Napier has a Pottery Club. It is just by the Croquet Club (and the Bridge Club and the Bowling Club and the Rugby Club etc etc - Napier has at least one Club for everything you can think of) but I've never popped in to say 'Hello'. Possibly because I've always thought that I might be tempted to renew my acquaintance with Pottery. In a funny sort of way I'd like to do it without it having to survive as a business. Anyway, I digress. We also have a Garden Centre called Palmers. They have a section devoted to the Pottery Club's results. I was in there a few days ago and saw the above figurine entitled 'Dutch Girl'. No surprise there then. It has a simplicity; almost a crude simplicity. Yet the attitude of coyness captured is, I think, charming. So, for the vast cost of $6 (£2.20) I acquired it. It was sitting on the table when Wendy popped down last night and she was taken aback because when she was at School she made an almost identical figure. So now my curiosity needs to find out who made the figure and a visit to the Napier Pottery Club will take place.
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