Last week I found myself lecturing in Worthing, where I was confronted with my fantasy antiques shop. Alas, as the sharp eyed will notice, it was closed for the day. So no chance for me of tasting some of Mrs Overall’s delicious homemade macaroons with a nice cup of tea, or even a wee dram […]
…but with no fuzzy TV screens in sight. I am, of course, referring to Kevin Graham’s long-awaited magnum opus (or 0pi) on postwar West German Ceramics. With nearly a decade of research behind him, my good friend Kevin will finally be publishing two books on 1st July. The first is ‘From Spritzdekor to Fat Lava’, […]
Every now and again in Miller’s Towers, we come across names that make us smile in the course of researching our books. Here’re some we’ve found recently: May Doorbar, Charlotte Rhead’s housekeeper. Gwendoline Suckling, decorator at Poole Pottery from 1935-39. Thelma Bush, decorator at Poole Pottery, from 1966-68. Fuller Pilch, cricket batsman, known for his […]
Well, at least the rain held off! It was that that everyone seemed most worried about as the merry band of Antiques Roadshow production crew and specialists gathered in the beautifully manicured grounds of Saumarez Manor on the idyllic island of Guernsey. The photo above shows the event just before the gates opened. What you […]
Paul Atterbury and I talking at the start of yesterday’s Antiques Roadshow in Brooklands Museum in sunny Surrey.