A pottery works with its forest of bottle kilns bordering a railway line in Stoke-on-Trent. Bottle kilns have a relatively short working life of about 30 years, so were constantly rebuilt. Due to recent changes in the industry, few of these distinctive monuments survive in the area.
Saggar Maker's Bottom Knockers - are not as exciting as they sound. Making Saggars was a skilled job, but the bottom part was created by knocking some clay through an iron hoop template and was an unskilled job, usually set aside for boys of 9-10 years old.