Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Pottery Graveyard

Today my other half and I went to Horncastle a town in the Lincolnshire Wolds to have a browse round.
We actually went to find a cupboard in one of the many antiques shops there. We had no success with that.
One of them has a pottery graveyard at the back where crockery is piled up against all the elements. It is a sad place really where house clearances end up. Years of memories and prize possessions are left to die.

But then some pieces are given a new lease of life. I love Portmeirion pottery and today I had some prize finds.

A few years back we went to Wales and visited the village of Pormeirion famous for the setting and filming of the cult programme 'The Prisoner' with Patrick McGoohan, who was Number 13. 
 I cant't believe it is nearly 50 years since it went off the air.
Portmeirion was designed and built bySir Clough Willam-Ellis. The Portmeirion pottery was founded in 1960 by his daughter Susan Williams-Ellis.
Arguably her most famous design has been the fruit and floral illustrations adapted from Thomas Green's Universal or Botanical, Medical & Agricultural Dictionary of 1817. It was launched in 1972 and is still made today.

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