Royal Doulton Factory - Take 2 of 4 by David J Knight

Royal Doulton Factory - Take 2 of 4 by 

Take 1

Take 2

Take 3

Take 4

The once thriving factory of world reknown pottery firm Royal Doulton has come down to this. Burslem, so called mother town of the Potteries, lost its heart when on 30 September 2005, the Nile Street factory closed. A few items are now made at Wedgwood in Barlaston, south of the Potteries Conurbation. Almost all other Doulton pieces are made in Indonesia.

July 2010 saw the factory in this state.

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Technical Data
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Sigma 18-50mm F2.8 DC MACRO EX Lens
Focal length: 18mm
ISO: 160
Aperture: f20
Speed: 1/160 sec
Processing: Photoshop CS4
Filter: Topaz Adjust4

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  • Steven  Agius
    Steven Agiusalmost 4 years ago

    Excellent perspective and work !

  • Thanks Steven for the generous comments and the faves.

    – David J Knight

  • sundawg7
    sundawg7almost 4 years ago

    Splendid image David…and great processing. Of the 4 though, I prefer this one. It’s a shame though, what’s become of the once high class Royal Doulton. Just goes to show nothing lasts forever, no matter how dominant it may be in a given time…and this is a prime example. >Ron<

  • sundawg7
    sundawg7almost 4 years ago

    PS: ‘RD’ pottery from Indonesia just isn’t the same…and likely cheaper made too.

  • Price! You have got that right, that is the only reason for the move abroad. I did a work experience here many years ago (far too many) and the skill of the workforce was unbelievable, many of whom where fourth & fifth generation doing the same job

    – David J Knight

  • walela
    walela7 months ago

    Wonderful photo. How sad, sad, this has happened. I thought this happened only in America.

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