Got an e-mail from someone the other day with a gallery in L’anse-aux-meadows, wondering if I could make some “Viking-themed” pottery. I told her I’d have a think about it, and get back to her in a week or two.

I’ve got a couple of ideas, mostly to do with bands of heavy surface decoration. Simpler versions of the “bird with neck going through hole in wing, biting another bird’s foot, which has a dog’s head for an arse” theme you find in medieval Scandinavia. Probably a very plain colour scheme, to make the surface carving the most eye-catching thing… The big stumbling block would be figuring out how to do something like that in a cost-effective way.


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