Gerry Grant

Gerry Grant
On The Wheel

Tuesday, 23 March 2021

Counting sheep?

 Well  - all the pots have been made for a little craft shop we supply at Muker in Swaledale in the Yorkshire Dales. The type of sheep that are kept up in the hills on the moorland are named after the valley  - hence "Swaledale" and are characterised by their black faces.

The craft shop is in the old Victorian school.

We supply them with mugs with a special emblem on featuring the Swaledale sheep and the placename of Muker. We also make sheep ornaments - we get the thick curly wool by pushing the clay through a sieve, candle snuffers, little "titchies" and fridge magnets. They are all very popular with tourists.

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