I just received an order to make some bowls for Ridley Scott’s next film which is set in the 12th century and called Nottingham. It has been billed as “The Galdiator version of Robin Hood”. I have been approached by folk looking for film props several times before but normally they want it tomorrow, have little money in the budget and are not interested in authenticity so long as it looks something like at 10 feet. So it was a delight to deal with people that whilst making it clear that they were not making a documentary took a serious interest in the bowls and I think chose a good range for the film. So as well as a good number of eating bowls I am making some stacking bowls, a copy of this one found at St Mary Spittal London.
And 4 silver rimmed mazers like this so it is set to be a busy summer.