Thursday, 20 November 2014

Pottery piece

I found this broken piece of pottery earlier in the year and now - Eventually - I have got around to drawing it and posting some pics.  Just thought I'd share this oddment with you.  I've no idea what it would have been originally, possibly a vase?....but the pattern is very pretty and the piece itself is fairly chunky... it isn't fine bone china put it that way.















22 comments:

  1. I love blue and white pottery. Perhaps that shard came from a milk jug that did faithful service at a family's table.

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  2. it's a lovely piece of pottery to sketch so nicely!

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  3. I used to find similar pieces when we first went to our farm, especially after some heavy rain. I collected them all and one day may use them for some mosaic pieces on maybe a bird bath or similar, one of my projects one day! I think your pieces maybe from an antique meat platter, one of those large oval shaped heavy plates for the roast turkey! I love your paintings of them!

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    1. Using the pieces for a mosaic is such a good idea. If I find enough I'll have to give that a go. Hope you turn your pieces into something one day. You could be right about this piece being from a meat platter, good thought.

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  4. I love bits and pieces like this. Wonderful sketch!

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    1. Thanks Robin, I looked for more pieces in the same spot, but there didn't seem to be any. I won't give up though, every time I go back to that area I keep looking for more ;)

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  5. I'm always finding little bits like that when digging the garden but what a lovely idea to paint it - beautiful Ann.

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    1. Thanks Em, it makes you wonder what all these little bits have been :-)

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  6. It is really a chunky piece, Ann, so I'm wondering if it was a milk churn or some other heavy duty piece. Your rendition looked so real I thought it was the photo till I scrolled down.

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    1. Thanks Faye....I think it's quite old, it could well have been a milk churn that's a good thought.

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  7. it's a pretty little piece - it would look nice mounted in a shadow box,

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  8. I have a matching piece of blue and white, about the same size and shape, that I picked up on the beach at Porlock Weir, but mine is definitely Willow Pattern.

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    1. I love finds don't you. Mine was found in a field at Arlington...I've no idea if they would be interested in having it as a Keep for their collection or not, perhaps I should ask.

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  9. Looks like it is from a nice strong vase! I love blue and white pottery.

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    1. I tried to find more pieces, but sadly there were none :)

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  10. I really did think your drawing was the piece of pottery. You have captured the edging so well. I find a few good bits along the shore line of the lakes when we go to Italy. Mostly from old tiles though but still pretty. hugs Mrs A.

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    1. There is something very exciting about finding these things isn't there :-)

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  11. Ehum, Ann, I'd seriously say that your drawing is much prettier than the piece! Cheers, Sadami

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