Manchester Art Gallery

Exporting Beauty: Pilkington’s Pottery and Tiles

An exhibition featuring over 100 pots and tiles made by Pilkington's world famous Lancastrian pottery company between 1893 and 1938.

Manchester Art Gallery
Saturday 9 October 2010–Sunday 9 October 2011


As part of this exhibition, visitors were invited to discover the story of the company’s impressive rise to fame and see beautiful art pieces from the firm’s golden era, including a number of unique works made for international exhibitions.

The exhibition also included animations inspired by Aesop’s Fables and themes of nature found in Pilkington’s pottery and tiles, made by members of LMCP Care Link and Wai Yin Chinese Women’s Society with artist Tamzin Forster.


Ginger jar and cover, 1909, made by Pilkington’s Tile and Pottery Company Ltd, designed and decorated by Richard Joyce.