This is a popular question and topic of conversation amongst Stokies and has been the inspiration behind the latest exhibition at the Barewall Gallery in Market Place, Burslem.
Themed on the Potteries and local interest Barewall have the answer in an impressive art print by Ian Persall which features each of the remaining kiln chimneys by artist photographer Ian Pearsall.
Ian Persall, 42, has collated his dramatic photographs taken of the 47 kilns and has produced a stunning collage entitled ‘The Magnificent 47’. With a passion for architectural photography Ian was inspired to capture the kilns as a full series and in response to this popular topic of conversation and all 47 are featured in this unique art print.
Alan Whitehead, Chairman of The Burslem History Club said “It really is impressive to see the remaining 47 in their glory and I have never seen them together in this way before. My first impression was what a magnificent piece. It is a collection of heritage and all of the 6 towns come together in one frame. I hope that we don’t lose any of the 47 in the coming years.”
The exhibition of local interest themed artwork including The Magnificent 47 runs until 4th November.