WORD OF THE WEEK - 25 Aug 2014 - ACID RESIST BLACKER

ACID RESIST BLACKER Occupation. Decorating Department. Male or female. The person who applies the resist material prior to acid etching.


Acid resist blacker at Josiah Wedgwood, Barlaston, Stoke-on-Trent. 1970


WORD OF THE WEEK - 18 Aug 2014 - SOOT

SOOT Pronounced in The Potteries as 'sooot' not 'sut'. Found in chimneys after a coal fire.

WORD OF THE WEEK - 4 Aug 2014 - OATCAKE

OATCAKE Potteries delicacy. Potters' favourite food. A 'toe rag'. A Potteries poppadom (but floppy, not crispy). Potteries oatcakes are totally different from Derbyshire Oatcakes which are about the same diameter but are much thicker or Scottish Oatcakes which are small, hard and like a biscuit. Potteries oatcakes are more like pancakes, being floppy, flat and about eight inches across, and made from oatmeal, whole wheat flour, yeast, milk and water. Best served with melted cheese either grilled then rolled or oven baked and folded.


Oatcake day is 8th August

That certain Oatcake Smile!