Sunday, August 20, 2017

Wedgwood Tour

As we were moored right outside the Wedgwood pottery factory it would be silly not to go and have a look at how things are done.
We looked on line and found out they had a Dining room which did a breakfast. That got us going and after a short fifteen minute walk we had a full English in front of us with posh tea cups and tea pots, drinking Wedgwood tea which tasted divine.
Afterwards we walked over to the factory and got two tickets for the self tour. It takes you over the workshop and you can see the cups and saucers being fired and also the handles. You see the whole process including glazing and then the art work going on before they are re-fired in the kilns.
You see all the quality control which is checked and double checked before it goes out to the customer.. At least you get to realise why they are the price they are. You even get to make your own cup on the potters wheel, the only thing is you can't take any photos in the factory for obvious reasons.
We then walked back to Derwent6 and chilled in the afternoon sunshine. At 4.30pm Mark and Sian arrived on n.b. Mochyn Du just before the rains came. We watched telly in the evening before bed, ready for an early start in the morning..

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