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