Even more Diamond Jubilee.
We are working very hard trying to produce lots of our popular little tankards, but as with all very special things it is quite a process to have one ready to display for sale in the shop.
All the tankards are hand thrown on the wheel by Steve Russeell, who works to carefully pre-set measurements, but of course with anything totally hand made there must always be room for a little variation in width and height!
This clay mug is then bisque fired and brought down to our decorating workshop in Rye, where Julie Catt glazes it, then paints the bands around the top of the mug and puts the dash onto the handle then it is back into the kiln again.
Finally Betty Sayer having printed up a folder full of transfers will apply the transfers carefully, including the Rye Pottery backstamp and it is ready for the final firing in the kiln. So as you will appreciate we really do sell a Diamond Jubilee Tankard which is both hand made and hand decorated here in Rye.