Look at these beauties that arrived int he post today.

George Lailey was known as the last bowl turner. He worked at the small Berkshire village of Bucklebury and before Kate Middleton was probably the most famous person form the village. He made bowls up to his death in 1958. Lailey’s lathe and tools are on display at the Museum of English Rural Life at Reading and were my original inspiration to rediscover the lost craft.  What a pleasure then to be able to buy these lovely old bowls from someone who bought them and used them for over 50 years. The one on the right is a particularly sweet one and I think I will use it in my own kitchen. What a great link with the past.

Author Robin Wood

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