Here’s a date for your colander , that’s it puns over,the Weald and Downland museum asked me to make a colander to replace a broken one. We had planned to go to a steam event there which was two weeks from the request. I got a move on and made two,one plain and one tudor green but the green slip went wrong and it turned out very pale and unsuitable.



When we were there we had a look around their newly re erected cottage Tindalls a lovely new addition,the tiles were natural clay from Burgess hill,Keymer tiles each one was sponsored by someone at a fiver each, they look lovely.DSC_0387DSC_0381DSC_0383DSC_0382

Two days after the visit, I had an e.mail thanking me for the leaky pot and a request for storage jars for Tindalls, I will be part of the furnishings.Will have to get a move on and get the mud out.

Here we have the lovely hewn wide shelf,the adze marks can be clearly seen.


About timbartell

I was born in a flat in Lambeth the name of which was, Wedgewood house,China walk estate.I'd forgotten this until recently,it dawned on me the significance of the names after I had become interested in pottery/ceramics.I think of myself as a potter in the most practical sense,making pots for people to use.I have never had any formal training,I took it up when the table tennis class was full.My first flat was in the same road as a pottery centre, Elmwood pottery, the best in London, 18 sessions a week and a real community. I love my craft and bore everyone with it, so am grabbing this chance to bore more people via this blog.There may be the odd interesting item, here's hoping.
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