Friday, 22 August 2008
The mystery of the bottle
Thank you Linda for solving the mystery of the maker of the small bottle(jug) on the Somerset recipe book. It was Linda's husband Paul Wilson.
Paul runs a pottery here in Devon and makes a whole range of traditional cream and brown stonewares. He specialises in cider bottles and cider drinking vessels - the West Country's famous for cider. I've never been to his pottery, but I'd like to pay him a visit sometime.
I used to work with Linda at the Uni, she was the ceramics technician - a very clever lady who can turn her hand to any ceramic process. Not just that, she can give you the answer to any technical question you may have - I think we need to get her blogging, it'd be a hotline I'm sure.
Here's a picture of a couple of Paul's customers with one of his mugs. I'm sure that lady's wearing my dad's old driving gloves.