Stoneware mug by David Worsley, The Dove Street Pottery
I mentioned in my previous post that I had visited Handmade in Britain when I was in London last weekend. It’s held in the glorious Chelsea Old Town Hall which I haven’t visited for fifteen years at least. Many moons ago they used to hold the Crafts Council’s Chelsea Crafts Fair there, before it metamorphosed into Origin at Somerset House. I spent a wonderful child-free morning wandering the aisles, pootling about and taking in the beautiful pieces on show, however one of my main reasons for going was to meet David Worsley (The Hopeful Potter). I found his blog very soon after starting out on this venture, and I found it a fascinating and inspiring read. David has been extremely generous with his time and advice so it was a treat to meet him face to face, and finally buy one of his beautiful pots.