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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Personal favourite

Colour test pieces by Josiah Wedgwood and the Portland Vase in the background.
This image didn't get published but it's a favourite of mine.


Made in England. A stamp goes on the back of pots and plates.
It must be most pleasurable of all stamping actions in the world,
to make an indent on soft clay like this.


Only potter knows. A tin probably being used for ages for keeping the stamp. It's a cough medicine
container and I noticed a manufacturer is called Potter & Clarke LTD.

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Markets are fun: Tuba guy at Colombia Flower Market

Fire Tuba?? What's that?


When I was in Colombia Flower Market I saw this innovative performer. Touch of fire makes an ordinary tuba player quite special.

 Don't know how it's done. Anyway the tuba is the most suitable music instrument for a fire blowing from a bell part of it. Trumpet would be wrong with angle, trombone too long, horn you'd burn your hand.



Friday, January 20, 2012

Markets are fun: Stroud Food Market in Cotswolds

 Cotswolds. I'd adapt more easily in Southern part of Cotswolds than Northern. It has hills and ups and downs which makes me feel at home. I find flat land uninviting. Perhaps because I am from a mountainous country?

The market is full of fresh supply of vegs. You get greeted by those perky looking colourful ones at the entrance of the market. It will wake you up in all senses.



 And prices tagged are reasonable. Not at all posh, which you would expect in such area.



Ohh, Rainbow Chard. I grew them last year in my garden for merely adding colour in otherwise green dominated space. Their taste is really, really wild spinach. I can't decide if I like the taste but can't help being drowned to this magical colour.


Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Markets are fun: Spitalfields Antique Market in London


 In Spitalfields Market. A guy in charge of a furniture stall gets relaxed on his horse.


 This screams PRETTY. If my kitchen got a clean slate, I'd start right from here.


 Pretty much all of them had contents untouched. Nasty and vile? Or sweetened with age?