(UK) An area in the West Midlands of England based around Stoke-On-Trent. Considered to be the main centre of the pottery industry.
A district of west-central England in the Trent River valley. It has been noted for the manufacture of ceramics since the 1600s. Josiah Wedgwood and Josiah Spode were among the noted potters who worked in the area.
Potteries Sentence Examples
Pipeclay and china clay, from Kingsteighton, are shipped for the Staffordshire potteries, while coal and general goods are imported.
In 1905 Portland was the first manufacturing city of the state, with a factory product valued at $9,132,801 (as against $8,527,649 for Lewiston, which outranked Portland in 1900); here are foundries and machine-shops, planing-mills, car and railway repair shops, packing and canning establishments - probably the first Indian corn canned in the United States was canned near Portland in 1840 - potteries, and factories for making boots, shoes, clothing, matches, screens, sleighs, carriages, cosmetics, &c. Shipbuilding and fishing are important industries.
The coasting trade consists chiefly of imports of coal and provisions, the exports being principally timber for shipbuilding and flint for the Staffordshire potteries.
There are also large potteries, silk-mills, a brewery and a tobacco factory.
It is a poor and crowded district, and a large industrial population is employed in the riverside wharves and in potteries, glassworks and other manufactures.