Monday, 21 July 2014

Joint Stag & Hen Event/Day

With the Wedding only three weeks away
our good friends Wendy & Martin along with partners in crime
Pat & Ian
organised a joint event for the two of us.
We had no idea what had been planned until 11 am on the Saturday morning
when Nathan & Natasha turned up with these outfits and told us to get ready.
We got to the Barrington Boar at 11.30am
where we were met by a pub full of people all dressed
as cowboys and Indians. 
A Coach pulled up outside and we were off on a pub crawl. 
It was great fun, here are Martin & Wendy.

Proper Pubs 
 Some a bit harder to leave than others.
 as you can see we had a bit of fun along the way.
 here is a nice group shot.
I'm not sure if the dog wanted Jo or the hot dog she was eating, possibly
it wanted to en quire about the blow up horse!

 Phil came as a cowboy builder!
Two rowdy buggers 
This was the picture of the day, as the coach pulled away
Jo was just stood waiting to cross the road. 
Marion with Daughter Natasha & Daugther in law Louise.
the two Bridesmaids. 
at one point we played cricket and lost the ball.
Game over! 
We ended up back in the Barrington Boar for supper and a game 
of Killer skittles
we eventually left he pub 12 hours later
at 11.30pm.
A Brilliant day was had by all. and even better
the next morning I was up at 7am feeling great!
I could not believe it myself.

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Barrington Pottery Meets HRH Prince Charles

It's not every day you get to meet Prince Charles
and it's not every day you get to see me 
wearing a Tie.
But we had time for a Quick Selfie.

 HRH was in Glastonbury Abbey to help promote Tourism in the area
following the flooding earlier in the year.
We got to present him with one of our water jugs
appropriate I thought!
He asked us how business was and he asked Marion
if she potted as well.
When we told him it was just us two in the pottery he said
"Sorry if I'm stopping production, You can blame Me"
Marion took all the pictures except this one of course
but I told the Prince My Mum will be so proud
to see a photo of me with Him!
It was a great thrill for us and a real boost
We also got to chat to lots of interesting people and we were
treated to a very nice Buffet lunch afterwards
with Local wine & Apple juice
and Strawberries and Cream for dessert.
All in all it was a very British affair.

Monday, 7 July 2014

The National Trust online shop

I thought I would post a reminder that you can buy our pots online
from the National Trust online shop.
They take payment in lots of different ways
unlike our own web site that only uses Paypal

This shows that our pie dishes can be baked in.

and our Devon jugs in use in a restaurant.
We are off to meet Prince Charles tomorrow
if we can grab any pictures we will share them here.
It's all Go, Go,Go here.

Saturday, 28 June 2014

Rufford and Back

Well it's been a very long week, This time last week we were
having breakfast in the cafe at Rufford Abbey.
Friday is normally the quietest day for us, as this is when
the collectors tend to come to buy the best pieces of work
from some of the well known names in the pottery world.
This was how we set our stall up, as ever different from all the others
We set a theme to our stalls relevant to the time if we can.
And this year we set it up as a tribute to all of the country potters
that found themselves in the middle of the first world war.
This Year we were in the turning circle again and our stall
was right next to Doug Fitch.
But we had a fantastic Friday of sales when most of the bigger pots went
That was really encouraging for us, as bigger is the way I want to go
I love making the bigger pieces. 

The weather was kind to us this year as well, which was a first for us.
As ever I took part in the potters games
I was in the relay throwing team for Team Lambert.
 Four pots all 10" tall in as quick a time as possible
we won by a mile.
 On the Saturday I did my demonstration of making pots with lids
it seemed to go down well, this was the question section at the end.
Team Lambert were the overall winners
of the potters world cup. 
All in all we had a great show and a nice easy trip home.
full of enthusiasm if not energy,
but we were straight back in it on Monday morning
with two ladies booked in for a taster session.

Monday, 16 June 2014

Escape to the Country TV appearance on BBC1 iplayer

Well the programe that was filmed last October was shown today on BBC1 at 3pm
for all of you out of the BBC area here is a link
on the i Player

The idea behind the show is people who want to move to a new area
in the countryside get shown a number of property's in a given area
and the couple also get to try a local craft.
We had two ladies come to us and they were such good fun.

Our bit is about 3 mins long.
Let me know what you think?

We are off to Earth & Fire on Thursday at Rufford Abbey
in Nottingham
Why not come and say hello if your in the area
the show is on from Friday 20th - Sunday 22nd.
Hence the mad production of pie dishes. 

We have spent the day putting together a stand for the show
There is a prize for the stand voted the best by the visitors
the prize is a free stall next year,
so we have put together what we think is a nice stall
lets see what the punters think?

Thursday, 12 June 2014

My Country Business Awards News

Well I'm sorry to say we didn't win the Business Award
In the Country Homes & Interiors Magazine.

I've put the link here so you can see all the winners

Very well done to Gabrielle Vary for winning in the Craft section
here's the link to her web site, and a worthy winner.

I'm pleased to say that
Country Homes & Interiors Magazine have contacted us
with a view to doing an article on us
at some point in the future.

and Don't forget to watch out for us on
Escape to the Country
on BBC1 at 3pm on Monday 16th June.

Here is the Gas kiln in the back garden this morning.
Great to see some real sunshine!

Monday, 9 June 2014

BBC ONE Escape to the country TV appearance

Back on October last year
we did a morning of filming in the workshop
for the BBC TV show
Escape to the Country.
It was good fun and the couple were really nice and good company 

The show will be on BBC ONE 3PM
Monday 16th June 2014
so make sure you set your TV to record.
Lets hope we do potters proud with our short appearance.