Travels in Clay....

Vietnam

When travelling in other countries its always interesting to see the skills and techniques of local potters. As someone who’s always struggled to throw pots taller than 6 inches I was amazed to watch this tiny Vietnamese woman throwing a pot nearly as big as her.  Thanks to Michele Martin for these pictures of a lady throwing lady pots.  An interesting techinique which could be scaled down for our studio.

Royal Delft Pottery

The picture below were taken during a recent visit to the Royal Delft factory in Delft, Netherlands.  Its not a big factory but it has a long heritage and is one of the few producers who still hand paint some of their pots.  They have website with a video of a pot being decorated and you can see how expensive the hand painted pots are.  It is well worth a trip around if you go to Delft and the Cafe is great too.

https://www.royaldelft.com/en_gb/