A clay jiggering room Longton Stoke-On-Trent Great Britain showing potteries heritage at the Gladstone Pottery Museum

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A clay jiggering room Longton Stoke-On-Trent Great Britain showing potteries heritage at the Gladstone Pottery Museum
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Jiggering and jolleying: These operations are carried out on the potter's wheel and allow the time taken to bring wares to a standardized form to be reduced. Jiggering is the operation of bringing a shaped tool into contact with the plastic clay of a piece under construction, the piece itself being set on a rotating plaster mould on the wheel. The jigger tool shapes one face while the mould shapes the other. Jiggering is used only in the production of flat wares, such as plates, but a similar operation, jolleying, is used in the production of hollow-wares such as cups. Jiggering and jolleying have been used in the production of pottery since at least the 18th century. In large-scale factory production, jiggering and jolleying are usually automated, which allows the operations to be carried out by semi-skilled labour.
Location: Uttoxeter Road, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST3 1PQ