We were on our way to my brother's wedding
on a field in the North of England
& staying en-route,
when we had a morning to spare
only to realise we were staying
right close to the Wedgwood factory.
In addition to the Wedgwood Museum,
we had a little factory tour thrown in.
Best of all,
we jumped at the chance
of our kids having a go on the pottery wheel
at the factory's Master Craft Studio,
under guidance by
master potters themselves.
These older masters with their assuring, strong arms
led the way
until the kids were able to fly free,
adding their own finishing touches
with fingers crossed in the shape of a butterfly.
Watching it all brought a lump to my throat.
And then, a couple of weeks ago,
the kids were in for a nice surprise,
when their finished and dried creations
arrived in the post.