Tag Archives: WWII

Bristol 1944: Coffee, Doughnuts and a Lost Dog-Tag

A few years ago one of my students found a metal label in the grounds of Bristol School of Art in Clifton. She had been in the military and recognised it as an American military dog-tag from the Second World … Continue reading

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Modernism or Pragmatism. British Utility Ceramics in the 1940s.

A small collection of Utility pottery has turned up during building work on the site of the American Red Cross Club in Bristol. Made between 1943 and 1951, these wares were produced under Government control primarily for military use. Identifying … Continue reading

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Trawler Teapots – the story of HMT River Spey (updated 23/5/15)

My pots often emerge from something happening around me. I like to start with a narrative or an experience. The Trawler series of teapots been in 2009 when my aunt rediscovered some letters and souvenirs from her childhood in the … Continue reading

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