Monthly Archives: April 2014

English Country Pottery: Bread Crock Handles Explored

LUGS – horizontal handles on English Country Pottery bread crocks and storage jars.  The ‘skip’ pot in the previous post has thrown lugs typical of the kind found on pots from the Bristol area. Shallow thick-walled shapes are thrown, cut … Continue reading

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English Country Pottery: A Bread Crock from a Bristol Skip

I had to rescue this even if it was sitting in bits in a pool of rainwater and garden waste at the bottom of a skip. Poor old thing had been used as a plant pot. Hundred of them went … Continue reading

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BRISTOL’S NEW BANKSY. MOBILE LOVERS NOW ON SHOW AT THE CITY MUSEUM – video

BRISTOL’S NEW BANKSY GOES UP ON THE WALL AT THE CITY MUSEUM MAYOR GEORGE FERGUSON INTERVIEWED Lots of fuss in Bristol this week after a new (alleged) BANKSY painting appeared on a wall in Clement St, St Judes. A couple … Continue reading

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KEN STRADLING’S EYE – Monnow Valley Arts 3 May – 29 June 2014

KEN STRADLING’S EYE – Modern Design in BritainMonnow Valley Arts, 3 May – 29 June 1014 20th-century design historian Alan Powers has curated this exhibition of pieces from the Ken Stradling Collection. This is the first exhibition dedicated solely to … Continue reading

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First outing in 10 years for a V8 Formula 27

OK it’s not a teapot but…    PTL is Ben’s new car. It’s a 3.9l V8 Formula 27.  She’s a Lotus 7 replica built in 1995 and is back on the road this week after 10 years in mothballs in … Continue reading

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ARCHITECTURAL CERAMICS IN BUDAPEST – ART NOUVEAU / SECESSIONIST

A few examples of the architectural ceramics of Budapest collected on my wanderings. I found a great book by Dániel Kovács and Zsolt Batár called Budapest Art Nouveau published by Andron Könyv in 2012. It consists of a series of … Continue reading

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