The Blog and Archive of artist Nicola Winstanley

A Question

A Question

A Question

Up until the 1990’s in Stoke-on-Trent, every pottery factory and most major manufacturers like Creda, Michelin and Shelton Bar closed for the last week of June and the first week of July. This was known as The Potters Fortnight. Factories would cease production and undertake mainenence while employees took family holidays, traditionally to North Wales or (if they’d got the overtime in) The Costa Del Sol.

To find out more about the impact of creative workers in Stoke-on-Trent, I would like anyone who knows the city to think about this question…

If all the creative workers in the city left Stoke-on-Trent for The Potters Fortnight 2017, what would happen?

You can answer in the comments below or send me a message via the contact page. The feedback will go into the research for my Spode residency , which will incorporate the findings from the successful #sotaaw Artists Census Day and many other findings from the residency.

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