Making a Shape on
the Potter's Wheel - Poole Pottery Thrower - late 1920's or
At this date, I
think the only male throwers at Poole were Burt Way and Guy
Sydenham who joined the pottery as a thrower in 1930, at the age
of 14. The man in the photo bares a bit of a resemblance
to Guy Sydenham but he looks older so I'm guessing This is Burt
Way. Again if anyone knows better please let me know.
on the back the card is:
made entirely by hand, being "thrown" on the Potter's
Wheel, and decorated with painted designs. The throwing wheel is
probably the oldest of mechanical contrivances and is still used
for the finest pottery, as it gives an artistic quality which no
other method og making a shape can give.
are admitted to the Works to see the Pottery being made.
With a handwritten
note from a visitor: Went
over these works while on holiday. Aug. 1936