101 Different Ways of Serving your Coffee

Hi Everybody,

I’ve just come back from a terrific weekend in Weymouth, a seaside town in Dorset, with lots of sandy beaches, colourful beach huts and pleasant walks. However, being a potter, you’re never far away from seeing a pot, so every time I popped into a café, I found myself looking at the cups, plates, teapots and figuring out, if they are stoneware or earthenware; are they fancy and delicate or robust and practical. If I find one that particularly appeals, I’ll take a photo of it and see if there is a maker’s mark on the base. It’s just the fascinating subject of pottery. Once you get into it, you start seeing it everywhere.

It’s the same when I go to a museum or antiques centre , the first thing I look for is pottery and I wonder how it is made, what glaze have they used, what would it be made for and who made it. It all adds to the enjoyment of being a potter.

Of course, there are some restaurants and cafes you don’t forget and sometimes the food may not be too good, but their pottery is great. I would be interested to know if anyone has had similar experiences. Drop me a line.  Barry