Catherine Daniel Ceramics

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Sunday, 16 September 2012

Victorian Colours

I had a meeting a few weeks ago with the buyer for the gift shops in the museums in Norwich, of which there are many, big and small, quirky and wonderful.  She liked my wares and has ordered some stock to be delivered in October, but she specifically liked the pieces in what she termed the "Victorian colours".
 Which is funny, because I've said here quite often that my personal taste is for the browns and greens and ochres that I use.
 But I never thought of them as 'Victorian' before now, though I can absolutely see what she means ...
 and if you look at any Victorian tiles in a period hallway, you will see these earthy, muted tones.
 So, I think they will look very at home in the Castle Museum, or the Bridewell Museum in Norwich.
 I'm beginning to think that I should be in a museum too, as I feel suddenly very old.  This little boy here with the sad look on his two year old ice-lolly covered face ......
graduated from university on Thursday with a First Class Honours degree in English.  Where did that time go?
The boy done good! 

So .... now that that is over, me and the mister are off to Italy for a few weeks, on a road trip up through the Chianti region and taking in Sienna, Florence and Pisa.  

See you in a few weeks.

x Cathy x