Postcards of the Potteries
The pottery industry of Britain traditionally had its heartland in Stoke-on-Trent, in Staffordshire. Although this city no longer creates pottery items in the same volume, areas of the city are still known as The Potteries and the people work hard to retain this heritage.
Along with this traditional craftsmanship, Stoke-on-Trent has a gained an enviable reputation as the home of the Staffordshire Hoard. This Anglo Saxon treasure haul is made up of both silver and gold works of art and is displayed at The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, in Stoke-on-Trent. Viewing these unique relics is a once in a lifetime opportunity and experiencing the visual impact they can make is becoming increasingly popular with visitors to the town.
The museum however does not allow photographs of these items to be taken. Visitors do have the option though of purchasing brochures and postcards. These postcards are designed to capture the true details of this treasure and create a business opportunity for the museum. Postcard printing in Stoke-on-Trent for instance by Minuteman Press can help those who are unable to visit the Staffordshire Hoard and for those who have and wish to purchase lasting souvenirs of the items.