World Museum Tour- Hornsea Pottery Museum.

This was to be a very special moment in both Sarah’s life and mine. We needed to calm down and take a deep breath as the anticipation of seeing over 2000 items of Hornsea pottery was just too emotional.

Hornsea pottery was a staple in the 70's and 80's minds of many people. My parents 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!

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The history of the pottery is really interesting and my older sister remembers adverts being on the TV about it. I have looked and looked and I found these BEAUTIES on the Yorkshire Film Archive website- which is just amazing in itself. Look at the pottery shop and the garden centre! 

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Marion Campbells cats. The V&A website shows her Arctic Fox piece and other pieces of Hornsea pottery in their collection. I think my sister has one of these cats on her special shelf and I think it is now time for me to mind it nice.

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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. 

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A most wonderful painting.

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Smartie egg cups! I have one of those little clown cups but it is in a top secret cupboard.

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The Potters Ball. I would have liked to have gone to that and talked business and pots. Behind this ticket is something much more important though, a What-a-Mess cup!

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We had a quiet moment when we saw this.

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One of the original kilns.

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Wonderful stuff and so is Hornsea Museum. You can visit them by finding out their times HERE.

Find out more about Hornsea pottery HERE and HERE and HERE.

A big thankyou to the museum staff for letting us take photographs.