visited the exhibition on the day that Henry Sandon was to give
his Desert Island Discs talk and as I live close to Henry I had
the pleasure of being his chauffeur for the day and what a great
day out it turned out to be.
The Long Room Gallery which is in the middle
of Winchcombe, has recently been very tastefully renovated. Its
lime washed walls and cotswold school furniture provide the perfect
setting for the slipware pots in the exhibition. The images shown
above are just a taster or what is included in the exhibition.
As well as a wonderful range of pots, Michael Cardew's early kiln
logs can be seen and there are many fascinating contemporary photographs
and letters to be viewed.
If you cannot visit the exhibition, I suggest
you contact John Edgeler via the Cotswolds
Living website and obtain a copy of the book that accompanies
the exhibition. As well as providing a wealth of information,
the book contains wonderful images of slipware pots.
I would like to record my thanks to John for his
hard work in developing the valuable Winchcombe Pottery archive
and to the Tustin family for welcoming me into their home for
a hearty lunchtime meal.