|Gundaroo NSW : Sally Paskins Store|
I really like Clayhouse pottery ... I think there is an appealing simplicity and a trendy cleanness about the shapes and patterns in a "happy" colour range.
Clayhouse is very much at home in Sally Paskins Store, a slab hut, built in 1886 with kauri floors, newspaper "wall paper " from the period, and a brick chimney .
Sarah ('Sally') Paskins ( who died in 1892) was an interesting character who was renowned for keeping a cockatoo on the counter in the shop. These days, Leanne doesn't have a cockatoo, but her silent guard dogs ( sculptures) are a talking point. While this photo depicts Leanne as rather serious, she is a very friendly, personable, talented and obliging artist. I enjoyed chatting and learning a little about the history of the building and the area. Thanks, Leanne!
I love the little egg cups I bought at Clayhouse, and have some creative plans for them. In the meantime, they have happily settled in with my egg cup collection.
PS Also recommend the Cork Street Cafe and Grazing Restaurant - great food!