Sunday, 2 August 2009

A Chip of the Old Block.

Whilst browsing through the book stall next to my workshop this week
I came across an old book called
" Collins Nutshell Books"
Pottery & Porcelain
first Published in 1964

Under the section entitled
"Old English Pottery"
it reads as follows
"The pottery made in England in the middle ages was very
obviously a native product. It had well-marked features
not related to continental wares. It was good to look at,
for although homely it was bold in conception and full of
character. While simple it was well balanced and had
dignity, so that taking into account the fact that nearly all
of it was designed for use and not for ornament, the
artistic merit was surprisingly high. It seemed the kind of
Pottery made for honest folk who valued sound reliable
quality above mere showiness."

Now I know why I do what I do.


Dirt-Kicker Pottery said...

Your pottery is amazing. The glaze is to die for.

Ron said...

Well said.

Hollis Engley said...

Well said, indeed. A good definition of working pots.

Anonymous said...

i love it when someone says exactly what you want only better.

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