Another visit to Coalport China Museum.
As often as possible my neighbour and I cycle along a nearby former railway track which has now been given national cycle network status. In no time at all (because we chat all the way) we're in the heart of the collection of Ironbridge museums. Every time we go we see something different and interesting!
One of the bottle kilns. Isn't it a wonderful shape!
The Incline Plane was built to facilitate the movement of materials from the upper levels down to the canal and then onwards to the china works.
This family of ducks were enjoying the slightly warmer weather on their man-made island on the canal!
Items ready to be fired used to be carefully loaded into saggars which were in turn stacked into the huge kilns enabling many cups, saucers, plates, jugs, etc. to be fired at one time.
They are being produced nowadays to make lovely plant pots.