Here is Mr Young outside his pottery on a sunny sunny morning, how sweet is that building! It’s a little cracker. It was great to see Paul again, had fun talking about pots and potters for hours on end, thanks Paul.
Well what a time, it’s been a very busy few days, lots of travelling but very enjoyable indeed. This is Annabel Faraday
and me having a natter, Annabel is the lady I stayed with in London the other week. It was great to see her again. The show was fabulous to see, lots of faces and pots that I am familiar with from other shows but some that I only know from seeing pictures of and quite a few who were new to me.
Finally after years of reading her books and hearing stories about the lady I finally got to meet the quite incredible character of Mary Wondrausch
. Star struck was not the word (for me not her) I was volunteered by a certain Mr Paul Young to help bring in all Mary’s pots and I walked too and fro from the car thinking to myself “Mary Wondrausch
, crikey, Mary Wondrausch
!” So did I tell her I made pots? Well not for a while. On the Friday I said almost nothing. On Saturday I told her about being apprenticed to Jason who had worked with her when he was 18, he’s in his 50s now, and Sunday I finally told her I made pots myself and actually showed her some pictures. Phew! I felt brave.
There you go, proof!
There were about 60 potters at the show and it had a good buzz about it.
I have to say that I was particularly taken with this stand. This chap is cropping up on blogs all over the place at the moment, and these are the pots that Blogger Andrew
was away in Devon helping Nic Collins
to fire last week. These wide dishes were delicious but I would have gladly taken any number of them home with me.
I hope Nic
had a good show as these were pretty spectacular pots.
I popped into the Asmoulian
Museum with Blogger Matt whilst I was in Oxford,
a couple of tasty bits of slipware on show, including this posset pot, I love that look when the black slip is fluxing and running down the pot. More manganese in my black slip I think.