Rita has been making bone china flowers for over 40 years and here she is demonstrating this lost art of flower making to a group at the Gladstone Pottery Museum. This once world famous skill has sadly fallen out of fashion over the last 30 years.

I've spent the morning at the fantastic Gladstone Pottery Museum in Stoke-on-Trent learning the lost art of flower making. Longton was famous for its bone china makers and made beautiful intricate bone china flowers for much of the industry. It took many years of training to become a skilled flower maker and here is Rita demonstrating making a flower. She makes it look so easy, but it was one of the most difficult things I had ever done. Let's hope the blog I'm planning is slightly easier! The museum often runs courses so if you're interested why not look at their website?#feelingcreative https://www.susanrosechina.co.uk

Posted by Susan Rose China on Saturday, 13 January 2018