The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery houses an outstanding collection of early-twentieth-century British art. The Collection began in 1927 and has evolved through generous donations by local residents and artists and with the support of the Contemporary Art Society. Key movements represented in the Collection are the Slade School, Scottish Colourists and the Camden Town School.
The Collection has developed with the aim of promoting and supporting contemporary artists and makers whose work challenges traditional divisions between art and craft. Grayson Perry, Gavin Turk and Jacqui Poncelet are amongst those represented. The Museum has an active loans policy which ensures the collections reach a national and international audience. Works from the art collection can be viewed in the galleries at The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery; works in storage can be viewed by special appointment.