Saturday, 23 May 2009

Ill fated moneyboxes

Well I went to work and set about making moneyboxes as planned. Much of what I do is heavily influenced by the West Country slipware tradition of country pottery and amongst other shapes, I decided to make a couple of haystacks - an interpretation of those made in Fremington Pottery during the nineteenth century.




This one had toughened sufficiently to work on so I modelled on the cockerel. I decided to bring the others home to work on. I carefully loaded them, on a board, into the car, then drove home slowly along the lanes. I hadn't reckoned on a crazy drunken driver coming round the corner too fast on the way back from a local 50th birthday party. I had to brake really hard and the moneyboxes flew off the board, and were given a considerable modification in the process.



I took them into the garden for this photo, so that I could share their tale of woe with you. As you can see, Sprat, the stupidest of our cats(and one of them is only two weeks old), found them very interesting...............



and that...............



was the end of that.

12 comments:

Matt Grimmitt said...

That really made me laugh, doh! Thanks for the mention. Nice one D.

Hollis Engley said...

Oops.

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

OH NO!
My work day has been a little like that too, and now I don't feel so bad.
Pottery can fall apart in so many ways, at any time.....
I plan on a very big pinto r two a little later amigo, hope you enjoy one too.

ang said...

nooohohohhooooooooo, saw that coming? catnip perhaps??

barb jensen said...

Stupid cat indeed! Great photo sequence though, you must admit. :)
I love the haystack with the rooster on it.

Christine H S said...

Great cat story. Our cat "Extra' is fine with the pots - unless they are covered with polythene, then she can't resist sitting on top of it. There has been many a squashed board of bowls. Now, "Under wraps, no cats"!

paul jessop said...

You Know the rules Doug Never work with Children and Animals.

Anonymous said...

Cats make good toast racks!

Anonymous said...

Katz make good hatze!!! SAVE OUR SONG BIRDS

Margaret Brampton said...

We're just 'recovering' from our walking holiday. We left our 18 year old 'home alone' but he had an accident and ended up in A and E. Fortunately just grazes but very nasty ones for all that!
If Ron comes over please let us know we are the nearest to Heathrow and would love to help with transport or stay overs.

Becky said...

The cockerel money box is quite wonderful.

So sorry that the rest didn't survive. But was it really the cats that done 'em in? Or the drunk driver? :)

Your post & photos brought a smile.

Jude said...

Oh dear, are you going to try again??