Pots from France

Last month I asked Hannah if she would mind doing a bit of pottery shopping for me at the Hatfield show.  She was kind enough to pick up two pots for me made by the potter Jean-Nicolas Gerard.  He lives in France and I love his pottery.

I had my breakfast in this sweet amber bowl of Jean-Nicolas'.

Hannah also picked out this oval jug for me.  It's a great, squattly little pot with a very nice spout and thick comfortable handle.  

I love the way Jean-Nicolas handles the clay.  Very casually, with attention to detail.  Not fussy with bold lines and marks.  I also have a small cup of his that I got a few years ago.  Hopefully I'll visit him someday at his home and studio.