Vanished landscape of the Potteries by vickymount

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Vanished landscape of the Potteries by 

Oil. 80 × 80cm

‘Experts calculated that in the heyday there were up to 4,000 bottle kilns in Stoke-on-Trent with as many as 2,000 still standing in the 1950’s. The Clean Air Act of 1953 sounded the death-knell for the smoky, coal fired oven. There are 47 still standing today – all are listed buildings.’


bottle, industrial, oil, on, ovens, potteries, stoke, trent

Vicky live and works in Edinburgh as a full-time artist. She lives with her husband, two daughters, two cats and a big old hound

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  • Anni Morris
    Anni Morrisabout 6 years ago

    Lovely work Vicky. Guess this is in Staffs??? I visited there many years ago. The terrain reminds me of Lowry. You’ve made the pollution pretty…I guess those smoke ghosts can look beautiful too.

  • vickymount
    vickymountabout 6 years ago

    Yes, this is in Staffs, although of no particular location as I worked from several old photos.
    Glad you like it and thankyou for favouriting!

  • linaji
    linajiabout 6 years ago

    Amazing illustration!! YOUr style is so rich and the message you convey is clear

  • JaredJames
    JaredJamesabout 6 years ago

    Love this work!

  • Sandy Wager
    Sandy Wagerabout 6 years ago

    wow! This must have taken ages to paint. It is wonderful!

  • It did take a while to paint! I always say… I’ll paint something smaller and less detailed next time and then end up painting something just as complicated.

    – vickymount

  • Herkissable
    Herkissableabout 6 years ago

    FAB-U-LOUS!!! looove the way you have the smoke rolling from every chimney!!

  • Thankyou 8~)

    – vickymount

  • rumbarber
    rumbarberalmost 6 years ago

    this is brilliant – grim but beautiful – the mind-boggling layers of terrace houses and smoke create almost surreal and dreamlike scene.

  • Thankyou very much! 8~)

    – vickymount

  • Gili Orr
    Gili Orralmost 6 years ago

    beautiful painting. Love your colors.

  • MaiaRamish
    MaiaRamishalmost 6 years ago

    really really amazing.. I’m in love with this one

  • Firedrake
    Firedrakeover 5 years ago

    Incredible! The warm tones and the cool smoke…brilliant.

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