Filling the Well

things I do in my spare time


On my trip to the UK in August, I finally visited Barley Hall in York.  This is a  recreation of a 14th century merchant’s house, with lots of exhibits and information and hands-on activities. Fascinating and informative.

While there I saw this pitcher:

Which I thought was a lovely thing, not fancy like what you normally see in museums, just a good example of what a well off but not noble family might have in their home.  I decided I wanted something like it.

So I went to our local paint-your-own pottery place and made this:

It’s a mug, because I’ll use a mug more than I’ll use a pitcher. I’m quite pleased with how it turned out, and I’ll be the envy of all the other late-period English personae at SCA events.