Sculptor: Robert Erskine. This sculpture is inspired by a shard of pottery from Roman times that was found in an underground oven when the former Wedgwood pottery site in the city was being redeveloped. Reflecting the city’s ongoing reputation as The Potteries the artwork is 300 times larger than the shard it is based upon. It shows the fingerprint that was found on the original piece of Roman pottery which is thought to date back hundreds of years. Tunstall Shard stands 35ft high by 27ft wide and weighs 7.5 tons.