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Is the layout of Gladstone pottery, as you would expect from your knowledge of the processes of the pottery industry?

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Is the layout of Gladstone pottery, as you would expect from your Knowledge of the processes of the pottery industry? The first part of the pottery making process is the importing of raw materials. On my visit to Gladstone I saw things that were logical and illogical. The entrance to the site was very narrow and this seems illogical because it would have been hard to get the horse and cart in with raw materials. ...read more.

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In this room several processes took place. There were machines to weigh and mix the raw materials. Processes such as pugging and filtering also took place in the slip house. This makes perfect sense as they are some of the early processes involved in making pottery. Another way in which Gladstone's layout is logical is because after the slip house the pottery goes to the pug room and mixing shops. ...read more.

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One way in which Gladstone is logical is its position next to the Newcastle Carlisle Turnpike road. This made good sense because it helped Gladstone export its goods to markets across the country this is good as it helps Gladstone make profit. One way in which Gladstone was illogical is because it is not next to a canal. Most pottery firms were built next to a canal as it helped with the smooth delivery of finished wares. Gladstone is over 2 miles away from the nearest canal. I found this to be very suprising. Thomas Bradley ...read more.

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