This was to be a very special moment in our lives. We needed to calm down and take a deep breath as the anticipation of seeing over 2000 items of Hornsea pottery was too emotional.
Hornsea pottery was a staple in the 70's and 80's minds of many people. We had a whole dinner service, biscuit barrels, egg cups, vases and the special stuff which was placed on the welsh dresser for best.
Straight away you are in a pottery wonderland with so many cabinets and colours and shapes. I carefully ate my secret pocket snacks and tried to take it all in. Look at those spice pots!
I did a gasp when I saw these cruet sets as I remember them so well. One day I will own all of the cruets and they will live on the 'very important cruet shelf' These are all designed by John Clappison. I have since read that he worked for Ravenhead Glass and that is near me, well was as it closed down but I am now going to hunt out any designs of his that St.Helens has on show.
A most wonderful painting.
Smartie egg cups! I am sure that you got them with an Easter egg. I have one of those little clown cups but it is in a top secret cupboard.
The Potters Ball. I would have liked to have gone to that and talked business and patterns. Behind this ticket is more important though, a What-a-Mess cup!
We had a quiet moment when we saw this.
One of the original kilns.