you through each stage of production in sequence, showing how a lump of clay is transformed into a finished piece of pottery including the unique method of decoration, underglaze ’tissue-transfer’ – the only place in the world where this technique is still being used. You will also see ‘Duchess’, our fully restored steam engine which once powered the whole factory.
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