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Shelley History - The People

John Shelley (1778-?)

It is considered that in 1799, John made a small mould depicting a master potter with his apprentice turning the wheel. It is thought to represent William Turner of the famous Turner factory at Lane End. The earthenware mould is now in the Spode Museum, an enamelled plaque signed by John Shelley is in the Stoke on Trent City Museum.