Yesterday was the Hornsea AGM & get together at Hornsea School. I'm sure it's normally a sunny day for this meeting but it absolutely tipped it down & hailstones too.
The meetings pretty much follow the same format, there are people with stalls set up selling their surplus Hornsea pottery, we have an auction table, a very well donated raffle table and we have a talk.
Compared to last year there were much more interesting pieces up for auction.
The lamp I've highlighted on the picture below is quite rare and went in the auction for over £550 which I was quite amazed at,not that I know anything about the lamp or it's value.
I liked the leaf butter dishes on this photo below but they went for more than my purse contained as they were sold as a pair, I might have been able to stretch to one if sold separately, hey ho. I was quite interested in them because I've tried a similar technique with leaves when I used to do ceramics.
These are some of the other auction items below.
We then had a talk by the legendary potter & designer, John Clappison who talked about some of his early inspiration for Hornsea pieces and then his latest muramic work which he brought to the auction.
Below are the latest pieces of work by John Clappison, muramic dog plaques which he said were Fido. These limited edition pieces of work sell for between £80 - £100 approx. They are lovely pieces, very graphic in style and superb colours and surface pattern work.
So what did I buy, well I only spent £1 in the auction and I got this espresso set although it's only 1 cup & 2 saucers but the design is new to me.
From one of the stalls I bought these, an Impact egg cup and one of the birthday mugs, I love the witch & cat illustration on this one.