Friday, 16 May 2008

New Baby






















Look at this loverly old chap, an Original Leach Kick Wheel, it's my new Baby. I just purchased it from a very nice man on Ebay this week. Thank you Graeme, you can be sure it's gone to a nice home, where it will be lovingly looked after for the rest of it's potting days.

I've been looking for one of these for a long time, I need to give it a name, any suggestions welcome.
The young man in the picture is Joshua, Nathan and Lousie's son,who has come to stay with us for the weekend. Nathan has taken these pictures of some of my last firing . As I said on the last post I'm very happy with the results.
Just thinking about the name what about " Bernard " ?






10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Paul,

Congrats - that's a beauty. BTW, Simon Leach recently posted a video on You Tube about a Leach Wheel he got from his brother John.

Instead of naming it Bernard, how about Bernie? This seems irreverantly appropriate, if there is such a thing.

Also, your covered jars are really singing. They have lot's of volume and the parts are well integrated. Particularly like the brown one with the white decoration.

Keep up the good work!

S. Dean (from NC, about 3 hours down the road from Ron)

Sarah said...

Hey Paul, What a treat. I bet there's been lots of pots made on that wheel. I thought 'Bernie' too when reading the post. (great minds think alike right S. ?)
Ron (not Sarah, who forgot to sign out again!!!)

Sarah said...

How about Bernadette? Or does it have to be male?

paul jessop said...

Hi Sarah, You have raised an issue that put's me in a dilema.
Bernard or Bernie are both good names, as a doff of the cap to the master. but Bernadette ( loverly name ) would mean I am sitting astride a woman all day, kicking around trying to produce something!! I don't know about you? but I would find that a bit of a distraction. You have to remember us potters have very creative minds.

Hannah said...

Snap! Just like mine, mine has no name either. hmmm.
how about wally the wheel.

Anonymous said...

Paul,

How about Billy or Willie in deference to William Marshall?

-S. Dean

Ron said...

Oh hi Paul. That comment from Sarah was by me, Ron. I think Bernadette is good! I'm going to have to name my treadle now...hummm. Lucy? Wobbly? Well, if you don't take Bernadette then I'll go with that, I don't mind a good distraction now and again.

Hannah said...

Well what happened on monday Paul? Did they bannish you?

paul jessop said...

Hi Hanna,no I'm still there. in fact they are going to increase the size of our team.
and Ron, you can have Bernadette as a name, just don't think about it too much when your working.

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