Here, a group of carved figures examine an impressive collection of pots and vases — striking relief created by master craftsman George Tinworth in around 1878. Look a little closer, and what is thought to be leading female artist of her time Hannah Bolton Barlow can be spied seated with her pet cat under her stool.
So, I was ready with my camera for this detail of the building in particular.
Here’s the entire relief on top of the original entrance:
And here I am, looking a little closer like they said, at Hannah Bolton Barlow and her cat:
Who the bloke in the bat might be, I do not know, or all the others.
But also, look at that big vase to the left of her as we look. That’s definitely a lion, and on the narrow bit at the top, I believe I see a squirrel.
It’s like these pottery people had seen The Internet coming, and knew just how to get noticed by it.