Pottery barms in England and Wales sell hundreds of thousands of pieces a year, and in many cases, the owners can be traced back to the very same source of supply: a brothel.
A few years ago, I decided to buy some pieces and found out I was in a unique position.
My agent told me that she had bought pieces from a man who was a customer of a brothels in nearby Wolverhampton, and that he had taken the pieces back to England with him.
He was a bit shocked when I told him that I was going to buy a new one, but then realised he was right: the piece was mine.
It was a pretty unusual situation, but it’s something that I’ve been doing for years.
I found that a brollister has no way of tracing the source of his supply, so I had to take the piece back to my brothel in Bristol, and there I had my new piece.
The brothel owner told me he didn’t know who the source was, and didn’t want anyone to know that he bought the piece from me.
So, the next time you are looking for something to do, just think: what is your source of pottery?