Tuesday, 14 July 2009
Dan Finnegan & A Bar of Soap
Potter Extraordinaire - and a lovely lovely man. Meet Dan Finnegan on his blog here.
This was his 27th visit to the UK. He lived and worked here as a young lad after blagging his way into Winchcombe Pottery.
After pestering Ray Finch for a while for a position in the world reknown ramshackle pottery, (and about to go home to the US after so many failed attempts to 'get in'), Mr Finch actually asked him to stay and offered him a job. Can't remember how much he said he got paid - but not much as I recall. He set up sticks and lived in Stanton, which is a little village just outside of Broadway, which is pretty funny considering there really isn't much to do there at all - and at a young age, Dans brain must've hungered for something more surely...!
So, Beer it was!
Anyhow, we met up with him at a local pub - The Oak at Gretton, and had a few ales and a good old chin wag about all sorts. A good time and a great laugh. He had lots to tell us about our local area!
So, cheers me old mucker - I had a fab eve.
new organic soap with bran for a slight scrub. Essential oils of lavender, fennel, lemon & geranium. Got to think of a name again...god, this gets hard.
I have my mum on the case this time. Something gardeny, something scrubby - but not 'Gardeners Hand Scrub' Bar.....! yawn.
a close up of the topping. some leftover soap shreds cut up into teeny cubes.
It smells gooooood!