A trip to Sheepwash Devon to visit the renowned potter Svend Bayer.
Svend refers to his large pots in his garden as 'sentinels'. I was mesmerised by them. A strength and power permeates the atmosphere
One wood firing would use all the wood and lasts for 3-5 days
Svend gets true pleasure and satisfaction from chopping and stacking the wood for his hand built kiln. He is completely self-sufficient
Supper with Svend and his son Bjorn was a feast for the senses. Delicious stir fry eaten from Svends perfect bowls using Bjorns hand carved spoons.
I was reluctant to leave the Pottery and peace of Sheepwash but armed with a selection of Svends pots headed back to the gallery.