Up until 1970 Stoke on Trent produced seventy-five percent of the Pottery made in the UK. The city was full of working factories employing thousands of skilled workers to meet the demands of the world for pottery and fine china. Today only a handful of factories remain within the city, with very few workers being employed. This decline in industry along with the closures of coal mines and steel works has led to a surplus population in an area which cannot sustain them, giving Stoke on Trent one of the highest unemployment rates in the country. My work investigates the effect of the demise in industry has had on the City from a cultural, and economic view point.
Louise Beadle • John Boon • Mark Boyle • Megan Dabbs • Viktoria Eva • Katie Fildes • Megan Griffiths • Ed Huddleston • Ruth O'Connor • Gergely Peter • Nicole Quirk • Georgia Taylor • Jack Wilson •