The Potteries Tile Trail is a pilot project that celebrates tiles and architectural ceramics to be found in locations across Stoke-on-Trent. It aims to promote the city’s built environment as well as its internationally significant tile and architectural ceramic industry.

This virtual collection has been created in partnership with a volunteer research team, the local community and a wider constituency of online contributors. Six introductory trails or ‘tours’ can be accessed via our dedicated channel using the Historypin website or smart phone app.

There are six ’tile trails’ – one for each of Stoke-on-Trent’s famous towns: Tunstall, Burslem, Hanley, Stoke, Fenton and Longton. The trails are aimed at local residents and visitors alike. They offer a selection of varied and interesting ceramics to be found on buildings and public spaces local to each neighbourhood. We hope the trails encourage more people to explore and enjoy the city’s wonderful ‘in situ’ ceramics. We also hope those taking part help us by contributing their photographs and comments to The Potteries Tile Trail Historypin collection.

The Potteries Tile Trail project has been led by the national Tiles and Architectural Ceramics Society (TACS) and funded by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) All Our Stories initiative.