After a morning of class, our coach headed for the city of Stoke-On-Trent, which houses many of the most well known potteries in the UK. Our time there was spent at the Gladstone Pottery Museum learning about the history of producing ceramic pieces for daily use.
|Beginning our tour of the pottery|
|Justin demonstrating manually powering the pottery wheel - a job often held by children|
|A bottle kiln partially stacked with saggars (the containers that protected the ceramic from debris during firing)|
|We watched our demonstrator produce a rose|
|Heading into the exhibition hall|
|A bit of interesting history...|
|Leif and Justin testing their knowledge|
|More ladies in the tub!|
Even though our day was full with class and touring the museum, we did have a little time to check out a local haunt - the Gladstone Snooker and Pool hall. A number of the students tried their hand at British pool (which is surprisingly different - much smaller tables and balls than in the US) and the competition was swift.
|Carls take over the pool hall!|
|Vishal setting up a shot|
|Even the director got in on the fun!|