Recommended pottery. No, really!

12 March, 2010 at 11:14 pm 4 comments

Regular readers of this blog will know how fascinated I am with Nelson-memorabilia. Nelson-in-a-jar, Nelson-umbrella-stand – I’ve seen it all. One of my favourites is still Nelson-and-two-officers-ride-to-the-zoo-on-an-elephant, though. That one was made by artist David Cleverly, whose work I really like for its humour and 18th-century-touch. Plus –

Darwin riding a dodo?

Napoleon and a walrus?

Nelson and his dog…?

If you’d like to have a look at the “Heroes Gallery”, please click HERE.

In other words: if I was rich, my place would feature a special shelf filled with these artworks.
Though, admittedly, some pieces might be a bit controversial…

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Anna  |  15 March, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    Did you know that the admiral was a keen fisherman, despite having only one arm, and despite having commented to a seaman who had also lost an arm, ‘Well, Jack, you and I are spoiled for fishermen!’

    http://flyanglersonline.com/features/oldflies/part366.php

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    • 2. Molly Joyful  |  18 March, 2010 at 1:44 pm

      I had no idea! Thanks so much for the link, that’s very interesting! The more I know… that will definitely be up on JM very soon. “Flyfishing with Nelson”!

      Reply
  • 3. ShipRat  |  16 March, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    what I want to know is whether Cleverly is his real name

    Reply
    • 4. Molly Joyful  |  18 March, 2010 at 1:41 pm

      If it is, then he should have his own coffee mug saying “NOMEN EST OMEN”!

      Reply

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