The brick structure must be a model of a kiln. What a lot of wood it took to get these pots fired!
Wow. I could spend hours there. Oohing and aahing at every turn. Thank you.
What a blissful way to spend a morning. I have a vase similar to the first one on the right on my kitchen counter.
Jars with faces look funny!: )
Really interesting to see the different styles of pottery. We don't really have regional styles of potting here in NZ, what goes on tends to be individual or heavily influenced by the latest things going on overseas! A bit sad really, but our history with clay was probably too short to establish traditions... although there was a brief (glorious) period in the 60s and 70s when potters dug their own clay and fired with wood or oil and there were hundreds of potters here.
Hi Joanne, thanks, yes that is a model kiln and inside there was a complete set of model pots to match, amazing.Hi Elephant's Child, thanks, there was a whole other side to the museum to see too, we will definitely go back.Hi Kittie, thanks, oh we had a grand time seeing all the unique pots.Hi Midori,thanks, there is a rich history in our country about face jugs; they are quite popular and collectible.Hi Peter, thanks, oh it is so interesting for us to see all the local traditions from both a cultural and a pottery history perspective.Hi
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