Sunday, March 27, 2011

A Large Pot and Old Slate Roof Tiles

This lovely large pot of Clives was waiting to be fired and I wonder what sort of decoration he may put on it. Before I left I visited their toilet and couldn't resist photographing these moss covered roof tiles out the window. I was reading recently about words and names and it would seem that these tiles would be "Collyweston" slate from a now abandoned Devon quarry. The word also means such things as 'nonsense'; 'out of square'; 'askew'; 'crooked', 'not straight or level'; or even meaning 'in the opposite direction'. I wonder why it got all these meanings?

1 comment:

  1. Clive makes lovely large pots, doesn't he, Bruce? And I love old roofs like that one. "Collyweston" is a great word.