Cloisonné involves an object - usually made from copper - being marked with fine wire to pick out decorative areas, before enamel paste is applied to the piece and it is fired and polished.

Philanthropist Edwin Davies CBE donated one of the world's finest collections of Japanese cloisonné to the Victoria and Albert Museum in London in 2011, featuring over 90 objects spanning 500 years of production. This exhibition showcases some of its finest pieces, including enamels from the Golden Age of cloisonné and modern ornaments from the 20th century.

It is complemented by objects from the museum’s own collections, including Japanese prints, lacquer, ceramics and textiles.

The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery

Bethesda Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST1 3DW

01782 232 323


Opening times

Mon – Sat, 10am – 5pm
Sun, 11am – 4pm

Please see the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery website for Christmas opening

Free to all

Free exhibitions with National Art Pass

10% off shop purchases

Valid to 31 December 2018

Selling an eclectic range of gifts to enable visitors to take home a unique memento of their visit, The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery shop now offers 10% off all merchandise to National Art Pass holders.

10% off café

Valid to 31 December 2018

The Potteries Museum also offers 10% off café purchases to National Art Pass holders.

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