I have only ever made one successful Pot; and this is it. I made it in my final year at school.
Lady Magnon had told me that she'd thrown it away, and I wasn't happy about it. But we have now found it stuffed away in a corner of the loft.
I'm not going to pretend that it's a masterpiece; it isn't. But it's symmetrical, solid, it has a pleasant glaze, and it doesn't leak.
I'm very pleased to see that it's still around. Now all she has to do is find my Prep' School Cricket colours cap that she also claims to have thrown away.
How could she!!!
It's lovely. I really like it. Will you plant something in it?ReplyDelete
I think it's already gone back into the loft!!!Delete
It is a great pot. I was thinking it is a vase but not sure of scale. I would fill it with flowers and greenery. Love it.ReplyDelete
That's what I'd imagined. Maybe I'll bring it down again.Delete
Oh you should put a nice fern in it and enjoy seeing it every day.ReplyDelete
I expect it'll be used for something, even if it's for 'small change'.Delete
Its a handsome pot!ReplyDelete
It deserves the light of day
From a pro' potter, I'll take that as a compliment. Thank you.Delete
Agree with Rachel and Poppy. Use it. Why put it back into the loft? Dead ballast.ReplyDelete
Most people your age (no offence, quite the opposite as not everyone makes it into their seventies) tend to purge their dwelling of "stuff". A few years ago I helped a few couples who were downsizing. It was quite wonderful. All those things, from crockery to children's toys, bringing forth their memories, the odd tear, and then letting go.
Anyway, on a more practical note: Who is doing the loft ladder up/down/back up again? I suppose it's one way of keeping fit.
We had two grandsons helping last weekend. One was up-top, the other half way up the ladder taking things down.Delete
We have a very large bag/sack stored near our loft hatch, along with a length of thin (ish) but strong rope.Delete
Items to come down from the loft go in the bag, bad is tied to rope and lowered down to me. Anything to go up to the loft, bag is thrown down to me, items in bag, rope lowered down, bag tied to rope and husband hauls bag up into loft! It's weird, but it works like a dream!
A couple of years ago we moved from our big family home into our bungalow, and about half of our belongings were put into the garage or loft. We were slowly getting things sorted, but then my husband's father died (don't feel sad, he was a truly horrible and vicious person) so now our priority is getting his retirement apartment cleared, decorated and sold as we're paying £650 per month service charges on the damn thing!
Ooops, sorry, intended to say I love that pot! I am truly envious of 'arty' people, I have no artistic ability at all.Delete
At school, I made a small vase for my Grandmother, she loved it and spent many a happy hour showing it off to people. I wish she hadn't, it was dreadful, lopsided, rough finish, leaky, an awful thing! X
Grandmothers don't mind lopsided, leaky, pots. In fact I think they like them more if they are a bit eccentric.Delete
You are right there... if it was perfect, it would look store bought. A little imperfection makes it yours.Delete
I was also wondering what is to be achieved in returning it to the loft. Just something else to be looked at again and a decision made by someone else going through your stuff? I would use it and if it gets knocked over and broken so be it. It might as well be out and used.ReplyDelete
We need an eBay account, otherwise we just don't know what to do with it all.Delete
Ebay isn't what it was, Cro. The fun, excitement of the original auction vibe, has gone. Their fees up. In fact if you want to add considerable stress to your remaining years Ebay will help.Delete
Sure if you have a van Gogh gracing your walls it'd be foolish to take it to the tip and dump it. Alas, most of what we think of value has little (to others). So there are charity shops, free cycle, preloved (google it), less hassle than ebay, more personal. Or you can do what has been a long standing tradition in the motherland, a form of curb crawling only more savoury. You leave things outside your house. Maybe with a note: "Free. Enjoy." It'll save you a lot of bother. And you can bathe in the glory of having made someone else happy.
Should any of your grandsons be in the market for a vintage school desk (1950s) complete with ink well and lid if in need of TLC do let me know. Picked it up for 50 p at the local tip about fifteen years ago. Now surplus to requirements.
Would it survive outdoors? It would make a lovely patio or doorstep pot.ReplyDelete
When it comes down again we'll have a committee meeting, and make a decision.Delete
It is a beautiful pot Cro.ReplyDelete
One shouldn't exaggerate; it's an OK pot!Delete
I doubt that the prep school cricket cap will fit you any more but Lady Magnon could sew on a loop of elastic so that it will stay in place when you go down the pub. By the way, I think that that is a pot to be proud of and it should be included in your last will and testament.ReplyDelete
My Cricket cap was actually slightly too big, and I suspect would still be so today. It was plain white with a green lion as a badge. If you should see it anywhere.....Delete
The pot looks quite nice and yes, I can see a nice glaze.ReplyDelete
I don't remember much about making it, other than it was about my 100th attempt!Delete
It is a nice pot. I chime in with the majority...take it down from that loft and use it! Judging the size is a little difficult from the picture, but I have a nice little pot that sits on the counter by the stove. It holds all my wooden spoons, soup ladles, and spatulas.ReplyDelete
Actually, that's a very good idea. It shall replace the antique stoneware jar that presently does that job.Delete
Definitely give the pot a place of honor. It will make you smile each time you look at it.ReplyDelete
It reminds me of my school Art Master; a brutal but highly talented man. I bumped into him by chance many years later, and was able to tell him that I had gained a 1st Class Hons degree in Fine Art. Unfortunately he was a bit far gone with dementia, and didn't really understand. I think he was have been highly amused.Delete