Sunday, August 4, 2013

Doubt, and you'll not be deceived.






Seventeen potters are expected. Nine show up. Not that this does anything to dampen the villagers excitement. Beautiful weather brings with it a steady stream of cars . Their occupants enthusiastically greeted at the front gate by Bob and Sophie . Visitors and villagers soon mingling at a long, bottle covered, table under the plane trees.

The sixteenth century kiln has run amok. Due to some technical oversight the bricks have melted together into a vitrified lump. Much squabbling of the  '' I told you not to let it get too hot ! " , ' You were the idiot who said cheap bricks would do ' variety.  In the evening , having allowed time for it to cool, the kiln is opened. There's a sale of items straight from the oven.  A crowd of forty or so gather round expectantly. Suffice it to say that the extreme heat has not been kind to the potters creations.

Bob and Sophie think this has been one of the best days -  ever.


6 comments:

  1. So what did you end up buying this year????

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  2. I'm glad that Bob and Sophie had a good day, and then there's next year to look forward to!

    Enjoy your Sunday!!

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  3. Nice to know there were plenty of crowd-control barriers, though, just in case the visitors got rowdy. Sorry about the kiln.

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  4. Yes I too, like Virginia C, was wondering what shape of object has been added to the growing collection hidden away out of view in the rickety old farmhouse.
    Cheers, Gail.
    PS Bob and Sophie do look particularly happy. What are they chewing today?

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  5. Maybe the kiln's reputation preceeded it and the no-show potters took heed. It's very sad that the kiln did not perform up to expectations; both artist and patron/ buyer disappointed. The simplicity of the potter to kiln to buyer chain appeals to me greatly when, these days, even very costly products see less and less of any tyoe of human contact.
    It had to be a splendid day for the dogs!

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  6. Sad about the kiln - sounds like it needs to be completely redone :(. Looks like a beautiful day, though, and the PONs front and center.

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