Winner of our patriotic pottery competition

Posted November 12th, 2013

Thanks to everyone who got involved in last week's competition to win one of our lovely new lamps.

We picked the winner out of a hat. Well done, Lauren Hadden. She correctly managed to tell us what a "saggar maker's bottom knocker" did in traditional pottery-making.

The answer was of course:

b) The person who makes the base of a widget which holds the pottery in place whilst in the kiln.

You can see one of the "bottom knockers" at work on the right of the picture. These days there's a machine to do the dirty work, but we wish our jobs had such interesting titles!