Sunday, 15 March 2015
Saturday, 7 March 2015
Last week while clearing some shelves of pottery to make way for a new display case (that will never be big enough), I felt something new: It was oppression. Standing in the spare room surrounded by Pottery on all four sides (five, if counting the boxed under the spare bed) that perhaps isn't surprising. Maybe guests stopping over, although they have never said, might have felt the same in the past (perhaps thats why they never return?).
Anyway, the result is ten pots listed on eBay last week, including the cat-like face Delphis bowl above (shape number 57, painted by Anne Godfrey in the last 1960's).
Saturday, 28 February 2015
Sunday, 15 February 2015
Thursday, 5 February 2015
Sunday, 1 February 2015
There's not much to say about this vase other than it gorgeous. The pattern code reads GR, though it's not easy to make out. The shape number is 345 and it was painted by Ethel Barrett in the early 1920's. The pattern is the same as these earlier Carter and Co vases.
Thursday, 29 January 2015
Saturday, 24 January 2015
Sadly though, this is just one more pot with nowhere to go, as the last inch of space on my various overcrowded shelves and display cases was used up several weeks back. It would be such a shame to hide any more pots away under the spare bed (even if there was any room there). There nothing for it but to get some new display cases.
So I'm heading to Ikea tomorrow, for the start of what will be a fairly major project redecorating the spare room. I'm quite excited at the prospect. Decanting all the pots from their current home to other rooms around the house, I will take some pleasure from, though my partner may not. And I'm certainly looking forward to seeing the end result, particularly having been inspired by the well displayed collections below.